Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Raise your wheels!

Greetings,

In a recent blog post we have hinted at one neat feature that is coming with the 1.14 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2- tag-lift truck axles.

We have expanded the mix of available chassis for purchase from three to six. Chassis 6x2, 6x2/4 received tag-lift versions. It is not just a cosmetic visual gimmick, the physical properties of the vehicle do change with a lifted axle.


With appropriate chassis, you will be able to raise or lower the truck axle on demand with default key "U".  Naturally, the lifted wheels don't take any wear over time.

In the future we intend to make tyre wear a larger portion of the gameplay that affects player's economy. In addition to that, lifting axles don't have to be restricted for trucks only but apply to trailers axles as well.



142 comments:

  1. Fine, and when come the new update? :)

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    1. when it's done, have some patience :p

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    2. Please, add side masks for the 6x2 and 6x4 like the 4x2 have already. They add a nicer look.

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    3. "when it's done" HAHAHAHA By SCS it can take a lot of time! So when it´s done?

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    4. side marks/ side skirts for 6x2 and 6x4 hade bine very nice. the trucks hade bine perfect. sorry me bad english

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    5. Never seen a tag axle or lift axle truck or trailer here in NZ, or the new DAF either, so this update's a bit of a throwaway update for me! Add more 2 lane roads with passing lanes like on SH1 (main road in NZ) please SCS.

      (http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1385690895/792/9458792.jpg)
      (http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/thumbnail/56194927.jpg)

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    6. Only for trucks ? or for Trailers also?

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    7. ah okay :) [...] In addition to that, lifting axles don't have to be restricted for trucks only but apply to trailers axles as well.[...] so for trailer also :) (i'm not english ^^)

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    8. Not sure which part of NZ kiwi trucker is from but I've seen plenty of empty logging trucks and trailers with raised axels. I've even seen a logging trucks carrying their logging trailer to save wear and tear on the trailer.

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    9. Christchurch mate, see the trailers on loggers and the occasional steering tags on bin trucks, but never a raise axle logging truck.

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    10. Good addition to the game. Do you think you can do something about the truck shutting down if any parts gets beyond 20% wear? The tires don't even affect the engine staying on. Maybe make it slower but not shut it down.

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  2. Cool! very nice looking forward to it

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  3. Cool... 1.14 update will be very interesting.

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  4. The update is coming when ready, I think they wouldn't give a date when you still know that an unexpected bug can delay it and make a lot of people mad.

    Nice work SCS, and I can't wait to see your further updates about tyre wear!

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  5. When will be this update? I ready to buy it!

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    1. No!!! You must buy this game! NOW!! XD

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    2. I buy it, when will be present DLC Scandinavia and 1.14 update

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  6. Then we just need turning axels on trailer.

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  7. SCS Software Brazil

    One question will be all trucks in the game to use this option on axis?

    Regards

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    1. Sim amigo sera para todos os veículos, agora termos 5 opções de chassis e não apenas 3 como é hoje.

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  8. QUALITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Nice, But keep in mind that on Scania trucks the hub's arnt the same on trucks with lift axle on twin heels.

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  11. Nice ..... really nice.........

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  12. The ones no one is complaining about FCS releasing things slowly!!! Keep up the good work!!! Please check out my YouTube channel @fsxdude04 for ets2 vids and fsx vids!!!! :)

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  14. Stupid question but what is the advantage or disadvantage of using a mid-lift versus a tag-lift? What are the differences?

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    1. Slightly shorter turning radius of tractor unit I would suppose, though it can't be thát much different/better/worse.

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    2. Tag axle is under middle of trailer and mid is not

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    3. I'm not a trucker, but I think they lift the rear axle in Norway to get more grip when it snows.

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  15. How about proper 6x4 and 6x2 for ALL trucks ? Just sayin' you know'...

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  16. OMG this thing... game was needing a looooooonggggg time ago

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  17. Here is a short video showing these axles in action ( with kind permisson from SCS )

    http://youtu.be/O9w7rc0WLOs

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  18. I like how SCS teases with the new DAF in these screens to make the impatience kids even more impatience LOL.

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  19. This is so awesome! I always wanted an option to lift axles, thank you SCS and I can't wait for the new patch! Keep it up. :D

    Greetings from Norway.

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  20. Wow, lovely new addition to ETS2! Keep up the great work, SCS ;)

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  21. Very Nice! Hopefully not wait until next year ...

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  22. I have a filing that this update will be implemented in the coming days.. keep it up.

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  23. So exited! It is driving me nutters! :D Damn SCS! You're killing me here, I was "hoping" this update would have dropped 3 weeks, while I suspected that might not bet the case and that is fine, you do what you need to do, I'm dying out of excitment here haha! :D Keep up the awesome work! :D

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    1. Calm down Stefan you will blow a fuse :)

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  24. its hut be to down load lots yerlier both better see in noth see
    i can nearly noth wating for this down loading i hobe its be verry sune

    best

    wolf mann23

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    1. that english.... my eyes ~_~ (just joking man ^^)

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  25. Welcome feature. I hope passing the Trameri gate and quarry will happen easier/differently with 6x2/4 Midlift with reduced possibility of getting stuck.

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  26. AWESOME, SCS!
    You should create this feature on the trailers too!

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  27. Wow, nice work SCS. I think that these little touches is what makes this game. No game ever made such detailed interior views and interior options (adjusting seats and mirrors etc). I'm also really looking forward to driving the Daf. Keep going SCS, we as patient people have the competence to remain calm even if the estimated release date is long over.

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  28. For me it is particularly important that this innovation will be calculated physical model and to influence the behavior of the truck! Respect for SCS!

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  29. I hope seating (cabin) driver position options will come with this update. Also Going East DLC is awesome. Thanks from Republic of Turkey.

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    1. seat adjusting came out already i belive it came out in update 1.12

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    2. Yeah, that function is already added. You can find it by pressing F4 a few times :)

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  30. Do you plan on doing the side skirts as well? Also, what about adding a FOV slider in the seat adjustment menu?

    Good looking!

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  31. Really gorgeous

    Btw, when get the license from tyre
    manufacturer??

    Michelin / Continental / Bridgestone / Goodyear...

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  32. Awesome! Please also make original rims for trucks.

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  33. Please, if you bring this to trailers, then also bring over trailer steering to some nice long trailers :-)

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  34. Side skirt for 6x4 and 6x2 pls:)

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    1. use mods man that solvs it all

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    2. side skirts for all trucks and axels. I don`t like mode

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  35. Do the lifted wheels turn if they scrape a bump or are they always frozen when lifted?

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    1. ETS 2 map is flat like a mirror. I don't know what bumps you're talking about. :D

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  36. Seperate Wheels from Tyres please.... I want to choose my wheels and tyres separately. Or do matching rear wheels to the front wheels.

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  37. Wann kommt das nun mal die 1.14

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  38. Both compinations are great new option in gameplay. In scandinavia we also have 6x4 tag lift (steered lift axle) compination. Please SCS also make that type truck in this fantastic game. :D

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  39. Why is there only a Midlift and a Taglift ? Why no 6x2/2

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  40. ETS2 is a great game and its updates is nice too. But i wonder why those updates ar difference between steam and games on cd version? I have cd version and want to drive high and heavy loads too, but it was only steam version who got that. Since i and others who bought the cd version have paid for the game equally those who bought the steam version should we have the same stuff.Beforehand thank you very much.

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    1. Connect your box version with steam account and you can have all updates. There was a topic in this blog how to do that: http://blog.scssoft.com/2014/10/euro-truck-simulator-2-retail-edition.html or here https://worldoftrucks.com/en/activation.php

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    2. Great, im gonna try that. thank you very much

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    3. Hei. what was in the last update(1.13.4.1s)?

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  41. I have a feeling the new DAF will be coming out VERY SOON! Maybe 1.14 soon!

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    1. They already confirmed that in earlier posts

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    2. 1.14 will include the Daf Euro 6. :)

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    3. I'm hiped about the new Mercedes Actros. I've been waiting for that truck for a loooooooooong time. probably a year?
      But I've been also waiting for SCS to get the Mercedes-Benz license since forever :D
      Bye, bye Majestic

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  42. AWESOME, FAST SELL STEAM I WANNA BUY IT !

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  43. Waiting for Going North!!!hh STOCKHOLM :P
    But you should add FIN!!!!

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  44. I hope together with these axes there will be new animation of indicators in a inter.

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  45. I think now is the good time for a steam public beta :) also really hope the new DAF got its own engine sound.

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  46. Guys at this point you should revise the trailer sitting positon too! On 6x4 the trailer's sitting waaaay back than it should be.

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  47. Epic, truly epic guys sooooo can't wait

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  48. This is brilliant. I have been waiting for this in ETS2. Thanks SCS !!!

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  49. It would be good to have some "alerts", like a sound that plays when you don't have enough pressure in brakes.

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    1. that feature is already present, in the gameplay options, select "air brakes simulation" and you will have the pressure rating and it tyells you when brake pressure is down.

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  50. Very nice! Thank you SCS for bringing more features to an already great game! How about this: introduce used truck market to the game. Add an option to purchase a used truck at the large dealer, with customization features, since there is a shop on premises. Make small dealers used truck dealers only, and limit their inventory to the 4 trucks that are on display. Since these dealers have no shop, the trucks should be purchased as-is, with no customization available at the dealer. And since it will be a used truck dealer, make them not brand-dependent. It's just a thought. I know you have your own plans, and thank you for all the updates!

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    1. Hey Dmitry! Great to hear that another person thinks that this would be a great addition to the game.. there is already a thread asking for it in the SCS forums (heres the link http://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=142&start=10) =)

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  51. Nice! Can't wait to play it when it's released.

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  52. Please, think about rigid and dolly!!! And seasons!!! Important new features for Scandinavian Dlc!

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  53. 4x2 one drive axle
    6x2 one drive axle (center) and one tag-axle (rear)
    6x2/2 one tag axle (center) and one drive-axle (rear)
    6x2/4 one steerable tag axle (center) and one drive-axle (rear)
    6x2*4 one drive axle (center) and one steerable tag-axle (rear)
    6x4 Three-axle trucks with tandem bogie
    6x6 Three-axle trucks with all-wheel drive

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  54. More axle configurations would be nice, that'd be about time too. We have a DLC dedicated to high power heavy duty transports but no 4 axle pullers.

    Pulling a 36 foot yacht isn't very demanding at all but pulling a couple of heavy duty transformers or generators or track assembly for a huge quarry excavator would have warranted the use of 4 axle tractor pullers with a steerable tag axle for better turning radius.

    We should also get 6x2*4 configs real soon to negotiate tight turns with long loads as Unknown above me suggest, read "Trameri terminal" :).

    And lastly: ADR!
    Where are our ADR signs? ADR (Agreement concering carriage of Dangerous goods by Road) is a very important set of regulations for safe transportation of hazardous substances, it should get more attention in game. I think it should be a nice touch if we could fit a sign holder to the front of the truck and then manually or automatically pick the proper sign depending on the load. =)

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  55. Awesome!!!!! Great work, will this effect only our trucks or AI too? If so then jazzy have alot work.

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  56. Nice work SCS.

    would we great to add airlines aswell.

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  57. and what happened to nameplate capacity of the engine under the window on the door?

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  58. Lifting axle. Scandinavia? I smell snow!

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    1. Lifting your axle doesnt have to do anything with snow, lifting your axle is about reducing tyre wear when carrying low wheight cargo's.

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  59. May I suggest you add floating hints to every update in order for players to better understand the implications and benefits of different modifications and make better decisions that way?

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  60. DLC Scandinavia will be released in October? November?

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    1. there is no release date and any date you see on the internet is speculation.

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  61. A la espera de ir Norte !!! y sur de francia ,espana portugal plissss

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  62. When will SCS release DLC with more realistic economy in the game: the bill for hotel, taxes for every garage, and so on. The challenge: get a discount at the hotel :P

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  63. I'm wondering how they fix it when you are driving and then lift your wheel, will it keep spinning and slowley comes to a stop, interesting thing to see i think

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  64. I hope the MultiPlayer mod will update with patch 1.14

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  65. nice but i mostly see the other 2 wheels lifted. when are you planning to make the new renault truck?

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  66. ATS and double trailers !!!! no more funky updates to ets2.

    Bring the real deal.

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  67. Guyz, please: more chassis options too:
    8x4x4 - 2 last axles traction and 2 first axles directional
    10x4x6 - 2 last axles traction and 3 first axles directional
    10x4x6/2 - 1st, 2nd and 5th axles directional and 3th and 4th axles traction

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  68. you can do this but still no double trailers

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  69. its funny scs had promis some up date wiet new scania truck an hwen its coming to this its war noth posibel to down load it an a nother thinks the had promis a new land mark its on ly be a litte germen town so i ask hwen the its be the norden eupe eks sweeden an denmark in cludet in the the euro truck game


    an its noth help scs meditor to deleting this you had right of the critisiting to them its wil still be the same quistien so way the do this you can ask your self about this i can give one if itd only a critisising the noth lessen it a littel bit " boys scutish behavoire

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  70. Hey SCS could you please add a drivers seat for the DAF and the MAN because it wasn't there at the beginnig and it's still not there

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  71. Will this update include correct chassis/wheel configuration for the trucks?

    6x2 with the 2nd steering axle as 2nd axle has not been done in over 20 years for most brands, and these days no sensible truck maker does it because it's just pointless. The 2nd steering axle is always the last axle because it helps getting the truck's rear end around corners and it has lower tire wear when being at the rear as opposed to being in the middle. Having the 2nd steering axle as #2 is rarely ever done on a tractor unless you've got a 3rd steering axle at the rear like a 10x4 configuration which isn't normally used on tractors except for heavy hauling.

    None of the brands I've checked offer 6x2 configurations like the one you've got in the game, and they all offer skirts on 6x and 8x configurations which you're missing entirely. Sure, 4x2 trucks are popular over east because they're cheaper, but you get higher axle load and lower traction, and with the high powered trucks you can't utilize all the torque with only one axle. Thus up here in Scandinavia most tractors are 6x4 or 6x4/2, and skirts/side panels are mandatory by law (to keep bicycles from ending up under the wheels).

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  72. Bonjour a tous

    Vous faites du eau travailles pour ets2 et j'ai une excellente idée a vous proposer si c'es faisaible pour le prochain patch qui sortira c'es de faire un mod essieu de 4x2,6x2, 6x2*4, 6x4, 8x4/4 a 10x4*6 pour tout camion donc scania R,
    scania streamline, volvo fh 2009 et volvo fh 2012, et d'autre bien entendu.
    Qu'en pensez vous???

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  73. Hi. the last update(1.13.4.1s) what is new?

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  75. when is this going to be released

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  76. Is the update coming out tomorow guys

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  78. Considering the time you have put in developing this truck, I hope it will be absolutely perfect at any poind of view.

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