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Might make more sense to do cars,crossover, suv, trucks or 2wd,awd,4x4 with sub categories of independent front suspension, solid axle. We all have different ideas of getting out there is and differnt levels of difficulty to get there.
No matter how bad ass you think your car, crossover or awd is it can't go where a built 4x4 will and there is always someone else with something even more built up and capable than the next person who goes further or deeper into the backcountry.

The problem with this is if I were to post something now about going mudding or rock crawling i would get responses from people who have no business in the mud or rocks with their cars responding about how much they hate mud or rocks then the post will devolve into an cluttered argument at some point.

Don't get me wrong you can go to alot of cool places in 2wd and low clearance vehicles if you pick the right lines and have the determination to get there and aren't worried about damage.

I've watched the soft roaders do their thing at local ohv parks and I get it, it looks fun for what it is but its about the same as folks riding around on rzr side by sides. small vehicles+ small obstacles= it looks and feels like a huge obstacle= fun. The point to that is the obstacles they were high centering on and lifting wheels on is just a bump in the trail to a 4x4.

Think of it like flag football, jv, varsity, college, and NFL your not gonna let all those organizations play together someone is gonna get hurt.
 
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As for build threads... you can add tags to your posts so that you could put #GMC #Silverado #Modified ect to make it easier to search for.
This is the best approach; however, I would love to see discussions by tags then. I've always been a fan of how Stackoverflow (software development forum) shows discussions/questions grouped by tags. See this link and look by the Tags option in the left menu and the related tags on the right: Newest Questions - Stack Overflow
 

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I find those sort of sub-forums are really limiting and restrict information sharing. I'm on a RZR forum that has things broken down super, super granularly. Often there will be a question asked in a sub-sub-sub forum and the OP will get no answers. Their question might be relevant to lots of people, and many many more might have helpful input but just never go in the sub-sub-sub forums. You could have a Rigs -> Subi -> Forester sub-sub-forum and maybe a Forester owners asks a Subi 2.5 question but gets no answer because the folks that venture down into the Forester sub-sub-forum are few and far between. Had they asked in a general rigs -> technical section they could have gotten answres from non-Forester Subi owners, or even non-Subi owners who have previous Subi or just general mechanical experience.

-TJ
 
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I find those sort of sub-forums are really limiting and restrict information sharing. I'm on a RZR forum that has things broken down super, super granularly. Often there will be a question asked in a sub-sub-sub forum and the OP will get no answers. Their question might be relevant to lots of people, and many many more might have helpful input but just never go in the sub-sub-sub forums. You could have a Rigs -> Subi -> Forester sub-sub-forum and maybe a Forester owners asks a Subi 2.5 question but gets no answer because the folks that venture down into the Forester sub-sub-forum are few and far between. Had they asked in a general rigs -> technical section they could have gotten answres from non-Forester Subi owners, or even non-Subi owners who have previous Subi or just general mechanical experience.

-TJ
This is why I like the tagging approach instead of strict sub-forums. You could choose to see by only the Subi tag, or by the Subi + Forester tag. I definitely don't want to go into multiple nesting layers either. This may be handled by the existing search already (I'll have to play around with it). But it is nice getting info/ideas based on rigs or based on other topics (cooking, racks, storage) and you could choose how specific or broad you want to review the posts by.
 

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Not enough traffic yet.


Check out this dive forum:

They have a damn category for everything. There's more forums than posters. It's a disaster. Your search function gets even more garbled.
 

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Maybe have sub-groups in the Oveland Rigs section. Just missing a Mid Sized Rigs section anyway :)

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Not enough traffic yet.


Check out this dive forum:

They have a damn category for everything. There's more forums than posters. It's a disaster. Your search function gets even more garbled.
Ya, that looks like it is based on some old forum tech and has been around since at least 2009.
 

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I'm a bit torn on this idea. I always go to vehicle specific forums for detailed information, especially regarding maintenance and troubleshooting. I was part of tacomaworld when I had a Tacoma, a Wrangler forum when I had a TJ, and I'm active over on subaruoutback.org currently.

After browsing this forum for a while I became a member, and then a supporter, and I don't know if I would have felt the same if this forum was split up in the way you're suggesting. One of my favorite builds on here is a Ford Econoline. I'm in an Outback.

I think the other forums can handle that type of specialization. This place feels like a community and I think it's because we keep everyone in the same room.

Cheers.
 

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Toyota for reliability. Jeep gets you anywhere but just not as reliable.
I can relate to this, I’ve had 5 Jeep’s and seemed like the earlier the model, the most reliable it was. But I run a Tacoma now and it’s just hit 95k with no major issues at all. Jeep, well you will learn to fix and hands on which is good to know ? Cheers
 

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Haha.

Forums:
-Reliable Vehicles
-Jeep
-General Motors
-Off Topic
-Engineering that makes us want to stomp kittens


On serious note, a camper/rv/travel trailer forum would be handy. There's a ton of us basecamping and boondocking with regular campers.

Regular rv forums have nothing to do with any offroading.
 
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My vote, if it means anything, would be against any forums on OB that would be brand specific or vehicle specific. There are a ton of forums all over the internet for brand specific trucks, suvs, and Jeeze, anything with 2 wheels or more. Got a Toyota Tech question? Go to Mud, or any one of the half dozen or so sites for Toyotas. Jeep? Subaru? Chevy? Ford? tech sites galore for each brand. OB delves into enough subjects that have little if anything to do with “ Overlanding” . Let’s stay on track.. thanks for your ears. Gonna have ear stew tonight
 
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