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is your taco "baja 500" ready?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ozmon420, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    ozmon420

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    was wondering if any of the taco here on tw r "baja 500" ready? is it possible?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Too few to list. 10 4runner SR5 4x4- 09 Pre-Runner TRD-OR AC- 14 Prius Two- 08 xB
    You mean like this?

    [​IMG]

    This is a dealer Baja 500 attempt.
    Demello Front and Rear Bumpers
    Demollo Rock sliders and skid plates
    King front coils and rear shocks
    TRD wheels with BFG 275/70/16 All terrains

    Yours for only $37k!

    Btw, its a prerunner off road pkg.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    imsikotic

    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

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    MonkeyProof and maybe BajaMoon are the closest ones I've seen so far.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    martie

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    mjp2's is damn close right now.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    Mine has passed SCORE tech and has the cage tagged.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Now all you have to do is get them to certify the horses who pull it.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    The horses are for rock crawling and northeast 'wheeling. It gets hot in the desert -- I use camels for competition. :p
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    Damn MJP2 I just looked at your pis. I didn't realize yours was that build. Very nice!!! Im impressed.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    mjp2

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    Thanks. It's wrapping up this week. I have the front suspension on but need to have custom shock hoops fabricated to fit the secondary bypass shocks. Those will be tied together into an engine cage.

    The rear of the cage is also being modified to incorporate upper hoops for the rear shocks coming through the bed. If all goes well it'll be done Thursday so I can do some low-speed rock-crawler testing this weekend to look for binding and interference. That'll give me time to fix any issues before leaving for the Primm race. :)

    The gee-whiz stuff is going in this week too. Fresh-air breather kit to feed filtered air directly into the helmets, in-truck intercom to communicate between driver and navigator, race radio, etc.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Quite possibly, someday...
    Yea mjp2 and monkeyproof seem pretty close to it...
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

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    Put the keyboard and mouse down and step away from TW slowly. Get your ass to work!!!! LOL :D
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    FYI for those interested, suspension stuff aside, the bare minimum required for all classes is:

    . Minimum 6-point rollcage with all joints gusseted
    . 5-point harnesses
    . Approved racing fuel cell with internal bladder and baffling (no fuel tanks)
    . Rear dust light tied to ignition. Vehicle must not be capable of moving without the light on.
    . Driveshaft hoop
    . Front and rear bumpers capable of sustaining impact. (bump = horn)
    . Window nets
    . Basic in-truck stuff: food and water for long-course races, flares, jack, first-aid kit, fire extinguishers, and all the other stuff that everyone should carry with them anyway.

    Wheel travel, track width, wheelbase, fenders, engine modifications, tire size, etc. are dependent on specific class rules.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    niece truck thats sick. so when are you going to race?
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    Intercom? I would think that you could hear Martie yelling at you at any speed.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    I'm actually pretty quiet :p
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    But apparently you hear everything.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    September 12th is the Primm 300. Gotta build up to the Baja 500 and/or 1000. I broke my suspension in half testing at Barstow last year and don't want a repeat in an actual race.

    Also have to save up cash. Entrant's fee for the 1000 was around $3400 last time I checked, and that doesn't include cost of the vehicle itself, transportation, fuel, lodging, or anything else.

    Rules state that windows are down if not completely removed. Between wind noise, engine noise, other vehicles, earplugs, AND helmets, there's no hearing anybody in that cab.
     
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