The length between service on your buggy would easily work as the same interval on a 6100 truck that was driven and treated nicely like your car was. My truck is a TT that has been de-motored To 6100 but still runs all TT components. The LS goes 3k miles racing then breaks the timing chain, the gear works th400 and Tubeworks underdrive seem to be indestructible with 525 hp ls. I plan on running 2500 race miles plus 2500 play miles on a full prep. This is with no problems and fresh oils every time out.Good informative thread for us that aspire to move to 6100. Have been racing buggies since 07 when there is money and time to prep. I first took notice of the 6100 trucks on the Mint course a few years ago. Once we hit the big holes and real rough stuff, they would reel my older Class 1 in and go by. I was one of the last Class 1s still rocking 35's I think I either met you or some of your crew in the 2019 Mint 400 when you needed a spare power steering pump which you kindly rebuilt and sent back. I sold my Class 1 shortly before the madness started with the plan of taking a break from being team owner a few years to spend more time with my newest kiddo as prepping ate lots of time. The plan is (if I get another vehicle) to move to 6100 as the travel looks appealing. A few questions:
1) If you had 1-2 short races on your truck and were going to do a Baja 1000, what would driveline prep cost look like?
I ran an old Fields 3 speed in the Class 1 and if you talk to the trans builder you are supposed to send it in for prep after every race.... I prepped myself so didn't want to have to pull the engine after every race and found I could get 4-6 races out of it including 1 Baja 1000. Of course after that it would be trashed and I would pay the max for a rebuild. I think I once ran 2 Mint 400s, 1 Caliente 250, 300 prerun\test tune miles, and a Baja 1000 on the same build. To which the trans builder said "You did what?!?!?!?!??!?!!" That rebuild was something to the tune of $6500 plus shipping. With 35s I could hit 116 on the lake beds but that was bumping the rev limiter.
2) What do you prep\replace in the drive line for each race?
3) Hindsight is always crystal clear I know but....what are some things you learned and would do different looking back on the races you did in 6100?
I think everything else is pretty much the same as Class 1 costs in terms of shock prep, engine, electronics, etc. Thanks for starting the thread, good info here from several respected vets.