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Old 04-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #41
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Why would you invest SO much and spend '3 years preparing the truck' and then leave all the stock suspension components? Aftermarket components that are SO much stronger are relatively cheap and readily available can be slapped on in no time at all and dramatically increase reliability for this sort of expedition. That coupled with the fact that they had not only NO spare tire/wheel on the truck but not even at base camp makes me wonder if these fellas had ever done anything like this at all. Pretty poor planning for taking 3 years IMO.
Kinda makes you wonder how much testing they did on the truck. If they had ran the truck through the dunes in California, they'd probably uncover a lot of the failures they saw in Antarctica.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #42
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If we could get a group together to do this I would totally be in. Mechanic or driver or shit I'll shovel the thing outta the snow if it gets stuck.
Considering how poorly they built the most important components of the truck and the fact that they missed that turn and lost as much time as they did I'm pretty certain we could do even better than they did.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #43
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Kinda makes you wonder how much testing they did on the truck. If they had ran the truck through the dunes in California, they'd probably uncover a lot of the failures they saw in Antarctica.
Yeah, I was amazed. With all that time they prepared how could they think that spacer lifts and stock suspension components were strong enough for what they were going to throw at that thing?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:59 PM   #44
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Well. They did make it.. And apparently smashed the record... I want to watch it.. Damn. You tube only has small clips.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #45
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I literally laughed when they were going through that big field and the driver's all
"Good thing we strengthened the suspension and all that stuff, otherwise we'd get stranded out here"
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #46
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I thought this looked familiar. The same company built the Hilux used a few years ago by Top Gear. Iirc, Clarkson trashed the front end on that truck, too.

http://youtu.be/WNkvASxfEWQ
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:46 AM   #49
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Thanks for digging that up. I remember it being a pretty good episode. I haven't seen the Discovery show yet, but I doubt it's as funny.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:21 AM   #50
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I literally laughed when they were going through that big field and the driver's all
"Good thing we strengthened the suspension and all that stuff, otherwise we'd get stranded out here"
how does a company that specializes in building polar vehicles over look the opportunity to strengthen and enhance the performance of the front end? I mean REALLY you would think they would have researched different set ups and have a good idea on shock usage. Maybe there is something we are missing here? They linked the rear end on coils but left the front pretty standard. Don't get why.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:32 AM   #51
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they went with standard body shocks too...

I guess it's jizzfreezingly cold out there, but if my shocks get too hot to touch after a few hours of trail riding, I wonder how shit their shocks were after 40 hours
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:07 AM   #52
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I didn't watch it.... but it almost sounds like that other show "One Car too Far" - was nothing more than a big jeep commercial. The only good thing about it was - they used a 10 year old jeep with only a slight lift and bigger tires.

This show?? One big Toyota commercial??

Someone else already mentioned it.... Who's the dumbass who jumps a truck with stock suspension on it? What appears to be a fully modified truck - isn't as modified as it should've been. Did someone run out of budget?

Looks neat.... will have to DVR it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #53
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how does a company that specializes in building polar vehicles over look the opportunity to strengthen and enhance the performance of the front end? I mean REALLY you would think they would have researched different set ups and have a good idea on shock usage. Maybe there is something we are missing here? They linked the rear end on coils but left the front pretty standard. Don't get why.

Maybe the private party that ordered the truck didn't think they needed it??
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #54
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I didn't watch it.... but it almost sounds like that other show "One Car too Far" - was nothing more than a big jeep commercial. The only good thing about it was - they used a 10 year old jeep with only a slight lift and bigger tires.

This show?? One big Toyota commercial??

Someone else already mentioned it.... Who's the dumbass who jumps a truck with stock suspension on it? What appears to be a fully modified truck - isn't as modified as it should've been. Did someone run out of budget?

Looks neat.... will have to DVR it.
That's on par with Top Gear USA. Complete suck.
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That's on par with Top Gear USA. Complete suck.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:33 PM   #56
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #57
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I literally laughed when they were going through that big field and the driver's all
"Good thing we strengthened the suspension and all that stuff, otherwise we'd get stranded out here"
someone got butthurt at this? haha
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #58
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Maybe it was the guy that built the red shocks.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #59
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Watching the two episodes now. Apparently someone told the ex-Lotus engineer the stock front end was "bomb-proof"
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I forgot about the team member that came on before, can't find that thread.

I remember aaron going to their facebook calling them stupid for not gusseting anything before the run too
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