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Old 02-04-12, 11:05 AM   #1
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Expensive truck.

Deep pockets!!

Oh you gotta look at this, the whole vid:


And here it is in action. Best part is at the end:

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Old 02-04-12, 11:21 AM   #2
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Expensive bit of fun, just proved what I thought when I watched the first video, "looks like a trailer queen, wouldn't be able to handle a minor bump in the road."

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Old 02-04-12, 11:43 AM   #3
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Ooooh, that looks expensive.
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Old 02-04-12, 11:51 AM   #4
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Probably Ti hardware.
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How does one enter and exit that vehicle with style or dignity?
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Old 02-04-12, 01:07 PM   #6
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Probably Ti hardware.
I would say carbon the way the end results were.
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They must have more dollars than sense.
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Old 02-04-12, 01:33 PM   #8
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A "show" off-road/rock-crawling vehicle is basically a 24k gold shovel. Clearly, it's about as functional and durable.

There's only one word for this: DERP.
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I would say carbon the way the end results were.
Ti, carbon... doesn't matter if it's poor QA. That looks like something wasn't torqued right and sheared off. Whoever did the right side of that truck didn't check his work, if you ask me.
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If you're looking for real functionality, lookie here.
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Wow, that was something.
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Ti, carbon... doesn't matter if it's poor QA. That looks like something wasn't torqued right and sheared off. Whoever did the right side of that truck didn't check his work, if you ask me.
I think that side just broke first. It looks like he only has 1 bolt holding those coilovers to the lower frame. They look small...
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Old 02-04-12, 05:59 PM   #13
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Ummm... fork's bent?
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A lot of money spent to look cool and to be more "bro."
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Non-expensive:

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I love that a stock, million year old Sidekick still looks like a more serious offroad vehicle than a modern Silverado, whether stock or "modified" as the one in the OP.

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Tatras do pretty well for themselves, too.

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At 0:56 in the first video there's a good shot of the suspension. By the looks of that, and the fact that it all happened on one side, I'm guessing some fool forgot to tighten the nuts enough or the nuts were not on at all.

If you look at the slo-mo, you can see the right side wheels drooping in the air, and in both cases, the right tire makes contact with the ground much before the left tire, showing that the suspension had already come apart in mid-air.
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Or try a Pinzgauer, the Swiss Army knife of trucks. Made by the same people who make Puch bikes.

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That will buff right out.

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Old 02-06-12, 11:32 AM   #22
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Now that's a true "Here, Hold my beer and watch this" moment.
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Old 02-06-12, 11:34 AM   #23
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More on that truck.

http://www.sporttruck.com/featuredve...cab/index.html

Built by a professional shop for Chevy it appears. Wonder if that was taken as they tested prototype stuff.
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Or try a Pinzgauer, the Swiss Army knife of trucks. Made by the same people who make Puch bikes.
The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville has one of those, along with an older Unimog and all sorts of other great vehicles, including one of these:

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I'll stick with my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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