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    NORRA Mexican 1000

    JC helps a lot of people. He is one of the good guys, who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He is a business man, and his business is working with hotels to provide full service to race teams. That service goes beyond the cost of the hotel room, it includes security for...
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    New Toyota based Pro Comp Raptor killer!

    That is completely untrue - we drove the truck down to Baja, beat the hell out of it, and drive it home without putting a wrench on it. We still have the truck in our R&D center if you want to come see it in person, although we have added fiberglass fenders since the video shoot. This kit is...
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    Special Thanks to truck 210 for going backwards on the course

    First, I was in Loreto waiting to get into a truck that never showed up, so my understanding is based on hearsay. I know that my brother Nick was driving at the time, and Chris Livingston was his navigator. I reached out on facebook to apologize to Steve on behalf of our team for what...
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    Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's 1984 PPI Toyota SR5 restoration

    Making great progress Rory!
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    New Toyota based Pro Comp Raptor killer!

    One of my regrets is that I couldn't convince our management back then to move that orange long travel Tundra into production. Then Toyota would have beaten the Raptor to market and everyone would be calling the Raptor a copy. The original point of this thread is whether you like the F150 or...
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    New Toyota based Pro Comp Raptor killer!

    I don't work for Toyota/TRD anymore, I'm now Director of Engineering for Transamerican Manufacturing Group, the parent company of Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, Smittybilt, Poison Spyder Customs, Trailmaster, G2 Gear & Axle, and LRG wheels. The last project I worked on at Toyota was the 2017 TRDpro...
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    New Toyota based Pro Comp Raptor killer!

    For those of us who use our trucks to get to work and then to chase or prerun on the weekends, it works awesome. It's the only long travel suspension system (other than Raptor) that has passed FMVSS testing to make sure that the vehicle safety systems still work. This testing is expensive, but...
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    New Toyota based Pro Comp Raptor killer!

    Randy, it depends on what you're trying to do - we're trying to make a complete performance package that works as well or better than a Raptor both on and off road at a much lower total cost. It's not a race truck; it has rubber bushings and high-angle, heavy duty ball joints rather than...
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    Super Charged Trophy Truck?

    Supercharging is a much better choice for desert racing than either turbo or NA. Bottom end torque is king for coming off the corners.
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    Herbst/Smith fab SPEC TT/6100

    We are working out the details with both SCORE and BITD to accept this engine.
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    Herbst/Smith fab SPEC TT/6100

    Here's the video. Mitch Pederson from MPTuning calibrated the engine using an AEM Series II ECU at Nogrady Racing Engines Dyno in Temecula.
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    Herbst/Smith fab SPEC TT/6100

    Sorry, here's the pic. There's a video too if I can find it. Motor is back at Herbst now to get put into the chassis so they can make headers, etc.
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    Herbst/Smith fab SPEC TT/6100

    Looking Good boys! Craig cranked out this design in record time. JT and Jason also built the Stock Full Tundra we raced in the Baja 1000 last year, they are true artists. Long Beach Racers is doing the engine for this vehicle as well as our own 6100 Truck, which due to time and budget...
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    Long Beach Racers Spec Engine Tundra Trophy Truck Build

    Jake Velasco from SCORE approved the Toyota 5.7V8 engine and AEM ECU for Spec-TT under the condition that we allow them to observe the truck on the dyno so they can confirm the actual power numbers to ensure a level playing field, which we believe is fair. Our focus right now is on getting...
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    Long Beach Racers Spec Engine Tundra Trophy Truck Build

    Chassis is back at our shop and we are beginning the long process of mounting components. The rear end is in, rear brakes are installed, and we are building a mount for the fuel cell. www.LongBeachRacers.com
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    Long Beach Racers Spec Engine Tundra Trophy Truck Build

    Some more pics of the welding work that Sam did. Chassis is back in our shop so we can start mounting components and tabbing it out.
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    Long Beach Racers Spec Engine Tundra Trophy Truck Build

    You got that right! We're shooting for the same weight as our 7S truck (within a couple hundred pounds) with twice as much wheel travel and power. The chassis is completely tacked together now:
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    Long Beach Racers Spec Engine Tundra Trophy Truck Build

    We are planning to run 40 spline axles, since we will have 37" tires and we want to keep the total weight down and replacement cost reasonable. Somewhat concerned about this decision, but the weight and cost penalty to go up in axle diameter makes it worthwhile to start at 40 spline and test to...
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    Long Beach Racers Spec Engine Tundra Trophy Truck Build

    Our design values are simple, strong and light. Every decision we make is put through these three filters. This is nothing new, it's just a method to keep us from making things too complicated to service in the desert, reducing the final weight of the truck to the lowest practical number within...
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