August 27th, 2003, 16:32
why do most people perfer pre-running in trucks over buggies? it seems that all the big teams pre-run in trucks. These trucks are in the $200,000 price range. Does any body pre-run in high dollar Buggies? what are the advantages and disadvantages of the two?
August 27th, 2003 16:32
Membership in the largest desert racing community has its advantages
- Participate in Forum Discussions
- Send and Receive Private Messages
- Maintain Public Photo Albums
- Access to Groups
- User Profile in our Social Network
- Increased Access to more Sub Forums
- Reduced Online Advertisements
Join our community today
August 27th, 2003, 16:36
Alot of big teams do their pre-running in buggies... alot of them do it on bikes as well.
I think its just preference.
Kash Vessels and Bob Gordon have a pair of the nicest prerunner buggies I've seen.
August 27th, 2003, 16:37
trucks have sealed cabs, windows and AC/heaters! a plus in my book.
August 27th, 2003, 16:48
I think people tend to prerun in what they race in. Herbst/Riviera/PCI/Sourapass/Collins etc. all race TT and they prerun in Trophy Prerunners. Wilsons/Gordon/Vessels all race buggies and so they prerun in buggies etc. Some people like bikes because you can get a feel and see the course better, plus its cheaper and easier.
August 27th, 2003, 18:53
It's all about having A/C in the desert.
August 27th, 2003, 19:04
what does a jimco pre-runner cost compared to an alumicraft? does jimco even build pre-runners? or will they?
August 27th, 2003, 19:06
The people I know who race in buggies(which I admit is fairly limited) prerun in buggies. They seem to think trucks only work well for chasing.
August 27th, 2003, 19:13
Last I heard is that Jimco was so busy building cars they were not doing prerunners. But I am sure that if the money is right they would build whatever you wanted.
August 27th, 2003, 20:04
I use a matching Alumacraft four seater to what Kash Vessel and Bob Gordon use and it works great. If you want to get one priced out, call Alumacraft in El Cajon(PM and i will give you there number). This car works great. We have a nice truck prerunner as well, but i prefer the ca,r it much more economical. Overall is quite a bit faster, and is usually very easy to fix when it breaks. There is an alumacraft for sale for 65k on go-desert.com classifieds, that is a good deal considering you will have a 6-9 month waiting period at Alumacraft right now and it will end up probably costing more than 65k.
August 27th, 2003, 21:22
Alot of the BIg Teams use the prerunner as a Trophy copy. The prerunners resemble the Race trucks in performance so that they know what they will be up against, plus ALOT of the parts on the prerunners are Identical to the parts on the Race trucks, so that if they break they can get there quickly and switch parts.
At the last PRIMM race Riviera broke the snout on the spindle or the upright and so came the prerunner and the just swaped the part out and the race continued for them.