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The SCORE rulebook is the document that fabricators live and die by as they morph stock vehicles into bump-swallowing wonder trucks. Anyone considering a competition venture in the desert would do well to pick up a copy of the SCORE rulebook, since many other sanctioning bodies use SCORE's rules as a baseline for their own. SCORE's rules prohibit Craig Turner's front suspension from cycling more than 16 inches. Why? Class 7 rules dictate that "no removal of material is allowed from framerail." That phrase means that Craig's truck must retain the frame's outward bulge at the coil spring. The bulge, which is found only on '00 Ford Rangers, prevents the upper control arms from drooping further. Aaaargh! A frame change is planned for the future; no doubt the new chassis will be constructed with the same high-quality TIG-welds seen here.

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