Uh one exotic big truck i forgot: What about the older Infinity QX 80? Should the probably boxed Nissan Titan frame not be up to the standart of a sequoia or Expedition?
Dont know about the axles and IFS tho...
Like i said someone who oned one measured it with a caliper and ended up with 240x90x4.7 (probably around 4-4.5)mm in the mid section.
Maybe you can do the same thing with your truck for a direct comparision? Of course in both cases the problem remeins that the thickness might...
Are you referring about the Power Wagon? In any way this would be a very wide range of thickness? Usually it is much more difficult to measure the thickness as it is with the outer dimensions or are those numbers from a spec sheet?
Well in case of the Expedition i can even tell you the frame measurements of the boxed chassis in the middle of the truck right from the Ford spec sheet for builders: 225x75x2.5mm
At least that are the measurements for the standard F-150, the thickness increases in case of a really long...
Hm of course this still leaves us with the question: is the Sequuoia comparable in frame/suspension strneght to the L200, which could be considered as one of the strongest trucks in this class. Of course the solid axle will probably be stronger than the IRS - but is it significant?
The size and weight is kinda a factor which why the obviously stronger super dutys are not incloded.
Problem is a G-Wagon or HD-Land Cruiser, so the vehicles in this "size group" who are the strongest, are both really expensive over here and/ore offer absolutly no comfort. A Nissan Patrol would...
Yeah well the unnecessary complications with electronic are pretty much what i would have to live with anyway, if i want a certein level of comfort. Otherwise you would have to get a much older vehicle with all the downsides that come with it.
But what about the backbone? Frame/"axles"/diff...
Oh ok so only the Expedition is close to the F-150 frame with a different rear end for the IRS?
How loosely is the GM connectet to the truck?
Can any one of those be compared in terms of strnght to the Discovery 3?
i know there are many people who after choosing one brand will always defend their one of the "big 3", but maybe someone got the chances to actually compare those trucks under rough conditions.
All of em are body on frame based on their euivalent Pickup counterpart, but maybe there...
Awesome built and awesome threat! Since you could compare them quite directly: Are the HJ 80 Frame and axles really so much stronger compared to it's predecessor, that it is worth the swap or is just because of the spring setup?
Hm nobody got anything on that?
I know it's a bit simple to just compare the dimensions on boxed profiles, but for example the modern-day F-350 from Ford got
241x89x4.7mm, which compared to the G's 155x77x3 is just soo much bigger...
Also the G-wagon is the only one of the classic contenders...
Ah yeah i know the D60 as a front axle in the older heavy chassis cap trucks, pretty solid piece!
But the wolf version looks like it's got upgrades too, like there is something weldet on it below.
Maybe they let me keep this picture: