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Whatís the plan for the front suspension. I know a 1st gen ifs runner has raced a few times and finished.
Yes, most 1st gens that have raced in KOH were '85s with SAS, but I think Bailey Cole raced a torsion bar based IFS 1st gen. Per 4600 rules, you cannot change the type of suspension, which is why we decided on the 4th gen 4Runner. V8 Power with IFS Coilovers based front suspension - can't beat the combo.For the front, I can't go into details yet, but it'll be long travel and extremely strong IFS with 2.5" Coilovers with remote reservoirs in the front. More to come soon.
This is gonna be fun!!!
Update: I'm close to being finished with the DD - maybe 2-weeks left - then I can stop driving the 4th gen and the true tear-down begins. More updates below:In Process:- Front Suspension and Steering are being fabricated- Front RCV Front Axle Shafts are being engineered- Rear RockSolidToys 4-Link Suspension brackets are completed- Rear Currie RJ60 is being made (not sure if they have done gearing or not yet)- AEM Fuel System gauges (2) likely go in this weekStill working on:- URD MAF Calibrator in the mail - Fiberwerx Fenders in the mail- PRP Seats being ordered- Locking down sponsors for Armor and Tires- Lock down fuel cell dimensions and dual-pump systemI'm also struggling to find reasonably priced 4th gen salvage doors shells (4) and lift gate to gut. If anyone knows of any in the Southeast, PM me!
do you have any Keystone/LKQ vendors around? thats what my shop uses for used parts.damn im hella stoked to see this thing transform
Thanks. Never heard of Keystone before, but there are 2 within an hour or so from me. Looks like a standard parts store though?Also looked at LKQ - their pricing is similar to what I've seen before - $500ish a door, which feels really high to me for a shell. There are some cheaper on Ebay including shipping, which doesn't make sense...I've already called 10+/- salvage yards. One had the 4 doors, but wanted $$$.
What are the door shells for? Why not just gut the doors on there now?
As far as tires go you canít go wrong with BFG. They have a big presence in the off road scense and had good support at KOH as well as Nitto. Both have proven tires out there. Also remember donít air down that low out there you will kill tires
Btw Zippo and I have pretty much confirmed going to koh next year and not are down to help in the remote pits
Great to hear you'll both be at KOH 2019! I look forward to meeting you there. I'm hoping you meant "now" instead of "not" above - if so, we can definitely use you both in the pits both before and during the race!
Update:3) The Salvage doors arrive on Wed. Then I'll check out the internal bracing and see how much more we want to cut. I'm hoping they are really light in already gutted condition.
Generally they come fully dressed when coming from salvage companies
Stock 2016 V8 MPG is 17/20. Cut that in half for race conditions and power modifications we've done. Maybe 8-10 MPG. 5 MPG worst case scenario.- 10 MPG and 22 Gal = 220 Miles- 5 MPG and 22 Gal = 110 Miles- 10 MPG and 32 Gal = 320 Miles- 5 MPG and 32 Gal = 160 Miles2018 KOH Total Distance:4400 = 202 Miles4500 / 4800 = 136 Miles4600 = 124 Miles (us)Given the Main and Remote Pits - Even at 5 MPG I don't see how I need more than a 22 Gal cell right?If I ever get to race it at Baja, that's a great excuse to upgrade to 32 Gal.
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