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Over Engineered SEMA Truck Proves it Wasn’t. Film at Eleven.

Posted in 4x4, FAIL by UDMan | January 28th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Image from Sport Truck.com

When I was covering the SEMA Extravaganza in Las Vegas, I have to tell you one thing; I wasn’t at all impressed by these types of trucks. I always thought they were over compensating for something (And get your mind out of the gutter!). There were at least 20 of these types of trucks, and to be truthful, I don’t even remember this particular truck. So when a video surfaced about a Custom Silverado built by the same guys who were associated with the famous “Bigfoot” truck that experienced a monumental failure, well I had to find it. And here it is…. only you will have to see it after the jump!

Now that ramp doesn’t look all that high, and a truck that was supposed to be “Over-Engineered”, with steerable front and rear axles, a 30 inch lift, and a custom fabricated suspension cradle, should have survived that small “Bump in the road”. An article in 8-lug.com states that the crew spent 2 weeks to do the truss work on the axles. Looks like they should have spent more time. The cost to put this Custom Silverado Duramax together? Some $350,000, though I’m guessing the truck is now worth significantly less.

Source: Great Lakes 4X4

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  1. dan says:

    This Microbus got more air and didn’t break: