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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #21
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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:58 AM   #23
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What am I missing here, why are they calling that a ford raptor? Or is that a ford raptor?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #24
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It has a body shaped like a Raptor body, albeit on steriods and all bulgy.

I saw the truck at B&L looking pretty and afterwards it was hauled back on a flatbed. 30 minutes run time on a freshly built pre-runner. The frame tubing was tweaked pretty badly, everywhere. It won't be back anytime soon.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #25
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It has raptor body work, not a trophy truck or a raptor
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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I saw the truck at B&L looking pretty and afterwards it was hauled back on a flatbed. 30 minutes run time on a freshly built pre-runner. The frame tubing was tweaked pretty badly, everywhere. It won't be back anytime soon.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #27
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Mike Higgins has accomplished the incredible feat of jumping the farthest ever in a vehicle at Silver Lake. It was 180 feet. He was not injured in the jump. Congratulations to Mike Higgins and his Ford Raptor. Pictures and the video can be seen back on the site at DuneTV.com and you can follow along with me and Dune TV on Facebook at Dunetv Sand
I disagree with their comments. He just showed us that gravity still works.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #28
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He always puts on a good show.
I think it was a pro2 truck
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #29
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why the hell would you be happy about that?
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I was starting to think I was the only one thinking that.

"Congratulations to Mike Higgins and his Ford Raptor."

I thought maybe that was meant to be sarcastic...


I witnessed a similar jump off Test hill back in the 90's in a CJ 7. Unfortunately they went nose first, and the passenger in the front seat died while I was talking to him. (the windshield folded him in half at his rib cage).


The driver of this truck would have gotten an earful from me if I had been there. This is a good way to get the park closed.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #30
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I love watching people with money destroy there toys....huge jump....I hope he got a lot of high fives from some red necks, cuz thats going to cost some money to get it fixed.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #31
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He always puts on a good show.
I think it was a pro2 truck
That thing wasn't even CLOSE to a Pro2 truck. There's nothing "Pro" about a bunch of fiberglass surrounding inadequate tube work. Sure, it was probably better than 90% of the stuff out at SL, especially considering the lack of injuries, but nowhere near Pro2 level.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #32
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According to Lenger racing's Website its a pro-lite, bought used.
Why is the tube work inadequate?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:48 PM   #33
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According to Lenger racing's Website its a pro-lite, bought used.
Why is the tube work inadequate?
Because the thing folded in half on a landing that wasn't all that hard by professional racing standards. I can only see so much of it in the video, but the amount of tube and supports look nowhere near like what I've seen in the pro trucks. I'm not saying it's a pile of junk, but it sure doesn't look like it was built beefy enough for the kind of abuse it's gonna see based on that video.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:54 PM   #34
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I feel like it takes way more abuse thab a prolite that is kept on a track that was a 180ft jump with probably a 50ft drop
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #35
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I feel like it takes way more abuse thab a prolite that is kept on a track that was a 180ft jump with probably a 50ft drop
That was a terrible landing, no doubt, but have you ever seen one of those races in person? They're hard on equipment and built much more rigid than that thing appears to be
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #36
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I agree it was a bad landing, but last year at Red Bud Scot Douglas landed a longer, higher jump in his pro4 on the first lap and finished the race in 3rd.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #37
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The jump by Douglas was nothing of the same. Sweet none the less but not even remotely the same situation.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #38
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I guess I just don't get the accomplishment here.

I guess its pretty impressive that he didn't die...
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #39
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Looks like it was a cheap pro lite. Not a trophy truck, not a pre runner, not a Pro 2....... It was a big jump, stupid hurts and costs $. Good for him.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #40
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