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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Avery4jc, Jul 9, 2006.
Found this while roaming the internet. Cool!
If anyone has some info. on it post it up.
I've been turning wrenches a long time, longer then I care to think about. I still get wood everytime I see something like that!
that thing is awesome! nice big lift block also haha. i think its safe to say that the crewcab wins the tug of war hehe
found some more pictures...
yeah lift blocks but oh well. It's bad a$$ and probably not intended to go over 15-20mph anyways. Altitude adjustment/rockwells/tractor tires and a healthy big block. What more could I ask for in a sand toy?
Oh, forgot to ask. Is that an extra brake that brakes the driveline that I always see hanging off the front and back of rockwells?
Its the only brakes
not tractor tires. combine tires. but still big. thay are about 6ft tall.
Gotta love, BIG heavy iron.
That leaf spring looks like it is about to snap...
Oh yeah, you are right. I blew it up and looked. I never noticed that before. Do they work well? It seems like you would need more stopping power than that, although my r.c. stuff including my 35lbs weedwacker powered 1/5 scale truck only use driveline brakes and it'll lockem' up tight. Have you guys driven a truck w/ rockwells? How do they perform?
huh? what are combine tires off of? Still in the agricultural world I assume?
combine picks corn/beans/wheat/all that stuff.
drive line brakes get the power multiplyed threw the gearing. but most states say not leagle for street use. need brakes at all 4 tires.
that pic is scary tho with only 2 bolts holding that rotor on the flange.
Oh, you beat me to it. I found some information on them...
I did the calculations on 4lo.com and found that the last metric tire listed on there is 74.5" tall and is 35.4" wide! Man this sure has my brain turning for a sick sand toy. I can see it now....trailer it over, slap on 75" tall tires and go for a cruise on the sand....mmmm.
in the off peek seson thay go for under 1000 bucks each tire. used is 600-800 avarge.
those trucks were on Lucas oil on the edge on speed
they were in a big tug of war contest on a drag strip
not impressive IMHO, very little engineering on those trucks, and the axle wrap was retarded
What would you do to clear those meats then? Huge custom spring packs? I don't know if you could even get them that big. Maybe an air bag system? That would probably be a better ride and give you much more control for transportation. A bag/4 link would be cool. IMO
hmmm that looks like normal trucks around here...
that is just a few...
4-link + coil overs like the monster trucks
Keep em' comming. That last pic is sick!
Oh, ok. I wonder why guys that build these beasts don't do that more often. I wouldn't think that 4 huge King Coilovers would cost too much compared to what they already dumped into stuff like tires and axles alone. Plus then you could really get out there and use it! Nice thinkin'.
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