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Old 10-28-2010, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hobie KOH PREP 2011

well here goes another KOH prep thread for me. i will be racing the same FTOY #10 again! this makes 5 in a row.

i am the only one of the OG13 that is still racing the same buggy that they raced in the orginal race.

so every year it gets faster with more and more improvements and upgrades.

here is the list of things to be done:

cary at gotpropane.com is installing a turbo for the 22r on propane and tuning up the motor.

mike at hendrix motorsports is going to freshin up the chassis with some straight tube. not one tube on my ftoy chassis has been replaced since 2003! its been in about 20 comps and 4 KOH races and wheeled at the hammers for 7 years. its been quite a chassis that has held up great.

once we get a straight chassis, the ftoy is headed to Desert Valley Towing where i am going to work with HT to do some fab work. we are going to install bump stops from FOA and some other little stuff. It will be re wired from scratch as well and we are fabbing up a new dash to make the wires and fuses easily accesible for quick trail side fixes.

Then Hi Desert Driveline will go thru my drivelines and make sure they are all up to snuff.

thank you Desert Valley Towing for a return sponsorship. GotPropane.com - FOA - HI Desert Driveline - Edelbrock
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So your still staying true to the F-toys and keeping it on leafs?
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So your still staying true to the F-toys and keeping it on leafs?
but of course! at least just to spite everyone in the race
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this thread needs pics:


here is 2007. the OG-13 running of the race. that year over 50 people said they would show up. but only a few turned up. dave had even talked about doing it the year before but it took some time to get everything together. mustard dog was my co pilot for that inaugural event. i got off work at 2am and drove out to the hammers and got there by 5am. woke up an hour later and started the race. mustard dog and i didnt even make it to the first trail which was outerlimits before we got lost at one point we got out and stood on the roof of the ftoy to see what we could see i don't konw if there are records but i ended up about 7th position after playing recovery and winch anchor point for everyone the entire race, lol.
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this is from 2008. memphis john was competiting with my ftoy on the east coast werock series. he drove it out for the race. here we are on wrecking ball. this race like the preivous, started slow for us before we caught everyone. we were so far behind that everyone thought we were out of the race. our shock mounts broke at mile 1! we lost a driveline at checkpoint 1! and then it was about 5 hours later when i caught john james on the very last rock trail which was big johnson ended up 13th place
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here's 2009! another finish! 3 in a row at this point. 20th finishing position
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here is 2010! i had the most mechanical trouble this year. from shifters falling of the tcase to the alternator going out. we finished in the dark and it was a blast! 28th position
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This is all wrong

You shouldn't be starting this thread till at least mid Jan
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This is all wrong

You shouldn't be starting this thread till at least mid Jan
hahaha true. since i gave us a walk thru KOH history as far placement, here's my prep time for those events.

2007 - i tightend up the ubolts the and steering arms the night before
2008 - i didnt do a thing. memphis john did the prep work
2009 - i took 3 weeks off work right before the race. tore the entire thing down and rebuilt it
2010 - i worked on it thru christmas at john jame's house. then i didn't see it again until the week before the race where i finished up setting up the suspension.

this will be the first year that we will be using a real GPS and not a pocket one like last year. all the other years, i didnt use a GPS at all. in 2008, i showed up at 6am (just got off work) someone handed me a paper map. i looked at it for 30 seconds and handed it back and jumped in and took off!
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2007 - i tightend up the ubolts the and steering arms the night before
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Then we had to re-tighten them coming down Claw with a fawking Metric Crescent wrench
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Then we had to re-tighten them coming down Claw with a fawking Metric Crescent wrench
lesson learned. never install new ubolts right before a long trail race and expect them to stay tight. both center pins broke and fell out on the trail somewhere. so the did the bottom leaves. we had to drive down claw and back to the lake bed with the front axle floating fowards and backwards and self steering the buggy. goodtimes
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Cool man.
Good luck and way to represent!
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That one hell of a story. Wish I could run KOH but I don't have the funds for a race like that...... I will just live the race through someone else...... I plan on being there for the race so if anyone needs a pit guy I would most definitely love to do it!
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I plan on being there for the race so if anyone needs a pit guy I would most definitely love to do it!

nice! you are recruited report to the Desert Valley Towing / Marlin Crawler pit camp somewhere in hammertown when you arrive. you will be gladly welcomed and put to good use
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Hobie you should also mention your training and physical conditioning throughout this past year. I think that's an often overlooked ingredient to a successful race program of any type.

Good luck on race finish #5! I have plans to take off 2 weeks this year and be on the lake bed if not for the LCQ then at least to hang out and help my buddies.
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I have plans to take off 2 weeks this year and be on the lake bed if not for the LCQ then at least to hang out and help my buddies.
nice! can't wait to hang out r u bringing a rig to pre run with?
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nice! can't wait to hang out r u bringing a rig to pre run with?
Oh yeah. No way i'm comin out without a ride! and my mountain bike.....
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Get it Hobie!!!! Hopefull we can share a Pit Tent again this year. Combining our pit efforts always helps.
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nice! you are recruited report to the Desert Valley Towing / Marlin Crawler pit camp somewhere in hammertown when you arrive. you will be gladly welcomed and put to good use

Cool can't wait!! I will put in for leave as soon as I get back to work!
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Oh yeah. No way i'm comin out without a ride! and my mountain bike.....
i am glad you are brining your bike. there is a 12 hour race in temecula that should be like the week before KOH that we can do
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i am glad you are brining your bike. there is a 12 hour race in temecula that should be like the week before KOH that we can do
I'm in. Would it be better to get there like 2 weekends before and leave Saturday or Sunday after the race?
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Hobie, Gonna miss the race on the 13th. Gotta Do a UTV run at the Hammers.
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