View Full Version : Buggy plans???? need help

07-05-2011, 10:08 AM
Hello I need help on building my first buggy
and I am wanting to build a 2 seater buggy for racing, trailing ect. But I dont know what to build or how to do it.

keep in mind I am only 14 :D thank you
Caydon miller[smilie=bs_help.gif]

07-05-2011, 01:10 PM
Hey man Welcome to MBN, and at 14 your taking on a big project. What type of buggy depends on what tools you have access to. For your first I suggest looking at the Shredder 2 plans, not to complicated but a cool little buggy. You also have to look at the widths of the buggy, if you want to trail ride it then you have to check to see if there are any width restrictions in your area. In canada we have a 50" limit for the trails, but you can go 53 or so. I hope you will find what you are looking for and feel free to PM me with any questions you may have. Also there are a ton of builders on here that will lend a hand as well. Thats wghat makes this site awesome!! Remember have fun building and dont rush or cut corners. One more piece of advice, start saving for shocks and engines, they are the most expensive pieces of the entire build.

07-05-2011, 02:00 PM
thank you sir for replying.
i have been looking for buggies and found the badland buggy st4 and the protolite ss1000 (which i love for its looks ) also i might have a engine from an uncle :cool:

07-05-2011, 03:59 PM
both awesome buggies man you will have a blast on any one of them. Dont under power the buggy what ever you do. You can call me Dave not sir it makes me feel old...lmao im 35 anyway

07-05-2011, 04:58 PM
will do Dave lol and I think I am going to go with the st4 [smilie=jumping.gif]

07-06-2011, 02:10 PM
Nice pick Awesome buggy Have fun and post lots of build pics!!!!

07-06-2011, 02:37 PM
You better pickup an extra lawn or two. Beg, borrow, and stealing parts ST4 will run you $5k and not be the buggy you see in those pics.

The Shredder 2 is an excellent buggy for a young fabber.

07-06-2011, 03:03 PM
ohh really ? well carl i would like a racing long travel buggy so i can jump it and stuff like that. I have looked at the shredder 2 but not my style.But i will take ideas for other buggies if you know any that are in that category:D
and thanks for looking

07-07-2011, 07:55 AM
ST4 is a great looking buggy and there are several builds on here.

So http://www.badlandbuggy.com/plans_st4.html

07-07-2011, 09:00 AM
You better pickup an extra lawn or two. Beg, borrow, and stealing parts ST4 will run you $5k and not be the buggy you see in those pics.
I have done that with my ST4 and will have less than $3k into it.

07-07-2011, 10:22 AM
That's what I am taking about Trex i am thinking on 1.5k or 2k :D because most of my stuff will be given or very cheap
Thank you for replying

07-08-2011, 01:33 PM
$1500 will be tough to make anything race worthy. You'll eat up a big chunk of that in shocks alone if you go with the "cheap" air shocks at about 200-250 each. Air shocks heat up and fade too fast for long distance races but are alright for shorter runs. For longer races you'll likely want to step up to coil overs, and possibly add bypasses depending on the weight and desired ride.

I'm no racer but maybe they will chime in and set me straight. Hopefully some of the racers on here can give you an idea of the buggy/class they race in, and the costs associated with it. I doubt many race buggies have been built for under 2 grand.

07-21-2011, 07:10 PM
Where are you located? If you are near the PNW I may be able to get you started with something.

07-21-2011, 07:11 PM
Oh, and as far as plans, you DO get what you pay foir, lol. I bought some from one of the frame places, NOT worth the $15 I spent.

08-04-2011, 02:49 PM
how about this