good luck. what are you racing with? will you be racing in the thousand?
Thanks! I'm running a 2006 Tacoma, Camburg LT with Fox coilovers and 2.5" triple bypass up front and Giant Motorsports' 64" spring-under with Fox 3" 4-tube bypasses in the rear. Nothing crazy -- travel numbers are around 14"/18" front/rear.
I don't have the cash or time to run the 1000 this year but hope to in the next 1-2 years. A lot will depend on what I learn at Primm. There's not a lot of desert for testing here in NJ.
My original plan was to run 7sx, but after testing at Barstow last year when I got my cage tagged I realized 2 things: 1) I had no understanding of what was needed to keep a vehicle alive in the desert, and 2) 7sx is a rough ride.
I went to the 2008 1000 race as a spectator and checked out every vehicle entering the tech area, asked questions, took pictures, etc. The difference between what I understood the rules to be and what was being run in the race was surprising. Being geographically far makes it difficult to make last-minute changes to my build, so rather than push my luck I decided to go for the sportsman class. I can't get out to race often enough to justify being in a points class, and having the freedom to build a truck that'll work well both out there and through moderate crawling around here sounded like a better fit.
Ultimately, I'm in it for the experience. It's something most people never try so I decided to give it a shot. If it ends up being as addictive as it appears I wouldn't be opposed to moving off the east coast. I've got a lot of fun to have with this truck to justify the build cost!