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What’s in a King of the Hammers Winning Buggy?

Posted in Features on June 2, 2015
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Photographers: Ricky Berry

If you haven’t heard of King of the Hammers (KOH) then you’re probably not into rockcrawling or desert racing. KOH is a giant rockcrawling and desert race held every year in Johnson Valley California at the Hammers trails. This year Randy Slawson won the race for the second time, and did so by starting 45th off the line and crossing the finish 215 miles later in just around nine hours, but ahead of everyone else. And he did it in a buggy he built himself at Bomber Fabrication based in Gardnerville, Nevada. When asked what type of training he does for a 200-plus-mile off-road race he replied, “I just recreate, dirt bikes, side-by-sides, and four-wheel thousands of miles a year. My lifestyle revolves around going fast in the dirt.” If you’re interested in what is in a winning KOH buggy check out these details.

My lifestyle revolves around going fast in the dirt

1. Custom Built Motors (CBM) 425ci LS3 engine (est. 600 hp)
2. 4L80E Maximum transmission
3. Atlas II 2.0 transfer case
4. Spidertrax axles
5. Gearworks 10-inch diffs; high 10 front with Gearworks locker
6. 5.43 ring-and-pinion
7. King shocks 3.0 bypass and 2.0 coilovers
8. PSC steering full hydro
9. JeReel Drivelines 13.50 yokes
10. PRP seats
11. Bulldog winch
12. Baja Designs LED lights
13. BFGoodrich 39-inch KR2 tires
14. BTR 17x8 wheels
15. CBR radiators
16. Steinjager Heim joints
17. Sierennet horn/siren
18. PCI radio and intercom
19. K&N air filters
20. Dynomax exhaust
21. Bomber Fabrication chassis


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