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Top Truck Challenge 2010: Booty Is Truth

Warn Winch
The Four Wheeler Staff | Writer
Posted December 1, 2010

After The Dust Clears, Top Truck Competitors Tally Up Their Broken Parts-And Their Winnings

When it comes to carnage, Top Truck Challenge is the epitome of vehicular awesomeness. From the opening of the Tow Test to the end of the Tank Trap, axleshafts break, hydraulic lines snap, winches burn out, and engines overheat. Of course, we wouldn't have it any other way-it wouldn't be Top Truck if it were any easier-but most of our competitors end their week in Hollister Hills with an extensive list of bruised and busted parts. Enter our 40-plus sponsors, who generously donate a plethora of product and myriad gift cards to lighten the burden on our competitors' wallets-the better to get their rigs buttoned up and wheeling again. Here's what they got for their efforts this year:

Warn Winch

  • What It Is: Retrieval power from a legendary name.
  • Why It's Cool: You gotta have one to compete at TTC.
  • More Info: 800/912-1122, www.warn.com

$50 and $500 Gift Certificates from 4Wheel Parts Wholesalers

  • What It Is: An easy way to cash in at any one of 4Wheel Parts' more than 40 retail stores nationwide.
  • Why It's Cool: For each competitor, 50 reasons. For one lucky winner, there are 500 of 'em!
  • More Info: 877/474-4821, www.4wheelparts.com

Set of Black Rock Wheels

  • What It Is: A set of 15x8 Type 8 Series 997 steelies.
  • Why It's Cool: They come with a black-matte nonstick surface and they're made in the USA!
  • More Info: www.blackrockwheels.com

$200 Gift Certificate from BDS

  • What It Is: Two hundred reasons to smile for one fortunate finisher.
  • Why It's Cool: He can use it to lift or level a truck, or to purchase a new Jeep bumper.
  • More Info: 517/279-2135, www.bds-suspension.com

Metalcloak Gift Certificate

  • What It Is: Good for $650, which can go a long way towards the purchase of some cool body armor.
  • Why It's Cool: Your rig can't be fortified enough in the Mini-Rubicon.
  • More Info: 916/631-8071, www.metalCloak.com

Gift Certificates from Amsoil

  • What It Is: A pair of $600, $300, and $200 gift cards for our three top teams.
  • Why It's Cool: After the Trap, the Twister and the Mini-'Con, their gearboxes will be ready for a little liquid love.
  • More Info: www.amsoil.com

Set of Mickey Thompson 35-inch Tires

  • What It Is: A set of treads from the maker of the new 54-inch Baja TTC tire.
  • Why It's Cool: A set of free tires? What's wrong with this picture?
  • More Info: 800/222-9092, www.mickeythompsontires.com

MBRP Exhaust System

  • What It Is: A complete after-cat exhaust system.
  • Why It's Cool: It flows more freely than restrictive OE systems, so they make more power, and sound cool, too.
  • More Info: 888/636-7223, www.mbrp.com

Poly Performance Gift Certificates

  • What It Is: $150 reasons to shop for new gear for your rig.
  • Why It's Cool: If it bolts in, or on, an off-road rig, you'll probably find the part you need there.
  • More Info: 805/783-2060, www.polyperformance.com

Leatherman Super Tool 300

  • What It Is: From screwdrivers and knives to pliers and files, it's 20 tools in one.
  • Why It's Cool: You don't need to enlist in the Swiss Army anymore.
  • More Info: 503/253-7826, www.leatherman.com

Airaid Gift Certificate

  • What It Is: A certificate good for one Airaid air intake system.
  • Why It's Cool: The filters are washable, re-usable, and backed by a "No Hassle" warranty.
  • More Info: 888/876-8984, www.airaid.com

Ouverson Engineering Gift Certificate

  • What It Is: $250 worth of bolt-in beef for your Rockwell axle.
  • Why It's Cool: Rockwells have become the gold standard for serious TTC aspirants.
  • More Info: 320/983-3030, www.ouversonengineering.com

MBRP Mufflers & Exhaust Tips

  • What It Is: A pair of new performance mufflers and tips.
  • Why It's Cool: You can choose from louvered-core, perforated-core, or chambered designs to give your rig the perfect exhaust note.
  • More Info: 888/636-7223, www.mbrp.com

Tuff Country Suspension System

  • What It Is: A complete suspension system for Chevys, Fords, Dodges, Jeeps, or Toyotas.
  • Why It's Cool: You can't fit those bigger tires and wheels without one.
  • More Info: 800/288-2190, www.tuffcountry.com

Optima Yellow Top Batteries

  • What It Is: A dual-purpose, deep-cycle battery for every TTC competitor.
  • Why It's Cool: Fully sealed and eco-friendly, it runs in any position-straight up, sideways, or upside down.
  • More Info: 888/867-8462, www.optimabatteries.com

Advance Adapters Gift Certificate

  • What It Is: Five hundred bills towards the purchase of their gear, including an Atlas II.
  • Why It's Cool: Is there anything about an Atlas t-case that isn't cool?
  • More Info: 800/350-2223, www.advanceadapters.com

Mechanix Wear Gloves

  • What It Is: Premium protection for hands that wrench and winch.
  • Why It's Cool: They can make spooling out winch cable a whole lot safer in the Tank Trap.
  • More Info: www.mechanix.com

Set of Mickey Thompson Wheels

  • What It Is: A new set of rims, such as the Classic II wheel shown here.
  • Why It's Cool: You're gonna need 'em when you step up to bigger rubber.
  • More Info: 800/222-9092, www.mickeythompsontires.com

Traxxas R/C Racer

  • What It Is: The latest generation of micro-mini 4x4 fun.
  • Why It's Cool: Come on, admit it. You really want one.
  • More Info: 888/872-9927, www.traxxas.com

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