SiSOffRoad Forums  

Go Back   SiSOffRoad Forums > General > The Shenanigans Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2018, 12:21 AM   #1
DizzDizz
 
DizzDizz's Avatar
I shit myself!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NORTHBRANFORD,CT
Posts: 6,529
DizzDizz is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Our koh trip

We set out to race the 4600 class at koh this year. We finished the jeep the night before load up day. Zero testing except running it up and down the street. The motor was pre broke In at the engine shopso that was a relief. We got to the lake bed Friday and woke up and instantly started testing and tunning

We had tech Saturday night needless to say our attention to detail and following the rules paid off. We passed tech without having to come back to make any changes or revisions to the car.

We ran into an issue with our shock bodies being to long and entirely collapsing the shock before hitting bump Stop. We battled this all week, till speaking with bilstein on Monday, Tuesday Caleb drove 3 hours away to the bilstein headquarters to pick up 4 7100 shocks. We lowered the jeep down an inch and installed the new shocks. The jeep was instantly improved.

We battled a slight running issue with jeep shutting down randomly come to find out one of the fuel lines was loose and was scavenging air. As fuel pressure never dropped on the gauge it was difficult to diagnose.

Thursday morning we left the line 19th in the stock class and 129th out of the entire field. We had a very good 13 miles to pit 1a and we’re passing cars left and right. The first section was tough and abusive with small rock trails scattered through the high speed desert. Steve did a flawless job of navigating us through every turn and rock.

We pulled into pit 1 with Caleb instantly telling me to turn off the car. Unknown to us we had contacted the oil pan with the trac bar and caused the crank to wear a hole in it. The guys at pit dropped the track bar down and as Caleb patched the pan with jb weld rtv and Gorrila tape. All in all took half an hour. We then set back off keeping an eye on our oil pressure gauge.

We caught back up to a few cars that passed us in pit and made it to cougar butte, it was definitely different as there was no definite go this way basically like pulling into devils den go however you want. Once finding our way through we made it through no issue, no spotting and no wicnhcing needed

At race mile 41 our track bar snapped splitting a ruffstuff tube insert down the middle. Steve and myself ratchet strapped the track bar into place loosing 45 minutes. We drove 3 miles like that before it let go again. I drove the next five miles like that with no steering and battling our oil leak. Once to pit 1b we swapped the oil pan, and welded the track bar. As getting ready to head back out we were told the marine base is now closed and the car would be impounded if we went on the base to finish lap 1.

It wasn’t the outcome we had hoped for. We built a stock class car in 29 days, we workedday and night to finish it. We raced king of the hammers. We are racing the entire series this year and look forward to it. Time to rebuild what the hammers did and get it back to race ready.

All in all it was a great time and we can’t wait for next year. The 4677 of straight jacket Motorsports did well. Can’t wait to see all of you at Pennsylvania if you make it there!
__________________
Dizz dizz go sleep sleep

Driver 4677 straight jacket Motorsports 99 xj

Last edited by DizzDizz; 02-14-2018 at 12:25 AM.
DizzDizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:32 AM   #2
Odinthor
 
Odinthor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 437
Odinthor is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Odinthor
Default

Nice avatar bro.
__________________
Amherst or Bust!
02 TJ
2.5" Lift
Odinthor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:34 AM   #3
Buffalo Phil
 
Buffalo Phil's Avatar
Propaganda Machine
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 29,781
Buffalo Phil is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Buffalo Phil
Default

__________________
http://sisoffroad.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=10&dateline=1233876272
Official Space Shuttle Door Gunner of the Chechnyan Space Program
Buffalo Phil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:36 AM   #4
DizzDizz
 
DizzDizz's Avatar
I shit myself!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NORTHBRANFORD,CT
Posts: 6,529
DizzDizz is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalo Phil View Post
Fixed
__________________
Dizz dizz go sleep sleep

Driver 4677 straight jacket Motorsports 99 xj

Last edited by DizzDizz; 02-14-2018 at 12:39 AM.
DizzDizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 01:49 PM   #5
Hydra
 
Hydra's Avatar
#heathen
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Middlebury, CT
Posts: 5,149
Hydra is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

What's Krab of Hangers.
__________________
dirty30
Hydra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 04:56 PM   #6
wannabejeep
 
wannabejeep's Avatar
3' of lift and 33's.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Newtown/Guilford
Posts: 8,225
wannabejeep is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to wannabejeep
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydra View Post
What's Krab of Hangers.
I think it's that weird Israeli martial arts deal.




Congrats man. I'm sure it takes an ungodly amount of time and effort to prep for a race like that.
__________________
1993 XJ sport 3.5" rustys 33" MTZ's armored.
1999 sierra
1967 M725 Big and Slow
-Dan
wannabejeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
Lumbergh
 
Lumbergh's Avatar
Resident Rock Thrower
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bethany
Posts: 476
Lumbergh is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Lumbergh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.