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The new WE Rock rules arnt out yet but this is how they are going to pan out.

The unlimited class isnt going to change. Basically anything goes as long as its automotive based.

Now for anybody wanting enter the modified class you need to look at the rules very closely when thay come out cause if you dont comply with them you will be competiting in unlimited with all the single seat, rear steer, rear engined buggies.

The basics of the new modified class will be:

- 2 seats on an equal plane
- 48in (1220mm) minimum chassis width (basically the width measured at the rocker/slider area or where the "side steps" would go if you ran them)
- front engined
- steering box (ram assist allowed)
- 37in tyres max
- bonnet, grill , front guards, sides, rear quarters to make the rig look like a 4wd vehicle
- The structure of the frame must extend to the front of the front tyres and to the centre line of the rear axle. The front of the front "bumber" must be located no further rearward than the front of the front tyres and the bottom of the bumber must be no heigher than the top of the front tyres at static ride height and it must be no narrower than 20in (508mm).

The construction of the frame can be full tube (doesent have to have RHS chassis rails) and the rest of the rigs requirements are per the current WE Rock rules at www.we-rock.cc

So if you want to compete in the modified class you need to ensure you comply to the rules.

Now for anybody wanting to get into this sport have a serious look at the modified class. You can be very competitive with a low dollar rig. This class has a maximum tyre size on 37in and no rear steer. Well built rigs running toyota or nissan axles can be very competitive in this class. the unlimited class is very quickly going to blow out $$$ wise especially with all the portals and rear steer we are now seeing in this class.

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It's good that they've adjusted the Modified class, although I don't agree with the 37" max tyre rule. Those of us with full bodied vehicles that want to compete in WE rock are generally larger than 37" tyres.
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Yeah exactly, means you will have to compete against the Moon Buggies if you want to compete.

Its like my rig, I know I have hydro steer, 42's and a entry and exit angle to die for, but hell im not going to have a chance against the lightweight rear engined MB's.

Ah well!
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Do you know if it's based on sidewall or actual measurement?

I just remembered that my 38.5's measure around 37" on the 15x10(11) beadlocks
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I beleive its based on what the tyre placard says it is.
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Hmm will have to talk to the organisers. Could run my 37" MTRs, but I don't want to scratch the bling wheels they're on
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- bonnet, grill , front guards, sides, rear quarters to make the rig look like a 4wd vehicle
That sounds like it is open to interpretation. How are the custom trayback vehicles going to be classified?

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- The structure of the frame must extend to the front of the front tyres and to the centre line of the rear axle. The front of the front "bumber" must be located no further rearward than the front of the front tyres and the bottom of the bumber must be no heigher than the top of the front tyres at static ride height and it must be no narrower than 20in (508mm).
So a stock "pedestrian killer" CJ front would not be allowed?
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It's good that they've adjusted the Modified class, although I don't agree with the 37" max tyre rule. Those of us with full bodied vehicles that want to compete in WE rock are generally larger than 37" tyres.
I think you will find that WErock is not really meant for full bodied rigs.
You can certainly enter and compete and have a great time, but I would predict that they are moving away from full bodied rigs to buggies only.

From my experience spotting for Shane in the Firetruck, anything full bodied will not have a lot of chance of really being competitive.

A few observations...

The courses are designed for buggies.
Full bodied rigs are guaranteed panel damage.
The spotter will not be able to stop a full bodied rig from rolling due to weight
The spotter cannot manipulate a full bodied rig as easily as a buggy
There are bonus lines you can't even contemplate trying because you know you will roll over.
Buggies are cheaper to build
Easier to fix damage to panels, mounts etc.
No rego
Easier to trailer

The modified class is meant to be a slightly lower budget class that the crowd can associate with.
The modified buggies are meant to look more like current trucks and that is the main reason for the two seat and panel rules.

It is a shame, but I cannot see how full bodied rigs will be competitive next year. The courses will get harder and harder, and more competitive buggies will be appearing.

If there is enough interest it may be worthwhile asking Sam to run a class for full bodied trucks, but realistically I can see everyone building buggies as fast as they can.

Next year will be very interesting...
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Yeah I definately won't be building a buggy in the next year or so, I've put too much into the TJ, so I'm going to do as many comps as I can in that.

Basically the rules are calling for a bodied vehicle in the modified class, that's the bit that has got me unsure.
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