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ProtoDie
03-11-2011, 11:34 AM
If you subscribe to Sand Sports , look for us in the latest issue
Mar/Apr 2011

Mike Sommer wrote a nice article to go with the photo shoot we did up at Silver Lake last summer
Page 40

sodman
03-11-2011, 04:20 PM
Another feather in your hat Congrates Jodi

ace
03-12-2011, 06:49 PM
Cool I'll be waiting for mine in the mail, how much to ship one of those to Hawaii?:rolleyes:

Fu21cc
03-16-2011, 10:51 AM
I just got the MAR/APR Sand Sport Mag and read the article. That's kool how u got into it and got started. It said that u started off building basic 1s with 440 sled motors. Do you have any photos on the older buggies u guys built 1st

ProtoDie
03-16-2011, 11:43 AM
Sure, here are some old pics.

the spoiler was my fuel cell on this one.

wyattboche
03-16-2011, 04:13 PM
well look at that. gotta go read now

Fu21cc
03-17-2011, 12:07 AM
It almost looks like the one your building now. That was a good idea using the spoiler as a gas tank. So how was your rear suspension on that one. Was it smaller then what you are building now and what was the travel on it. Do you still have one hanging around just to see where you started and to how you are building then now. You know 1st generation to what you have now.

ProtoDie
03-17-2011, 05:49 AM
http://ptlracing.com/images/stories/DXT-SL18_med.jpg

Yes, the roll cage design is very similar.
It has been an evolution from these.

The old 1st Gen models had the motor mounted on a swing arm with a straight axle.

This was a little smaller but not much. It had maybe 8" of travel.

Everything else is quite different with dual A arm suspension, different motors & drive train.

We do not have any of the 1st models anymore.
Someone in Pennsylvania has my old one.

Our kids cars and now intermediate size MXT are back to the motor mounted on a rear 3 link swing arm with a straight axle

http://ptlracing.com/images/phocagallery/Main-Gallery/MXT/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_protolite%20mxt01.jpg



http://ptlracing.com/images/phocagallery/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_protolite%20mxt%2065-4.jpg

TutTech
03-18-2011, 06:31 PM
Very cool.
I will be sure to go check it out.
Awesome & congrats.
;):)

masternate
03-18-2011, 06:53 PM
I was looking at the pics on your website of the DXT1000, and I would like to know what kind of LED lights are in your spoiler? And are those road tires in the first few pics?


Great looking buggies!!!!

ProtoDie
03-20-2011, 05:07 PM
Thanks,
The tail lights I get from here

http://www.closertowholesale.com/

Yes, those are DOT approved street tires. 25" on 12" wheels

dirtreaper
03-22-2011, 08:49 AM
Congrats!!

rowycoracing
03-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Proto,

I saw your buggies in the Sand Sports article. It was a great article. Congratulations on getting published. That's VERY cool! You should be very proud.

Rowy

ProtoDie
03-28-2011, 09:43 AM
Thanks Guys:)

My customer just ran the #17 2 seater on a 3.3 mile road course in Qatar last weekend.

Welcome to Losail International Circuit (http://www.circuitlosail.com/index.php)


He was hitting over 115 mph in the straight away.......I'm jealous

Probably going to get some 15" wheels and low profile tires for this type of track.

This opens up the door to tons of different car tires.

daaboots
03-28-2011, 09:54 AM
115 mph!!! That's crazy [smilie=giddy.gif]