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My buddy says monster truck suspension not that tough

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigk, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    A friend of mine has been involved in building some monster trucks and plans to build a show truck with a coil front end like that. According to him, it's not that tough to build any truck like that. If I can get him to help him do my Blazer , I'll have to post it so everybody can see it. He doesn't even think it would be that expensive. Can't wait to find out.

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  2. are you going to put some 2 1/2 ton rockwells under there too?[​IMG] and then you could smash some cars and do a POWER WHEELIE!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    don't they run front and rear 4 links with some coilovers?

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  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Not expensive! I looked at some coilover shocks for doing a conversion like that and they were $750 each.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  4. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    ive been involved wtih a monster truck (beat grave digger,Goldberg,Bulldozer,and BigFoot)here in town and hell yea its expensive it uses no leafs no coils just long ass shocks each one 800-900 bucks four per tire ouch$$$$

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  5. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, no springs on the newer Monsters.
    Some kind of hydraulic shock deal.

    Sure works great though!

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    A long time ago I learned that the term "Not Expensive" means different things to different people which I also noticed is in direct relation to the employment they have. I also noticed that nothing is ever expensive if you are spending someone elses money to build something (right Mudnutt?). In my case however, spending 30 bucks on a good set of mag locks almost had me eating macaroni and cheese for a week, but I am a State Employee so there you have it.

    John

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    i just figured the coil was internal like a motor cycle suspension
     
  8. RedDwarf

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    Sometimes you'll see them when the hydraulic system isn't working right and they'll be squatted way down on one corner.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     

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