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  • Franz
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    Been looking at side by side winches. Warn has one rated at 5500lbs. They say you need to double the weight of your vehicle and then some to determine the correct winch.

    https://www.warn.com/warn-industries-101150

    Nice clean unit should be able to mount in front of the fuel cell.

    Pat K
    Keymaster
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    That looks like a nice piece.

    We learned a lot in the 500. Looking forward to putting it to use for this monster of a race the 1000 is going to be.

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3653

    That race is coming quick…. I hope everything is in order… 😎   If I need to participate this time…  Let me know… 😎  If you don’t need me…  Thats fine too… 😎  😎

    Franz
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    I was looking at the 2017 Baja 1000 for when they opened pre run. The race was on nov. 15th and pre run was opened oct. 20th . That gives us 4 weekends before the race to pre run. I assume we’ll spend the last weekend prepping and traveling for the race.

    The new transaxle should be done any day. Engine is in the works.

    I have a few things I’d like to do on the car. The plan is to have it at the shop in a couple weeks. I think KB is planning a trip to drop it off and check out the vanagon.

     

    Pat K
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    Course files will be released this Sat 3pm pacific time at the off-road expo in Cali.

    BAJA!!!!!

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Few things that I have been thinking about.

    – winch

    – bigger battery

    – bigger alternator, more charging power

    – led amber and blue lights to replace H3 lights at rear

    – more driving lights mounted clean and close to bumper mounts

    – course note codriver dash light

    – move/angle lowrance navigation to the driver.

    – hard wire oil cooler fan on.

    – move helmet fresh air supply away from oil cooler (maybe get a unit that moves more air too)

    – move/straiten antennae mounting

    – stronger radio?

    – front skid plate upper beam/bumper bracket reinforcement.

    – more angle on the front skid plate (smash apron up as far as possible)

    – sun visors

    Franz
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    Course file is out:

     

    Franz
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    The first part looks the same.

    At mile 120 it dips off and connects to Mike’s road, is the only major difference I see until mile 180.

    Around check point 3 looks like some gnarly mountains.

    1000baja500baja

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    I have a feeling, this is going to be priority UNO very soon….  😎  We will be yelling BAJA all the time….. 😎

    Cole.. You have your team put together for this??

    Franz
    Keymaster
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    Brand new case to fix the old cracked one. No lifter noise, no leaks, not warped, and standard bearings.

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    New rhino case transaxle build. Class 11 rules. Thanks again to Eddie, Ross, and Kieth at Painter’s Grinding in Denver.

    DSCF0038

    Franz
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    We’re not ready for the baja 1000 on November 14th. Its a massive amount of terrain to cover that we are not familiar with. Knowing that we are a new/green team its going to take a few runs to get everything ironed out and working together smoothly. The 1000 is one of the hardest races in the world (48-60 hours racing, two all-nighters), we think its better to conquer the shorter SCORE baja races first. For this reason we have decided not to enter the baja 1000 this year.

    The plan is to hit 2019 hard. Go for more of a series/points race. This will give us more time and practice before getting involved in the 1000

    The 2019 schedule:

    San Felipe 250 April 3

    The Baja 500 May 29-June 2

    Lucerna Baja 400,  September 18-22.

    Baja 1000, November 19-24.

     

    Jb
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    Smart move boys!

    Pat K
    Keymaster
    Post count: 519

    Brown Cloud and KCW for the championship 2019!!!!

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    Yeah,,, I agree,,, I think it’s a good idea to compete in some shorter races before that brutal 1000!!!   Takes a load of stress off of Franz…  which makes me smile… 😎

    alykat
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    Post count: 178

    We’re not ready for the baja 1000 on November 14th. Its a massive amount of terrain to cover that we are not familiar with. Knowing that we are a new/green team its going to take a few runs to get everything ironed out and working together smoothly. The 1000 is one of the hardest races in the world (48-60 hours racing, two all-nighters), we think its better to conquer the shorter SCORE baja races first. For this reason we have decided not to enter the baja 1000 this year. The plan is to hit 2019 hard. Go for more of a series/points race. This will give us more time and practice before getting involved in the 1000 The 2019 schedule: San Felipe 250 April 3 The Baja 500 May 29-June 2 Lucerna Baja 400, September 18-22. Baja 1000, November 19-24.

     

    This sounds like smart thinking. Good plan.

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