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  1. Looking very good John Ummm lorry arches & Iroks brings back memorys Cant remember which where worst to live with racing slicks or constant rebolting Sounds lovely though mate
  2. Hi All, Dont know if any of you know about this comp this weekend it promoted as 1st UK US style rock race with band etc etc & its only in Battle area! http://www.british-dirt.co.uk/
  3. UMMMM very sexy how much Simon send me 12 please
  4. UMMMMM SpiderTax axles with Moly tubes & Pro-knuckes & D&G portals Or a set of Landrover 101 axles with ARB front ,detroit rear with fab work & diif skimmed to give anothe 7/8" clearance £4k !!! 1 1/2" shafts 7 i never even scratched the axles with 42s & 300hp add another £3k & fit disc brakes . complete set of cvs & shafts brand new where £200 not that i ever even changed a wheel bearing in 3 years!
  5. Havnt got a problem with electronics my Ls has an after market loom & fully mappable ECU that we fitted .Along with 2 GPS a tablet & 3 trip computers .I have a plug & play module to diagnose problems from my laptop . But why the fcuk would you want to get that involved with a diesel is all i am saying unless you are talking 5-6oo hp diesels with propane & NOZ etc
  6. Im out of the Dark ages & live in the real world with things that work & are reliable Dont care what you say unless you have full BMW or VW technical support along with you i would never take a tweaked BMW ,VW etc engined truck to a 10 day comp acroos the other side of Europe! Foreget about the cost of buying either it would be the setting up costs to put a big modern diesel in a buggy. I looked seriously & even went to the US to see the Duramax twin turbo diesels & came back blown away by the power etc but scared ****less by the wiring & computers Spoke to VW Uk race team guys about a V10 diesel & they laughed & said good luck making that work in anything other than a VW !! Not saying it cant be done but i thought the idea of running an oil burner was reliability & running costs. As to why you would want 600hp in a challenge truck . I have around 450hp fine with 44s in mid range box but it wont spinn up all 4 in high 3rd or 4th 1km of bog in med box 4th gear is cool but 1kn in high box 4th would be better seriously too much power means at least you have it when needed & when not the engine isnt being stressed Drive my Buggy & tell me it doesnt need more power??
  7. Yer & ive got a 15" **** but that wont squeeze in my ride either
  8. Maybe but what does a 500hp Diesel Brand new cost & for that matter weigh!!!!! Mind you dontvknow why i am sticking up for V8s when my blew a ring getting it of the trailer at Billing today Mind you nothing a nice new LS7 wont help chear me up UMMMMMMMMMMMM 600hp with a little playing or maybe LS9 Super charged tinkered with 900hp all for about £18k Diesel 900HP ?????
  9. Wooooh this is an exiting tread Why not just wind the elastic band up a little more But seriously what is everone trying to achieve???? All the guys we race against have tuned tweaked etc TD5s or TDIs & to be honest on a average say 70km race day they burn around 1/3 less fuel than the Big V8s with a lot less power ! How much does it cost to modify these diesels to get 1/2 the power we get from the V8s ??
  10. Well thanks chaps that have signed up for next years Comp Spoke to Mr T today & really we are already there with enough of a deposit with what got sent today He is going to comfirm that he can get the site for the last weekend of January & that will be it Please can i start to have sensible suggestions of what you would like via email peter@whitmanbevis.co.uk What i will also try to do is tap up some sponsors to give prizes as well ;)love ya LIZ & Jimbo Would like to point out entries are still open & will be for months yet for ANY vehicle the only rules are no winning it will be Extreme Not bad that took what 2 1/2 weeks to sort well done guys thanks Right started to get some sponsors to chip in to help out with prizes etc. So far we have confirmed X-Eng Simon will donate 2 ground Anchors. Frog Island {Dan Elis} 2 Super Winch LP 8500s Ruftracks {Andy T} will chip in TBC Whitman Bevis Ltd Advertising banner for prize giving & Podium. Television X {cant say yet!!} As some may or may not know the event once we have reached 12 teams the rest of the entry money goes to charity. So what i am proposing is that if we get enough sponsor prizes for 1st , 2nd ,3rd then 1 special prize After that we will have a charity auction on the saturday for the charity so come on guys chip in
