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Las Cruces, New Mexico Jeeps - Gang Of 6

Posted in Features on January 1, 2006
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In any given weekend in every state in our nation there are guys going wheeling, and you should be too. While visiting El Paso, Texas, to investigate the STaK transfer case in this issue, we found a small group going wheeling just an hour away in Las Cruces, New Mexico. With everything from slightly modified Jeeps to full tubed-out buggies, our gang of six crawled through the hot desert to see what our rigs could do.

We explored a new trail outside of Las Cruces known as Cayenne Crawler, which was recently opened by the Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club. It's a moderate trail to get through, so for more of a challenge we found Patzcuarro's Revenge. If you're looking for some desert fun on rocks of every size, we recommend visiting Las Cruces for the big Chili Challenge event in February. The weather shouldn't fry you (though it has been known to get pretty cold and windy), and the trails will definitely try you. To learn more visit Otherwise just get your rig done and hit the trails in your state, but don't forget to e-mail us about your trip, as we just might show up to see what's going on in your neck of the woods.

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Want us to come wheeling
E-mail and tell us about your event, club run, trail ride, or competition; how many and what types of vehicles will be there; what the terrain is like; and what the closest airport we can fly into is. Remember we are looking for a variety of 4x4s (at least six or eight, and not all Jeeps), it has to be on property that the public could attend (not your buddy Joe's back field that only you and him can wheel on), and we need to know at least a few months ahead of time. We can't promise we'll make every event, but we definitely won't make the ones we don't know about.

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