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    Newb here. I saw the info about the grand slam and I had a few questions.

    Are these events open to everyone or is it not worth it if you don't have big tires and a bunch of hardcore gear? I ask because my truck is a driver and still rather stock and I doubt I will be on anything larger than 31's anytime in the near future.

    Also wondering how far ahead planning of dates and location are announced? Because of my job I try to plan vacation time as far ahead as possible.

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    where abouts in Ewing?

    I bet I'm 10 minutes from you
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    I live in the neighborhood behind Ewing High School. Where abouts are you from?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJSPEEDER View Post
    Are these events open to everyone or is it not worth it if you don't have big tires and a bunch of hardcore gear? I ask because my truck is a driver and still rather stock and I doubt I will be on anything larger than 31's anytime in the near future,
    GSE piggy backs on the "Spring Fling" event at Big Dogs, so you can bring all of your non-grand cherokee friends, too and still wheel with them.

    GSE is definitely worth it regardless of your setup. IIRC O'Tool was only on 30s last year and he had a great time. There are a lot of trails there for folks of all levels. There are showers, bathrooms, huge campsites, and a store onsite.

    Some of the extreme trails like Bunny and Pennsyltuckian are viewable from the main access road, so you can even watch the extreme guys get stupid on them.

    The Big Dogs events are big deal to us up in Buffalo. Everyone that's gone from our group (ranging from folks on 30s to 47s) has had a blast. I guess that says something since it's a 7 hour drive for us.

    It's definitely worth it.
    Last edited by SirFuego; 11-29-2009 at 06:25 PM.
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    I've wheeled at GSE in my ZJ from the days it was on 31's, through 42's - there's something for everyone there, it's one of my favorite events.
     

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    Is there a date for GSE yet?
     

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    EDIT: Ignore this. My dates listed were incorrect. I edited this so no one shows up on the wrong date.
    Last edited by SirFuego; 02-23-2010 at 03:08 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by SB406
    I think that's your signature move.
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    I will say maybe for now but most likely won't be able to attend. Taking the trip to France to see the 24 Hours of LeMans in person for the first time the following weekend. Doubt I could pull off both trips so close together.
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    Dates are posted for 2010

    Ice Breaker April 24, 25
    Grand Slam East - Spring Fling June 11, 12, 13
    Summer Slam Aug 14, 15
    Main Jambo Sep 10, 11, 12
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    Oh sonofabitch -- I was hoping GSE would be on its "normal" weekend because my good friend is getting married on June 12.

    I'll aim for Icebreakers, GSSE, and Main Jambo this year...
    Quote Originally Posted by SB406
    I think that's your signature move.
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    That is the normal weekend. Thanks for the update Bruce.
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    ? I thought it was always the first weekend in June? Oh well.
    Quote Originally Posted by SB406
    I think that's your signature move.
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    No it's the second...I always miss my little nieces b-day party which is the 10th. So my sister always has her party the closest saturday to it.
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    It used to always be the first weekend, back when i had reserves on the first weekend, then a few years ago, about 5 they moved it to the second, and my reserve duty moved to the second weekend.

    But NO WORRIES, I am RETIRED now
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    Congrats Bruce! I wasn't expecting to hear that from you...but great to hear! Now you've got the time to drop the new 5.9 off at my place for a little love!
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    wtf is up with them making main jambo earlier and earlier every year. Damn this messes me up because I was thinking about heading out west around the begining of sept before my work picked up.
    93ish zj, d60s, 38.5 maxxis, and a bunch of other expensive parts to make them work.

    Truck stacks, for when your trucks nuts are just not gay enough anymore.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonWorks View Post
    Congrats Bruce! I wasn't expecting to hear that from you...but great to hear! Now you've got the time to drop the new 5.9 off at my place for a little love!
    Yep, doing the market surveys and trying to make a decision on the lift. Leaning towards the RE or Tomken 4.5"

    Already tired of being the little guy, smaller than the "Up-Countrys" running around.
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    I'll probably be there this year. No buggy, but 5.9 pulling Samurai on 35's
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce View Post
    Yep, doing the market surveys and trying to make a decision on the lift. Leaning towards the RE or Tomken 4.5"

    Already tired of being the little guy, smaller than the "Up-Countrys" running around.
    No Bruce, I'm still the little guy....kinda interesting how a WJ at 5.5" nets about the same clearance as a ZJ on 3.5"

    I'll do my best to be there...one things for sure, I gotta get my junk offroad more in 2010 - I think my jeep has been offroad only 3 times in the last 2 1/2 years
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    Has there ever been any consideration of doing a winter gathering? Maybe hitting someplace that we can play in some snow?

    Just a thought.
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    i try to make it out at least once a month. right now the rig will be down till the end of feb or so but after that I'm game.
    93ish zj, d60s, 38.5 maxxis, and a bunch of other expensive parts to make them work.

    Truck stacks, for when your trucks nuts are just not gay enough anymore.
     

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    Anybody else interested in the idea of a small winter run?
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    snow + rocks + trees x sheetmetal = bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudz View Post
    snow + rocks + trees x sheetmetal = fun
    Fixed it for you!

    Probably my best wheeling trip ever happened in 2 degree weather with ice-covered rocks. Paragon

    That said, the whole towing thing in the winter is hit or miss for me, so I dunno if I'd be able to get anywhere far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudz View Post
    snow + rocks + trees x sheetmetal = bad
    just for those of us who still have straight sheet metal
    93ish zj, d60s, 38.5 maxxis, and a bunch of other expensive parts to make them work.

    Truck stacks, for when your trucks nuts are just not gay enough anymore.
     

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