Although it is not something totally new, one of the trends that you will see soon in the pro tuning scene is the conversion of trucks to 6 x 6. This sector of the modifications, is very popular in luxury vehicles, because the interior space is enlarged and leave many options to improve inside and outside the truck. Especially lovers of yachts, sailboats and high-end sports cars, are those who seek this type of conversion, so we are talking not only about style, but also status.
To begin, the fact of making a truck 6 x 6 means changing the 4 x 4 from 2 to 3 axes. Many workshops and famous tuning companies have been specializing in these conversions, creating increasingly powerful and impressive trucks. The greatest popularity of the 6 x 6 is among the off-road vehicles, because they increase traction and have more space and load capacity, they become true beasts of the road. Even in the toughest terrain we can imagine, a 6 x 6 can ride with enough power to fulfill the toughest jobs in the world.
And if the concept of limos came to your mind, you are not wrong, but, it also does not necessarily have to become a kind of prom car, because you can give it an aggressive and imposing look, that nobody wants you cross the road. To achieve this modification in a professional way, you have to weld an extension in the frame of the chassis, install a second rear axle with an intermediate gear in front of the entrance of the cardan and, finally, a second cardan arrow is adapted so that it works perfectly.
At first glance, it may seem easy but it is not. With the installation of the extender frame, the shock absorber brackets must be adapted within this frame and then, it is almost always necessary to lift the truck with a good kit and buy new Beadlock-type wheels (such as those used by some large Jeeps), With huge off-road tires. Once the conversion is complete and we have the body fixed, the next step is to redesign the interior, which is more of a task of your own. The most used looks are dark leather coverings, with chrome accessories and extra led lights, they look great.
It is also true that in most pickups only the cargo area is modified, without touching the cabin and it would be practically the same as before doing the conversion, although there is nothing like customizing our car from head to toe, don’t you think? Share with us in the comments if you prefer to spend more cash on modifying the interior or exterior of your car and what is your opinion of the 6 x 6 trucks. If you liked this post, subscribe, share it so that more people participate in the conversation, stop by our social networks and stay in tune!