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Unread 03-09-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Baja 250 FJ by Donahoe

Hands up if you'd like to ride in this beast!

Team Donahoe’s Toyota FJ Cruiser to make competitive debut!

Corona, CA - Team Donahoe expands its racing fleet and sponsors with the launch of their new Class 3 Toyota FJ Cruiser Race Truck! KC Hilites and Nitto Tires have partnered with Team Donahoe to be the title sponsors of Team Donahoe Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Team Donahoe/KC Hilites/Nitto Tires Toyota FJ Cruiser will make its competitive debut at the upcoming SCORE Baja 250 in Ensenada, MX March 10, 2007. This racing debut comes after numerous testing sessions and a midnight run to Barstow the week of the race for a final test of suspension and lighting. Once the final test session was complete, Kreg Donahoe, owner of Team Donahoe, felt confident that their newest creation is ready to be unleashed on the off-road world.

This new Toyota FJ Cruiser platform presented a challenge and opportunity to Team Donahoe. Both presented themselves in racing SCORE Class 3 instead of Stock Mini. The new class allowed Team Donahoe to let their suspension prowess loose on a more unlimited truck platform and challenged them to create aftermarket suspension components that could run on the truck and remain competitive in a more unlimited class.



Team Donahoe had an edge in designing new suspension for the race truck as Donahoe Racing was one of the first companies to have a suspension system available for the new Toyota FJ cruiser. Donahoe Racing worked closely with Toyota marketing in developing their launch strategy for the new FJ while the vehicle was in the planning stages. Donahoe Racing then received their FJ from Toyota as a result of their involvement with them on aftermarket suspension products for the FJ Cruiser which included Toyota’s SEMA effort. Donahoe Racing’s development for the Toyota FJ has come full circle with the launch of Team Donahoe’s/KC Hilites/Nitto Tire Toyota FJ Race Truck. The race truck, though competing in an unlimited class, is still outfitted with several off-the-shelf components available for the FJ owner. This race truck, along with Rod Millin’s Stock Mini FJ Cruiser, will help to showcase the versatility of the new Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Team Donahoe’s Toyota FJ Race truck will be piloted by Donahoe Racing’s head engineer Dylan Evans and Kreg Donahoe’s long time racing partner Steve Krieger. These two gentlemen were hand picked by Team Donahoe owner, Kreg Donahoe to pilot this new truck in the SCORE Desert Racing series. Dylan has an innate knowledge of the truck as he, along with Kreg, designed and built the truck. Krieger is a veteran off-road racer who has raced off-road for more than 20 years, competing in just about every truck class with different teams, including Team Donahoe. Steve and Dylan had both been drivers on Team Donahoe’s other racing effort, but were pulled off of that truck and put in charge of the driving for Team’s new Toyota FJ Cruiser.



The Team Donahoe/KC Hilites/Nitto Tire Toyota FJ Cruiser is also sponsored by Banks Power, who is developing performance power products for the new FJ and using the Team Donahoe FJ as their research vehicle. Team Donahoe’s FJ Cruiser effort is also supported by Norwalk Toyota Off-Road Superstore, MasterCraft Seats, who put very sturdy and comfortable 3G seats in the new FJ. KMC Wheels supplied their Enduro Bead Lock wheels. Total Chaos helped Team Donahoe out with front suspension components. Currie Enterprises supplied the Ford 9” rear-end. Precision Gear supplied gears for the new FJ, which is also outfitted with Light Racing’s jounce shocks. Anaheim Hills Auto Body painted the new paint scheme for the race truck. ADS wiring supplied wiring services and Kartek Off-Road assisted Team Donahoe with outfitting the rest of the new Toyota FJ cruiser to make it race ready.

Team Donahoe is looking forward to this first race for their new Class 3 Toyota FJ Cruiser as well as the entire season to showcase what this truck can do. Look for a full line of FJ Cruiser suspension products, as well as fenders and hoods from Donahoe Racing Enterprises.

For more information on Team Donahoe, please contact Team Donahoe at 951.279.8000.
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Dang - hang on, I'll get larger images
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whoa.. big ole' fender flares! Looks good! I'd take it
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Looks like that FJC will be real fun to drive!!! It will probably make short work of Death Valley washboard roads.
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WOW That a great looking truck. I like it...
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There's also a live feed from Baja of the FJ team but I haven't had time to look for it yet.
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Here's the link to DR and the build up.
http://www.donahoeracing.com/project...3&projectID=12
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Looks like they changed everything in the suspension, 3rd member, shocks, coils, locations for coils and shocks, everything... That's a huge amount of time they spend on it.
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I wonder why they didn't use their own DR upper control arms in the front?
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I wonder why they didn't use their own DR upper control arms in the front?
The front suspension looks like the long travel units, so the DR arms wont work on it.
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I cannot believe how little of the original FJ is left.
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I'm pretty sure the rear axle is a ford 9" also.
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I'm pretty sure the rear axle is a ford 9" also.
Those images shows 100% they are not FJ and might not be Toyota at all.
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I'm pretty sure the rear axle is a ford 9" also.
From the original post:
"Currie Enterprises supplied the Ford 9” rear-end."
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I'm pretty sure the rear axle is a ford 9" also.
I agree with that. As soon as I saw this photo..... I knew

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Well it seems like they won their class in the race, adn beat 2nd place out by 25 minutes. Only needed soem fuel, fresh driver and air filter at halfway mark; and was running 100% at the end of the race.

Pretty impressive, wonder if they will sell the FJC now (Rory you want to trade your 4Runner?)
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That was good, I read the whole thing from top to bottom for the first time right now. And yes, yes I did think of trading it in!!

Thing is amazing, but it still gets me. Its an FJ , I just want my 4runner to be like that. I guess I can forgive Dylan for not getting on some LT shocks on the 4runner or larger rear shocks. This tech should help in the long run for the 4r.
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