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In what is the shortest turnaround of Best In The Desert's racing season, racers only have 41 days between the end of the longest race of the year (Vegas to Reno) and this weekends Vegas 300. This gives teams precious little time to repair all the damage done during the longest offroad race in the United States. Fortunately Team Xterra Racing's vehicle made it through V2R with only minor damage and is back and ready to rock and roll.

Last years Las Vegas 300 brought with it some heavy rains, course rerouting and a grand prix finish which kept the XterraRacer from finishing any more than a single lap around the course...

This year, sitting third in the 3100 class standings, the XterraRacer hopes to close the gap on Mike Falkosky's Explorer and Rod Hall's H3 teams.

Being home in NH again for this race (after chasing and co-driving during V2R) I will be providing updates beginning on Friday 10/5 during contingency and the race itself on Saturday 10/6 on not only the XterraRacer but the entire 3100 class as I maintain contact with our pit crew and chase teams throughout the day. You can follow along on our home forum at: TXR Forum... and can watch the gps tracking of the race at Race The World as the #3112 XterraRacer goes for three laps around the 82 mile course...

As always we want to thank our sponsors for helping us make our desert dreams a reality and this includes Nissan, Goodyear, Fox Shocks, PIAA, National Springs, DJ Safety, SpeedHut, Evco, XOC, CWI Hosting, LMR, Motografx, Double D Bolt and Champion Motorsports.





 

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Love the pics, guys. That's one amazingly built truck. We're all keeping our fingers crossed for you in the upcoming race.

P.S. Where can we get more info on your front suspension set up. I've seen a few pics on the site, and you're running longer shocks through the coil bucket (or more appropriately, through where the coil bucket used to be) and up through the UCA where it ties into a cage?

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What kind of angles are you running your CV shafts at, and how much abuse have they taken? The amount of lift you're getting in the front seems insane. I'm guessing that the front diff is still in the stock location...
 

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Class rules keep us to 9" of front travel. If you remove the factory shock and cycle your suspension, stop to stop you have 9" of travel. So CV angle is stock, front diff is stock location. Heavier spring rate keeps it up high. I only run a 1" body lift with 33" tires.
There are good reasons behind the longer shock even though we only stroke a whole 5 1/2" of it. The reasons are kinda hard to explain. I will tell you this much, bigger shock = more oil = cooler operating temps.= more control.
 
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