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Something to talk about / I Really Hope Preservation Becomes A Trend In The Off-Road World
« Last post by FeedBot on Yesterday at 01:18:05 PM »
I Really Hope Preservation Becomes A Trend In The Off-Road World

The American southwest is heaven on Earth for off-road enthusiasts. There are  big tracts of different terrain types you can legally run 4x4s and motorbikes across, which is awesome. To help keep things that way, people running the Mint 400 are being proactive about preserving these kinds of places.

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"AP" General Discusion / Re: fuel mix and e85 mix calculators
« Last post by big dave on Yesterday at 12:54:25 PM »
fun little couple of pages to play with.
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Something to talk about / Peterhansel leads, Loeb out of Dakar Rally
« Last post by FeedBot on January 17, 2018, 07:54:22 AM »
Peterhansel leads, Loeb out of Dakar Rally


 
 

P 20180110 00447 newsThe 2018 Dakar Rally continues to take no prisoners with another high-profile driver retiring on Stage 5. After bike champion Sam Sunderland was forced to abandon on Tuesday, today it was the turn of nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb to drop out as the race intensified on a 400-mile plus special stage.


Peru has been a brutal start to the 2018 edition, and Thursday sees the remaining competitors take on high altitude on the way from Arequipa to La Paz in Bolivia.


For full detailed results, click HERE.


Car


Loeb set off first after winning on Tuesday but came to a standstill in the dunes just eight miles in. Despite getting going, he got stuck again and had to wait two hours for assistance before deciding to exit the race due to his co-driver Daniel Elena was in too much pain to start the second special after injuring his tailbone on the descent from a dune.


"There was a hole that I didn't see – we fell in on the front of the car with a big impact," explained Loeb. "It was very deep and impossible to get out. It is frustrating as we were in a good position."


Despite this major setback, the Peugeot team stayed on top with a masterful performance from 13-time champion Stephane Peterhansel (pictured), as he safely navigated the soft sand dunes to win the stage from Bernhard ten Brinke and extend his overall lead to 30 minutes from Carlos Sainz.


Bike


Joan Barreda was the man to beat, the Spaniard pulling out all the stops to recover a chunk of the time he lost on Stage 3.


Barreda dominated from the start to steal the stage in style, finishing 10 minutes ahead of Austrian Matthias Walkner, who consolidated third place overall on the Red Bull KTM Factory Team bike.


"A really hard day again with so many sand dunes," Walkner said. "I tried to not risk a lot as today was a day when you could lose a lot of time. Every day things are changing so quickly."


Quad


The big news of the day involved Russian contender Sergey Kariakin, who fell and broke his arm after 71 miles in. Nicolas Cavigliasso won the stage, but Ignacio Casale still tops the leaderboard by 40 minutes.


Trucks


Eduard Nikolaev recovered his composure to dominate the stage once again. The Russian survived an early scare, when he flipped his truck onto its side, to extend his lead over Federico Villagra by nearly one hour.

 
 

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Something to talk about / Meet America's New Hope For Domination In The World's Toughest Rally Race
« Last post by FeedBot on January 16, 2018, 03:15:54 AM »
Meet America's New Hope For Domination In The World's Toughest Rally Race

Three years ago I ran into Red Bull-backed off-road racer Bryce Menzies in a bar in Iquique, Chile. He was scouting the Dakar Rally- the 5,000-odd mile endurance challenge named after a place in Africa hosted by a French outfit in South America. Next year, he’s finally getting into the pilot’s seat of an X-Raid Mini.

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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Enemy's Busa Build
« Last post by Enemy on January 15, 2018, 10:17:09 PM »
Hey now, I updated a Binky episode!





Ok  ok.. I get some pics up.. shhesh
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The Pit Stop / Re: happy birthday fast
« Last post by fastcorvairs on January 15, 2018, 03:57:34 PM »
I was with my group.  I had been lagging behind with a newbe and missed a hill was backing down when I hit  the hole. 
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhaler ww
« Last post by dsrace on January 15, 2018, 11:24:55 AM »
$69k on sale new but $109k msrp. kind of funny how they do that on paper for financing lol but i hear ya! i was looking at a few used class 8's....300k miles in good shape for $18k with a sleeper.  but $69k is a lot for 2 or 3 times a year lol and that won't fit my rail! the patio door has to come out along with fireplace and entertainment center in bed room then 13'6" garage!  i asked the rep if they could add 2' overall and add that to the garage, remove the bed , its slide, patio door and tv/fireplace stand if one oredered new.....he called back and said nope they won't do it.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhaler ww
« Last post by fabr on January 15, 2018, 09:44:29 AM »
No fricken way. If I'm going to spend way,way,way  north of $100K not counting the new class 8  $$$$$$$ that would be needed to pull it since some old used thing would just be too redneck . WTH,what's a million+ for a baller ?  LMAO I'll just buy a house at the dunes and travel would have me staying at the finest 5 star hotels/motels for a lot less money AND be waited on hand and foot! . You know as well as I do that all travel trailers are built like crap and would only depreciate(fall apart) to nothing very quickly. I will say that if I won a $$$$$$$$$$lotto or had a very rich relative leave me many,many,many millions I might buy it tho just to have baller bragging rights. ;) ;D ;D That thing would look right at home at Dueces. :m
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"MSP" Member Project Logs / Re: zx12 turbo time
« Last post by Carlriddle on January 15, 2018, 08:10:04 AM »
Nothing beats working for hr, then shopping for 2 hrs to find the next piece.  Then waiting, lucky I have several projects going at same time like usual to fill the gaps.  But sprocket drive out, RPM reverse going in.  Motor back in, fitting some small parts, radiator moved oil cooler, intercooler up in.  Throttle bodies off to fab shop, hes making a plenum for me, since they don't exsist.  So a few pics cause we all like pics.



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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Enemy's Busa Build
« Last post by Carlriddle on January 15, 2018, 07:52:13 AM »
Yes I suck at updates, Enemy has too.   LMAO  I'll do some now....
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