Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Wins Its Class in the Baja 1000

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"The Japanese automaker’s Baja race truck uses a production-based V6 prepped by Honda Performance Development. It’s a similar unit to the force-fed V6 used in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 that ran in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 3.5-liter powerplant is also found in the new Acura MDX, which is twinned with the Pilot.
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Marty Gingras

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"Ridgeline"

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Honda V6s are lovely.
 

badlatitude

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"The Japanese automaker’s Baja race truck uses a production-based V6 prepped by Honda Performance Development. It’s a similar unit to the force-fed V6 used in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 that ran in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 3.5-liter powerplant is also found in the new Acura MDX, which is twinned with the Pilot."
Jack Who?
 

kent_island_sailor

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Meanwhile NASCAR "stock" cars are usually much faster than whatever model they imitate that you can buy from a dealer and share about 0 common parts. That "Ridgeline" looks much the same.
* I know someone with a new Ridgeline, it actually is a nice truck if you can deal with a small bed, but it only vaguely resembles the racing truck
 

Bus Driver

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Meanwhile NASCAR "stock" cars are usually much faster than whatever model they imitate that you can buy from a dealer and share about 0 common parts. That "Ridgeline" looks much the same.
* I know someone with a new Ridgeline, it actually is a nice truck if you can deal with a small bed, but it only vaguely resembles the racing truck
I grew up in earshot of Capitol Raceway ("Where the big ones run-un-un-un!") and remember when the Funny Cars had a passing resemblance of the car they were based on -
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Not so much, anymore -
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billy backstay

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* I know someone with a new Ridgeline, it actually is a nice truck if you can deal with a small bed, but it only vaguely resembles the racing truck

I think most people disrespect the Ridgeline because it's a unibody based on their van, or it was in the begining. Real men must have a ladder frame same as Ford, Chevy and RAMs.

We had two consecutive Nissan vans when the girls were young. I would remove all the seats and load it with lumber, just like a truck.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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I think most people disrespect the Ridgeline because it's a unibody based on their van, or it was in the begining. Real men must have a ladder frame same as Ford, Chevy and RAMs.

We had two consecutive Nissan vans when the girls were young. I would remove all the seats and load it with lumber, just like a truck.
I wouldn’t give a shit about the Ridgeline if it weren’t pimped by one of our goobers here. There was a market for El Caminos too, and they likely had more space in the bed. The Ridgeline is no more than red meat for Spreading Malarkey, whatever his current identity may be.
 

Pertinacious Tom

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I think most people disrespect the Ridgeline because it's a unibody based on their van, or it was in the begining. Real men must have a ladder frame same as Ford, Chevy and RAMs.

We had two consecutive Nissan vans when the girls were young. I would remove all the seats and load it with lumber, just like a truck.
I've carried lumber and plywood and drywall in my full sized truck and in a couple of different minivans, including my current one.

The van is not "just like a truck." My shit stays DRY inside my van. Even when I had the topper on the bed, the same could not be said of things left in the bed of my truck.

I'm going to see the old white truck this morning because I'm taking the minivan in to the mechanic who bought the truck from me. I don't really miss it.
 


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