Joel and his small team of chassis-building scientists showed up to the shop and wasted no time getting started. OverKill Racing & Chassis designed and fabricated the sub chassis using nearly 250 feet of 2 inch DOM tubing. The sub chassis lifts the truck body off the ground, giving room for 64″ of tire.
Attached to the sub chassis via custom four-link suspension, sits two massive AxleTech 4000 axles. To aid in providing a smooth and controllable ride, a 2.5″ FOA coil-over and 2.5″ FOA bypass shock were added to all four corners of the truck.
The drivetrain starts with the motor which was upgraded with a Fleece Cheetah Turbo, ARP Head Studs, Mass Flo Injectors, and an S&B Cold Air Intake. Fuel is supplied through the Fass Fuel System and everything is easily monitored from the Edge Insight. Power is fed from there into a built ATS transmission with Suncoast internals. The SCS 4:1 Drop Case takes the power, splits it up, and feeds it into the AxleTech Axles.
We wanted the truck body itself to have an almost “daily driver” look and feel so we kept it simple. Providing a more aggressive look, is a one-piece FiberWerx front clip and rear fenders. Paint-matched Sparks Motors modified Fusion Bumpers complete the front and rear. Finally, the interior was left in near-stock condition with the exception of a custom center console that houses the rear steer controls.
Thanks to our neighbors at Artec Industries we were able to build our own custom one-off 28″ wheels sporting color-matched rock rings.
It’s almost mandatory to run a system of airhorns on a mud truck. And who else but the best – HornBlasters? The rear bumper is outfitted with two Monster Hooks and a single Monster Hooks receiver hook. GoRecon provided us with brand spanking new headlights, taillights, and third brake light.
Standing at attention at nearly 11 feet tall and 20 feet long, this may be one of our biggest builds yet. And what better name to represent this massive build than Hercules? The name is even more fitting since it closely resembles Heavy D‘s daily driver dubbed “Zeus”.
Well, that about sums it up for this heroic build of epic proportions. Tell us what you think about Hercules in the comments below! And stay tuned for more badass builds from Season 2 of Diesel Brothers on Discovery Channel, Monday nights @ 10/9c.