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Offline GLatz

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2015, 07:45:39 PM »
Great to meet a few of you this weekend.  It was my first rally and what a cool day!  I think I had more fun walking the parking lot than anything else.

Nice conversation with you Lambchop and others at the tent.
Look forward to joining the club.

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2015, 10:35:09 PM »


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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2015, 08:26:23 PM »
Frank, I thought that was a cool jeep myself.
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2015, 03:38:51 AM »
was definitely an awesome show... had the highest attendance ever ... 1168 jeeps I believe... blew the record out of the water... haha... next year there will be some slight changes however... when we have our meeting there will be some ideas brought to the table to make the mud pit and rock course lines flow a little better... to be honest I can't understand what people's fascination with the mud is... haha just don't get how people would rather sit in line for hours just to run through the mud pit for thirty seconds... hey, not bashing it but there's a pretty fun rock course too...well... we've all been there at one point and let's face it... jeeps look cool dirty!

hopefully next year we can have a little more participation on the rock course... but I guess my question would be ... what can we do to get more people to run the rock course? is it too hard? is it too easy?... I'd really like some honest feedback as I have to try and figure out why the line is so big for mud but nothing for rocks...
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2015, 10:31:43 AM »
Check out this video of ACI's Live Build at the Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14&v=iEeArvTzKX4

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2015, 07:16:37 AM »
Here are some ideas that you can do with telephone poles and dirt piles.  This is a race,  but some of the obstacles could easily be modified for the Rally.

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I think the rocks intimidate intimidate the lightly modified vehicles, even the bigger guys if they have only run the Woods.  I wonder if an "Easy" rock garden doable by 31 -33 tires might get some of the bigger rigs that have never done rocks the confidence to try the bigger course after completing it.
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2015, 09:18:07 AM »
I think the rocks intimidate intimidate the lightly modified vehicles, even the bigger guys if they have only run the Woods.  I wonder if an "Easy" rock garden doable by 31 -33 tires might get some of the bigger rigs that have never done rocks the confidence to try the bigger course after completing it.

You're right. I cant speak for anyone but myself, but my XJ is old enough and built enough to try the rock pile and I'm probably a capable enough driver (even with an open front axle) -BUT- (sounds like a crappy excuse)  it's my daily driver, and it still has straight body panels. The risk of nasty body damage is what makes me hesitant, it's not a lack of confidence.  :smile:
An "easy line" and a "harder line" could be built into another pile.
To lessen the wait in line at the mud hole, they could also fill the "big boy hole" out back.
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2015, 06:29:09 PM »
Honestly I'd rather scrape some paint on the rocks over packing my "frame" with mud so it rots., NO thanks!
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2015, 03:32:19 AM »
thanks for the feedback!! what do ya guys think of a three stage rock course w bypasses and exits for those that want to get off the course?
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