Get out and Explore…. Overlanding, our new series

Get out and Explore…. Overlanding, our new series

Overlanding seems to be a huge topic these days and I completely understand why. For many years people have been exploring our great land and seeking adventures that are beyond the pavement. With the way that our world has been changing we’ve seen a huge increase in the Overland and camping scene.
We’ve been in the off-road industry for over 37 years and every year we continue to grow in this marketplace. As fellow adventure seekers we get a lot of customers that ask us for our opinions on many different topics, that is why we started these blogs. So if you ever have questions about something we mentioned or didn’t mention, reply to this email and we will try to answer it as best of possible.
On this series we will be talking about our Overlanding adventures. There is nothing like getting out there and just soaking it all in and expanding our Horizons….When I am out on a trail and discovering something new that just gives me this a feeling that reminds me that we are all part of something that is so much bigger. There is this great big world out there that is just waiting to be discovered…well discovered by us.
So you are like YES, lets do this!! I am READY! Packed up and ready to head out of town…. BUT are you ready for this great adventure?
I have done blogs about “Are YOU ready to off-road” and it had some great tips but setting up your rig for overlanding is a different game. This month we will be talking about Overlanding and some basics to start with, but there is a whole big world when getting into this subject. For now I wanted to start with the foundation.
This will be a 6-part series to make sure that you understand everything you need before heading out. Each week we will cover one Vehicle and the set up on that vehicle. Each featured build vehicle has a completely different set up for a different life style, use, or specific Rigs. We will also include one product review for an essential camping item and a recommendation for a destination point.
The first section about the vehicle may get a little technical but I want to make sure that I cover everything to make your adventure the best it can be.
The proper set up is very crucial and often overlooked. This could make or break your trip. There is so much to talk about on this topic, so I am going to dive into mostly suspension and the basic lingo that you need to know, if you want more technical tips, just email me and I will answer them the best I can.
The product I will go over will also be on our website at LGE-CTS.com and you can purchase directly from our website. If you need help building your off-road or overland rig and getting set up, Let us build it for you! Contact us and make an appointment.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy our series about Overlanding.

-Sara Morosan-
LGE-CTS Motorsports

Photos by Aaron McKenzie

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I picked the Method Race Wheel Bead Grip as our featured product on this newsletter, mainly for the reason that it’s great technology and not a lot of people know about it and they should. When off-roading the first thing we do when hitting the trail head is air down our tires and make sure they are at the correct PSI for the terrain we are about to hit. What some people might not know, is you can’t go below a certain PSI on most wheels, otherwise you will pop a bead and no one wants that. You may hear about beadlock wheels and if you are a serious off-roader you have them on your vehicle. Bead locks are great and you can air down to low as you need. The issue with beadlocks, they are not D.O.T basically they are NOT street legal and beadlocks require maintenance they can loose air and you need to check your bolts. The BEAD GRIP Technology from Method Race wheels, allows you to run a street legal wheel and to still be able to air down to that lower air pressure that you need for the dirt road. Plus, they cost less then a BeadLock wheel. Check them out on our website, HERE for more information and pricing.
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LONE PINE/ALABAMA HILLS, CA

Our featured destination is Lone Pine/Alabama Hills area located in California, located in east of Sequoia National park and Death Valley National Park.

We were introduced to this location from the Nitto Tire, Driving Line Team when they invited us to be in episode 3 of their new series “On The Trial” all the photos above are from our trip when we were there last November.

I picked this location for a few different reasons. One, It’s beautiful here, cold but beautiful. with the Sequoia National Park mountain range as your back drop you can’t get a bad view from any angle.

  1. The history in this area is unreal! Beside the countless movies that feature this area. It is also the home of the famous Manzanar National Historical Site which was a Japanese internment camp, which is a part of our history.
  2. The off-roading and exploring in this area is amazing….so many different terrain and some many areas to go and visit. We checked out the rewards Mine which is this crazy mine that you can drive inside of….My sister drove the Ranger in, I walked. lol.

This was such a beautiful trip and the drive was easy to get up there. I highly recommend adding this to your todo list of trips to explore.

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BIG BEAR TRAIL DAY A HIT

BIG BEAR TRAIL DAY A HIT

So I am sure you have heard me say this before and I will say it again…. We love off-roading and we love to have people join us! A few times a year we will invite our friends and customers to hit the trails with us. We do different levels of trails and yes sometimes we push people to go a little bit beyond what they are use to… but I always say it’s better to go out and learn how to handle these terrains with people that know what they are doing for your first time then. Whenever we are invited to go out with Off-Roaders that are more experienced then us, we also try to say yes… It’s were we learn the most. So, if you are ever nervous about joining one of our trial days, don’t be, we are here for you!
So, a few weeks ago we hit the trials of Big Bear, Ca. We met up in Fawnskin, CA at 9:30 am on a pretty warm Saturday for our local mountains where we briefed the group on trail etiquette for those new to the scene. Wheels were up at 10:00 am as we departed north on Rim of the World Drive to the trail head at 3N14. We had 33 vehicles join us from all over southern California show up for a fun (unofficial) trail day on a early Saturday morning. From modified Jeeps, stock Jeeps and SUVs to Raptors, full-size trucks and daily drivers. Of course we took our 2019 Ford Ranger to lead the group, and our Gen 1 Ford Raptor for our recovery/Chase vehicle.
We had a pretty amazing group…. large, but amazing mix. A lot of new faces joined us and some familiar faces attended to also lend a hand and support the group including Sean Holman and Jay Tilles from The Truck Show Podcast, the team (Cody, Matt, and Jose) from Trail Chasers Podcast (talk about some fun radio banter), Funshine Jeep Girls Club, Jason and Marcel from Auto Revolution, AJ and the Team from Paramount Automotive and Dave Cole, creator of ULTRA4 Racing and King of the Hammers. Make sure to check out the links below from Trail Chasers and Truck Show Podcast to hear what they had to say about our adventure.
We followed the planned route that we pre-ran a few weeks before using our OnX GPS app and can confidently report that everyone had a great time, even the few vehicles that had to decline the hill climbs because their vehicles just weren’t quite equipped to make the obstacles. Maybe they’ll take advantage of our July Summer Sale going on now (shameless business plug 😉 – details below).
In the end, everyone tackled their fears and did a great job out on the trail. We can’t wait to do it again soon. Hopefully we will see you out in the dirt with us!
Many thanks to everyone who attended and thank you for supporting our small business during this time! We appreciate you!
Thanks!
-Sara-

