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    Another not buggy A or buggy B build.
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    I'm back, mainly because this is the only site that will even entertain my Jalopy ideas......
    The 4 seater TT V8 automatic buggy is out for now, won't fit in the toyhauler with a our old 800 Rzr.
    But I still have an aluminum 5.3 and desires for some automatic mayhem.
    So here's the "handful" rough draft...


    Everybody picks on the wheel base "it going to twitchy thru the whoops"... blah blah blah.
    The current car is super stable able to go flat out thru the whoop trails, its a blast.
    I'm sure if it was a long trailing arm car I'd be in for all kinds of issues but its not.
    I'll try to stretch the wheel base as much as possible but I've had this same suspension on 80-120wb cars and they're all stable in the rough just some handle it better than others.

    Pretty sure this one will WHEELIE lol.
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    You ever think about building a 4wd, 4 wheel independant suspension, mid engine type deal?
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    If ya could mid engine it prob keep tires down a little more for steering, but hey turning brakes will do it too. Mid depends on ya tranny idea. But I see a hair dryer so wheelies are gonna happen.

    And I really dig your designs, esp the rear suspension. Carry on!!
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    Dude, its way too short!
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    YES YES AND MOAR YES!!!! I'm interested in how you will be doing the engine/trans. Super high dollar transaxle?

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    4wd is cool but not in budget.
    The minimax doesn't wheelie unless your hitting a roller just right. The 4 seat car was 122wb and so nose heavy it couldn't run fast thru the whoops.

    Idk I'll probably talk my self into the bigger car. Either way it'll be a C4 automatic custom v drive box and 8.8 alum diff.
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    Hmmm...V-Drive. I like it! Have you thought about more of a mid engine with a powerglide to a 9", or an 8" alum diff? But I like where you are going with this. This would be a great modification to a Rorty-r-16 chassis.

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    THose v-drives aren't cheap, BUT the whole package will be far less than say a Mendiola transaxle too. How well do you think one of those v-drives will hold up to the loading and unloading shocks it will see hitting the woops?
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    D'....I think he makes his own V drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    D'....I think he makes his own V drive.
    In the voice of Ace Ventura...
    Ohhhh-Reeeeheaaaaalllly.
    Well we need to see this masterpiece of machining!

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