Unless you’ve haven’t been on the internet in the last year, you’ve probably heard of Hoonigan. The whole brand is built around doing silly stuff with cars like donuts, drifting, and jumps. Their YouTube channel consists of a few different “shows” and one of their most recent episode of Daily Transmission features an insane prerunner Bronco which did a massive jump.
The prerunner was brought over by Mike Cox of Michael Cox Racing. The Bronco was originally built as a prerunner, but it’s been used in 1450 races and stadium super truck racing. The engine is a Chevy LS with a wild eight into one header system that is routed over the engine, toward the radiator, and then out the fender. The exhaust has a valve so it can also be routed further back the truck where there is a muffler so it’s not insanely loud 24/7.
The front suspension appears to be a custom twin-traction beam setup with quite a bit of camber at ride height. The truck is used for 1450 class racing, so it has quite a bit travel. It is interesting that Mike Cox chose to stick with a TTB setup instead of going to an I-beam setup. The rear suspension is a custom link setup with massive coilovers.
Getting to the meat of the video, the Hoonigans have been known to jump vehicles with a large metal ramp they have. This time around, they stacked two of these metals ramps together to create one steep ramp. Mike Cox was crazy enough to go for it, and he hit the jump at a fairly low speed. Due to the angle of the ramp, however, he ended up laughing his Bronco ridiculously high in the air. After a few more jumps, he finished it off with a massive amount of donuts.