"Being new to the group, not going on any runs yet, I would like to see run planning posts with a minimum/recommended equipment list. ie: are lockers required to make it, 35's or bigger, stock is fine, etc. I wheel my daily driver, and would like to know at a glance if I need to look at my schedule or if its too much for my current truck, etc.
I realize I could look it up on my own, but a one stop shop would be nice. Like the recent post about the annual run, I've never heard of little moab, and Google had limited info about it."
We do have a Trail Resources section - though it is rarely used, is incomplete and out of date. We specialize on coordinating runs.
Other sites focus on trail stats. Two sites to bookmark and use for trail information are:
(also - look at buying their books - nice resources to have along in vehicle or just thumb through to get ideas)
Aside from those resources, yes, when you see a run pop into Planning or Planned - jump in and ask how your vehicle might fit with the trail. Others will respond in just as they have in this thread.
After you travel a few trails you'll get an idea of how well you and your vehicle fit the ratings given by Trails Offroad and Fun Treks.