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  1. fordnut

    Anybody else have problems at the Grand Sierra Resort?

    Last year we had a great time, but this year we had all kinds of issues. Many of our team members reservations were goofed up and only booked in for Saturday night. We thought we got it straightened out, but one of our guys went to his room on Saturday afternoon and couldn't get in. Security...
  2. fordnut

    Best coating for a raw steel roll cage?

    What are you guys using to protect your roll cages from rust? Our car is a Lothringer Class 1600 that we have been using Scotchbrite and WD-40 on, but we are looking for something that will hold up a little longer. It got a little rusty at this years 1000. I have heard of using lindseed oil...
  3. fordnut

    Good article about SCORE's race rescue

    I work race rescue at the some of the SCORE races. One of my buddies that works race rescue with me advised me about this article. It's a pretty good read and gives you some insight into what we do. Check it out! http://www.jems.com/article/ems-special-operations/ems-providers-care-orv-racers
  4. fordnut

    Off-roaders give envirowackos the right to close us out of our land.

    This was just a thought going through my head today. How many of my fellow off-roaders served in the military, are serving or know an off-roader who served? I served and I know many of you have. How many environmentalists do you know who have served? I would guess to say not many. This...
  5. fordnut

    Is Ford gonna run a turbo truck in the 1000?

    Just read this interesting bit of info. Are they putting it in a Raptor? Extreme Testing of the new 2011 F-150 EcoBoost Truck Engine Baja 1000 After towing on the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the same EcoBoost engine will be dropped in an F-150 off-road race truck and challenge...
  6. fordnut

    Stupid Nissan commercial

    Has anybody seen the new Nissan commercial promoting their green cars and tough trucks? During the commercial it had a shot of a Nissan CORR truck jumping and the narrator saying something about their tough trucks. I wonder if Nissan had not pulled out, would CORR still be around? The...
  7. fordnut

    Don't support those who support closing off road areas!

    I'm sure this has been covered before, but I could not find the thread. Please do not buy products from companies who support the closing of off road areas. I am hoping to put a list together of companies that support groups like Sierra Club who want these areas closed. Here are just a few of...
  8. fordnut

    Which truck is a better starting point.

    I'm thinking about my next project. I want to build a solid pre runner. I thought I wanted to build up a 92-96 F150 super cab 4x4. I like the TTB and am a fan of the Windsor engines. I have been thinking lately that a 99 and up F150 4x4 might be the way to go. Are the a-arm trucks that much...
  9. fordnut

    Ford Raptor XT Race Truck $100K

    F-150 SVT RAPTOR MOST POWERFUL HALF-TON AVAILABLE, NOW EVEN MORE CAPABLE OFF-ROAD * The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor with an available all-new 6.2-liter V-8 engine produces 411 horsepower and 434 ft.-lb. of torque, making it the most powerful half-ton truck on the market today *...
  10. fordnut

    Best website for buying prerunner parts?

    I know there are a lot of good websites out there for buying parts for prerunner trucks, but it seems like you have to buy shocks at one place, suspension at another, fiberglass somewhere else and so on. Is there a website out there that covers it all or comes close? Please don't say Four...
  11. fordnut

    Does this mean the 1000 is cancelled?!?

    Is Mexico going to keep Americans from attending the 1000? http://www.break.com/index/mexico-builds-border-wall-to-keep-out-us.html
  12. fordnut

    Shocks on foreign buggies

    I was just wondering why some of the buggies I have seen in videos of races in New Zealand and Australia have extremely long front shocks. Some of the shocks seem to be mounted at really odd angles. Any reason or benefit?
  13. fordnut

    Four Americans murdered in Tijuana

    This really sucks to read about. Four who went to party in Tijuana found dead By Sandra Dibble Union-Tribune Staff Writer, Pauline Repard Union-Tribune Staff Writer Originally published 10:29 p.m. May 13, 2009, updated 12:07 a.m., May 14, 2009 TIJUANA – Authorities are investigating...
  14. fordnut

    Ford Raptor $38,995

    Ford released the price of the SVT Raptor today on Sopwithmotorsports at the Terribles 250! http://www.sopwithmotorsports.com/live/
  15. fordnut

    Cool Ford Raptor website

    I thought it was a pretty cool site and figured I would share it. http://www.fordvehicles.com/f150raptor/
  16. fordnut

    Tote bin recommendations

    Looking for some tote bins to throw in the back of my Super Duty to hold tools, supplies, medical equipment. Going to be working race rescue at the 250. The ones I have are a little flimsy. Had to drill holes and use zip ties to keep from losing the lids. Any recommendations on brands or...
  17. fordnut

    Lesson of the day, don't spectate on the ouside of turns

    Could have been worse! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgydn258vuI&feature=related
  18. fordnut

    Any good camping spots for V2R near Reno?

    My friends and I were planning on camping out somewhere near Reno next to the race course. Does anyone have suggestions or willing to divulge their favorite spot? We'll share our Tecate and Patron with ya!
  19. fordnut

    Correct way to give GPS position over radio?

    What is the correct way to give your GPS position over the radio so there is no confusion and you sound like you know what the hell you are doing?
  20. fordnut

    Any teams use FLIR?

    I wanted to know if any teams have tried or are using Forward Looking Infrared, AKA: nightvision. Is it legal to use? http://www.flir.com/US/
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