JFK Rhino Team

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by JFK Rhino Team, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. JFK Rhino Team

    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    hi, i'm Nico, i was reffered to this forum by Brian from BlackRhino and JoeyD.

    I live in Belgium, Europe.

    I have been offroading for lots of years and 5 years ago, a Rhino caught my attention.
    In 2008 I bought a Rhino for Trophy purposes, and this year we're going for the 3rd time to the Croatia Trophy ( Croatia Trophy) an offroad event where you have to drive RB's during 8 consecutive days.
    It takes place in very rough terrrain (swamps, forrests, lumberjackroads,etc)

    I'll post some pics of the rebuild this year,
    I'd like to thank BlackRhinoPerformance for the swift and superb service !

    We leave for Croatia on the 25th of April, my Rhino is the only SSV competing in the Trophy which are all custom built 4x4 cars.

    Pics from last Trophies (2009 & 2010)


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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    russisch moerasbakske, 2 assen en een camry 3 liter motor, copiloot is andrei rusov (wrc copiloot, 4x parijs dakar, enz)

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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    ome pics from last year after the Croatia Trophy when we decided to rebuild the lawnmower


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    rest of rebuild pics i still have to sort out


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    this was november 2010
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    small problem lol

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    scorpionchallenge, belgium

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    among the big boys in croatia

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    refitting gearbox, variomatic and new camshaft


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    schakelmechanisme vd boite

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    neyt is een handje komen helpen

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    "wat moeten we allemaal nog doen..."

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    "vaste" zijbuizen om er niet uit te vallen :lol:

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    vloersteunen/bescherming

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    Brantz tripmaster gesponsord door R.Inc.

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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    next week we put in the engine

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    hope you enjoy the follow up and i'll keep you posted ;)
     
  5. brevndeb

    brevndeb Your Mom

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    Welcome to the forum and great pics lets see some more!
     
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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    pictures from Croatia in 2009


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    Proloog

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    Snelheidsrace - 12 x 3km, bos en moeras met 1 verplichte pitstop met wielwissel

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    De rivier dwarsen... na 2uur drogen,carbu en vario kuisen en wachten starten en verder rijden..


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    so far, so good en 20cm verder ...

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    en toen stopte de motor..


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    op het droge gewinched door Willem en Hendrik..


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    whatever sh!t hits the fan .... keep smiling !!!


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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    if you don't have +300hp you must be smart and take the outer side lol


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    30min before the Start we decided to clean the fueltank lol

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    de medische dienst... stonden aan de checkpoints en in de buurt van gevaarlijke stukken

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    this trophy is europe's toughest...

    this is a blog from Carl, LRM journalist, he wrote this at the 2010 edition

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    deze dus enkel over de start gesukkeld en finito

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  8. FBT

    FBT Member

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    Welcome JFK and I have got to say you run that machine as hard, or harder than any I have seen in the U.S...awesome pictures and welcome to the Underground.
     
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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    thanks !
    I try to prove that my 50hp lawnmower can compete with custom 4x4's with up to 500bhp... my weight and width are big advantages in this kind of competition.. kinda David vs Goliath lol

    here's mine next to Pete's custom buggy (600hp, 4wheelsteering, PTO with 80m of rope)

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  10. FBT

    FBT Member

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    You are doing some incredible stuff with that little machine.
    I "downsized" from a 600 HP hillshooter sand rail to the Teryx when back problems started to overwhelm my life. I live in the mountains and have rugged terrain like that close by, the Rubicon is only 2 hours south of here; but once you've been in the sand, well, it is hard to describe, but it took my life over..30 plus years ago.
    Here is a pic of my baby...I miss her!
    If you ever get to the western U.S. you need to hit the sand!
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  11. brevndeb

    brevndeb Your Mom

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    Very cool pics and what a bitchen event that must have been. Thank you for sharing.
     
  12. JoeyD23

    JoeyD23 #utvunderground

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    very cool Nico!! Welcome to the site and thanks for sharing!! Good luck in the next Trophy race!
     
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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    cool !
    rides like those can't be roadlegal over here..

    here's my rhino in the Libyan desert in 2008

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    nothing beats a ride with an ssv :cool:
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  14. RhinoMaster

    RhinoMaster Official UTVUnderground Sponsor - Black Rhino Perf

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    Hey Nico! Good to hear from you. Those photos are great! How's the build going? Are you going to be ready?

    Can't wait to get some feedback from this year's compitition.
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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    Hi Brian, build is going well, on schedule, tied Murphy down in the shed..

    next week we're putting in the engine, missed last weekend's national comp but still 3 rounds left when we're back from Croatia..

    this is the startlist for this year's Croatia Trophy :

    it's the third consecutive time I drive this race with my Rhino,
    you can see that it's me against the world lol



     
  16. RhinoMaster

    RhinoMaster Official UTVUnderground Sponsor - Black Rhino Perf

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    looks like tough lineup! But brains over muscle!
     
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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    did some work today

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  18. RhinoMaster

    RhinoMaster Official UTVUnderground Sponsor - Black Rhino Perf

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    How much weight are you guessing you're saving over last year?
     
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    JFK Rhino Team New Member

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    it should be 550kgs race-ready with about 55hp
     
  20. RhinoMaster

    RhinoMaster Official UTVUnderground Sponsor - Black Rhino Perf

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    According to my calendar, the fun starts tomorrow. Good luck to you Nico, and to your team!

    If you can, let us know how you're doing. And take a LOT of pictures!
     

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