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there are also lots more accidents and personal injury
sanctioned races are one thing
most guys just run in the desert (same as we do in the woods)
problem is the traffic that is created and the danger that develops as unskilled or unaware drivers move amongst people launching off dunes
considering it is mainly done in an open areas I am surprised at how many collisions you read about
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i was talking about the racing part.

i really don't consider the guys w/ just a lift, bed mounted spare tire, and some glass to be "prerunners", though i may even reference them as so, because "prerunner" has become the title, pretty much, of anyone fitting that description.

people jacking around in the desert, w/o trucks built for it, jumping big w/o cages, w/ stock suspension, etc... i have no respect for. they endanger themselves and others.

now, if someone wants to go ride around on trails, drive around in the desert, etc, in a stock or basically stock(mildly lifted) truck, by all means, just don't go trying to be ivan stewart.

it's def. dangerous, when it's all those random people in the dunes. throw alcohol in the mix, and i imagine that helps boost those accident numbers.
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I agree with most of the posts so far "defending/explaining" pre-runners.

It kinda bothers me that people say, "so are you going to pre-run your truck?" or say "so you are going to make a desert truck?" Yota started it all with their Taco Prerunner. A "pre-runner" is what everyone else has said so far. A purpose built truck that has specially designed suspension and so on, that is designed to go fast off-road. Not necessarily just desert. Some people build their trucks for mudding, or going through the woods. Others design theirs to go fast off-road. Just my .02 cents though.

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^^ thus why i am prolly moving south.. i have tons of respect for the sport, and i get my kicks from going fast, and ever since i was a kid ive been in love with trophy trucks etc. And when i got Revalved when it came out, i couldnt get enough of that DVD

so i think moving south and get a desert truck would complete one goal in my life. my lifestyle is totaly socal..i just live in MN lol
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i think pre runner trucks are kool as crap. like christian said they do take mass amounts of skill to drive. i would not turn my truck into one but they do look bad ****. the baja 500 is one hell of a race. i like the trucks but like i said i would not turn my ranger into one, to much money involved that i dont have
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pre runners are a cool style of offroad racing that Mexico has allowed us to share.
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Quest i really hope ur just messing around like usual...

An actual prerunner, IMO, is a truck that has a LongTravel, or other high travel suspension on it. But like Alon said, today a "prerunner" is just a lifted truck that sits atleast an inch higher in the front then back... is this a real "prerunner"... no, but [sadly] the statement "form over function" is more and more true today
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thats why you are mr. special, you understand me! (no homo)
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I agree with most of the posts so far "defending/explaining" pre-runners.

It kinda bothers me that people say, "so are you going to pre-run your truck?" or say "so you are going to make a desert truck?" Yota started it all with their Taco Prerunner. A "pre-runner" is what everyone else has said so far. A purpose built truck that has specially designed suspension and so on, that is designed to go fast off-road.

thank you. heh sheesh didnt know this would turn out like this. ok i probably worded it wrong, i should have said "what makes a prerunner a prerunner - officially" so, now that i know, that makes me a better person
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