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Hello all, new here and new to the forum thing. I stopped hiding and decided to join. I'm looking for a good place to find out info, on building a class5/1600 from the ground up. Anything would be appreciated.

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Welcome to the board! Lots of good info and great folks on here- you'll like it I'm sure.

I know less than nothing about 5/1600, but good luck with your build- I'm sure someone will pipe up with some info!


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Welcome. First thing to do. Get a S.C.O.R.E. rule book basicly all sanc. bodies go off these rules. Check out DESERTRIDES lots of info. to be had. and if you click on featured vehicels you will find a feature on Jeff Sacks 5/1600. Also go to there links and find the BAJA COALITION that site is stricktly 5/1600. You will also see a link for the CLASS 5 COALITION but thats 5 unl. What sactioning body are you thinking of competing in?


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Hey thanks for the responses, and the leads. I'm wanting to start slow and not to invested in traveling and entry fees. I was thinking we'd be doing some whiplash races to start and eventually the 1000. That's our goal anyway. I finally have some time and money freed up. My brother and cousin are my partners, it's always been a desire for us all, to bild our own car. Not so much to win and stick it out in the point standings, but just for the fun of it. Maybe start a new family tradition.

I have the SCORE book and figured most everybody went off theirs, We have the means to pretty much home grow this car, I was just hoping to find somewhere with other builders input. I've been to the baja coalition site and the desertrides. You're right lots to be had.

My big issue right now is finding the right suspension place and wether they can point me to the proper specs of the class and deliver the parts without taking me. It just seems like everybody and anybody's online. It's been awhile since I wrenched on a bug and all mine have been just the opposite, old and low.

Sorry, for the length.

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Welcome!! I don't have time to search fot it right now, but there are local races also. more laid back than Wiplash. Mykul raced in one a few months back. Will look for the thread when I get a moment.


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Yes, We had a great little evant the mike got to go to last a few months ago. Lots of fun.


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Here's a post to the upcoming race.
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Thanks guys, I'd like to check that out and find out who holds that. Does anybody know anything about Whiplash? I've heard a few not so good things about their events.

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Like what? I have been concidering running in some of there races.

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I've just been told alot of their races are like hurry up and wait, because their wanting to wait for certain people to show up. I had also heard they play favorites sometimes. I have no idea if any of that is true, just what I've heard.

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Probably all the good if any and the bad you have heard are true. But it is the cheapest way for you to get your feet wet. It's all fun. Get your feet wet first and then go from there. I personally preffer to run somewhere else, but for various reasons of which are not all anti Whiplash. Jay (whiplash) does like to do a grandprix finish as opposed to a timed event like most promoters. This means if it's a 5 lap race as soon as the first car completes 5 laps your done the next time you cross the start finish line. This robs you of race time/seat time and the benifit of atleast finishing. Which in desert racing is your first and foremost goal. (to finish)


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I was thinking it would be a good place to start also, thanks.

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