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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:22 PM
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Yea, who's truck was that?

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Maybe Jason's? He's got a 69 IIA listed in his sig..
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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:33 PM
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I'm not sure I'd have much confidence in their products after seeing how cobbled together Super Heep looks.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:56 PM
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I'm not sure I'd have much confidence in their products after seeing how cobbled together Super Heep looks.
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^^ Funny. I just checked out their web site. Check out some of their welds under the Custom Exhaust tab. No wonder his front bumper broke.
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I'm not sure I'd have much confidence in their products after seeing how cobbled together Super Heep looks. http://www.jantz4x4.com/jantz.php
I cringe every time they show shots of super jeep and seeing the welds on that thing. The dudes motto is just keep welding more shit on it.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:40 AM
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Just watched the DVRd episode. That Gigglepin twin motor winch is crazy. Loved the tea segment. As much as I can't stand the Leigh Brothers, at least they seam like genuine guys.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:13 AM
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The Leigh bros. are very genuine. This was a big deal for them and I was very much motivated by them and their willingness to just keep going. Brent (with the long hair) is very well read and highly articulate...Scott is a quiet family man.

I can't comment on the Series footage.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 07:37 AM
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Ok. I'm sorry but am I the only one who can't stand this show. I gave it two episodes but the forced drama and screaming is just absolutely ridiculous. This would be a great show if they just showed more comradery, natural beauty and genuine troubles. Think camel trophy.

And yea I lost all respect for any authenticism with that leaf sprung defender shot

This is just another "2 guys and a jeep". Horrible.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 07:54 AM
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http://www.jantz4x4.com/jantz.php
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Old December 10th, 2014, 07:57 AM
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I love their bumper. Looks like it's made of electrical conduit.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:56 AM
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Ok. I'm sorry but am I the only one who can't stand this show. I gave it two episodes but the forced drama and screaming is just absolutely ridiculous. This would be a great show if they just showed more comradery, natural beauty and genuine troubles. Think camel trophy.

And yea I lost all respect for any authenticism with that leaf sprung defender shot

This is just another "2 guys and a jeep". Horrible.

I didn't even make it through the first episode.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Yep.. Sorry Jason, I love ya man but farrrrrrkkk, like someone said, reminiscent of ..one car too far....(that was a shitty show that unfortunately had one talented guy (the Brit) and another guy who was an absolute wanker idiot... The fat Asian guy..). And I had some friends that were part of the production and support crew of that also and all they do is shake their heads when it asked them...WTF.. Severe inconsistencies and forced drama bullshit makes it hard to take "seriously". scenery is nice though, I'd rather be driving it than watching it..lol.. But congrats on making the show, we know you had very little (if any) input on the way they put it together and dramatized it..it's a shame that studies have supposedly shown that this is what people want to watch and believe.. Just another in the line of "reality" productions that seem so popular nowadays..
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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:53 AM
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It's the drama that sells...I find it entertaining regardless (as does the 5-year-old). If I wanted camaraderie and wheeling I'd go....well, wheeling.

It is funny though, we were watching episode #2 when Rover-1 breaks the drive-shaft on the slope...and when the FJ55 goes zooming around him, the 5-year-old looks over to me and says "why didn't they stop to help them?". I laughed my ass off, and then explained to him this is not 'normal' wheeling where you don't leave a man behind, it's a race with a big prize at the end....he still didn't get it (which is good I suppose, I guess he's learned some good lessons wheeling behind Galpin & Huff : ).
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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Yep.. Sorry Jason, I love ya man but farrrrrrkkk, like someone said, reminiscent of ..one car too far....(that was a shitty show that unfortunately had one talented guy (the Brit) and another guy who was an absolute wanker idiot... The fat Asian guy..). And I had some friends that were part of the production and support crew of that also and all they do is shake their heads when it asked them...WTF.. Severe inconsistencies and forced drama bullshit makes it hard to take "seriously". scenery is nice though, I'd rather be driving it than watching it..lol.. But congrats on making the show, we know you had very little (if any) input on the way they put it together and dramatized it..it's a shame that studies have supposedly shown that this is what people want to watch and believe.. Just another in the line of "reality" productions that seem so popular nowadays..
As a TV person I know the popularity of unscripted content is less driven by public desire than corporate bottom line. These shows are cheap to make. You need a producer, a few shooters, and an editor.
The production company gets something like 90-150K per episode from A+E Networks, so they need to keep their overhead low. If they can fill 5 minutes with people yelling at each other, winning!
The idea is to drive your eyes to the online presence where they can more easily collect data about you. That allows their advertisers to target the advertising you see that is embedded in the "candy" on the site.
It's all about selling soap, y'know.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:01 AM
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It's the drama that sells...I find it entertaining regardless (as does the 5-year-old). If I wanted camaraderie and wheeling I'd go....well, wheeling.

This!

I am DVRing the whole season. I definitely wouldn't be watching it if it wasn't for Jason and the Landy.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:09 AM
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Ok. I'm sorry but am I the only one who can't stand this show. I gave it two episodes but the forced drama and screaming is just absolutely ridiculous. This would be a great show if they just showed more comradery, natural beauty and genuine troubles. Think camel trophy.

And yea I lost all respect for any authenticism with that leaf sprung defender shot

This is just another "2 guys and a jeep". Horrible.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:20 AM
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It's the drama that sells...I find it entertaining regardless (as does the 5-year-old). If I wanted camaraderie and wheeling I'd go....well, wheeling.

It is funny though, we were watching episode #2 when Rover-1 breaks the drive-shaft on the slope...and when the FJ55 goes zooming around him, the 4-year-old looks over to me and says "why didn't they stop to help them?". I laughed my ass off, and then explained to him this is not 'normal' wheeling where you don't leave a man behind, it's a race with a big prize at the end....he still didn't get it (which is good I suppose, I guess he's learned some good lessons wheeling behind Galpin & Huff : ).
Yeah if there wasn't $100k on the line I bet there'd be quite a bit more camaraderie. Either way I don't see the episodes as all that drama-filled. The guys are likely traversing quite a few miles per day and if the show just focused on them all making it through every single obstacle with ease, without any of them breaking anything or under some sort of stress, and without there being some semblance of fun among them I'd have probably lost interest within the first few minutes.

Oh, and don't forget the bulldog.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 12:08 PM
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One of my most favorite college English proffessors used to tell me "It's quite aceptable to read CRAP! As long as you realize it's CRAP!" I'm quite sure this is not the only show historians, and geologists, etc. take issue with on the History Channel...
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Old December 10th, 2014, 03:05 PM
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I agree with forced drama and yelling etc... I really was struck by that in the first episode but found it less annoying in the second one. I still love the show. I kind of equate in a way to canned laughter on sitcoms. I start to tune it out at some point. What I don't care for is the forced drama of the wheeling. I am sure a ton of the obstacles are extreme but some are not and they make it appear it is a big deal. But in the end it most likely is a big deal to most viewers and they don't know any better. Drama sells and I can deal with that as long as Team Rover does not act like the mullet guy! So far so good.

Part of me actually likes the improper footage at times like the series truck shot as it is kinda fun to spot the problems. I am gonna faithfully watch till the end.
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I'm surprised team Rover-1 hasn't suffered the all-too-common catastrophic belt-loop failure by catching one on the door catch yet.
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