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    Protodie 450 Quad Buggy
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    EDIT: there are quite a few dead picture links in the beginning of this thread. We switched to a new website and that killed the links
    most picture links at the end work


    Time to start a new design-build thread.


    Been designing and engineering on our next buggy for a few weeks now.

    Goals:
    A. Size,,,,something more trail friendly
    vehicle size is between our small MXT kids and adult race buggies
    (48" wide x 95" long approx 400lbs)
    and our larger single seat and 2 seat MC powered buggies
    (72" wide x 114" to 120" long between 920 & 1120 lbs)
    Big enough for adults,,,,yet small enough for early teens to drive. (my oldest daughter is going on 14)

    size is 60" wide x 115" long 56" tall 90" wheel base
    projected weight 750-800 lbs for 2 seater

    B. Power plant
    2008 KFX 450R quad,,,,,EFI with reverse. 36-45 HP,,,maybe more with mods
    Nothing like GSXR600 or 1000 power,,,but with reduced weight it should be a fun machine

    C. suspension
    15" front travel,,,, dual A arm 7 deg rake , 4-5 castor
    same front wheel kit parts as our full size buggies
    15" rear travel 4 link style straight axle with 6" articulation

    D. 2 seater is the 1st design shown in pics,,,,started with the 2 seat,,because there is much more engineering and work to fit what we want in this size package.
    The single seat version will have all the same suspension and drive train only weigh less

    E. Goal is to make this more affordable than our larger buggies,,,,yet similar fun and performance. Projected $14-17,000 actual,,,,TBD

    F. This roll cage -chassis can still fit our rear dual A arm Engine cradle design like our 600 & 1000cc buggies,,,,,if there is a need for 60" wide crazy power

    some CAD design pics for now











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    looks like there gonna be awsome, keep us posted
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    yup, i look forward to seeing the end product!
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    Looks great. Can't wait to see it come together. How soon will you start the build?
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    Great idea.. I think this size buggy is the missing link between the very small single seat stadium guys and the bigger two seat minis. I hope from the business side it works out for you. From the 14 year old daughter and having kids it will be a huge hit for them they will love it that's for sure.

    Your work is always top notch so I can't wait to see some build pics.
    Keep us posted.


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    Thanks all.

    Started building some of the components,,,and trying to keep as many parts as possible,,,common with our existing products.
    This helps keep the cost down,,,,as it is more cost effective to build by volume

    Picked up the quad a month back and it is stripped and in pieces,,,,many on Ebay now.
    It was a nice machine but hopefully nicer when I am done with it
    Engine is modelled up in CAD for this design.

    Probably a week away from sending out laser orders and starting to bend up the chassis.
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    Good idea Protodie, can you show use a pic of your swing arm? Looks interesting.
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    Can't wait to see this build. This build is more like stadium lite and the old skool honda pilots. I was even looking at getting a used joyners and modifing it but ur buggies look a lot better. Someone on here was talking about building something like this. I guess u bet him 2 the punch. Again can't wait to see u start on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutnbolt2002 View Post
    Good idea Protodie, can you show use a pic of your swing arm? Looks interesting.

    can't show close up pics of the rear suspension yet. Need to clean up finalize cad work on that yet.
    all my suspension points are worked out though (and that was some work)
    It is a 1 1/4" dia straight axle

    lower links are trailing arms attaching to the axle assembly
    upper links rotate the axle to keep the chain length the same thru suspension cycle

    fu21cc
    Thanks,,,,,,,,,IMO: our single seat models are more like stadium lites and we raced them with the Honda pilots and others

    here is a link on those
    http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/show-...eat-racer.html
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    Oh my, you've got my interest on this one. Very nice!
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