I'm going to go run my jeep over the scales this afternoon to see where it is now. I just weighed all of gear that we had at the ECORS race and it is heavy! In order of lightest to heaviest, items that were bolted on that could be removed for the next event (it's a gamble not having a lot of this though):
Damn! Thats a lot of weight that could go. I'd be nervous about leaving the tools out too. I don't run the courses, so I don't even know what its like or if its worth the gamble. If the courses are pretty damn hard, then I'd say leave the tools in the Jeep. Then again, how often do you break when competing? It might be worth running one race without to see if you can get by and just pray nothing goes wrong.
Then again, what do the KOH guys do? Even better, perhaps you could severely trim down your tools that you carry on Jeep? You just have to get the Jeep into limp mode, not fully repaired. As far as spares goes, hell just carry shafts, drive shafts, and u-joints. Being minimalistic will still save weight.
Well, the rig passed NC inspection! Beadlocks, stock tank mounted in the tub, no doors or top, and 4 point harnesses = no issues at the inspection station.
I decided to get it inspected before the RCI tank went in, just in case it caused any glitches. Speaking of which, the tank goes in tomorrow . I also picked up some gear oil and will try to take a look at my front ARB as well. It wasn't locking up last weekend at The Flats- here's hoping it is just the copper tube.
I've been driving the jeep everywhere to burn up the extra fuel and should have taken some pictures, it was literally a mall crawler this weekend cruising the Banana Republic .