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    Crew dogs only

    I have been on both sides of the coin and hands down I would rather be in the car on race day. That being said if I am not in the car I find pleasure in solving problems and fixing things. Desert racing has so many variables that it is impossible to have enough contingency plans to solve them...
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    MOTION TIRE 300

    Just prepare to coexist with rattle snakes
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    Class 12 /1100/ SCORE Lites ONLY Thread

    If they do get one I hope they have their tech guy study the manual in detail. Test procedure is critical with the whistler. If you don't follow the temp sequence right or leave the valve covers on you could wrongly DQ a legal car.
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    Class 12 /1100/ SCORE Lites ONLY Thread

    There were 3 12 cars this weekend but Ryan not only beat them but finished 7th overall deep into the 10 cars. The car and driver combo would have been in the front runner pack at BAP and may have had a shot at a win. Congrats Ryan on your new car and your first race.
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    The 2017 FORD Raptor Revealed!

    The ecoboost is just a high strung V6 and it does not keep up with the 6.2l Towing. If you turbocharved the 6.2l the Ecoboost would t even be close. The worst mistake they made with the new raptor is the aluminum frame. Aluminum work hardens and you will start seeing cracked frames just like the...
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    BLM las vegas new rules

    Where is the meeting Kenny.
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    Diesel Class 1 Truggy?

    We were on the starting line next to them. I remember talking to the driver telling him to go faster to beat them to the hill then saying nevermind they are on their lid. Looking through the window net it looked like slow motion.
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    The orange truggy swapped for th400 and had nothing but problems with it and swapped back. The power glides have been dead reliable for us. When we used to drag race we would scatter the T400s every other race until we switched to the power glide and it went 2 seasons with nothing but a fluid...
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    Classy. So because someone doesn't agree with you, you find it necessary to bad mouth a builder and company. I am not asking anyone to change their car to a class 10 or some other class. The buggy guys are trying to force us to change our cars to suit their needs. I am perfectly happy with the...
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    Will a turbo 400 work, yes. Will it last, no. That is why the TT guys are spending huge money on them and still rebuilding them frequently. One of the truggy owners thought it would be better to have a T400 like everyone else and it didn't hold up so he went back to the power glide. The T400...
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    I agree with you the tire sizes getting too big. I would like to see the tires stop at 37's as well but there are a lot of people don't see what it is doing to the other classes and don't care. By the 3rd lap of the Mint 400 if you have 35's or smaller on a live axle you will be dragging the...
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    Is there a scenario where you buggy guys would consider a true class one truggy? What if truggys were limited to 37's and 26-27"of travel? I think you have to give up some travel to the truggy due to the fact they are so much heavier than a buggy they need more travel to provide equivalent...
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    We were planing on running 2 BITD races next year where this same argument is going on. And we can't run 6100 either when this whining about the truggy started we looked at our options as we would never have a chance in trophy truck with our cars. 6100 would require us to throw our motors in the...
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    Isn't that what the spec and limited classes are for?
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    Is Justin Davis class 1 really a class 1?

    I didn't realize this was a SCORE only conversation. I was under the assumption there were other racing organizations that also had unlimited classes. I saw 4 truggys in Barstow just last weekend and not one of them had a TT trans or 10.5 rear. Hell one of them was on 33's and had an ecotec in it.
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