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Old 08-21-2014, 11:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Why not? I guess the most challenging part would be making it stout enought to stand to the off-road environments, but still seems manageable.
I think that would be relatively easy to do on the nose, the lower portion would be metal... The upper portion would be foam/fiberglass, but it would be up out of the danger zone for impacts. Truly, even in a fender bender I think it would go undamaged just like they survive hits on rocks. I think weight is the only issue.

Originally Posted by 2000mc View Post
i dont have experience w/ off road trucks, but with atvs a good glide plate is worth several times the ground clearance that it takes away. so long as it can take the punishment, you can let it scrape, drag, and the obstacle hardly slows you down. hit something you wouldnt have the ground clearance for already, your momentum will carry you over.
Rock bouncing, an idea that scares the bejesus out of me hahaha. But I agree, it's one of the reasons I had originally looked into this idea a couple years ago... Lift kits for my particular truck are non-existent And now seeing all the talk of belly pans on here, has made me think about its potential again.
I'm really beginning to like eco-humor
Originally Posted by aerohead
PS you could add hamsters inside for a 'bio-hybrid' drive.
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