Welcome. This is a good place to ask. I deleted your other four duplicate posts.
'05 Ford V-10 4x4 SMB "50" White
'00 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 Highly Modified
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee- wife won't let me modify it. :-(
Does anyone really read this stuff other than surfgeek?
You're close enough to SMBwest that it's probably worth going out there. It's a big investment and for a 6 hour drive you'll get to see everything (so says the guy who drove 17 hours to buy his SMB blindly...)
I am in Phx so not that far...
but honestly I would agree with driving out to SMB West, not only will you get to see more, but the value of talking with Alan, Jonathan and the other folks is well worth the fuel cost.