Have you always dreamed about owning a monster truck? Unfortunately, getting one isn’t as easy as driving down to a monster truck lot and picking one out. More often than not, you’re going to need to build a monster truck by yourself in order to obtain one. And it can take you weeks, months, and sometimes even years before you’re able to bring your monster truck dreams to life.
The good news is that it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think to build your own monster truck as long as you take the time to figure out what you’re doing. You can transform an ordinary old truck into a monster truck by taking the right series of steps. Let’s take a closer look at how you can turn your monster truck dreams into a reality in a matter of no time.
Begin by buying a regular truck if you don’t have one already.
First things first: Before you can start building a monster truck, you’re going to need to either buy a regular truck or use one that you already own. Full-sized trucks made by Ford, General Motors, and Dodge are usually going to be your best bet since they’ll give you the space you need to put a supercharged engine in them (more on that later!).
Purchase the parts that you’re going to need to turn your truck into a monster truck.
There are all kinds of parts that you’re going to need to purchase to transform a regular truck into a monster truck. You’ll need everything from a leveling kit to lift your truck up and power train parts to give it, well, power, to big monster truck tires and new parts for your suspension. It’s a good idea to get as many of these parts as you can at the beginning so that you’re not stuck waiting around for parts to arrive later while you’re in the process of putting your monster truck together.
Start tinkering with the front and rear suspension on your truck.
Once you have all the necessary parts to build your monster truck, you’ll want to start by tinkering around with your front and rear suspension. Your suspension will need to be raised anywhere from 3 to 8 feet, which will call for you to install driveshafts that are longer than the ones you have now. You’ll also need to install steering axles and rear differentials that are a lot stronger and more durable than what you have on the truck now. The suspension on a monster truck is very important so make sure you get this part of the process done right.
Upgrade your truck’s steering and outfit it with the right tires.
After you feel like you have your truck’s suspension under control and adjusted to fit the needs of a monster truck, move along and start working on your truck’s steering. Upgrade the parts related to your steering and outfit your truck with monster truck tires that are designed to fit on your truck. You should not skimp on tires when building a monster truck since they’re going to prove to be one of the most important parts of it.
Make upgrades to your truck’s engine and transmission and install a heavy-duty transfer case.
Most people assume that the tires on a monster truck are what make it such a special piece of machinery. But it’s the engine in a monster truck that provides it with the power to do some truly amazing things. You’re going to need to build an engine for your monster truck with a supercharger. This will require you to install special camshafts in it as well as low-compression pistons and other specific components. You’re also going to need to make upgrades to your transmission at this time and put a heavy-duty transfer case into place. It’ll be responsible for taking the power generated by your engine and pushing it out towards your tires so that you can show off what your monster truck can do.
Add roll bars and other safety features to your truck.
Driving a monster truck can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be very dangerous in some cases if you don’t have the right safety features installed. Installing roll bars on your monster truck is a must. It’s also smart to equip your monster truck with other safety features like an emergency fuel-cutoff switch as well as seat belts that will hold you securely in place when you’re driving around in your truck.
Test your monster truck out and adjust it accordingly if you spot any potential problems.
When you’re going through the process of putting various parts together while building a monster truck, you should test these parts out along the way. You should also conduct a series of tests on your monster truck once you’re all finished with it to see how all the different parts work together. Inspect your monster truck carefully for any signs of trouble and make adjustments to it to ensure that it produces the most power possible while also keeping you safe when you’re behind the wheel.
Building a monster truck from scratch will be very rewarding. But to get the job done right, it’s essential for you to use only high-quality parts in it. SCS Gearbox canset you up with many of the important parts that you’ll need to build your monster truck. This includes heavy-duty transmissions, gearboxes, quick change gears, and so much more. Call us at 419-483-7278 to find out which of our parts you’ll need to get your monster truck up and running.