The Ugly Truckling Dragster – Roadkill Preview Ep. 76

The Ugly Truckling Dragster – Roadkill Preview Ep. 76

(car sputtering) (tires screeching) – I’m buttoning up all the
plumbing on the cooling system. Our inch and a half inch aluminized muffler pipe is what it is. The cool thing is it’s treated on the inside and the
outside, it won’t rust, but I’m pretty sure the
car’s life expectancy is not quite as long as these pipes, so I like these. Crash ready magnetic lights. This your idea, Mike? – Oh yeah, we used ’em
on the next car too. – Good idea. – And it’s for those
people that are really indecisive about where
they want the lights to go. – Right. – So, we’ve got one ton coil springs in the front of this vehicle. We’ve removed all the weight from the front of the vehicle, so
that is way too much spring. I’m just going to plasma
cut the spring out of there. That is called doing the
wrong thing the right way. Oh these springs, that’s, – Those are beautiful. that’s a lot lighter than what was on there before. – Okay, so we went in the catalog and we looked everywhere for a one ton truck coilover conversion. We couldn’t find one. Plus the engine’s not here anymore, the cab’s not here anymore, we needed a special spring rate, so we gave a call to RideTech, John over at RideTech, and
told him what we were doing and when he got done laughing
he then sent us these shocks. 250 spring rate on each
side, was that right? – Yes. – 250 on each with a
single adjustable shock. It’s going to do
everything it needs to do, and send this rocket down the track. – So 15 hours from now
we’re supposed to be about 40 miles from here meeting
I don’t know how many Roadkill fans so that we can
all cruise together to Tucson. That’s a tight window. It really is. (rock music) – We’re at the point now where
the list looks really short, but every time you get a job started more stuff gets added to it, because we’re wiring and we’re plumbing, and I don’t have the right
fuel pressure regulator, and we don’t have the
throttle position sensor that we need for the
transmission controller, and all this little stuff is
just stacking up right now. We’re making a zillion
runs to the parts store. (rock music) – Oh, that’s too low. – Yep, that’s got zero spring. I’d say it needs to crank up more – We’ve got a coilover shock absorber that RideTech sent us, and it has an adjustable
ring that goes up and down so that you can adjust where the bottom of the coil spring is, which
raises and lowers the vehicle. How’s the spring rate? – [Steve] Perfect. Look at that. This thing is just sitting beautifully. – [David] So can we
check fuel system leaks? – Do it. – Ready? (machine humming) Whoa, that just filled up, that’s crazy. Life is good. – Okay, fuel system, officially handled. – We’re pretty close. Let’s put wheels and tires on. I like those off-road tires, Dalcheck. (ratchet) – We’re about to go on
a test drive, finally. – I like having things legal. – The moment has come. We’re actually going to fire this thing up and drive it away. Fuel on. Lights. Whoa! We got brakes. It goes. – Give me an oil pressure check in the rear view mirror.=It’s good.=All right. – Those things are really long.=It’s like driving a motorhome. – Man, that smoke is deadly. (upbeat music) (engine revs) Oh! We need goggles or
a windshield or helmets. This is bad. So the trans is doing
everything it’s supposed to? – Yep. – Good enough for me. Let’s get on the road. – All right. – Ready? – Hit it. (engine revs) – Ah! This is undriveable! (laughs) How do people ride
motorcycles with no helmets? – I think they’re bitter. The bitterness gives
them a protective layer. (clunk) – Uh oh! Look at there inside the air cleaner. Ha ha ha (laughs) – Crank it. – Uh oh. (music)

100 thoughts on “The Ugly Truckling Dragster – Roadkill Preview Ep. 76

  1. Thanks for all your amazing shows like Roadkill, Ignition, Head 2 Head etc, will forever miss the team.

  2. You can just download roadkill on demand. You won't be able to watch them early bit they still show them for free on there

  3. Unsubscribing now! Bye! I’ll subscribe again if you bring full episodes back to YouTube, for free

  4. Really disappointing Motor Trend. All the "You can still watch for free", and when we go to the site, I get is "UNFORTUNATELY CONTENT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA". Roadkill was my favorite show on youtube, and I was hoping to extend that, but if we can't watch your content because of restrictions on your site, I guess it will die a natural death

  5. you know how much i use to love this channel for long free episodes of roadkill and others. this channel and jay lenos garage well now you screwed that up. guess number 1 show on youtube is jay lenos garage he gets it smh.

  6. All this motottrend on demand BS is stupid for the people who have been supportive of this small show since the 3rd episode ruins the show and kills other fans

  7. Been watching for years but no more same old bs depend on fans till you can go corpret and make more money it kills me to say this but f roadkill and motor trend

  8. Kinda like when Howard stern went to Sirius…he lost all his listeners. Same will happen with roadkill, sorry but I won’t pay to watch.

  9. last full episodes view count at the time of this comment;
    Ep 73 1,958,382 views..
    Ep 74 preview 360,080 views..
    Ep 75 preview 197,518 views..
    Ep 76 (this) preview 167,621 views..

    Hope your MTOD contract/royalties makes up for your lost AD revenue ;D
    Edit: Also you guys are awesome and glad I've gotten to watch this much of the show essentially for free (ISP and huge electric bill from my PC aside) honestly hope everything works out well for you guys. I definitely know the painful cost of the car parts, tools, and traveling alone have to be costing you buckoo bucks but anyway.. Congrats on the new platform/revenue stream but I can't afford another bill. =(

  10. If you watch on the website for free be prepared to be interrupted by commercials every 2 minutes. Somebody upload a torrent of these episodes without interruptions already if not then R.I.P. Roadkill.

  11. Wow, this is a really greedy move by MotorTrend. You guys are betraying a TON of your most loyal fans. I knew there would be no reason to resubscribe after this whole thing started. Every few months I check, and still nothing.

  12. Soon MT will enforce a new policy of prima nocta for the viewing of their channel. As far as where the roadkill episodes went, they can't afford to pay Finnegan and Frieburger anymore. Finnegan has his own show, the proper camera equipment and mics. They could get a good amount of money doing their own monthly shows. It would be entirely up to them. Not lawyers or pussyfoots. But they would have to break contract with MT.

  13. Shame Ill never see this episode as I live in the UK and couldnt pay for it even if I wanted to. Nice going, motor trend- really looking after the fans….

  14. No more Full Episodes on YouTube?….Damn!!!….i get it its all on the cheques but what about all the fans you guys had here?…Million of subscribers…. now we gotta pay to see a full episode…sadly i have to un-subscribe

  15. Roadkill is done with YouTube.. I'm done with Roadkill. What was so wrong with posting after the 30 day delay guys? Sold out as usual 😈

  16. I've been offline for two months due to financial hardship. I finally have things straight and got the Internet back on to find that Roadkill has sold out. So I guess a Dodge sponsorship, free parts forced product placement, and monetized videos isn't enough?

  17. I find it interesting that they haven't even addressed the issue they just did it and forced us to deal with it lol they went from 2 million views to 195k lmao they're probably losing more money now that they did this plus when I had the app it didn't even work

  18. Why do we have to pay for a subscription when YOUTUBE pays them for there channel subs and views and likes? This sucks…… I have watched every episode since they first started years and years ago!!!!!! losing a loyal follower.

  19. I made a bet that if I could get a shout out that a guy would delete his account on a game call off-road out laws his name was outback

  20. Hey David and mike I would love to see who’s corvette without a body is better either Cletus McFarland’s Leroy corvette drag car or the road kill vette kart I want to see that so bad I am waiting

  21. How will Roadkill lose it's fan base, or least many of their newer younger fans…?

    Well, by moving to an archaic model that is for cable television providers… i.e. Trying to make there fans, many of whom pride themselves on doing things, cheap and effectively, and make them pay to subscribe to Motor Trends wanker sight.

    While Roadkill is an awesome show, if you try to make people pay for it, many of us will just move on to other Free Car shows that are good in their own right, and Roadkill, while loved will fade off into the sunset of obscure, "Remember how cool it WAS"…

    I really enjoyed you guys and the show sorry to see die… I'm still watching you Finnegann, I wanna see "Blashemi" race "Tri 5 by fire", (Jon from The Hoonigans). I'm pretty sure you'll take'em their car is down and dirty, their putting the effort in the chassis and motor though, could be pretty potent. I wanna see the duel…

    If you haven't seen The Hoonigans on YouTube, a killer free show with tons of "smoke show", check it out. Not as much budget old school muscle but they thrash plenty hard. You can support them, buy buying cool stuff, you don't have to subscribe.

    P.S. I know you guys are technically under the Motortrend umbrella, but most of those dudes are boring, crispy shirts, like flavorless rice cakes or something, blaaahh. (exclude the crew at Hot Rod Garage)

  22. Always loved what you do and liked you guys as humans but now it seems like you are now sell outs and lost another fan ..peace out fellas

  23. I love roadkill I’m 15 and i when to your first to events in Michigan whal they were free and now I can’t even see an episode on here Bc I don’t have a debit card and now the event in Michigan is not free I mean I’m not vocal on yt a lot but MT has fucked up proitys if they think that I’m going to pay to watch something that use to be free I get that u may want to “go coriprot” but at the same time this show was based off of it “none Hollywood” stuff and this feels wrong to me to just have to sit here and watch “vid” that just is an ad and on top off all this the viewers that can “see it free” is not I can’t see the new episodes Bc of this awful MTOD and it’s irritating I feel like this is a kick in the balls to all the fans that watch your content and that MT fucked up makeing it pay to watch if it was on a Netflix like system it would possibly be different because Netflix is main stream but MTOD is to be blunt a rip off it’s sad to see one of my favorite shows die off but I don’t blame mike and David they have to make a liveing but at the same time they had to have some say in this decision I loved this show I Guess it was fun whal it lasted until this comes back to you tube or goes to Netflix I can’t support this so I hope the best but this was one if not thea stupid thing MT has done to this amazing show I’m sorry but I just can’t sit here and watch this bullshit much longer

  24. This episode was infuriating because I know you have much better motors you could have used in that to make it a decent dragster. But instead you used the garbage one that came in it and barely matched what you could get from a stock Hyundai Tiburon.

  25. Would it kill them to put the show on youtube, if it has been out for like a year, or when the season is over

  26. Lost my love when you decided to make us pay for shows us kids love to watch you break stuff and fix it and thrash on everything you own. It's amazing but I'm not going to pay to watch your show

  27. Yea to bad the company behind this got greedy I discovered road kill today and it quickly became a want to watch series. I am not adding another monthly charge to my bills for a video show. I have 100 other channels on YT that are free to watch and they get revenue from me watching and being subbed to them. Oh well it was fun while it lasted I guess I will watch road kills older content then move on.

  28. Lucky Rocks! Fin Fry and Lucky! The best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the whole crew, these 3 are my faves! Peace and thank you for all you do guys!

  29. well we almost have the likes matching the dislikes. keep it up. i am on a thumbs down binge as i used to love this show and it is ruined over $$$ not like we didnt see that coming.


  31. Motor Trend such BS abandoning your fans on youtube selling out for corporate money – you lost yourselves LOTS of fans by only doing paid subscription model – I'm still scouring the interwebs for FREE versions of your shows – I was absolutely content watching all the ads you fed to me but NOOOOPE not anymore

  32. Thank you roadkill for the early days of free YouTube fun, it is sad to see you leave YouTube but i guess its all down to money. Im sorry but i wont be subscribing to MTOD.

  33. the "free trail" is not free if i have to enter in a credit card. when is someone going to start stealing theses episodes and puting them on youtube?

  34. I'm just not used to paying for stuff on the internet. Where I am at, it isn't safe to charge your card on the net. Used to love watching roadkill and dirt everyday. You will get get all your spent money back if you start uploading full episodes here again. Just look at the feedback of this video. It has as many dislikes as likes. Listen to your community please……

  35. Roadkill donut media wants to do an episode make a full episode on roadkill and the challenge will be cheap sports car

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