Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Lake County, Florida
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SOAR came and went and this is my closing thoughts.
keep in mind that I was only able to go on Sunday. I will compare it to Jeeptoberfest in which I participated in last year. just like this year at SOAR, I only attended Sunday at Jeeptoberfest.
IMO Jeeptoberfest was a heck of a lot better. my biggest complaint with SOAR was the with the vendors. they advertised 400 vendors and I just couldn't see that. when I got there Sunday there was only about 6 vendors. I find it hard to believe that 394 vendors packed up and left after the first day of a 2 day event. this was a big let down for me. I mainly went to check out the vendors. when I went to Jeeptoberfest last year on the Sunday, the vendors were everywhere. it actually took me a couple hours to visit each vendor and check out their stuff.
the three courses at SOAR were basically the same as at Jeeptoberfest. I did notice a few things here and there that changed but for the most part it was the same thing. the stock trail at SOAR was definitely a lot easier than the stock trail at Jeeptoberfest. I ran the entire stock trail at SOAR in 2wd which I didn't do at Jeeptoberfest. I can't compare the modified trail between the two because I did not run the modified trail at Jeeptoberfest. I did run the modified trail at SOAR and while I did have fun, my Jeep completed every obstacle fairly easy. my only complaint with the modified trail was all of the tight turns. it made driving it in a 4dr quite a chore. it is understandable though given the limited space there is to work with.
overall I don't believe I will go to SOAR next year. I think I will skip it and just schedule a ride somewhere with other Jeepers. I will be going to Jeeptoberfest again this year.
2011 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
- 3.5" Rubicon Express lift /w 1.25" BL
- 5.38 Yukon gears
- 40" Pro Comp MT2's
- Lot's of extra's