4×4 Monster Trucks
Originally only used to impress audiences with their custom wheels and car crunching abilities, 4×4 monster trucks have come a long way since the early 70s. Trucks are bigger, tires are bigger, engines are bigger and custom tuned, and drivers are heroes who race each other for the honor of being the best.
4×4MonsterTrucks.com was created by fans of the sport, we love our trucks, and we love watching the big names in the Monster Jam, we build trucks, race trucks, we dream monster trucks, just like you. You won’t be let down if you bookmark our pages, and yeah, we’ll have plenty of pictures of monster trucks in mud bogs, crushing cars, flying 25 feet above the ground, and just plain stadium racing.
Monster trucks are special, you’d be crazy to drive one through city streets tho it would be fun to see the look on the faces of young hotshots in their two door noise makers, most 4×4 monster truck owners need to get off road and churn up mud or crunch cars in a stadium to an appreciative audience.
4×4 driving is all about getting maximum traction of all four tires on the ground, two wheel drive just doesn’t cut it, they slip too much and can’t handle rough terrain with deep crevasses and mud pits. No 4×4 is worth a dime without a good transmission, and strong set of shock absorbers, and in the monster truck class, the addition of a decent coil over kit.
Circuit monster trucks are are built from the ground up, sure some components are lifted straight from a production truck like the engine, but the rest of the truck is sourced for it’s light weight, strength, and performance. Typically every competition monster truck sports a fiber glass body and custom paint job, and a tuned big block truck engine with anything from 1500 to 2000 horsepower.
4×4 Monster Trucks aren’t just show stoppering lookers, they really perform, and they’re dangerous in the wrong hands, drivers really need to know their stuff. The United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) only support drivers on the national circuit who’ve won the right to be there, Joe Average doesn’t get a chance, so you know a good show is guaranteed.
Apart from custom build, monster trucks boast some of the biggest tires in competitive racing, 66 inches across and 43 inches deep, the tires alone cost $2000 each. Of course trucks weighing in at nearly 12000 pounds need big tires, and only Goodyear and Firestone make these. We’ve heard drivers comparing tires, some swear by one and won’t use the other, it can get nasty around the bar when drivers and mechanics start comparing notes.
This is the sort of stuff you can expect from 4×4MonsterTrucks.com, real info, truck specs, driver bios, and what nobody else prints, the talk that some say should stay on circuit, but we know fans want to be part of the experience, so what happens at meets doesn’t stay at meets, not if we’re there to overhear it. We’re huge fans of guys like Tom Meents, Damon Bradshaw, Alex Blackwell, Pablo Huffaker, and all the other great monster truck drivers so we don’t talk smack, we just report what fans want to know.