Vegas to Reno Pre Fun Run

In February, I bought a new F150 4×4 crew cab… a basically stock short bed. Within 4 months, I purchased a King Lift Kit from Kartek in Corona and new tires from Howard at Discount Tires in Temecula. Howard installed both the lift and tires for us. The King Kit cleared 35’s with just a little bit if trimming at the wheel well plastics and the BFG mud terrain KM tires I chose were outstanding! To add the finishing touch we had a custom wrap designed and installed by Garage Graffix in Murrieta. Here’s the final result:

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We took the new truck to the Vegas to Reno Pre Fun Run and completed 350 miles on the course until we were forced to stop to pull my son’s Jeep off the course due to a fuel pump failure. My F150 ran perfect. The top speed was over 90 mph and the average speed was 25 mph on day 1 and 32 mph on day 2. We could have easily completed the course in 2-wheel drive but I used 4×4 high many times just to see the difference. In 4-wheel high silt bed ruts, sometimes 2′ deep, were easily avoided and even if we fell in the front end traction pulled us back on top quickly.

The Vegas to Reno Race is this weekend, Thursday, 8/21/08 through Sunday, 8/24/08. So check back for a complete update.


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