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Unread post by Rick » January 21st, 2010, 6:05 pm

DGR02 wrote:Well I am proud to annouce that we have officially entered TT2010 backed by TIGERZ11.
TEAM DGR will be sporting a nice new 2 speed TIGERZ11 winch as well (but hoping we don't have to use it in anger ;)).

This years build-up and prep work has started and we are as keen as ever to do well.

A huge thanks goes out to Paul @ TIGERZ11 for his support and also for his tech support on the new winchs.
Awesome! I will be in touch early next week with an opportunity that will help your new supporters make the most of this relationship.
Well done guys!
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Unread post by glm69gq » January 22nd, 2010, 6:04 pm

DGR02 wrote:Well I am proud to annouce that we have officially entered TT2010 backed by TIGERZ11.
TEAM DGR will be sporting a nice new 2 speed TIGERZ11 winch as well (but hoping we don't have to use it in anger ;)).

This years build-up and prep work has started and we are as keen as ever to do well.

A huge thanks goes out to Paul @ TIGERZ11 for his support and also for his tech support on the new winchs.
Great news Greg & Dave please pm me on a day when you have free so i can come out & do some photos for you I will tell you in private what we can do

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Unread post by mrbenwithag » January 27th, 2010, 10:41 am

awesome news.
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Unread post by chuckybear » January 28th, 2010, 7:48 am

Rick,

Anychance of getting a whole edition of the extreme mag dedicated to Tuff Truck? Like street machine to for summernats.

Tuff truck is recognised as the leading extreme off road comp in Aust. And with exposer like that, with proper write up of each competing vehicle as well, would be alot easier to get sponsors on board and generally promote the whole sport.

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Unread post by brooksy » January 28th, 2010, 5:12 pm

chuckybear wrote:Rick,

Anychance of getting a whole edition of the extreme mag dedicated to Tuff Truck? Like street machine to for summernats.

Tuff truck is recognised as the leading extreme off road comp in Aust. And with exposer like that, with proper write up of each competing vehicle as well, would be alot easier to get sponsors on board and generally promote the whole sport.



If the "Powers to Be" would allow it that would be a fantastic idea in my book !!




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Unread post by tufflux88 » January 29th, 2010, 12:16 pm

does anyone know how to write up a sponsorship proposal?
ive been asked to write one up and hand it in but have no clue where to start or what it should contain.
cheers

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Unread post by brooksy » January 29th, 2010, 6:21 pm

DRT37R wrote:does anyone know how to write up a sponsorship proposal?
ive been asked to write one up and hand it in but have no clue where to start or what it should contain.
cheers


Very easy "FACTS" not Bull***t.

And how does this relate to Tuff Truck ???





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Unread post by Rick » January 29th, 2010, 7:47 pm

DRT37R wrote:does anyone know how to write up a sponsorship proposal?
ive been asked to write one up and hand it in but have no clue where to start or what it should contain.
cheers
Actually, its funny you should ask! I am actually compiling a story on exactly that topic in the next few weeks! I have an awesome industry expert lined up who has spent many years as both a competitor chasing sponsors, and as a successful retailer who was handed proposals almost weekly for the better part of 15 years, so he knows a good prop from a bad one! Keep buying the mag for the info. It will be a cracker!
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Unread post by Rick » January 29th, 2010, 7:49 pm

chuckybear wrote:Rick,

Anychance of getting a whole edition of the extreme mag dedicated to Tuff Truck? Like street machine to for summernats.

Tuff truck is recognised as the leading extreme off road comp in Aust. And with exposer like that, with proper write up of each competing vehicle as well, would be alot easier to get sponsors on board and generally promote the whole sport.
This is something that I have had in mind, it will really depend on a few things, some of which are out of our hands. But it is a real possibility, thats for sure!
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Unread post by brooksy » January 29th, 2010, 8:34 pm

Ohh OK ................... I will just stand in the corner now looking at my feet. My bad DRT37R.

LOL !!




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Unread post by tufflux88 » January 29th, 2010, 9:18 pm

all good brooksey lol

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Unread post by DGR02 » March 29th, 2010, 8:47 am

Well Tuff Truck is over for another year. What a freakin adventurous weekend!!
This is a basic rundown on how the weekend went for us.... sorry if it's a little illogical!!

11:15pm Wed - leave Brisbane

5am Thurs - trailer bearing seized and threw the wheel and hub off into the bush which was never found. Axle is destroyed from the heat and we're 60km south of Glen Innes with another 50km to Armidale. We unload the Hilux and park it on the side of the road and I take the trailer into Armidale to try and get a new axle leaving Greg babysitting the Hilux in what felt like the coldest place on earth.

8:30am Thus - having found a trailer "specialist" he finally decides to turn up to work. Thankfully, he understands my position and promises to help me out. He chases all around Armidale to find some stub axles, bearings, brake backing plates, u bolts, u bolt plates etc to make up a new axle. Axle goes together ok but one of the threads is damaged and an hour is lost trying to chase down a 3/4" UNF die nut. In the mean time, I replace the bearings in the other axle. By 12:30pm the trailer is "fixed" and I'm heading back to a starving Greg and the Hilux.

1:30pm Thurs - I stop at a roadhouse 30kms down the road on the way back to the Hilux to pick up some food for Greg and find the two rear trailer bearings hot and smoking. Deciding that it was probably incorrectly adjusted brakes, I remove the brakes and backing plates all together relying on just the brakes on the front axle and cross my fingers.

2:30pm Thurs - Finally get back to Greg and the Hilux to find the two rear trailer wheels are again hot and now have about 3" of float - not good!Decide that the "specialist" trailer guy may have been falsely advertising and decide to drive back to Glen Innes (100km round trip) to get the only available hire trailer in town.

5:00om Thurs - back on the road with the Hilux loaded on the hire trailer 12hrs after the initial breakdown. We stop every 10 minutes to check on wheel bearing temp. Adjusted brakes a few times on the way and it was all good.

11:10pm Thursday - arrive at Tuff Truck - 23hrs 55mins after leaving home with no sleep!

Friday night - Mud Run - brake the weld holding my hydraulic steering ram to the differential housing, ram swings free, takes out air locker fitting and wedges itself in turn bending the shaft. Can't get past the 70 point mark without a front locker (although at that stage, nobody was getting through)

Saturday morning - strip down the font differential to clean the mud from the front diff. Straighten the bent ram and reweld the mounting. Good to go again.

Frame twister - after taking it easy to try and limit breakages, we get hung up on the jump ups after the wombat holes (should have punched it but didn't want to damage the steering)

Devil's marbles - 5m into the track, my power steering box strips the threads on the nuts and removes itself from the chassis rendering us without steering. This was obviously something that was fatigued when the hydro steering ram broke.

Remainder of event - went really well. No exceptional courses but reasonable scores.

Result - after Greg and I betting that we would be somewhere around the 20+ position, we managed to come away with 9th position. The cars in front of us were Team Pirate, Mal (Bushranger), Rhett, Anabolic, OPW, Avanti, Mad Fab and Run-a-muck. Considering the calibre of the vehicles in front of us (and those placed behind us) and the poor start, we were extremely happy with the result.

All that was left was to get our trailer back on the road (still parked in a farmer's paddock between Armidale and Glen Innes) and take the long drive home. We stocked up on trailer bearings and planned to throw some new bearings at our trailer and return the hire trailer before continuing on our way. We finally got to the bottom of the problem when we went to put on the new bearings only to find out that the stub axles were Holden and the trailer "specialist" had installed Ford bearings. That explains the overheating and loose hubs! Luckily we were able to locate some Holden bearings that fit our hubs in the next town (only place in town was a servo) and get things going again. After this small hiccup, it ended up being a 14hr drive home. After a weekend like that - trust me, you're really glad to get home!!

Thanks Tigrez11 for sponsoring us for this event. It was kind of unfortunate we didn't get a change to show the crowd how quick our new twin motor Tigerz11 winch is. We'll see how it goes in the upcoming Xtreme Winch Challenge! Also thanks to our regular sponsors - Superior Engineering and Locktup 4x4 for their ongoing support.

Sorry - no action pics. Just some pics of the stickers n stuff with the truck in the pits.

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Unread post by brooksy » March 29th, 2010, 4:53 pm

Busy busy busy weekend, well done on the result !!
talk soon,



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Unread post by fourbyboy » May 4th, 2010, 9:25 pm

where did Greg and the run-a-muck boys place?
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Unread post by brooksy » May 5th, 2010, 7:06 pm

fourbyboy wrote:where did Greg and the run-a-muck boys place?

Check "TTC 2010 results" in this section !!!



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