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    Dakar 2018

    Just thought I would start a thread for those that like to talk about the Dakar rally.

    With the race now up to day 2 there has already been quite a bit of action with some big crashes taking out some of the top runners.

    So here is the thread to post anything Dakar 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VKPrado View Post
    Just thought I would start a thread for those that like to talk about the Dakar rally.

    With the race now up to day 2 there has already been quite a bit of action with some big crashes taking out some of the top runners.

    So here is the thread to post anything Dakar 2018.
    I just love the trucks - insanity

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEEXL View Post
    I just love the trucks - insanity
    With close to a 1000bhp the trucks sure do get up and go. They are speed limited to 160km/h so they can't overtake the cars.
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    Looks like the Toyota's are starting to make a fight back with a 1st, 6th, & 7th.
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    Not a good day yesterday for the Hilux's with the top Toyota coming in at 7th place. The dunes sure are causing issues.

    With the Hilux's sitting overall in 4th, 5th & 8th there is at least a glimmer of hope of trying to get to a podium position now that the main dune sections are completed.
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    It's a very interesting looking Hilux!

    http://metalworkingnews.info/toyota-...rally-entries/

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    Is there anything Hilux left in that thing?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    It's a very interesting looking Hilux!

    http://metalworkingnews.info/toyota-...rally-entries/

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    Great work there Whitey finding that. A good read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlr8_87 View Post
    Is there anything Hilux left in that thing?!
    At least it still looks like a Hilux to some degree. The Peugeot looks nothing like its namesake. Even the Mini is something like 200mm wider than standard but is does at least look like a Mini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlr8_87 View Post
    Is there anything Hilux left in that thing?!
    The chassis isn't, the body isn't, the engine isn't... what is Hilux??

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    Hey all,

    Nope not much Hilux left in there....it's a mini Trophy Truck. Part of Toyotas cunning plan to make us believe there's a real Hilux competing. Either way, if they sold a Gazoo I'd buy one if I had the coin!!

    The last OEM ute to do a genuine off road course was the Raptor in the Baja1000. That was a genuine oem vehicle...broke several leaf springs and shackle mounts, but it completed the course!

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    The T2 class is for more OEM vehicles and it has been won by the 200 series Landcruiser for the last couple of years.
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