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The new Spidertrax Pro Series 60 Knuckle!

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Light as always. Stronger than ever.

Spidertrax introduced their first fabricated knuckle over 5 years ago. Today, the Pro Series 60 Knuckle takes professional offroaders to an all new level. Better materials, bigger bearings, & larger bolts make this the strongest knuckle yet. All while holding the same compact & lightweight design philosophy you have come to expect.

Chromoly construction.
No cast or mild steel parts found here. All components are CNC manufactured out of domestic grade 4130 chromoly steel. Best of all, nearly every single component is made right here in Colorado, USA.

7/8″ bolts & bearings.
The use of 7/8″ spherical bearings & 7/8″ Spider Bolts makes this hardware assembly both easy to install & virtually indestructible. The entire bearing assembly consists of nothing more than a Spider Bolt, shim washer, spherical bearing, shoulder washer, & type C nut. Combined, each knuckle can withstand over 21,500 lbs of axial loading & over 130,000 lbs of radial loading. No grease, no weak links, no hassle.

50° of steering.
An OEM style 60 knuckle can turn only 38&deg. The Pro Series 60 Knuckle can turn all the way to 50°, tighter then any steering knuckle on the market. Plus, the use of a 6 bolt interlocking chromoly steering arm makes it one of the strongest as well (steering arms sold separately).

Compact & lightweight.
An entire Pro Series 60 Knuckle, complete with inner knuckle, outer knuckle, & all hardware needed for the assembly, weighs less than 33 lbs. This is roughly 2 times lighter then OEM style 60 knuckles, making it by far the lightest knuckle in its class.

This Pro Series Knuckle Kit is designed to press fit onto a Spider 9 housing with 3-1/2″ OD tube and accepts a Spidertrax 1 Ton Unit Bearing (unit bearing mounting hardware included).


The Humbug: The Spidertrax Pro Series 60 Knuckle!

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As we mentioned earlier, the Humbug will run our own designed portal boxes on the Spidertrax Spider 9 axles and this in combination with the  new Spidertrax Pro Series 60 Knuckle!

Spidertrax introduced their first fabricated knuckle over 5 years ago. Today, the Pro Series 60 Knuckle takes professional offroaders to an all new level. Better materials, bigger bearings, & larger bolts make this the strongest knuckle yet. All while holding the same compact & lightweight design philosophy you have come to expect.

More details on the new Pro Series 60 Knuckle and pictures of the knuckles mounted on the axles will follow in one of the following posts on this blog!

In the meanwhile the built of the Humbug continues!

For fast night sections a 42″ LED bar is mounted which gives an impressive amount of light!

Some Pictures of the LED bar and other detail pictures from the Humbug:

Press Coverage: D&G Buggy in Action 4×4!

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One of the D&G 4×4 Tuning creations in the French magazine Action 4×4!!

The Humbug: Update!

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A big update on the Humbug!

As you can see in below pictures, the Humbug will get 2 fueltanks, one underneath the passenger seat and one in the back. These fueltanks are both home made. We used as much space as possible to carry enough fuel for more day events.

The underbody protection is now finished as well together with the last finishing touches on the PTO whinch.

For the steering we use both HOWE steering pump and rams (front and rear). Special brackets are made to mount the pump on the engine together with the 2 alternators!

After finishing all the panels, brackets  and preparations for the electricity ,the whole truck could be dismantled to get a nice yellow paint!!

We are now building up the truck again and will update this blog again as soon as possible!