Hi mdroppo ~
First and foremost, welcome to the forums. You'll find a wealth of info at your fingertips, just use the search feature on the top right of the title page and you're sure to get your questions answered. If not, start a new thread and you're certain to get responses.
Second, I wholeheartedly agree about joining the rally in Cottonwood next month. You'll meat a bunch of aluminitus-infected lunatics who will be more than happy to give your unit the once over, maybe even a twice-over.
The members of the Four Corners Unit are a cooky lot but we're here to assist you in any way we can. There are a number of us right here in the Phoenix metro area. Give us a shout via a PM (personal message).