Monster trucks, an amplified type of jacked up trucks, do everything big. Monster truck tires are part of this. Monster trucks are made to conquer big obstacles and unthinkable terrain so the specialized suspension and tires are a necessity for this style of oversized beast of a truck.
Monster truck tires can handle the biggest challenges put in front of them from mudding, tractor pulling, and car eating with no problem. These capable tires can handle practically anything put in front of them. But with these tires you’ll need a specialized suspension. Your basic truck lift kits may not be equipped to handle these monster tires unless you use a kit that will modify your suspension enough. You may need to make other modifications as well, depending on the type of kit and the size of the tires.
Learning to buy a used jacked up truck a strong understanding of how to evaluate the quality, value and reliability of any kind of used truck. This means being able to properly inspect the vehicle itself as well research its current market value. Additionally, however, used jacked up trucks feature some specific attributes you need to understand and evaluate before you invest your money.
Buying from a dealer means you’re secure from odometer fraud. This doesn’t mean it won’t occur, but it means you have laws protecting you if it does. Additionally, lemon laws protect you for 15 days most of the time in most states. If the truck breaks down on you in that time, you don’t lose your money. With an individual seller, once you hand that money over, the truck is yours for better or for worse. Continue reading
If you’re thinking about putting some nice big tires on your jacked up truck, keep in mind that you need to make serious changes to your transmission. Strangely, most people I’ve known who have installed monster truck tires on their lifted truck don’t make these changes. The result? They keep killing their transmissions and spending a fortune in repairs.
This is also something you should keep in mind when you evaluate used jacked up trucks or any other trucks for sale that you find on the market. If they have larger tires than the manufacturer recommends or than what comes with the original vehicle, you need to find out if they’ve made the appropriate transmission torque ratio adjustments. If not, you’ll just be buying a truck with a dying transmission and even the most premium truck lift kits can’t save it. Continue reading