Missed out on our Trail day…..Here is the Route that we took

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Get ready to hit the Dirt……

Get ready to hit the Dirt……

Get ready to hit the Dirt……
This Saturday ? Trail Day, July 11th
We are excited you are JOINING US in Big Bear! We will be heading out for a mild day of off-roading in the Big Bear Mountain area on July 11th!

We love to explore the different tails that are right in our back yard and would like to invite you to join us! This will be a mild to moderate off-road trail day (perfect for beginners). Nothing too challenging, but there will be some narrow, off-camber areas and some loose or mild rock sections; nothing difficult, great for learning and fun for everyone!

Since we are all responsibly practicing social distancing we will keep our stops to a minimum and as such this is an unofficial trail run. That said, we will stop randomly and briefly if there are area we want to explore and you may do so at your own risk. We want to go out and enjoy the great outdoors and its not safe to go off-roading alone, especially if you are new to off-road driving. This is a great way to meet others that love to drive on dirt (like us) and we will be onsite to assist if needed. If you need help on the trail please feel free to ask and we will give you the best guidance we can.

PRELIMINARY DETAILS:

COMPLETE LIST OF DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS:

·     9:30 AM – Meet at Trailhead (gassed up, prepared and ready to go!)

·     Trailhead is in Fawnskin: Rim of the World Drive, Grapevine Canyon

·     GPS Coordinates: 34.27291, -116.95007

·     9:30-10:00 AM – Air Down and Brief Meeting (standard trail guideline and trail etiquette)

·     10:00 AM – (Hard Time) Wheels Up/Depart on Trail

·     12:00 AM – (Approx.) LUNCH BREAK at Lookout Point

·     3:00 PM – (Approx.) end of trail.

·     Kid / Dog Friendly (Leash Required; for your dog, not your kid)

·     BYO Lunch/Water

·     Pack in Pack out….Please do NOT liter on the trails.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

REQUIRED:

·     4WD

·     Seat Belts

·     Good Attitude

RECOMMENDED:

·     MIN 32-Inch Tires

·     OnX Off-Road App (Maps & Coordinates)

NOT-REQUIRED:

·     Lockers

 

We sent out a newsletter earlier this week with some items to pack, if you missed it Click here. for “Tail Day Must Haves” . We have emails with specials go out monthly so make sure to check them, if you ever have any questions about our product we sell, email our sales team at Sales@lge-cts.com

We can’t wait to see you out on the Trail….If you want to read some more about Beginner Off-Roading, check out our May blog Here.

See you out on the trail!

-Sara-

LGE-CTS

Few more pics from the trail:

Here are a few photos from our Pre-run. We have a couple off-shoot trails that are Black Diamond rated, they are short but for the more experienced drivers that want to try it, let us know if you want to and we will let you know when we come up to these crossroad.
Download the OnX Off-Road App and we will text you the trail map for July 11th!

OnX Off-Road App

We pre-ran this trail run using the OnX Off-Road App. If you have the App (or download and start the 7 day trial) let us know and we will send you the track for July 11th. You will have to email us at sara@lge-cts.com or you can reply to this email and we will add your info to the text list.

 

Make sure to check out these past videos on other trails we have done with our friends and partners:

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Make way for… BAJA FORGED

Make way for… BAJA FORGED

Make way for… BAJA FORGED

Dear Friends, Family, and Fellow Adventure Seekers,

We wanted you to be the first to know about our exciting news!

We are officially launching our new signature brand and off-road lifestyle products under BAJA FORGED.

 

Since 2010, LGE-CTS Motorsports has been creating BAJA FORGED signature builds for over a decade, featuring them on the SEMA Showroom floor and the trails up and down the west coast. The demand for custom products found on these builds has grown and now we will be able to offer them on a larger scale. We have over 28 part numbers on deck; from our signature bumpers, roof racks and side bars to bed cages, protection equipment and accessories for the off-road truck market. BAJA FORGED’s line of products will be available through our retail website LGE-CTS Motorsports and eventually, other authorized retailers so that we can offer them worldwide.

 

Products available for immediate shipping are as follows:

 

 

” You love LGE-CTS Motorsports for our signature style builds, creating off-road products that enhance the look of the vehicle with contoured designs that functions just as well as they look.   LGE-CTS will continue to be the premier shop to build these vehicles, but we are excited to finally offer our BAJA FORGED off-road product line to those of you all over the world asking about building one of our designs yourself .” – Theresa

 

We want to thank you for your continued support and we are excited to see what the future holds as we forge this new path.

 

Thank you & see you on the trails!

Sara Morosan
President
BAJA FORGED | LGE-CTS Motorsports
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