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    Greetings to all you fellow buggy and fabricating enthusiasts
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    I've copied this from the Welcome Mat...hoping to get to know more of you guys.

    I'd like to start these new relationships with a loaded and yes subjective question. I'll start by prefacing that I am an experienced fabricator, welder, and mechanic. Too a lesser extent a shade tree machinist.



    I'm sure like many new to the world of buggies that wading through all the build options can seem overwhelming. I think I would Iike to approach my selection from the possibility that racing is the ultimate goal. So here I go:


    A) stable at speed.
    B) stable in cornering
    C) sufficient suspension travel in cornering and jumps
    D) sufficient rigidity
    E) requires the least amount modification to reach the afore mentioned needs


    Also, in your opinion any requirements you feel I've not addressed. Companies I've looked at include :


    Badland, protodie, edge, and Rorty.

    About engine selection..other than buggy lbs. what are the advantages or disadvantage of a cycle and say an ecotec? I assume the ecotec has a better low end and torque?


    Thank you in advance,
    Harry
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    Re: Greetings to all you fellow buggy and fabricating enthusiasts
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    I built a Badland buggy as my first build. I built it exactly to the plans at first but I ended up having to completely redesign/modify the front and rear suspension and the drive system to get it to do what I wanted. The original design just didn't hold up even to fairly moderate driving. It is a really fun buggy to drive now (after all the mods) for sure and it has held up to really severe treatment for 10 + years but starting from scratch I would pick a different design if I were to do it again. When I built my second buggy I had a lot more confidence in the builds so I just came up with my own design and it works even better. Just my 2 cents...
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    Re: Greetings to all you fellow buggy and fabricating enthusiasts
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    Quick video of modified Badland buggy with my brother in law at the wheel for the first time.

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    Re: Greetings to all you fellow buggy and fabricating enthusiasts
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    Thanks for the heads up! What ever you did seems to have worked. Nice video
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