  11. Just Confirmed the more teams enter the entry fee will drop Obviously deposits refundable!
  12. Right Mr T has just rung me & ask {as obviously i am the best }to be the drivers representative for the proposed 2011 Pheonix Heavy. Date end January 2011 Cost per vehicle {teams of 2} £350 .minimum of 8 teams required or cost will go up to cover £5600 if thats what we all want? Vehicle requirements. 1. Minimum 38" tyres. 2. Any axles. 3. Minimum of 3 winches. 4. Fridge. 5. Truck nutts. 6. Naked photo of Fluffer on all trucks He is more than happy to arrange an event for us but with a few conditions. In order of priority as i see it !! 1. He receives a deposit of £100 per vehicle by the end of August 2010 {Andy please post payment & address details}.Until he receives the required amount no more will be arranged. 2. We all seemed in earlier posts to agree of a date around end of January 2011 is this ok to most as if i say all that will never happen. Excuses of weather are not an excuse!!! yes you Rob. 3. Then in the meantime can we have suggestions from ONLY those who have sent deposits & Mr T {can you keep us informed on that please!} or who will definatley go To what type of event you would all like. I will start 1. Any winging minus 1 section! 2. The organisers decision on any cheating or rule twisting not deamed as in the spirit of the event minus whatever they think!! 3. Friday night has a night section approx 2hrs obviously a bit tamer than the daytime. 4.No pointless deep bogs yes mud but not stupid !! 5. The longer the sections the better. 6. Punches during section to ensure that all get to required points. 7. Compulsory break i think is good & must be back at check point no excuses including break downs!! 8. Support crews allowed on site but only in pit area can leave to help team but team will get a penalty?? 9. No special tasks etc. 10.Compulsory 10 pints saturday night !! Lastly just encase ive not made it clear apart from deposit & cost bit all rules & format are for all to agree / suggest to Andy T then it will be up to him to decide As Captain Picard says make it so Please post replies on Devoon Forum if possible
  13. Cant see what the fuss was over that little hole Thanks for all for a fun few hours managed to find a few more small issues with the truck hopefuly thats it now for Croatia
  14. Ill be there testing Buggy ready for Croatia
  15. Hi All, The Argyll / Tay / Pheonix has as many know been watered down to standard trucks . They have said they will run a proto event if they get enough enquiries. Please email Colin or Richard or go on D4x4 web site & put your name up please or it will never happen. Thanks Peter
  16. 2 Twin Motor Gigglepin winches & a centre winch ,spot lights etc etc 1 12v 1 24v Shall i go on ???
  17. Hummeer H1 drop boxes boled on ??? Seem to be doing it in the US
  18. Mate run 24v through it as well :} pumped my 44 up in about 1 min from flat OOOOPS forgot front supply is 24v hose got quite hot though!!!
  19. What are your views on !! Stole the wifes Hummer to go to work {she was well happy i left her the Mitsubishi lol}. Outside our site a neighbour that is always moaning about noise & deliveries etc asked me to tow his Toyota Hybrid out with my Hummer lol I explained if i did then surley the extra fuel i would use to pull him out woul create more C02 thus next year the weather would be worse !! So really i would be doing him a favour if i left him surely?? Got a funny look from him but still snatched him out with a webbing strap !!!! sounded good from my cab lol
  20. Whats with the us & them bit over a badge you sad **** its just down to the thwack in the truck not what make it is!!
  21. I run without a thermostat or impellor & thats what all the race guys & manufacturer advise. cant see why you would not want to circulate the water all the time if you dont you will boil the water in the block etc surely ??
  22. Skill & how much you care about winning My mate who is self proclaimed "crew Chief" {crew of 1 } flipped when we fitted the fridge & steroe to the Buggy . "Race car mate Race Car!! what the F**k do you want a fridge in it for WEIGHT WEIGHT" Personally we do try as hard as we can to do well but at the end of the day it is for fun ,i get enough stress & SH*T at work to take it all too serious . I can see though why some teams get stressed about results etc as there buisiness /sponsorship relys on them proforming well. We also dont help that situation by turning up having a laugh / taking the tiddle & doing reasonably well at the same time Lets hope not too much money gets in the sport or it will change all that. One of my foremen race World Rally cars {£300k Build costplus support!!!} he apparantly will never win as on every comp if he does well the BIG BOYS will lodge a official complaint at £300-500 a time & he has to pay equivalent to defend it .So he just takes it up the ass & looses. Wonder what it was like in Portugal with a big prize fund at the camp at night ?? Manby is a really fun event with £1k cash prize & you would be surprised with some of the comments all over £1k & that is between "friends" so to speak Imagine what it must be like in the STates with $100k plus prizes
  23. The winch i wanted really was the type fitted on the Armoured personel carriers that fire out the ground anchor winch up to it then automatically disengage Imagine that " yep we did Ladoga but had to get out the truck twice to re-fuel "
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