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    Lil Ripper the EBK
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    So for my first buggy build, I think i'm most likely going to try and replicate a EBK, similar to this one I found, I think its pretty cool, small, It'll fit in the back of a truck, and can hit around/upwards of 60 mph +, and want to keep it automagic so other people can ride it, so probably a predator 670 with a Torque converter, and maybe some small mods. A dirt bike or motorcycle engine is an option, but I want to keep the independent trailing arms that the EBK's have. Chassis will be 1.25 OD tubing, don't know what kind, but .90 wall for all the chassis except maybe the main 2 tubes on the bottom, and .120 wall for the a-arms. Suspension wise for the front i'm going off of these 2 pics, I really like this design, everything is out of the way, and yeah. Fox air's, or similar, or possibly King coilover's. 20x10-10 Rear tires, 21x8-10/12 or 22x8-10/12 Fronts, most likely 4 on 4 Bolt pattern. Weight, I want to keep around 650-700, but max is 800. Possibly front brakes, maybe not, but if I am going upward of 70 mph +, I'm definitely going to have them. I would like to use a Kawi Kx450f engine or similar, but the problem I found is that the drive sprocket rotates counter-clockwise, and it needs to be going clockwise, so maybe somehow extend that shaft to push the sprocket out past the side of the case? but I want most people to drive it, so automagic would be best. Might make another in the future (more towards most likely/definitely ), and maybe if its good enough, and people would buy, make plans for it? I won't be able to build for around another yr or 2, to give time to save, make plans, and slowly gather parts. This, like most build threads, is probably going to be LoNg, and wont really take off until I actually start building. Budget, I would say about max 10k, but want to keep it around 5-7k. Going to be pretty fun, any suggestions and opinions are welcome, tell me what ya think.

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    I realized those tires I wanted to use are fairly big, anyone know about how big the tires are in those pictures?

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    I would guess these are 22 inch tires in back, and 23s in front.
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    So like a 10'' x 10'' rear and 12'' x 6''/8'' front rims?
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    Decide on brakes (how large in diam - bigger better) and then source a rim that fits over them.

    Look at the different tires available in the OD that you're considering and then see what's the most prevalent size so you have a variety available. I'd not stagger diameters front/rear I'd be looking at 12" everywhere from the start. Width and offset will obviously be different but stick with same diameter.
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    Not sure If im going to have front brakes, cause for now, I'm just going to use a predator 670 and torque converter. Keep same rim diameter all around, got it. I'd probably go with a 8'' rim, maybe 10'', looks similar to the pic, want to keep it as close as I can to a EBK. Is there any benefits to traditional EBK front suspension vs, the type in the pics? And is 8'' wide enough for the rear or should I go wider? Also, any benefits on 8'' vs 10'' rims?

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    Yeah, but I think that's a 8 x 10 inch wheel on the back.
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    Yeah, I'm having trouble finding 8''x10'', with a 4x4 bolt pattern, any recommendations? and any suggestions tire wise?
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    I think Polaris had a 4x4 bolt pattern and a 10" tall by 8" wide wheel. I will double check my Xplorer in the morning. I went to 12" wheels all around to make tires easy to find. I have some different pattern wheels here, let me know what you are looking for and I will let you know. BTW, most of the golf carts used a 4x4 wheel pattern.
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    Ok, so instead of rims and tires first, I'll start with brakes. 7 3/8'' with Wilwood Dynapro caliper will fit in a 10" rim, Info from Jody's site. Probably go with a 7" Disc to have a tad more clearance, probably 1/4'' thick, maybe custom rotors. Caliper supports up to 3/8" thick rotor. So Dynapro front calipers, Probably a single Dynapro on the rear jack shaft. probably run 2 master cylinders on the brake pedal, one for the front and one for the rear, in case the brake lines somehow fail ill still have one or the other, maybe. Anything else i'm missing Brake wise?

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