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Old 11-29-2011, 11:42 AM
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Top Truck Challenge - has anyone done it or know much about it?

Anyone know about this? I wonder how the old Honcho would fare?

http://blogs.fourwheeler.com/6759415...012/index.html
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:40 PM
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I know they held it locally in Hollister ca. 4 wheeler sent me a free dvd of it a few years back. Looked pretty cool.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:00 PM
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A member of our club was in it in it last year (yellow samurai buggy). I'm not sure if they had the two classes (truck/buggy) for that one. He says it was definately the experience of a life time. Plan on breaking lots of stuff.

I say go for it. I'll vote for you.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:18 PM
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:48 PM
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Oh wow. His hood is very similar to mine.

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
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From everything I've seen, you better have 54in+ tires, 500+ horse power, and a rock solid drivetrain to even run the courses. This is a pretty brutal competition, but if that's the kind of wheeling you're into, I say go for it! I'm sure it would be an awesome experience no matter what happened.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:09 PM
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From everything I've seen, you better have 54in+ tires, 500+ horse power, and a rock solid drivetrain to even run the courses. This is a pretty brutal competition, but if that's the kind of wheeling you're into, I say go for it! I'm sure it would be an awesome experience no matter what happened.

Yeah, that's what I'm seeing.

No, that is NOT my kind of 'wheeling. I way, way, way overbuilt my J10 for the type of 'wheeling I do. I prefer to 'cruise around and enjoy the scenery while comfortably driving a big 'ole truck over all the fun stuff!
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:21 PM
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No, that is NOT my kind of 'wheeling. I way, way, way overbuilt my J10 for the type of 'wheeling I do. I prefer to 'cruise around and enjoy the scenery while comfortably driving a big 'ole truck over all the fun stuff!

That's what I kind of figured. I am right there with you.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:01 PM
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I have a couple of their dvds. Look at the winners last few years, most not running anything bigger than 44"s.

Better be confident your drive train will hold up. In the full videos I have the most common failure was drive shafts, lots of them!! Some axle parts, and an engine or two. One year the guys that won crossed the finish of the tank trap on starting fluid after the fuel pump took a dump 50-100' short.

Most of the video highlights are on you-tube.

On a more personal note,
NO BLAKE, YOU CANT DO IT!!!!

I want to be the first one to finish both (TTC and UA)events.
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Oh, wait, yours actually runs.

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Old 11-29-2011, 11:25 PM
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There have been a few FSJ's enter. The last one was running 46's. He did quite well really. But the course last year was really more suited to buggies with 54's and bigger. It was kind of annoying.

Years ago a well big rig on 37's could do justa bout everything. And its not that you could not do it now with that, its just that its very hard to compete against buggies with a full bodied rig.

I REALLY think buggies should be outlawed. It used to be street legal only. But that rule got tossed.

And personally, I would never run a vehicle I own through the tank trap with water in it. In the dry its not really that bad. Still requires a well built rig. But with the water... no way.

But if you ever want to wheel in Hollister, let me know
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:32 PM
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Be prepared to buy hundreds of magazines to vote yourself in! Apparently that's the most common method since they only accept clipped out votes. Buddy of mine was going for it here and the WalMart and Barnes and Nobles people said some guy came in right when they were unloading periodicals and would buy everyone he could vote in... sounds like a second job to me!
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:40 PM
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Thats funny, I didnt think of buying your way in. I no longer subscribe to 4 wheeler, but when I did I never voted. I just kinda thought that they used some internet info Guess i was wrong.

But im still A fan And if they do an online vote. You got my vote
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:55 PM
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After watching some TTC videos and thinking it over, I'm not gonna enter. Not that I would have a chance to win anyway.

I really like my J10 and wanna keep it somewhat nice and drivable. I don't wanna take it out and tear it up just for the sake of getting some magazine shots.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:56 PM
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On a more personal note,
NO BLAKE, YOU CANT DO IT!!!!

I want to be the first one to finish both (TTC and UA)events.
LOL



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LOL - I didn't know that.





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Old 11-30-2011, 10:07 PM
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Yea, been on my mind for a long time. This thread made me realize how long it has been since I kept up with TTC though. It has changed considerably in the last couple years. Dont look like I'll be trying that either.

Right now I'd just be happy to have Butt Ugly DRIVABLE.

Maybe by next fall, I hope.

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:10 PM
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In the magazine for the last TTC they said next year they are going to invite all the previous 20 years winners back for a show down. Seems like it could be interesting to see/read about.
So if you do decide to enter you will have to shoot for 2013.

Edit:
sorry I just looked at the website, I guess they are accepting votes for people who want to compete against the past champions.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:45 PM
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There is an IFJSA member named Hooptiebuilder (Nate) who did the UA in 2006 in his 73 Waggy. I've wheeled with him before, it was a bad arse rig. He sold it a few years later and I don't think he logs into ISFSJA anymore.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/2006ult...eer/index.html

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Old 12-01-2011, 05:10 PM
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There is an IFJSA member named Hooptiebuilder (Nate) who did the UA in 2006 in his 73 Waggy. I've wheeled with him before, it was a bad arse rig. He sold it a few years later and I don't think he logs into ISFSJA anymore.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/2006ult...eer/index.html


This is an awesome rig! Do you know if there is a build thread floating around for this one?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:47 PM
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This is an awesome rig! Do you know if there is a build thread floating around for this one?

I dont think so, Nate wasn't much of an online person.
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