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DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:56 pm
by OLLIE
There is a shop in Chula Vista on Broadway that I drive by quite often. It is called Super Trucks. Usually there is a fairly insanely jacked up Silverado parked out front. Now they have an even bigger beast our there. I had to stop and get some pictures. I have never seen an H2 set up this high.

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Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:14 pm
by big dave
WOW @ the shock/tire clearance and the angle of the tie rod end. Look at those wheel spacers too...

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:46 pm
by BlueFJ
Yea, and it's really, really clean... :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:40 pm
by cruiserlarry
What a huge piece of sh.....artwork !!! :lol:

Yeah, it's impressive, all right... I guess if you need a vehicle to validate your masculinity, there's yer boy !!!

The market for those hyper-lifted monster trucks is virtually zero nowadays - chances are you'll be seeing it on that lot for a while.... :shock: :lol:

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:50 pm
by BlueFJ
I'd say it was built to be a billboard for the shop. :roll:

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:13 pm
by OLLIE
The only large trucks I see there are the ones owned by the people who work there. When I took the pictures they were working on the engine of a 4-Runner in one bay and changing the oil in a Honda Civic in the other.

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:11 am
by cruiserlarry
OLLIE wrote:The only large trucks I see there are the ones owned by the people who work there.
BlueFJ wrote:I'd say it was built to be a billboard for the shop. :roll:
That makes sense - it definitely attracts your attention when you drive by....

There are a few shops in the San Bernadino / Riverside area that specialize in big lifts for trucks, but with the economy in the dump and folks losing jobs and homes in those areas at record rates, I'm guessing there aren't going to be as many "street tanks" rolling around as there used to be...

We have quite a few roll into our shop trying to fix the various driveline / suspension issues lifts of that size tend to induce. Most of the folks who bought those trucks loved the look of them, but had no idea what they were getting into from a maintenance / repair point of view when you use them as a daily driver....Big dough fro very little "go", IMO (although they do look impressive ;) ).

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:14 pm
by DaveK
Yikes. For all the money that someone invested in this boulevard cruiser, you'd think that they would have at least dumped the IFS in favor of some beef - at least a Dana 60. If they didn't upgrade the gears and the axles, with those tires, I wouldn't be wandering too far from the repair shop.

But since the beast probably never sees the dirt..................................

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:46 pm
by cruiserlarry
DaveK wrote:Yikes. For all the money that someone invested in this boulevard cruiser, you'd think that they would have at least dumped the IFS in favor of some beef - at least a Dana 60. If they didn't upgrade the gears and the axles, with those tires, I wouldn't be wandering too far from the repair shop.

But since the beast probably never sees the dirt..................................
Never sees dirt ???

The way that baby is set up, it probably never sees much asphalt, either .... :lol:

Re: DaveK's Rig When It Grows Up

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:05 am
by OLLIE
Did any of you notice how fouled the winch line was on the H1??? :lol: