Forgot to ask Jake. Looks really expensive, TIGed, Chromo, Bypass, 100% Bolt-on ... I'm thinkin $4K to 6K. The funny thing is I would pay for that in a heartbeat. We drooped it out on with a forklift and I've never seen anything like it. Cycled so clean, I was amazed.
<font color="red"> For the price wouldnt it almost be more benificial to just do a 3 or 4 link set up? What exactly is the difference in a canti spring set up, and just straight springs? I know how cantileaver works, but you dont get more travel do you? </font color>
a cantilever is another way of mounting shocks. it can be used on a link or leaf setup. all it does is allow you to relocate the shock, which is good if there isnt a lot of space. from a performance standpoint, if done properly it can improve motion ratio (progressively), increase shock velocity (increases effectiveness), and improve weight distribution.
Yeah, that's why I asked. With the stock shocks facing in differenent directions, new shock tabs would be a must if the production version is going to be the same as the one pictured. It does look really trick though.
Jake built the truck for his friend Conor. Conor wanted to keep his bed intact. Jake just took it out to Barstow for a photo shoot and said it worked great. I think the kit will be pretty affordable. The truck also is 4-wheel drive with wide beams. We took it out to Henderson this weekend to pre-run but we never even took it off the trailer. We spent the whole weekend trying to get our new 12 car running. We had to withdraw from the race with motor problems. I'll take some more pictures of that truck and post them.