Horsepower Wars

Horsepower Wars: Junkyard Challenge, Episode 3: Chassis & Suspension Fabrication

In Episode 3 of Horsepower Wars Junkyard Challenge, with the teams having completed the tear-downs from Episode 1, and some early build work in Episode 2, it’s now time to fabricate the chassis and suspension.

In this competition, Each team has six days to use the junkyard parts they bought with their $3,500 junkyard vehicle and parts budget, as well as the $2,000 in new parts from Summit Racing to build something capable of outperforming the competition in various events.

The quadrathon each truck will compete in features four events—a barrel race, jump contest, tug-of-war, and short-course.

The four trucks competing in the Junkyard Challenge are:

In Episode 3, two of the teams elect to keep the leaf spring suspension setup intact. The other two teams fabricated four-links with coil-overs.

The teams are factoring in travel, weight, adjustability, and time constraints into their decisions.

For more details on Episode 3 beyond the video above, check out Horsepower Wars’ Junkyard Challenge Episode 3 article here.

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3 Comments

  1. Daniel Wilson says:

    My money is on Team Brain Damage. Hopefully my attendants will remove my straight jacket in time for the big showdown . Just crazy about those Fords.

  2. Phill Grings says:

    Thanks guys

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