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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby jekl » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:09 pm

Cabin Booked! Registry Done! Brake upgrade ordered!

Headed down from Spotsylvania, Va. Will most likely be leaving early Friday morning. I may put some sort of "NICOFEST 2011" logo on the car for other people who will be attending that may take the same route.


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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby NXgear » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:36 am

jekl wrote:Cabin Booked! Registry Done! Brake upgrade ordered!

Headed down from Spotsylvania, Va. Will most likely be leaving early Friday morning. I may put some sort of "NICOFEST 2011" logo on the car for other people who will be attending that may take the same route.
"NICOFEST 2011" or bust! :bigthumb:

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby RED_DET » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Guess there will only be a hand full of us at the picnic. We will definitely eat good for those that miss out and have some excellent videos of the mile high cherohalla skyway loop run....

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby Tim Rogers » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:46 pm

EZcheese15 wrote:
NXgear wrote:Just registered today, will have the NX in tow, hopefully not the only 2000 out there. I might have the shortest drive of them all since I'm coming from the Crystal Coast. Looking forward to it!
Sweet man, I love eggs. Had a B14 and B15 SE-R myself.
I'll be doing the Sat. Plan A ride in my '93 NX2000.

I've got a family thing in Bryson City the rest of the weekend so it's the only day I'll be able to join in.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby EZcheese15 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:49 pm

Tim Rogers wrote: I'll be doing the Sat. Plan A ride in my '93 NX2000.

I've got a family thing in Bryson City the rest of the weekend so it's the only day I'll be able to join in.
Tim! Awesome you're coming up for it. Haven't seen you in forever.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:18 am

recently got word that my surgery will be postponed until Oct. 18th, so I would be able to make it to NicoFest.

Anybody need a roomy?

EDIT: I have been offered the floor in a room (will bring air mattress). So, looks like Brad will be there this year :D

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:43 pm

Found this online, its a pretty good checklist for the tail of the dragon. Its from a Mazda forum (forgot which one exactly)


Recommended Maintenance Checklist for NicoFest at the Dragon


1. Brakes
¨ Brake lines, hoses, and connectors, tight, no leaks or cracks,
(tighten connections or replace lines as necessary)
¨ Brake fluid, clean and clear (should be replaced every 30K miles)
¨ Brake Fluid Reservoir, should show full & no leaks
¨ Check and Replace brake pads as necessary
¨ Check all rotors for wear and condition

2. Tires
¨ Car has 4 tires mounted and one spare tire stored . All tires properly inflated
¨ Tread depth, minimum 3/16” recommended and no wear bars showing
¨ All lug nuts tight and secure on all wheels

3. Clutch
¨ Clutch Pedal, in good working condition
¨ Master Cylinder & Clutch Line Connections, no leaks, all connections tight
¨ Hydraulic Fluid, clean and changed within last 12 months
¨ MC Reservoir, no leaks and filled to proper level

4. Cooling System
¨ Radiator Cap, in place, tight with no leaks.
¨ Thermostat no leaks and installed
¨ Hoses and Overflow tank, no leaks and filled to maximum level
¨ Coolant, changed and system flushed within last 12 months

5. Engine
¨ Belts and Hoses, all drive belts inspected, and properly tensioned
(replace if cracked or worn)
¨ All hoses tight, not leaking or showing signs of wear
(replace if cracked, bulging or with other signs of wear and deterioration)
¨ Engine oil and Oil Filter, recently changed, less than 2K miles, oil at proper level
¨ Battery firmly secured in the engine bay

6. Windshield, windows, and wipers
¨ Wipers, at least one working speed and maintained in good working condition
¨ Glass, clean with no restrictions to good forward and rearward visibility

7. Exterior
¨ All running lights in good working order.
¨ No loose body parts that might cause problems for other cars if they fell off during drives

8. Drivers Compartment
¨ Lap belt and shoulder belt in proper working order, both worn during drives
¨ All items stored in the passenger cabin are properly secured or removed before drives

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby DrewH » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:01 pm

I like this one from last years event... Especially the part about bringing motion sickness pills for passengers. Haha.

