Top 10 Off-Road Dually Trucks
Yes, Some People Really Are That Crazy.
It takes a special kind of crazy to want to build a dually pickup into an off-roader, and we applaud these folks. Seeing these large trucks blasting through the mud, clawing up rocks, and, well, stuck in the sand is just amazing. We've compiled, in no particular order, 10 of our favorite dual-rear-wheel builds from the pages of the Four Wheeler Network for you to peruse. Check them out and let us know what your favorite dually is!
1963 Jeep J-300
The stylish J-Series Gladiator trucks advanced Kaiser Jeep into the mainstream of the growing American light-truck market when they were introduced in November 1962. They were a giant leap ahead of the aging and dated Jeep pickups of previous years.
2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty
When the name of your vehicle starts with the word "Alpha," you better have something unique that helps creates a trend or at least something better than most. Josh Burnett succeeded with his 2017 Ford F-450 Platinum dually in both of those categories.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Running 47-inch tires is becoming more common (hey, we did it!). What isn't common is seeing them on a vehicle that is reliable and strong enough to be daily-driven and used for tow duty and off-road. Bill Sorlie's F-350 dually Super Duty started out as one of the most common tow vehicles on the road, but now it is certainly in a class of its own.
2016 Ram 3500
Some truck enthusiasts have a pure passion for building a flawless custom truck, while others prefer to build a truck built for speed and performance. Rarely do you find someone destined and capable of handling both of those in a single build. Sabastian Luna was determined to achieve this feat by the age of 23.
1993 GMC 3500
"It all started with an engine," says David Hackett of Renfrew, Pennsylvania. "I was always a little disappointed that a Caterpillar engine was never offered in any pickup trucks, so I decided to build my own, around a '00 7.2L CAT 3126 engine." What started as a simple idea evolved into a nine-year project that couldn't have been completed without the help of countless friends.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Being an off-road icon in the aftermarket industry is a major challenge with today's tough standards. No one knows this better than Lonnie McCurry Sr. of Skyjacker, with its menagerie of suspension lifts and Rock-Ready components. The Louisiana-based company has been building truck and Jeep suspension parts since its debut in the mid-'70s.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab
When we got the news that Fab Fours had signed up to sponsor Top Truck Challenge '07, we decided that a collaboration was in order. What better way to demonstrate our appreciation to TTC competitors than to team up with the industry's premier bumper company on the official TTC competitor support rig? As such, the truck had to be outfitted with a whole assortment of tools and equipment for anything that could go wrong at the event.
1998 Dodge Ram 3500
Mike Valdez has plenty of experience in building mechanical giants. For the past few years he's been employed as an aircraft assembler and has worked on everything from MD11 commercial jets to C17 military cargo planes. So when Mike decided to build his '98 Dodge Ram 3500 into a vehicle that would be equally at home on pavement or on sand, it was no surprise when it turned out to be bigger and badder than any rig on his block.
2000 Chevrolet 3500
Richard Rice took his worn-out old work truck and made it into a killer great white machine. After years of the daily grind, this '00 Chevy 3500 was put under the knife to lose the independent suspension and gain the height needed to clear big-kid tires.
2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali
The GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali is a land-dwelling tugboat moonlighting as an off-roader with a payload of 5,607 pounds and the ability to pull north of 30,000 when equipped with a gooseneck. Our tester came with the familiar LP5 Duramax powerhouse, good for 445 horses and 910 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a freshly revamped and Allison-badged 10L1000 10-speed automatic transmission.