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    Steve, I'm still VERY enthused about a Class Zero build. But I've been too busy on other projects to get going on it. However, I already have the body (LR3) and a homemade chassis for it. I also have the axles (narrowed TLTs). But before I start (continue?) on it, I'd like to wrap up my Class 1 LJ. Now that this big 1:1 Jeep event is behind me I hope to have some time to play around with it.

    BTW, I got your text and the Jamboree was great! I'll post pics later tonight. :)

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    Excellent, hopefully you and Patrick kept em' off the roofs
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    im definatly still interested too. but thinking of going different direction than the K5. i cant believe the TLTs arent narrow enough. but i know its the 1.55s killing me.
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    hey guys. thought id throw another idea/direction out there.

    Tommy and Steve ive already talked to you about this but thought i would post up some thoughts it brought up.

    maybe instead of parameters that define "class 0" we need to do more of factory/showroom/DD class.
    intead of dimensions we need to more go after the feel were all after and agreeing apon.

    the 1/8 NB JK is a prime example. a C1 tire is the perfect tire for a factory stock look, but yet is too large for class 0. yet it matches the feel/look i think we were all after.

    the other thing that this would open up (droping max tire height and going to a stock scale size tire rule) it would also allow a place for 1/6 willys etc to run in? but this may not be wanted either? may allow a can of worms a place to run, but maybe not necesarily wanted?

    i think im still after a 75-100% tire coverage without the use of add on flares etc. stock WB etc. stock/DD looks etc. no tube bumpers etc.

    thoughts? the NB JK tire size thing kinda brought this to my attention that maybe our direction rule wise was flawed for class 0?
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    Totally agree. And FWIW, I wasn't being serious when I mentioned tire legality in our PMs. Maybe it could be something as easy as:
    Max tire height:
    1/8 scale and larger: 4.19"
    <1/8 scale: 3.75"

    Obviously, these are just numbers I just pulled out of my kiester. They can be changed. But considering there's so few 1/8th scale (and larger) rigs, I think this would be pretty easy to police, particularly at the local level.

    Or we could just make it "mob rule" and if a rig doesn't visually fit the bill according to the masses, it gets banned and the builder whipped with an antenna! :smokin:

    Thoughts?

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    Oh, and as much as I love 1/6 scale rigs, I think it wouldn't be such a great idea to include them. Simply because their width is SO much different and it would make setting up courses very difficult.

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    another idea would be since 1/10 , 1/9(hilux) , and 1/8 (JK) will all be in the same class. we could do something like "scale tire size must be within 2" of 1:1 stock tire size"? etc thats another route too :cool2:

    lol Tommy, reminded me of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pcqVQe-4z0
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    I've got too much going on right now to give this adequate thought, but I'm sure we can come up with something reasonable to accommodate rigs of different sizes.

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    Can we just whip Cory with an antenna anyway?

    I would agree that the tire size should be within 1", maybe 2" of the full size vehicles stock tire. The MTZ on the JK would be a good example. If I stick with the D90, I might be stuck with dirt grabbers but I still need to do some research to determine that. I would love the dirt grabbers just for their look, but not being able to get over the simplest obstacles could get old. I think mud thrashers would be the best of both worlds in my case, and I already have one to use as a spare!


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    I've got some 1.55 Mud Thrashers that I was planning on using on my LR3, but I don't know the scale. I would hope it'd be large enough to run these, but I won't know 'til I get some measurements....hopefully tonight.

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