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After the monster truck Big Foot hit the scene, the game was wide open like a blown engine on one of these beasts.  Today, there are several trucks driven by both men and women who cross the country competing for their fans.  But do you know your monster truck facts?  Here are a few:

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Gas Monkey Garage

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The average height of a monster truck is about 12′ with the width being about 12′.  The average length is 20′ and they weigh about 10,000 lbs.

MoHawk Warrior

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The tires on a monster truck are 66”/ 167cm / 1.7 Meters X 43”/ 109cm / 1 meter on  a 25” / 63.5 cm Tall Wheel.

Gunslinger

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The engine in a monster truck is Supercharged Fuel Injected Big Block American  V8.  The motor size is less than 575 cubic Inches / 9.4 Litres displacement.

Devastator

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The horsepower in a monster truck ranges between 1,350 and 2,000 and they can reach speeds up to 70 mph.

Samson

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The suspension on a monster truck can travel between 20 to 32 inches.  They either have fully adjustable nitrogen or coilovers.

Big Foot #19

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The chassis of a monster truck is also called the subframe. It is what allows the truck to have extra large tires. The subframe is constructed out of custom Steel with a minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis.

Raminator

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The bodies on a monster truck are made from a fiberglass composite.  The windshields are made from Lexan.

Monster Truck Engine

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A monster truck does not run on the same fuel as our family cars.  It runs on racing fuel, also known as 99.9% Methanol.

El Toro Loco

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The safety of the drivers is very important.  This is why each truck is outfitted with its own onboard fire extinguishing system.  This allows the driver the opportunity to unbuckle and safely escape the truck if there is a fire.

Grave Digger C*** Pit

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Each driver wears a five point harness, a fire resistant suit, shoes, gloves and a racing helmet.  A complete roll bar is installed in each truck to help maintain the integrity of the truck in the case that it rolls over.

Grave Digger

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Grave Digger is by far the most popular monster truck.  In 2007, Grave Digger celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Bounty Hunter

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The average fuel economy of a monster truck is about 7 gallons per mile.

Monster Jam Finals in Las Vegas

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The Monster Jam World Finals are held in Las Vegas, Nevada every year.  The trucks reach a top speed of 70 mph at this event.

Monster Jam in Las Vegas

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Competitors are able to participate in the World Finals by invitation only.  Only 24 of the top trucks are allowed to participate.

Grave Digger

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It costs the Grave Digger team $12,500 to paint the truck one time.

Zombie

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A new set of tires for a monster truck costs $12,500.  A typical monster truck costs $500,000 a year to build, staff, compete and maintain.

Hot Wheels

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Prior to competing, a monster truck must go through a 50 point safety inspection.

Judging a Monster Truck Event

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Judging at all events are done by the fans, except at the World Finals in Las Vegas.  At the World Finals, a panel of experts judge the Wheelie, donut, and freestyle events.

Grave Digger Transport Trailer

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Before the monster truck can get on the dirt and entertain the audience, it first must receive its monster truck tires.  Smaller tires are put on the truck so that it can fit into the trailer.

King Crunch

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A monster truck transport team will travel over 45,000 miles during a season, safely transporting the monster truck to each show.  One truck fully loaded can weigh up to 62,000 lbs.

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