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Old 12-03-2010, 02:37 AM   #1
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Ok so I admit it I was Storm Chasers with the dream of really doing it.

If you have seen the show you know that the Imax guy Sean Casey has the TIV II an armoured vehicle with a ball turret on top for filming. The other vehicle is a covered Yukon named The Dominator by Reed Timmer.

I think we can build a better vehicle here what do you guys say? Can we build the FTF Extreme Weather Research Vehicle? FTF EWRV

I want to start from the ground up with a full on custom built rig.

I want it to weigh at least 12,000#
It must seat 6 people
It must have built in WIFI for network.
It must haul ass top speed of 155mph at least.
Must withstand 250mph winds with ZERO damage.

I am thinking a worked over Duramax with the allison 6speed.
Full chromemoly tube chassis. I would place a rack in the very read of the vehicle to hold laptop computers. 6 all together. I would use 17" LCD monitors with small keyboards with build in trackball or mouse pad. I think I would rhino line the thing inside and out. What else should we make sure to do.

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HHHHHHHaaaaaaaaavvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee you met the new MRAP?!

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MRAP with a nitrous bottle.

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Tango I would go storm chasing with you!!! That would be awesome especially if you get that truck JD just posted.

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Good idea Tango, put a couple of gun mounts on it and it could double as the FTF urban assult vehicle!

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I see JD didn't read.

I want to build it from the ground up.

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I didn't say buy it. I asked if you had SEEN it?!

That vehicle has designed from the ground up to withstand roadside bombs that would bring down a building.

They don't come off the ground and get flipped over.

As evidenced by Mythbusters, both of those super storm vehicles had problems in that category. The heavy one had special pistons that got bent to shi*ite during the testing.

The "light" one got spun like a top and while it didn't tip over, it would have if it hit a ditch, or a curb like Kelsey Grammer.

So, as a basis for your vehicle, I just saved you about 20 million dollars in R & D.

You're Welcome.

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That is too big and too tall.

I want to use the airbag suspension like the TIV. I want spikes but I am going to make mine out of D8 blade lift cylinders. I would also use 4 and mount them inboard if possible.

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Get a D8 and chase slow tornados.

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I didn't say buy it. I asked if you had SEEN it?!

That vehicle has designed from the ground up to withstand roadside bombs that would bring down a building.

They don't come off the ground and get flipped over.

As evidenced by Mythbusters, both of those super storm vehicles had problems in that category. The heavy one had special pistons that got bent to shi*ite during the testing.

The "light" one got spun like a top and while it didn't tip over, it would have if it hit a ditch, or a curb like Kelsey Grammer.

So, as a basis for your vehicle, I just saved you about 20 million dollars in R & D.

You're Welcome.
Well JD, I think that thing kicks butt. Sure hope I don't find it in the USA being operated by UN Troops
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