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    Big Truck Awesomeness


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    Ho Lee Phuck, wouldn't have taken much for that to end up on the news for all the wrong reasons

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    They only do these things in countries where no one gives a ****.

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    I bet at least one or two of the locals who watched the lines he took tried to air it out over those mid city rollers and failed horridly.

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    Somebody please help me understand this??? Tearing up beautiful Mexican neighborhoods, speeding through quiet residential streets, catching air blindly through town, roosting sand and dirt all over everything, scaring the caca out of the locals??? Where are the Federales when you need them?!

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    Hmmm, I should have known that idiot Bilzerian would be involved somewhere, this has his egomania written large all over it. Skilful driving, but this is promoting absolute crap, and BRG has a good point ^... Monster Energy Drink is poison, and what they promote is poisonous. I feel pretty strongly about this... You can probably tell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Somebody please help me understand this???
    It's fun. Do you remember fun?

    I would explain how it's all staged and coordinated but that's so obvious it would seem patronising. That means talking down to you by the way.

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    All that horsepower and all that suspension. Holy guacamole Batman!
    Pure awesomeness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    It's fun. Do you remember fun?

    I would explain how it's all staged and coordinated but that's so obvious it would seem patronising. That means talking down to you by the way.
    Is danger a necessary element of fun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Is danger a necessary element of fun?
    No but it sure makes you feel alive.

    Plus Hawg that course was pre tripped out and warnings were given out to the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Is danger a necessary element of fun?
    I would explain how it's all staged and coordinated but that's so obvious it would seem patronising.

    That means talking down to you by the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    It's fun. Do you remember fun?

    I would explain how it's all staged and coordinated but that's so obvious it would seem patronising. That means talking down to you by the way.
    I don't disagree that it is really fun to watch.

    However, to set it up as though he is blowing through a sleepy town with complete disregard is stupid and not cool and it does not send a positive message.

    Of course I realize that it's just a video, completely set up to look the way it does.

    I do enjoy the big Baja races (on the proper courses).

    If it were set up like a race through town (with cones and rows of cheering spectators) it would be more fun.

    That's my point. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I don't disagree that it is really fun to watch.

    However, to set it up as though he is blowing through a sleepy town with complete disregard is stupid and not cool and it does not send a positive message.

    Of course I realize that it's just a video, completely set up to look the way it does.

    I do enjoy the big Baja races (on the proper courses).

    If it were set up like a race through town (with cones and rows of cheering spectators) it would be more fun.

    That's my point. Carry on.
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    ^^ No, just stupidity. Danger is just one side effect.

    My lessons learned, the pilot of the rotary got 20 minutes fun time with all of those women on a beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Is danger a necessary element of fun?
    You ride a mountain bike right? Maybe you forgot what your avatar looks like. Go back and double check it. Our sport lands person after person in the ER and sometimes kills them. It is a bit hypocritical to ask if danger is part of the fun.

    That video is quite a show. But that is just it, a show. Everyone of those scenes were choreographed. It is no different than a standard Hollywood movie or TV production. In every big air scene there are lots of locals standing around watching. That should tell you it was completely staged. The fact that there were multiple camera angles on each of the major stunts should have clued you in that it was staged.

    Where was your outrage when Bandit (Burt Reynolds) flew threw the heartland of America, tearing up the highways and destroying police cars? How about the time when Jake and Elwood, on their mission from god, destroyed most of the Chicago police force, a shopping mall, or a parade? The Dukes of Hazard, Nightrider, A-Team, Airwolf, all are examples of the Hollywood machine in actions. How is this, other than a multi-decade time difference, any less offensive to your sensitive sole?

    Get of off your trolling boat. It, like the video is all staged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    And it's a good point...
    No it isn't.

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    Geez, this thread is becoming another gun carrying thread.

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    Awesome sauce .. Good find piggy.


