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    This is a pretty cool looking rig that you can get in all electric, hybrid or gas...

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/114654/b...ff-road-truck/



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    Looks awesome, a bit top-heavy maybe. Perfect rig for me.

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    That looks super top heavy.
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    Looks way to short of a wheelbase to warranty being up that high. Even the UniMogs, which have the same cab over design, are a longer wheelbase rig and the height isn't an issue. This looks like a regular wheelbase Jeep with a huge cab over. Kind of a bad plan in my book...

    I also have to say that the "rock pile" that is shown in the picture, especially with the approach angle he is taking, could easily be surmounted with most of our DD passenger cars. Impressive to someone, I am sure....

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    Upon closer look, I retract my statement about it being a perfect rig for me. The concept is great, but I wouldn't want a vehicle that would tip over from taking a mild corner at 20mph.
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    I think the wheelbase looks shorter than it is due to the height of the cab. That sucker is tall! But I think the biggest stupid moment for this is not putting in a turbo diesel motor. Something that big REQUIRES all that torque. They advertise that this thing weighs 6,613lbs, and that's without any gear in the bed or people. Then they say it will get 20mpg, again empty and on they hwy. Ask our rover friends how good of MPG they get with a v8 and a truck that heavy in stop and go traffic and 4wheeling. Then they advertise the all elect. model, whats that good for? It's like they think you're going to drive up to the top of a mtn. and then camp overnight while your truck recharges in the provided power station, and then drive home. what complete idiots.

    Brody previously posted:
    "Even the UniMogs, which have the same cab over design, are a longer wheelbase rig..."

    Unimogs are also that big b/c they sport such a robust frame and suspension, designed for hauling huge amounts of cargo. This thing may very well have an adequate frame and suspension but it's not going to be able to do anything with it. Once you start taxing that elect motor that 250km range is going to start plummeting, fast!

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