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Top Truck Challenge Results

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Stephen, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Winner: Brian Waddell in the 72 Suburb (that's a shortened and bobbed suburban)
    2nd: Stephen Watson in the 82 K5
    3rd: Ferris M-something in the pink Ford Roadster

    From the sound of things, this is the closest to a tie for first there's been, but Brian didn't leave us any room to mess up, and we had a couple of mistakes. At least he's running a Doubler!

    We won't have official results until the magazine comes out, but they did tell us the top 3, and there were a few things that were obvious.
    Brian won the mud pit with the only full run, and I'm pretty sure he won the acceleration test. He also had a strong run in the Mini Rubicon and Obstacle course, and a good finish (actually finished) in the Tank Trap.
    We whupped some butt on the Mini Rubicon (no stops, no reverses, no spotter, and we think less than 4 minutes overall), won the obstacle course and engineering, did well in acceleration, and had strong finishes in everything else. I made some mental mistakes in the tank trap and we didn't do well at all in that.

    One really good note, we never had to work on anything (except a little mud in the throttle return springs one time), made no adjustments other than tire pressure and only had 5 miles on the truck at the start of the competition. We also stopped by Moab on the way back and ran Potato Salad, the Dump Bump and some of Hell's revenge. We could wash it and go run the competition again. Overall, the truck worked great.

    We'll be putting some pics of the Blazer and what few competition pics we have up on our website over the next few days. We didn't get a lot of shots at TTC due to the timeframe and the fact we were in it!
    We'll also be starting to catch up with your questions on the forum as we go. It's not going to be all at once, and I probably won't get to them all, but we can get started. Thanks for your patience over the last few months. We didn't bring home a win for the K5's, but we sure impressed a lot of folks with what a Blazer can do!

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.
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  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Congrats! Awesome truck and deifinately for 'go!'
    You showed that fullsize Chevys kick A$$.
    You should see my order sometime this week - Mike from Bent and Twisted will be calling it in. One of us will also be inquireing abot your cross-over steering for the D60.


    Dave

    "Visualize Whirled Peas"
     
  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Can't wait till the pictures are posted...[​IMG][​IMG]


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  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The fact that you ran the truck "As-Is" throughout the competiton and made no repairs tells volumes about the preparation of the vehicle. I think most people on this list would love to be able to say that they can run their rig offroad in those kind of conditions and never break down. [​IMG]

    I think that your fellow K5'ers are feeling awfully proud right now....!!

    -Greg72
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    That's awesome that you got to participate in TTC! Maybe one day I'll have enough money to put a truck together for that. Right now, I'm just happy with my truck at the local 4x4 competition.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  6. TheGeneral

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    Steve,
    Good to have you back and the fact that no carnage is why we buy and listen to you. Awesome to your whole crew.

    Joel


    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
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    Glad to hear things went well, did your dad go with you?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    How much for the green Jimmy? [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  9. grumpy

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    Blazer!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No, Jimmy!

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
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    It's ok grumpy . . . Wes likes to play with jimmies [​IMG] lol ! I love the sig wes! Took a while but I got [​IMG] !

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick !
     
  12. grumpy

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    Seen it , touched it rode in it. Blazer! [​IMG]
     
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    grumpy 1/2 ton status

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    I am really slow, give me a hint on the sig.
     
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    Are you "retarded" ? LOL! (thats your hint) keep tryin'! Dont worry took me a couple times too.
     
  15. grumpy

    grumpy 1/2 ton status

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    I got it now, I was not thinking in that direction before the hint.
     
  16. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Grumpy...its a Jimmy.

    Rene

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I WIN!!! Now pay up!!! I will also accept a check or money order for the amount of 50 billion dollars for the bet!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
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  18. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I just have a hard time telling people I'm going out to play with my Jimmy. It's fine usually, but a little unprofessional :-) And I got tired of trying to explain it to the uneducated. Hell, it was bad enough explaining that GM never made a bronco, aaaaarrrrggggg.

    To answer a farther up post, yes, Dad did go, he's pretty essential for events like this. He could find obscure parts on the darkside of the moon I think. And is religious about prep and inspection work. This was definitely not just my project. It would not have happened without Dad and my brother. It's nice being able to turn someone loose on an intricate project and know it'll be done right. and to work with someone patient enough to cycle the damn suspension 400 times and not complain!

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  19. SuperUnknown

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    Congradulations!!! Nice to see a fullsize kick some a$$.
    P.S. I just put my order in, maybe some day I'll have a rig like yours :)

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  20. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I hear the "playing with yer Jimmy" thing...but you should call it a Jim or a James! When they get that big and nasty nobody calls em a Jimmy anymore![​IMG]

    Rene...also playing with my Jimmy at every opportunity[​IMG]

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