    I've been engaged in the Baja races many times and Ensenada welcomes the events with open arms.
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    It's just a big truck, being awesome! :0)

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    That was incredible. I was more amazed with the truck than anything else. How much "travel" do you think that thing has? It looked very plush from the inside view.
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    Here's how it's done in the *states:

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    *Yes, I know, it's not a big truck...but, #awesomeness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    No it isn't.
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    I think I've read it numerous times about men that drive big trucks trying to over compensate for areas of inadequacy in other areas of their anatomy?

    Fun, yes, but not my cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankerboy View Post
    You ride a mountain bike right? Maybe you forgot what your avatar looks like. Go back and double check it. Our sport lands person after person in the ER and sometimes kills them. It is a bit hypocritical to ask if danger is part of the fun.

    That video is quite a show. But that is just it, a show. Everyone of those scenes were choreographed. It is no different than a standard Hollywood movie or TV production. In every big air scene there are lots of locals standing around watching. That should tell you it was completely staged. The fact that there were multiple camera angles on each of the major stunts should have clued you in that it was staged.

    Where was your outrage when Bandit (Burt Reynolds) flew threw the heartland of America, tearing up the highways and destroying police cars? How about the time when Jake and Elwood, on their mission from god, destroyed most of the Chicago police force, a shopping mall, or a parade? The Dukes of Hazard, Nightrider, A-Team, Airwolf, all are examples of the Hollywood machine in actions. How is this, other than a multi-decade time difference, any less offensive to your sensitive sole?

    Get of off your trolling boat. It, like the video is all staged.
    Thank you for your kind words, a$$hat.

    Or, were you "just kidding" like I am?

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    It's just a big truck, being awesome! This isn't complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    It's just a big truck, being awesome! This isn't complicated.
    Can't argue with that, but I suppose I should ignore the parts with the half-naked women that rather belie the sentiments you express in your post a couple of hours ago over in the twerking thread?

    (Can't help playing Debil's Advocate now and again )
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    That was incredible. I was more amazed with the truck than anything else. How much "travel" do you think that thing has? It looked very plush from the inside view.
    Just a mere 26" up front and 34" of rear travel and 800 Horsepower.

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    Engine: 458 inch small block Chevy

    Horsepower: 800 bhp

    Torque: 690 ftlb

    Transmission: Kroyer experimental 3 speed turbo 400

    Front Suspension: A-arm type. 26 inches of travel

    Rear Suspension: 3 link solid rear axle. 34 inches of travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Can't argue with that, but I suppose I should ignore the parts with the half-naked women that rather belie the sentiments you express in your post a couple of hours ago over in the twerking thread?
    Yeah, ok, you got me there ;0)

    I was surprised when it dawned on me half way though the video that the truck was only rear wheel drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Here's how it's done in the *states:


    *Yes, I know, it's not a big truck...but, #awesomeness.

    I thought this was the way it was done in the states

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    I thought this was the way it was done in the states
    Yeah, Kevin Bacon takes on anything since the films dried up. Would've been funnier if he'd worn a crash helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    I thought this was the way it was done in the states
    I did a search for: Canadian+ rally+ truck, but didn't find much. I did find something cool you Canadians might like:

    Skip to 3:45 for the fun stuff.
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    I like to think my Tacoma has a little 015 spirit in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I did a search for: Canadian+ rally+ truck, but didn't find much. I did find something cool you Canadians might like:

    Skip to 3:45 for the fun stuff.
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    This is our rally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I like to think my Tacoma has a little 015 spirit in it

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    Good, bad, or indifferent.

    Anyone wanna buy a Jeep? I think I'm getting a truck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Good, bad, or indifferent.

