Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, and Coal Chute! - Top Truck Challenge 2013
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The Obstacle Course begins with a shockingly tall and long slippery hill
descent known as the "first hill" and it ends with a nasty dogleg gully
that's tantalizingly close to the finish line. In between is a treasure
trove of terror. The "lower section" forces competitors to navigate a
360-degree turn through three deep water holes and sand. From there,
competitors travel up a hill to the "upper section" that includes a
deceiving off-camber U-turn (known as "U-turn Hill"), two deep water holes,
and numerous tight turns. This event has a 10-minute time limit, but speed
is the enemy. This is because the course is marked with numerous cones and
each one hit adds 20 seconds to the overall time. If all four tires of a
rig travel outside a cone the rig is disqualified at that point. Safety
violations net a whopping two-minute penalty. Clearly, accuracy is the key
to success in the Obstacle Course.
Think back to those hillclimbs you've done in your 4x4. Yeah, the TTC Hill
Climb isn't like that. The Hill Climb is built specifically for TTC, it's
approximately 600 feet in length and it has an average angle of
approximately 60 degrees. It twists and turns as it winds through the
poison oak and it's peppered with strategically-placed deep holes and dirt
hills. Yes, we added hills to our Hill Climb. The Hill Climb is loose,
steep, and unpredictable. Naturally, we don't let drivers see it before
they run it because that would ruin the surprise. The Hill Climb rewards
those who can think on-the-fly and punishes those who are thinking about
the next event. We allowed each competitor 5 minutes to tackle the hill and
during that time they could stop, reverse, or winch. If a competitor
exceeded the time limit, traveled out of bounds, or violated a safety rule
they were disqualified at that point.
The Mini Rubicon, a staple of Top Truck for years, was a brutal event that
forced competitors to fight for every inch of forward progress. It was
tough and unforgiving. We wanted something tougher. So, for 2013 we
replaced the Mini Rubicon with the awe-inspiring Coal Chute. This event
uses a newly developed area (Rock Rash Ridge) at the Hollister Hills SVRA
that contains an amazing collection of man-made obstacles. Naturally, we
tweaked it to make it exclusive to Top Truck. Our mind-bending course was
approximately 525 feet in length, and included steep walls in excess of 7
feet tall and jumbles of rocks and cement tubes. We even brought in a water
truck and created a waterfall on the final cement climb. The course was
broken into four distinct sections. We threw competitors a curve ball and
allowed them to skip one of the two first sections. However, we penalized
each competitor 10 minutes if they bypassed the first section and 6 minutes
if they bypassed the second section. Strategy was a major player at this
event. There was a 20-minute time limit and safety violations netted a
two-minute penalty. If two of the vehicles tires traveled outside of the
cones the competitor was disqualified at that point.
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DIY Upper and Lower Ball Joint Replacement Part 1 - Chevy Blazer How to Replace Upper Ball Joint
This is the first video in a set where I demonstrate how to replace the
upper and lower ball joints on a 2000 Chevy Blazer (4 wheel drive). In
this DIY video I show how to remove the brake caliper, rotor, ABS sensor
wire and the upper ball joint (plus the upper ball joint installation).
I'll be posting the other videos soon and will add links to those videos at
at the end of this one. The following DIY repair videos will include how to
remove the steering knuckle, hub assembly and lower ball joint (as well as
the lower ball joint installation). Lastly, I'll show you how to put it all
back to together and grease the new ball joints. Please leave questions
and comments below. Don't forget to subscribe if you find my videos
helpful. Thanks for watching!
1985 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Start Up, Custom Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 1985 Chevy K5 Blazer. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this suv while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this suv designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
How To Install Replace Spark Plugs Chevy S-10 Pickup Blazer GMC Jimmy 4.3L 1AAuto.com
In this video, 1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or
replace the spark plugs on a 2000 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L. This procedure
is applicable to most S10 Blazers and S15 Jimmy's years 95, 96, 97, 98, 99,
00, 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05 and the basic procedure can be applied to many
other makes and models as well.
All New 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 6.2L V8: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 6.2L V8 is the most
powerful light duty pickup that you can buy. The 6.2L V8 is basically the
same small block Chevy in the brand new Chevy Corvette Stingray and puts
out 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque. In another fun and informative TFLtruck
video we take the newest 2015 GMC Sierra Denali for a spin in California
and talk with the GM's Chief engineer in charge of the truck Are you
interested in buying this pickup? If so watch the video to find out
everything you ever wanted to know about the new 2015 GMC Sierra Denali
with the powerful 6.2L V8.
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GM Troubleshooting Part 5 - Fuel System including filter, pump, injector, regulator
This is part 5 of a multi part video series about how to troubleshoot any
ignition, fuel injection or timing issue. I describe the fuel system and
what I did to test it. specs referenced in the video: fuel pressure (in
PSI): TBI (9-13), MFI (41-47), CMFI (58-64), CSEFI (55-61). Those
pressures are for key on, not running. When running normal range is
3-10psi less for all injection systems. Injector resistance (in ohms): TBI
1.16-1.36, MFI (11.6-12.4), CMFI (1.37-1.77). In the video I forgot to
mention it is fairly difficult to bend the spider legs of the new injector
unit so they fit in the intake holes. Pay attention to the way the
original was installed (legs going over/under the nut kit lines) and try to
replicate the original routing. Oh... and I forgot to mention that if you
have a fuel lean condition, spray quick start in the throttle body and see
if it starts... if it runs on quick start, you have proven your condition
is a lack of fuel.
UPDATE Dec 8_2011: I still have the 2 moulded fuel injector lines (new
never used) and I want to sell them... if you need these lines send me a
private message and we can work out a deal. Thanks.
S 10 Truck Doing Wheelie
S 10 Truck Doing Wheelie
Larry Young Milan S10
Shot with two Olympus SZ-12 14.0 MP Digital Camera
GMC Jimmy \ Chevy Blazer Fuel Tank Removal - Fuel Pump Replacement Instructions DIY Video Part 1
This video walks you through removing the fuel tank on a 2000 Chevy Blazer,
GMC Jimmy and other GM vehicles. This is the first step in the fuel pump
replacement procedure. I'll be posting a video on how to install the fuel
pump, as well as how to install the gas tank, when the order comes in.
Removing the fuel tank on a Chevy Blazer \ GMC Jimmy is not that bad of a
job. I've also posted a close up shot of how to release the quick
connectors on the fuel line. The instructions in this video will be the
same of similar on several other vehicles. I would not recommend
purchasing a cheap fuel pump, stick with AC Delco, Delphi or possibly Bosh.
I purchased a Delphi fuel pump on Amazon for $169.99 (free shipping).
DIY How to Replace a Heater \ AC Blower Motor on a Chevy Blazer, GMC Jimmy, S10 Truck
This video provides a quick tutorial on how to replace a heater fan blower
motor on a Chevy Blazer, GMC Jimmy and many more General Motors vehicles.
I suspect this procedure will be the same for S10 and Sonoma pickup trucks
as well. An indication that your heater fan motor needs to be replaced is
when it whines, screams or squeals. Often times this will happen more when
it's cold. Please leave questions and comments below. Keep in mind all of
my repair videos are backyard mechanic style. Sometimes it's not purdy, but
I always get the job done.
Dodge vs. GMC vs. Nissan at Spring Creek
Dodge, GMC, and Nissan compete on this small hill climb (100% grade) at
Spring Creek Off Road. very muddy and slick; who will make it up?
Dodge and GMC are on Nitto Terra Grapplers. Nissan is running Michelin LTX
A/T2. The Nittos on the Dodge are old and bald; the Nittos on the GMC are
nearly brand new.