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    April 2019 Novice Ride

    Ohio 4x4 Trailriders : Novice Ride APRIL13 at 9am

    This ride will focus on street legal jeeps,etc and drivers with limited off-road experience. We encourage participation from anyone with a stock to mildly modified 4x4 vehicle (for example 31 - 33 inch tires on a short wheelbase vehicle – full size trucks do not do well). No ATVs/quads, Side-by-Sides, etc.

    The ride is in the general vicinity of Tar Hollow state park, Laurelville Ohio, but NOT in the park itself.

    APRIL 2019 SPECIAL NOTICE: Given recent trail conditions and the anticipated weather leading up to this event, we'd really like to stress the need for a "high clearance" 4x4 rig, and encourage both front and rear tow-points. It's no fun for anyone if you get stuck and there is no place to attach a strap or winch without damaging something.

    Activities will include a tech inspection to verify the street/trail worthiness of the vehicle, recovery demonstration/discussions, trail first aid, and a tread lightly discussion, followed by an easy trail ride.

    Those wishing to participate are encouraged to register early as the ride will be limited to 40 participants. Specific ride information will be sent to pre-registered participants only.

    Ohio 4x4 Trailriders have a zero tolerance for drug and alcohol use on the trail, or prior to the event. Anyone found with drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave and not permitted to participate with the club in the future.

    This ride will be on Saturday 9:00 A.M. until approximately 4:00 P.M. If you are interested in registering for this ride please fill out the online form at:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12jp...requested=true

    We would like to emphasize that this is a novice event. If you are a more experienced driver and/or have a modified rig, the club allows non-members to participate in a normal club ride in order for you to get a feel for a "normal" club ride. Our trail rides are always on the 2nd Saturday of every month. If you would like information on a "normal" club ride please message one of the club members or officers or the club site.

    If you have any questions regarding the novice ride please reply to this post, or message the club via this page...

    We look forward to seeing you on the trails....
    The Novice Ride Committee
    ohio4x4@gmail.com
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    Forced stuff: JKS adjustable front upper control arms, Delete fog lamps, On-trail body mods for greater clearance (ie Dents).
    Next: flat belly skid, 35+?, re-attach fog lights?

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    To quote Ernie from last ride...

    > Mr. Rex will you be taking online registrations again?
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    Forced stuff: JKS adjustable front upper control arms, Delete fog lamps, On-trail body mods for greater clearance (ie Dents).
    Next: flat belly skid, 35+?, re-attach fog lights?

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    "This ride will focus on street legal jeeps,etc and drivers with limited off-road experience. We encourage participation from anyone with a stock to mildly modified 4x4 vehicle..."

    "...we'd really like to stress the need for a "high clearance" 4x4 rig..."

    Can you please clarify what's needed in April? I'm trying to talk a friend into coming to the Novice Ride with his stock JK Sport 2-door. I need to get him on a set of good off-road tires, maybe slightly oversized from stock street tires, but that would be his only upgrade for April. Is that sufficient?

    Also, how much larger can he go on a JK with stock suspension and gears? Maybe 31"? I'm assuming he will use a dedicated set of wheels and go back to stock size wheels/tires for street use.

    Thanks!
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    I would say a stock JK is what we have in mind for a "high clearance" 4x4. Previous Novice ride we've had some "Subaru" type vehicles show up, that did decently but needed tugged a number of times. However, the trail conditions are likely to be worse, so we'd really NOT like any "Subaru" class vehicles ....

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    Intentional: 2" spacer lift, 1" body+engine, 34 LTBs, Kilby gas tank skid, steering box skid, JKS swaybar disconnects, Kilby rocker guard/steps, Kilby front bumper, Smittybilt XRC8 comp winch, Durango Generator, Iron Rock Offroad control arms.
    Forced stuff: JKS adjustable front upper control arms, Delete fog lamps, On-trail body mods for greater clearance (ie Dents).
    Next: flat belly skid, 35+?, re-attach fog lights?

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    As an additional comment, tow points/hooks front and rear would also be highly recommended for this ride. It is no fun for anyone if you get hung up on something and there is no clearly safe way to attach a tow strap to nudge you on your way again...
    Alan
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    Intentional: 2" spacer lift, 1" body+engine, 34 LTBs, Kilby gas tank skid, steering box skid, JKS swaybar disconnects, Kilby rocker guard/steps, Kilby front bumper, Smittybilt XRC8 comp winch, Durango Generator, Iron Rock Offroad control arms.
    Forced stuff: JKS adjustable front upper control arms, Delete fog lamps, On-trail body mods for greater clearance (ie Dents).
    Next: flat belly skid, 35+?, re-attach fog lights?

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    I'm going to try to be back in town for this ride. First try at flat towing something so we'll see how it goes
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