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Old 12-07-2008, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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RubberBelly Racing 09 KOH LCQ/Stock Mod rebuild

Well with KOH 09 about 11 weeks or so away we figured we had better get started.
We are taking our Stock Mod Tracker to run in the KOH LCQ and we will do our best to make the BIG show as well.

Our plans are a new body, cage, minor suspension tweeks (I know it needs major tweeks), Grand Vitara 2.0l to replace the 1.6l, three speed auto to replace the 5spd(should be leaving for Jimmy's 4x4 this week), and custom 2500 rpm conv. Thats the main stuff. Here are a few pics, it has been put aside for the week while I get my rec rig ready for Wheeling for Toys and Kansas Rocks Park this weekend so new pics will be another week out or so.

Jake (Crawling driver KOH co-driver) on the left, Adam (crew member on the right)


Dubler to 300 and 3speed auto


Old harness


I think something is missing.


What a mess


Looking better
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What will the wheel base be after the mods ?
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome you guys will be out there as well. Good luck on the rebuild!
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What kind of "minor" suspension tweeks are you looking at? I remember watching the other build up thread, what problems did you have with the old one?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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David, wheel base will still be 89".

Bones, Thanks, you are going correct?

513, 1/2" taller ride height and bump stops is all it is getting.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What kind of "minor" suspension tweeks are you looking at? I remember watching the other build up thread, what problems did you have with the old one?

Yeah the major suspension he is talking about is the lack of any desert style parts on it. It works great for the comps though.


We are very excited to be bringing the smallest most underbuilt rig to race.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thats kickass that you guys are giving it a run ! I look forward to catching up with you guys , although I dont know Jake well I have "known" him for along time from transactions back in the day and through mutual friends when I lived in Ks.


I love the underdog's , we got nothing to lose !
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Still running the same style wheel on the bronco that you had on the yota...
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Got some more done.





Old engine, trans, harness, and radiator. Guy is coming to pick it up later today.


Old body


Old cage


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DAMN. Good luck with the rebuild...the old rig flat out worked and was one of my favorite at Hannibal.
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David, wheel base will still be 89".

Bones, Thanks, you are going correct?

513, 1/2" taller ride height and bump stops is all it is getting.
89" wheelbase will be VERY interesting on backdoor, may want to add some nitrous too, wheel speed will def be your friend on the wall
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DAMN. Good luck with the rebuild...the old rig flat out worked and was one of my favorite at Hannibal.
Looks like you guys have a lot of work ahead of you, good luck!

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Old 12-14-2008, 12:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good luck with the build guys, look forward to seeing you down there.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Finally figured out how to beat the tracker, sabatoge the body swap somehow.

Good luck with the rebuild. I'm curious to see what the cage looks like this time.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind words guys. We plan to be on the lake bed by Sunday (2-22) around noon and plan to spend a good bit of time trying to figure out how to get up the big climb with out using the winch (which we will do if we have to). We do have alot to do, I guess it was a good time for me to lose my job so I can spend more time on the build.

Pat it will be good to see you Guys and Gals again.

Erin along with the body swap, we are going to a 2.0L Grand Vitara motor (from 97hp to 134hp), Tracker 3 speed auto, a 2500 rpm converter, and less gearing in the t-case. The new body will be cut at the pillars right at the tub and the new cage will be built and skined to look like a Tracker. This is all above the tub, the new tub will be just like the old one.
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Awesome! Good luck guys!
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89" wheelbase will be VERY interesting on backdoor,
agreed...

especially in a stock-mod rig on 35's...

I've never made it with 103ish and the 35s that I have...

any plans to go up a tire size? or get into a sticky tire?
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agreed...

especially in a stock-mod rig on 35's...

I've never made it with 103ish and the 35s that I have...

any plans to go up a tire size? or get into a sticky tire?
As long as there's not huge diff hangers I don't think these boys will have a problem. That geo sticks to thing it shouldn't.

I'll be out there cheering you guys on!!!
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We are very excited to be bringing the smallest most underbuilt rig to race.


Uh.....Dont be taking my title, mothefuckle!! Rocking the 1.6 8v in the main event. Maybe you will be LCQ #10 and line up next to me on the line. Then we can see who REALLY didnt bring enough motor on our way to the rocks!!!

BTW-we will be there around that time, so if you guys need anything...parts, tools, moral support, beer, etc. swing by!!!


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agreed...

especially in a stock-mod rig on 35's...

I've never made it with 103ish and the 35s that I have...

any plans to go up a tire size? or get into a sticky tire?
x2, you guys should probably stay home...

Whatever! Its going to be fun, just like the rookie RROCK year all over again. Looking forward to the trip!

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Old 12-14-2008, 06:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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XjRanger, Nope we are sticking with the 35" Coopers.

Thanks Jon, you going to make RROCK this year? I hope so.

Rob, You are safe in the engine area we are stepping up to a "big block" 2.0L Grand Vitara motor even if we would have kept the old one it was a 16V so you were still safe. As for the rig in general we way have you beat when it comes to under built, your rig is sick ours is a Tracker with very little down travel and even less up travel. We are however going to put bump stops in and raise it up 1/2". Dude if we could make the #10 LCQ spot and start next to you that would be sweet, just think 8 little chipmunks screaming off of the line at once. Thanks for the offer and the same to you anything we have that you would need just let us know.

Rubberbelly, you stay home, well wait a minute your riding out with me and I need you to help with expences so say what you want you are going.
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You guys got NO SACK at all if you dont go TOPLESS!! Good luck!!!
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As long as there's not huge diff hangers I don't think these boys will have a problem. That geo sticks to thing it shouldn't.

I'll be out there cheering you guys on!!!

Never been to the hammers huh?
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Never been to the hammers huh?
Can't be much worse than RROCK courses. Tom loves diff rocks.

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Damn you guys have all the fun without me. Looks good without the body.


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