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New Terrain: The Baja Project Episode 5



“Things that a normal truck will never see.” Follow the Valvoline and Cummins team through contingency day and across the starting line of one of the toughest off-road races in the world. And find out how the journey ends in the fifth and final episode of New Terrain: The Baja Project.

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  1. When you want to finish first – you have to finish first!
    When a race car brakes, the driver was too hard on the material. This was NOT coming from nothing but by hitting a jump too extreme. It is similar to 24h Le Mans: EVERY car will easily take the 24h without an harm. BUT if you put the pedal down too hard most of the race cars will brake. It´s the (top end) driver´s skill to find the golden ways between fast and broken.

    Said for this project. With a 900 pund engine in the front, this truck takes jumps different to a aluminium V8 (or lighter). This is for sure 250 kg heavier in the front only due to the engine – making jumps very, very hard on material. Like we´ve seen.

  2. Was the second truck such a big fail they had to edit it out? Kind of crazy I have known Chris for over 10 years and also follow Ryan and this is the first time I have seen or heard of them running the Baja 1000. Just watching the build up you knew this thing wasn't going to make it with rookie drivers from a far different background.

  3. Was the second truck such a big fail they had to edit it out? Kind of crazy I have known Chris for over 10 years and also follow Ryan and this is the first time I have seen or heard of them running the Baja 1000. Just watching the build up you knew this thing wasn't going to make it with rookie drivers from a far different background.

  4. Was the second truck such a big fail they had to edit it out? Kind of crazy I have known Chris for over 10 years and also follow Ryan and this is the first time I have seen or heard of them running the Baja 1000. Just watching the build up you knew this thing wasn't going to make it with rookie drivers from a far different background.

  5. Nice big K&N but no filter wrap. A pre-wrap or sand sock keeps sand from building up in the filter element folds. Should have consulted with people that run in sand – or Baja. Guess it doesn't matter since they couldn't keep from breaking the trans or transfer case…

  6. Simply too bad preparation and too pig headed. Who does a one slow testrun of a Baja vehicle before entering the actual race. Even at first episode I knew this would fail, sadly. Very sloppy to say the least.

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