• Jul 6, 2007
Ironhide as he appears in the film, Transformers

Of all the GM rides playing Autobots in Transformers, one of the favorites around here is Ironhide (above), who rolls as a completely tricked GMC TopKick 6500 pickup truck when he's not kicking ass, taking names, and intimidating Chihuahuas as the Autobots' weapons specialist. Monroe Truck Equipment, which modifies rides like the TopKick for business owners, has partnered up with Hasbro to offer the ultimate adult Transformers toy: a near-exact Ironhide replica (minus the giant transforming robot element, of course).

Ironhide edition TopKick by Monroe TruckIronhide buyers get twin big-rig-style smokestacks, 20" black wheels wearing massive tires in lieu of the TopKick's standard dualies, custom, powder-coated front and rear bumpers, and a monster winch up front. The only real differences we see on the Monroe Truck version are the amber running lights (Ironhide's are blue) and the non-aero (but more useful) mirrors. As for the look of horror on Prius drivers' faces when you thunder by in this thing, well, that's an intangible that you can't put a value on. Ironhide effing rules!

[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I never understood the correlation between; the larger vehicle the smaller the man's penis.
      Is someone tearing drivers out of there vehicles and measuring the results? Please post the results for the rest of us!

      My only wish is that people drive the speed limit. It allows more time to talk on the cell phone and saves lives.

      jason.primus1
      • 11 Months Ago
      im going to get this car one way or another ok its not accruate but its good enough for me im getting
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is America you all are a bunch of delusional tree hugging idiots. I drive a big truck because I want and can do so. The earth is warming, polar ice is melting and its all caused by people who drive big trucks and suvs, give me a break. Public education has really created a large number of morons.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stew- The F450 actually turns tighter than the 350, due to its front axle design. Likewise, these C5500's turn tighter than a similar C/K3500. The big tires on this could throw it off, however.
      CupcakeMagee
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, this is only the second article I've seen about him and I'm totally having a love affair with this truck... I heart you Ironsides.

      (LMAO @ #14)
      • 7 Years Ago
      the last i checked this is a free country and you can purchase and drive any legal vehicle you can afford. if burning fuel is the issue i think flying in private jets uses more fuel than anyone driving one of these trucks. these people should be forced to stand in line with shoes in hand at airports like the rest of us.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When I lived in Omaha, I could've sworn I passed a dealership filled with these awkward big-rig pickups, but somehow I thought they were Internationals, not GMCs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      if its a replica, does that mean it will have the autobot symbol on the tailgate?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The TopKick that was sent our way was a C4500 crew cab with four-wheel drive, the least beefy of the available chassis. The optional four-wheel drive was new for 2005 in the pickup version.
      http://www.usedmachinerydepot.com/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pretty doed look likes this one, haha: http://www.zonow.com/21
      • 6 Years Ago
      With respect gentlemen, I'm both a fan of power/muscle and a fan of green technology. Among the vehicles I wish to own, are a 67 Shelby GT500, an Aston Martin DB9, a simple fuel efficient SUV such as the Ford Escape, and of course this truck would complete a collection and make almost any collector proud.

      Now I'm not a fan of getting single digit fuel economy, but you don't have to to get performance. I'm fully aware of modern day diesels such as the Duramax 6600, the gear ratios, and the axle ratios. One extreme is great for towing and getting a heavy load up a mean hill, and one is great for flat land hauling where time and fuel is money. That being said, I have confidence that with time green technology will dissolve it's pathways to reducing power, and eventually the father of all great toys, technology itself, will find new sources of power that will yield numbers that would leave any contractor, hobbyist, collector, or Texas citizen speechless.

      I'd be most pleased with a duramax-electric hybrid with a nano-wired lithium ion battery array under the rear bench. That alone would yield mid 30's easily on the highway, and latter 20's in the city.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Threatening drivers of small responsible cars with bodily harm just to compensate for your small dick is pretty lame if you ask me."

      Well I find it amusing and I'm a Prius owner (2007, ftw!). Of course, if Mr. Truck here gets all threatening on me, then I just go down the street a mile and by then he's outta gas, outta mind.
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