6100, TTspec, T2, Baja Truck only thread

51rcr

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My truck is just a bunch of used junk. welding the frame now then back together.
What does everyone prefer for a skid plate? One piece, or removable pieces for trans access ect? what material do you prefer?
 

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Pretty sure our skid plates are 1/4” aluminum. We have 3 separate panels.

I just put a TM Designworks skid plates on my Honda 450x that’s thick plastic and it works really well. The plastic slides over rocks and does not grab like aluminum. would be interesting to either go all plastic or add plastic to the aluminum.

Mike
 

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My truck is just a bunch of used junk. welding the frame now then back together.
What does everyone prefer for a skid plate? One piece, or removable pieces for trans access ect? what material do you prefer?

I / We are building our first vehicle ( 6100 / TT Spec / Baja Truck ) and if there is one thing I've learned so far,.......there are both pros & cons to everything and multiple ways to reach a final assembly. ( the previous was definitely my disclaimer to the following )

We have opted for the "one piece" version.....with the thinking that a one piece plate would have greater capacity for contact / impact because it would "pull" ( from point of impact ) from a larger panel.......and........there would be less mounting bolts to contend with......the byproduct would be a slight weight savings.

In terms of transmission access.......our thinking is if the transmission "gives out" during an event, we would be so far out of contention ( NOT getting cocky and implying that we will be in contention ) that the little extra time it would take to remove a one piece panel vs a single center section to access the transmission would be the least of our concerns.

When the vehicle is in the "prep" stages, the time it takes to fiddle with a one piece panel is moot.......so.......we opted for a one piece panel for the reasons listed above.

Regarding material.....we chose 7075 T-6 due to it's properties & application.

Stay healthy & "bug-free" !!
 

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Some video for This Friday Baja 500 2019 TT & Spec


 

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Looking good buddy!
 

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Pretty sure our skid plates are 1/4” aluminum. We have 3 separate panels.

I just put a TM Designworks skid plates on my Honda 450x that’s thick plastic and it works really well. The plastic slides over rocks and does not grab like aluminum. would be interesting to either go all plastic or add plastic to the aluminum.

Mike
Plastic burns.
 

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Haha good point. But I wonder if it was under the aluminum panels if it would ever be burned?

but we are not going to experiment any more on our truck. Haha. Although I say that as we have the truck torn apart doing some mods while it’s getting prepped. We can’t just leave good enough alone.


Mike
 

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LOL I was blown away by that guy that close. I showed my kids and my wife that part of the video as I thought it was so crazy. I get the feeling these guys have no idea how sketch these dirt roads can be at speed. I bet if they ever drove a truck like this they would never get that close. haha

Mike
 

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New Air filter going into our truck. The one on the right is what we had, the one on the left is bigger LOL

Pretty excited about our new intake and filter system. Can't wait to get it on the dyno. We are machining a custom Velocity stack that goes in the filter for better flow and transition to the 4" intake tube.

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Need to find the big filter that has the pleating of the small filter. size isnt everything.
 

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Need to find the big filter that has the pleating of the small filter. size isnt everything.

you are right the small pleating Does flow better. Oiled gauze is the best flowing media, paper being the worst and synthetic media in between. The more surface area you have the better it flows as your not pulling as much thru the media and have lower velocity.
Oiled gauze also allows the most dirt thru. Paper and synthetic are better at filtering which means they both get clogged faster.

after all our testing on the dyno and research I believe Synthetic is the best over all choice if you have enough surface area.

what you can’t see in this photo is the larger filters pleats are 3x the depth of the smaller filters pleats. If you were to spread these filters out flat the larger one has 12x the surface of the smaller one.

that being said this is all a guess as we have not ran the new Slarger filter yet. Testing and ultimately the first race will tell us if we are right.

We are adding a MAP sensor in the filter so we can see if we create a vacuum at any time in the race or testing.

I try new things but we test and verify everything we do. Data matters.

the intake tube and velocity stack we are using will for sure be the best it can be. I think we will pick up at least 10hp from the tube and velocity stack alone.

hopefully we do not get less flow and less power with this larger new filter. It can’t flow better than our oiled gauze but it can flow worse. If it flows as good as it should then it will give us more flow at the end of the race as it can take more dust load.
Mike
 

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At first I was against the new rules but now I get it....the underdrive makes some amazing torque
 

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