Well its been a few months since selling my dearly loved + trusty green fg649 crewcab. starting to have some serious withdrawals from not having a truck to drive around, or go 4wding in etc.. even despite dad lending me his beautiful MAN motorhome for a couple of weekends out, it just isnt the same.. but i digress.
figured its probably about time i started a thread for the new FG84 crewcab that i am currently building, the one that is replacing said FG649 truck.
once again this truck will be quite simple from a motorhome point of view, pretty much being a closed in box. im young and throwing a swag on the ground is still fun
couple of points the truck will have though;
-550kg kevrek crane (stolen from dad )
-on board air system
-tyre inflation setup, similar to PTG "STIS" system
-warrior parabolic suspension
Im going for something a bit different in the wheel setup. its getting 335/80R20 XZLs (41" tall) on 20x11" rims.
yes i know these are huge for the vehicle (ones sitting next to the cab now) but we made the 38" XLs fit good on the last truck, so i dont see why these cant
be made to work. even with 80mm lift from the springs, considerable cab modifications will be required to make them fit. ei on these trucks the doors cover the top step,
this will have to be cut back to where it was on the old style cabs, just below the actual seal. the bottom step will be going completely, and the top step will be about
1/2 the size. the rear mudguards (on the front) will also need to be cut right back and redesigned.
to compensate for the power loss its got a 4" intake, ill have the entire exhaust done 4" as soon as i can get a 4" brake (another reason for the onboard air, 4" brakes only come with air actuators), hope to look at
blocking the EGR (shhh..) and changing the turbo setup to run 25-odd-psi boost.
as far as brakes, i will most likely have to get softer compound pads or similar, even if it means adjusting/changing more often.
anyways ive attached a couple of pics to this, more later. ive run outa time from watching starwars trailers etc on youtube...