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Arctic Tacoma build goes to south pole!

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by MapleMoose, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    They should be stronger, the 2nd gen weights 1500# + more. There are plenty of people that wheel with 35" tires and one that wheels with 37" tires and know how to control their wheel spin so they don't break. It is about wheel spin, period.

     
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    My taco weighs in at 5935 with all the armor. It's a heavy bitch. And wheelspin? These guys broke them on trails with no spin and wheels straight.

    What is this video showing??? Look like a mall parking lot filled with snow
     
  3. MapleMoose

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    http://expeditiontothesouthpole.com/how-we-got-here/introduction/

    [​IMG]

    FASTER
    The power per kilo of a rally car, supercharged 320 bhp, 4L V6 engine
    44" wheels, 32 gears and custom axles for the toughest terrain
    Lightest, fastest polar vehicle yet, bringing totally new levels of performance to polar travel
    Durable long travel suspension systems with adjustable settings for conditions

    SAFER
    The very latest in real-time GPS Satellite communications and tracking
    Crevasse-protection bars and anti-slide snow anchors
    Crush-proof passenger cabin providing unparalleled levels of safety and visibility
    Real time GPS tracking with navigation and weather updating
    Intelligent in -car safety system monitors

    GREENER
    Solar panels: power systems when the engine's off
    Low-CO2 biofuel engine for a minimal carbon profile
    2150 litre fuel capacity: uses half the fuel of similar vehicles
     
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    same shit as everyone else
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    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Are my eyes deceiving me or do I see body lift? :eek:
     
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    same shit as everyone else
    I noticed it too but i'm not so sure. I think its just because the 44's bring that frame off the ground so much.
     
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    Yup, that's a body lift...kinda sad, but I guess they wanted the 44's:notsure:
     
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    Im guessing the body lift was used to allow plenty of space for the large tires to bounce up and down. The big light tires are also essential to be able to float on top of the snow.
     
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    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Yeah, they made a whole new bed and fenders/hood so really only the cab is on the body lift.
     
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    Noooooooooooo! :(



    I mean it's still awesome, just a little less awesome now. :(
     
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    a body lift leaves the frame motor and trans closer to the ground giving u the ability to get bigger tires on while keeping a lower center of gravity
     
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    Box Rocket Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    Arctic Trucks have always used body lifts on the trucks they build. It's a necessity in order to fit the tires they need to run. But they also reinforce the mounts and are using a little more than some taller poly bushings and longer bolts.

    You have to remember that these are very specialized trucks built for a specific purpose and environment. The travel they typically do with the artic trucks has MUCH less frame flex than the typical trail running we do here in the states. So while the body lift may still not be ideal it is less of an issue for them.
     
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    i´m just learning all this stuff i drive a 2008 prerruner tacoma, and when i see these trucks, i really fell like i need a 4x4 dudes, im going for it, 2012 4x4 package very soon (y) gl to every body from la paz mexico : beto:p
     
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    I want that truck. I wonder if I could get one of the many fabricators on here to do a similar rear bumper/bed setup...

    then we can make our own meet at the south pole!
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