What to Bring? - Here is a list complied over the years from Dragon Vets on what to bring to have a enjoyable Cruise.
· FRS Radios (Family Radio Service) set to Channel 7 Subchannel 21
· CB Radio· Camera and Film· Ac/Dc power inverter
· Cash· Digital Camera & Extra memory card
· First Aid Kit· Roadside Kit: tire repairs, compressor, flares, etc.
· Tools· Duct tape· Zip-ties· Jack (not the scissor jack)
· 1or 2 Qt’s of oil· Booze (Graham County is a Dry County)
· Anti-nausea medicine for Passenger on Dragon
· Umbrella and/or Poncho· Good Attitude· Flashlight & Batteries· Folding Chair· Patience
· Detailing Supplies (you guys know who you are….not me
· Window Cleaner and Rags· Bug Spray
· Snacks and Drinks
· Batteries for: Camera, Flashlight, Etc.
· Laptop· Sunscreen
· Evenings can get a little chilly, bring something appropriate
· Wood if you want a bonfire

Nissan / Infiniti Prep Checklist
· Oil – Close to 5K mark on current Oil? Go for an early change.
· Check/Tighten your IC Piping coupler
· Zip-tie all Vacuum lines
· Under Hood Check –Look for leaks, broken/worn engine mounts, worn wires
· Gearbox Oil – If near 2 years or 50K miles - Change
· Brakes – Check Rotors for cracks (x-drilled) and Pads – Have at least 50% left
· Brake Fluid – If near 1 year or 25K miles – Change
· Coolant – If its yellow/green let it mellow, if its brown flush it down!!!
· Tires – Make sure you check your pressure!!! – check for uneven wear
· Wheels – Check Torque on lugs 83ft/lb 1st gen, 102ft/lb 2nd gen <----- Check your FSM for correct specs
· Wipers – Replace blades if older – It could be quite wet
· Lights – Check all lights to verify operation.
· Battery – good condition, make sure is securely fastened. Go to Autozone get a FREE Alternator and Battery check.
· Suspension – Check all bushings for wear, replace as needed
· Steering – Check for wear – replace anything questionable.
· P/S Fluid – Old and Nasty – throw in a cooler if you don’t have the loop.
· Exhaust – Secure with no leaks, check mounts· Heat shields – make sure you shield your BMC, wires and anything else near your manifold/downpipe/turbo etc…
· Wheel Bearings – Check for excessive play

Running The Dragon even at the posted limit taxes all the systems.
318 Turns in rapid succession will find the weaknesses if not attended to ahead of time.
Please be sure to check you braking system well.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby maxentropy » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:33 am

Good checklists guys, thanks for posting. Gotta replace my brake pads before the trip.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:57 pm

I just sent the $20 registration fee in on paypal.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby RustspecS13 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:46 pm

Crap, I forgot to call off that friday/saturday. Oh well Ill just call in sick saturday morning. :cool:

I'll register tomorrow, gotta go wrench.

~Alex

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Would anybody be interested in a decal like this? I can get them made for cheap, only thing is I would need to order them ASAP to have them in time for nicofest

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby Viper5000 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:06 pm

tigersharkdude wrote:Would anybody be interested in a decal like this? I can get them made for cheap, only thing is I would need to order them ASAP to have them in time for nicofest

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Maybe if the font matched.

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Postby BusyBadger » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:21 am

Viper5000 wrote:
tigersharkdude wrote:Would anybody be interested in a decal like this? I can get them made for cheap, only thing is I would need to order them ASAP to have them in time for nicofest

Image
Maybe if the font matched.
The "NICO" part isn't a font, it's a graphic object that just looks like one.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby synack7350 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:52 am

I'm def interested in making the trip. any accommodations available instead of fontane looks like they are booked up. I'd like to plus one it but if there's a floor to crash on. I could consider going solo. Someone has to represent the truckers at these things! funds aren't an issue!

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:29 pm

What time is everybody planning to get there on friday? Im leaving Nashville around 1. Its about 4 hours from here + time change. Should put me there by 7 with a stop or two

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby NCS13240SX » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:13 am

GONNA REGISTER TONIGHT!!
definitely looking forward to the event im jus here in asheville, so ill be riding over after work on friday and meeting up the rest of the weekend for the events,
hopin the car is done by then, def lookin forward to it


anyone else from the asheville area goin?

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Postby BusyBadger » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:31 am

NCS13240SX wrote:GONNA REGISTER TONIGHT!!
definitely looking forward to the event im jus here in asheville, so ill be riding over after work on friday and meeting up the rest of the weekend for the events,
hopin the car is done by then, def lookin forward to it


anyone else from the asheville area goin?
I'll be heading down from Johnson City and passing through Asheville, hopefully with the rest of the northeast caravan. Jdansmith is coming over from SC and should be able to hook up with the caravan there too. I was thinking a good meeting spot would be just past Asheville, over towards Canton maybe.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby NCS13240SX » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:13 am

BusyBadger wrote:
NCS13240SX wrote:GONNA REGISTER TONIGHT!!
definitely looking forward to the event im jus here in asheville, so ill be riding over after work on friday and meeting up the rest of the weekend for the events,
hopin the car is done by then, def lookin forward to it


anyone else from the asheville area goin?
I'll be heading down from Johnson City and passing through Asheville, hopefully with the rest of the northeast caravan. Jdansmith is coming over from SC and should be able to hook up with the caravan there too. I was thinking a good meeting spot would be just past Asheville, over towards Canton maybe.
awesome, im planning on gettin the last few bugs fixed and bein able to ride out there in my ride was gonna say if not someone thats coming through let me know and ill throw some gas in but i wanna be there for sure

and there is a nice meeting spot jus after asheville, exit 44 off of I-40
its candler exit, where i live, lots of food and lil odd ball stuff to hang out for a few before continuing to the dragon.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby gmac708 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:49 pm

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!! :mike

I will be heading down on Friday. Should be about 6-7 hour drive. I will be starting out on the famous "Head on the Dragon". 318 miles and 11 turns... I-71... :squint:

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Postby tigersharkdude » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:55 pm

I will have my camera with me if ya'll want to get any group pics or want pics of your cars, etc, etc

I posted this on the facebook group page but it doesnt have much traffic, so I will post here as well

Id like to go ahead and let as many people know as possible that I am deaf :( most communication with me will have to be wrote down. I can read lips decently, but if its important please write to me....I do keep a white board or pen and pad of paper with me most of the time

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby dwada » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:31 pm

Can't wait 4 dis. will be heading up from SC. Sad won't be in a Nissan though rent a turd. All my nissans or infinitis are either dwn or in Hawaii. :frown:

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Postby VQpwrdSE-R » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:03 am

dwada wrote: rent a turd. :frown:
Rent a Lotus Elise from Budget!!! :dblthumb: They have a perfomance line rental. That would be a fun, except the $$$$ have no idea what it costs.

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Postby maxentropy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:35 am

VQpwrdSE-R wrote:Rent a Lotus Elise from Budget!!! :dblthumb: They have a perfomance line rental. That would be a fun, except the $$$$ have no idea what it costs.
Pffffffft. Don't listen to him! Rent a GT-R!

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:00 pm

Just ordered 12 of those decals. They are ~6" long, white with red and blue stripe, and die-cut.

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Postby tigersharkdude » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:00 pm

Just ordered 12 of those decals. They are ~6" long, white with red and blue stripe, and die-cut.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby ChattCompDoc » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:18 am

How much for decal?

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Postby tigersharkdude » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:26 am

They will be about $3 each, just depends on if he sends me extras (usually does). The more I get, the cheaper they will be

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby dwada » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:25 am

maxentropy wrote:
VQpwrdSE-R wrote:Rent a Lotus Elise from Budget!!! :dblthumb: They have a perfomance line rental. That would be a fun, except the $$$$ have no idea what it costs.
Pffffffft. Don't listen to him! Rent a GT-R!
Would but nearest budget is @ Colombia ap. The Elise would prolly be better 4 dragon cuz of lots of turns.

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Re: Official Registration Information

Postby tigersharkdude » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:29 pm

6 days left. Seriously, where is everybody at? Id like to get to know some of the attendee's through PM before I get down there, im kind of standoff-ish around people I've never talked to


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