Enhanced White Western Star M181 "Heavy-Hauler" for SnowRunner

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Published by maxmike181 (mod ID: 142830)


The White Western Star is a popular truck within the Snow*Runner community, however it really never won my heart. It always seemed a little lacking to me. This mod started out as a bit of a gag but ended up being one of my more involved XML tweaks.

This mod replaces the WWS standard "Old US" engine line-up with the brawny engines from it's big sister, the TwinSteer. The CrawlerBox HD transmission has also been added. I've also beefed up the suspension to match the "Heavy Hauler" designation, and added the Heavy Truck winch suite. An expanded selection of heavy tires is present as well. On that note, the truck also has a very slight amount of rear-wheel-steer added to simulate a shorter wheelbase.

I have modified the vehicles weight and centre of gravity to compliment and represent the new powertrain. Visually, FleetStar & GMC front bumpers have been added for the off-road look, and a taller snorkel as well as a roof rack. Multiple spare tire mounts can be equipped if you choose.

This truck has been thoroughly tested and does fall a bit on the OP side, but it is a different twist on an old classic.

I recommend getting FOXCRF450RIDER's Off Road Trailers mod to compliment the increased ride height. Stock has been increased a little bit, and lifted a lot. (An M181 trademark at this point)

Big thanks to LoB1325 for helping me out with all my stupid questions.

Version History:

Jul 21 2020 - 1.2.0

- Changed vehicle weight and c.o.g. slightly to better suit modifications
- Adjusted messed up level unlocks on accessories
- Added toolbox for use when there is extra frame space

Jul 19 2020 - 1.1.0

- Added roof rack with supplies and fuel
- Added GMC 9500 front bumpers
- Made largest P12 AT tire size bigger
- Changed rear wheel steering angle to 2.5 degrees (up from 2)

Jul 18 2020 - 1.0.1

Fixed unlock parameters

Jul 18 2020 - 1.0.0

Initial release is prime time ready

Mods over base WWS:
- TwinSteer engines
- Modified suspension
- Heavy winches
- Added snorkel
- Small amount of rear steer
- More tire options
- More visual mods







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bnsft666 @bnsft666

I like this truck. (I should since I had some input on what went into it haha). It’s super handy to throw a crane on for recovering stuck trucks since it can get pretty much anywhere within reason

billbo12001 @billbo12001

the mini crane seams to have disappeared can u please add it back thanks

maxmike181 @maxmike181

I’ll take a look later today and see what’s up. Thanks for the info.

billbo12001 @billbo12001

never mind i had done something to my in game cranes iv fixed it now

maxmike181 @maxmike181

Thanks for letting me know. Hope you’re enjoying the WWS

billbo12001 @billbo12001

yeh i love it its pretty much my default truck now just need better mini cranes in the game something to bridge the gap between the mini and the big cranes like a pilfinger

billbo12001 @billbo12001

im straight up loving it its pretty much perfect

maxmike181 @maxmike181

Glad to hear it. I’ll be fixing the tall snorkel unlock tonight and making a very slight suspension change, but then it should be all good.

SirDecent_91 @sirdecent-91

Well described mod, does exactly what it's supposed to do. Fun truck to drive!

maxmike181 @maxmike181

Thank you for the review, glad you like it!