    Anyone wanna buy a Jeep? I think I'm getting a truck!!!
    Well I posted the specs above. We can build that exact truck then all we need is a lead foot and nuts the size of watermelons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well I posted the specs above. We can build that exact truck then all we need is a lead foot and nuts the size of watermelons.
    And a Mexican village to play in ;0)

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    Regardless of opinions as to the niceness of shredding that village, man is that truck plush. Amazing video, amazing driving, amazing vehicle. Almost unbelievable the shyt he "just drove over."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Regardless of opinions as to the niceness of shredding that village, man is that truck plush. Amazing video, amazing driving, amazing vehicle. Almost unbelievable the shyt he "just drove over."
    And the suspension is so plush it's like floating on a pillow. I've seen an interview with a trophy truck racer and the had cameras mounted inside. Barely a wobble and he said it's like floating on a pillow of air. The technology has advanced so much that they even have the center of gravity mid engine style and a widened track stance. Try going 90 mph on pavement and spinning donuts over and over without flipping. Just plain awesome machines.
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    okay not big truck but awesome any ways

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    okay not big truck but awesome any ways
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    Glad I didn't buy a ford.

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    Looks flexy.

    Although, it should help it to conform to irregularities in the terrain, keep all four corners on the ground. It's much cheaper and easier to design an inferior frame than it is to design a superior suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Glad I didn't buy a ford.

    net wurker is not going to be happy with you. He's a Ford guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Looks flexy.

    Although, it should help it to conform to irregularities in the terrain, keep all four corners on the ground.
    Dodge got it figured out 60 years ago. I think they went backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Dodge got it figured out 60 years ago. I think they went backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Dodge got it figured out 60 years ago. I think they went backwards
    Backwards?
    Easy peezy just follow the diagram to the letter R.
    But keep your eyes on the road, this part can be tricky until you memorize the diagram.
    Move the shifter in the direction towards the R but only while in a stopped position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    net wurker is not going to be happy with you. He's a Ford guy.
    Actually, my next truck is going to be a Toyota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Backwards?
    Easy peezy just follow the diagram to the letter R.
    But keep your eyes on the road, this part can be tricky until you memorize the diagram.
    Move the shifter in the direction towards the R but only while in a stopped position.
    That's a piece of cake. I got this memorized.
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    Don't you think it would be awesome if you could still walk into a dealership and drive away in a real offroad capable truck with swivel frame?

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    Ha! My bike has more gears than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
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    Ok, how do you get from 1st to 5th, multiple shifter stick thingies??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
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    Don't you think it would be awesome if you could still walk into a dealership and drive away in a real offroad capable truck with swivel frame?
    LOL well then you can teach the classes to the masses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Ha! My bike has more gears than that.
    But does it have a reverse gear?

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    Ok, how do you get from 1st to 5th, multiple shifter stick thingies??
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    LOL well then you can teach the classes to the masses.
    In the olden days, they used to use twin sticks. Much easier these days.

    The black lever on the front controls the "range". The shifter is in "Low & 1-4" range when the black lever is down. Flick it up, the shifter gets in "5-8" range. So you row the gear to 4 hi, then flip the black lever up and slide it into the 5 slot, and keep shifting as you did in the lower range. The grey switch on the side controls the splitter (5L to 5H, for example).

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    How often do you need go from 2lo to 2hi, 3lo to 3hi etc??

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    If my bike had a reverse gear, I would be manualing down the road backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    How often do you need go from 2lo to 2hi, 3lo to 3hi etc??
    It depends. The ratio in the lower range is stupendously low. Low-lo is like 14.40:1, and the powerband on big diesel is pretty narrow, so the splitter is practically useless until you get to around 4th gear unless you're pulling 100k+ lbs, which is more than a normal 5-axle rig can legally carry.

    My truck has 13-sp, meaning the splitter only works in the high range, but sometimes I wish I could split in the 4th gear. If you shift into the "Lo" slot with the range selector in high, you actually get the same ratio as the 4th gear and you can use the splitter. But doing this disengages an internal pump of some sort (so I was told) so I only use it when I absolutely have to.

    I split all gears from 5 to 8, unless I'm empty. I skip gears when I downshift.


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    If my bike had a reverse gear, I would be manualing down the road backwards
    You could get a fixed hub and become Hipster Hawgster.

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    Katz sweet manual!
    I didn't think you had paved roads in your neck of the woods / desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Katz sweet manual!
    I didn't think you had paved roads in your neck of the woods / desert.
    The vid is from a couple of years ago when I was still in Kaliphonya. You'll see the "reverse gear" at around 0:33.

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