April 20, 2012 1 Comment
This trial truck vehicle was my first modern truck. It was the first time I used a number of verious developments in the new truck, including studless frame and body, functional portal axles, power functions, and the new 94.8 tires. I built this truck with function in mind first. Because of this the truck ended up looking like a GMC HD, rather than being designed after it.
I started the build with the axles, and then filled in the driveline. I place the battery box behind the rear axle to keep the majority of the weight low and in the rear. I linked the front and rear axles so the suspension would work together to add to the stability of the truck. This also keeps the truck from tipping as an independent setup would have. Gearing was 5:1, with 3:1 portal axles. The truck was powerful, light, stable, and quick enough.
With so much focus on the stability, the truck could have used a little more traction.
All pictures can be found here.