Jump to content

challenge trucks tips and tricks


Recommended Posts

i'm starting building my first ever challenge truck and have the basics set out (trayback,3 winches, simex type tyres, lockers etc) what i'm wondering is are there any tips or tricks that the rest of you seasoned campaigners have picked up over the years that might be of use to a newbie. my first event is going to be the three peaks in october (nice easy event :blink: ) so what advice on vehicle prep would you give me? :rolleyes: many thanks!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Keep it simple,You will finish truck quicker and then addapt/modify it as you learn or or break things, To many people start with big ideas and then never finish what they started, sounds like you have basics sorted and see how you get on,

Carl.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

take your time, pay attention to little things such as if your rebuilding an exle etc replace all seal, new bearings... simple things that build reliability.

buy the best kit you can afford, if it a choice of standard or ashcroft for example, take the hit if you can afford it and your less likely to break something.

dont be tempted to follow the herd, build your truck to your spec, if you dont like a certain aspect change it to suit as alot of people like different things for example, i though dislocating suspension with massive articulation was the way to go on my 90, then i saw a guy who had his springs attached to the chassis and the axle which he claimed improved feel through the vehicle and made it more stable so i tried it, liked it and stuck with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy