Toyota Vios at 8 star wheels – Roni Gunawan 2018

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This Toyota Vios at 8 wheels is the work of Roni Gunawan, boss of the taxi company Gemah Ripah i based in Bandung, Bali in Indonesia.

But who is Roni ?

Roni is a mechanic gifted with his hands and full of wacky ideas, he wanted a Toyota Vios with 2 front welded together in the middle. It was his first wacky success. After that, so he had left 2 rear of Toyota Vios, and he started to think about what he could do with it.
The 8 wheels was created in several stages. He first recovered a 3rd Toyota Vios on which he modified the chassis to make it a 6 wheels by adding one of the remaining rear axles, then following his initial idea, he installed the last high train, straddling the 4 rear wheels.

Training ?

The drive of this free axle is by friction of the tires on the middle axle. Originally the Toyota Vios (equivalent of the Yaris with a rear trunk) is front wheel drive, so the 6 rear wheels are free and the wheels at heights turn upside down compared to the others !
This wheel set is equipped with a return spring which pulls the wheel down allowing it to remain stuck to the driving tire, however there is no braking system, the disc has not yet been deleted.
Roni & been forced to completely reshape the bodywork around this set of wheels. Rear seat and rear doors have been removed. The front doors have been fitted with elytra.

A chameleon painting

A chameleon painting (which changes color with heat) was made for finishing. is widely cited in Indonesian articles, an accessorist who had to participate in the tuning of the Toyota.
We look forward to its next model !

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Founder of mm2 France, oto6, then from Sixmania. The 6 wheels and more have always been a passion for me. It started in 1980 thanks to a certain Christian de Léotard, you know ?

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