Ride Truck info

War Horse

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I have been looking in to building a ride truck over the last couple of months. My questions are, can I run 2.5 ton axles or would the 5 tons be better, and can I run the stock frame on the truck and add the 4link brackets to it? I got some steel 2?x5?x1/4? for the frame, as I was looking at some of the ride trucks they look to have the stock frames. With shock and 4link brackets welded on. Any information would be helpful.
 

TL_4x4

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I would go with 5 tons, but 2.5's may work, what are you working with for a pickup? I recommend building a small cradle, to house transfer case and to tie in 4 link bars at a not so severe angle, check out some ride truck pics, heres the mopar 1 truck, its mostly a stock truck with cradle
http://monsterphoto.iwarp.com/mopar1rd.htm
 

War Horse

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Thanks for the information, the truck Iam going to use is a 1999 ford f250. I like how they set the mopar truck up its really nice. I bet I have looked at 100 pic and not seen that truck. How low do you think the cradle should drop?
 

Don

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Stay away from the 2 1/2 tons the king pins are way too small. Way to scary for what is expected of a ride truck.
5 tons are so cheap why would you not buy them.
 

TNTmonstertruck

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2nd what don said no reason to chance anything on a ride truck when your hauling kids around. a safe cage and strong setup. im finishing my 2nd ride truck based off stock truck for reliability reasons.
 

War Horse

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Thanks for the information guys, I want to build a safe and reliable truck for sure, it will be 5tons going on the truck. As I get this project going I will be asking more questions.
 

ROADSIDE

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I GOT 6 OF THE 5 MILITARY TOP LOADER AXLES FOR SALE/TRADE IF YOU NEED ANY. 3 ARE ALREADT DEBRAKED. ALL 6 AXLES ARE STEER. :rolleyes:
 
Make sure you build a strong roll cage, I can't believe how many Ride trucks there are that have no cages. Hopefully nothing ever happens that you need the roll cage but it should be there for everyones safety.
 

War Horse

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I GOT 6 OF THE 5 MILITARY TOP LOADER AXLES FOR SALE/TRADE IF YOU NEED ANY. 3 ARE ALREADT DEBRAKED. ALL 6 AXLES ARE STEER. :rolleyes:
Thanks for the heads up, I have been looking around here where I leave. If I cannt find anything local I will get in touch with you. What is the going price for the 5 tons?

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Make sure you build a strong roll cage, I can't believe how many Ride trucks there are that have no cages. Hopefully nothing ever happens that you need the roll cage but it should be there for everyones safety.
I agree, I was looking in the MTRA rule book and seen where that have a section on the roll cage for the ride trucks. I feel that all ride trucks should have a roll cage for the safety of the passengers( from my point of view). From what I read in the rule book its a very simple cage fab up and weld in.
 

ROADSIDE

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"GearhartEng" is perhaps closer to you, not sure where he is located. im locatated in southern California, shipping from here is around $400 per axle. but good luck getting your truck going, post pictures of your progress man.
 

War Horse

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"GearhartEng" is perhaps closer to you, not sure where he is located. im locatated in southern California, shipping from here is around $400 per axle. but good luck getting your truck going, post pictures of your progress man.
Will do on the pics, hopefully I can start getting some parts together and reading on how the hydraulics systems work on these trucks.
 
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