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When did that truck go to Grandview? I`ve been going thee since 2006 and it hasn't been there.. I wonder if it`s the U Model thats at Big Diamond Speedway now

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I've read that the U model was offset so that there was a better view for the left side (which was true) but that would be offset with a worse view to the right. I also read that the U model was offset so that the driver would have more leg room. This seems to be the more logical reason since there would have been no leg room if the cab was centered.

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I've read that the U model was offset so that there was a better view for the left side (which was true) but that would be offset with a worse view to the right. I also read that the U model was offset so that the driver would have more leg room. This seems to be the more logical reason since there would have been no leg room if the cab was centered.

Actually, i don't think the centered cab of the R-model has any different leg room on the driver's side than the offset cab of the U-model. The R-model cab is almost straight across the front edge, with uniform leg room pretty much everywhere.

But, the passenger's side of the U-model is a lot tighter, if i remember correctly, 'cause the doghouse intrudes into that area a bit. I'm sure Vinny could elaborate.

Not sure about the actual difference in cab length (if any) between the U and R.

I BELIEVE they did shorten the BBC just a bit, though. I'd have to check the brochures to know for sure.

So, you're probably correct; if the BBC is shortened, and the doghouse intrudes into the cab as a result, the offset would help legroom on the driver's side, albeit at the expense of the passenger's side.

Who knows what is true and what is legend...after the marketing department gets hold of it!

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Yeah U model BBC was 90 inches I think. And yes almost no room on the passenger side because of the dog house. And for you guys who haven't seen me, Im like 6'0-6'1 maybe, and me in the passenger seat. Fun.

The leg room sucked when I was 5'0", but somehow I didn't mind back then.

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