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Monster Trucks?

Hey everyone, got a few questions that some of you might know...

What kind of shocks do monster trucks use & where can you get them?

What all is involved in building a similar set-up on our trucks (suspension wise)?

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coilovers..BIG ONES

rockwells..

BIG frame

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LOTS OF MONEY

big motor
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and A LOT of engineering.....
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they kind of have a parallel 4 link going on. there is no way you can put one on a ranger and it still be legal and drivable.
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When I get a new truck this summer (hopefully) my truck will be no longer on the road, but hauled on a trailer everywhere to get beat upon. So I could care less about that, money isn't an issue, it's not like it's going to happen or if it will happen in the near future.

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bigfoot runs axles from these guys

http://www.zf.com/na/defaultz.asp
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www.chuckstrucks.net has a bunch of stuff as well.

The Rockwells that they run, are they just a "regular/ordinary" 2.5 Rockwell?

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yup....just regular ole Rockwells.........well with a little hydro steer setup....
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full blown monster trucks dont run rockwells anymore, they run the ZF axles.

Also look into Nightstaker shocks.... they are non coilover shocks that can support the weight of a vehicle, pretty sure they are used on MT's
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full blown monster trucks dont run rockwells anymore, they run the ZF axles.

Also look into Nightstaker shocks.... they are non coilover shocks that can support the weight of a vehicle, pretty sure they are used on MT's

those ZF things arnt those just like fork lift axles and those lull things?
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those ZF things arnt those just like fork lift axles and those lull things?
zf makes axles for all sorts of things, the ones Monster trucks use are from 4wd tractors i think. but yes zf makes axle for lulls and all sorts of things.
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zf makes axles for all sorts of things, the ones Monster trucks use are from 4wd tractors i think. but yes zf makes axle for lulls and all sorts of things.

I knew it had something to with them
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not how i linked to ZF way up there. lol
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if you want to see what the four link set up is like, R/C rock crawlers have a similar setup
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full blown monster trucks dont run rockwells anymore, they run the ZF axles.

Also look into Nightstaker shocks.... they are non coilover shocks that can support the weight of a vehicle, pretty sure they are used on MT's
Nights are kinda like an air shock correct?
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Never heard of the ZF axles, but I haven't looked into this stuff for awhile. Last I knew though, they didn't use 2.5 ton Rockwells. They only used 5 tons with planetary "hubs". I used to have this article on it over at Truckworld, but it looks like the bookmark is outdated now, they must have updated their servers or something.

Might try to find some more information later tonight. Maybe look up that ZF stuff. Are ZF axles the same as ZF transmissions? Or just an odd coincidence.
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Yea, I saw that truck world a lot of their monster truck info had not been working... :(

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I think most of them are running Fox Float shocks. Not 100% sure but they kinda looked like them.

I know alot of Baja trucks run them. Very good shocks!!!

http://www.foxracingshox.com/
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Monster trucks use nitrogen charged shocks that have no springs with about 2 at each corner.

This has 5-ton rockwells, he recently broke one side knuckle and cracked the other side jumping it.

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Monster trucks use nitrogen charged shocks that have no springs with about 2 at each corner.

This has 5-ton rockwells, he recently broke one side knuckle and cracked the other side jumping it.

holy cow ......to break a side knuckle on 5 ton Rockwells, he must have made some serious air!
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OMG that looks like a HUGE RC truck! lol That is badass!
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Damn, that's wicked.

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best part of that truck is the rear engine Vdrive combo.
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