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    Re: VW bug shocks on a buggy?
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    Fox and walker evans might be a little more expensive than the showa and sachs and such, but they’re worth the expense. You can find podiums for under $100 a pop and they’re rebukdable and tunable. The evans shocks are better and more suited for longer travel and bigger buggies and only a little more expensive.

    front tire sizes are a big question. Really depends on exactly how you plan to use the buggy.
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    Woods mostly and out on frozen lakes. Mostly ATV trails and old logging trails. I was planning on getting 24x8x12 for the front and 24x11x10 for the rear or I'll just run the 24x8x12 in the rear as well to keep it streamlined for size.

    But what I mean is the track width of it. So like 60" wide front and like 50" rear, 50" front 60" rear. Measuring from the outside of the tire.
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    In theory if the rear is more narrow than the front then the car could turn sharper than the other way around. There are some vehicles that come stock with a slightly narrow rear end as compared to the front.

    Cheaper shocks like these empi vw shocks
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...-Es2uC1fKJeECI
    May work if your not planning on jumping or going way fast over very rough terrain. If the buggy is being powered by a big motorcycle engine those shocks probably won't be adequate for the speed or power on tap but for a predator engine powered buggy they may work ok. It really depends on what you want to do an how fast you want to do it.

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    So as far as power goes, I'm looking at either a Honda Rebel 250, which is 16hp, a Ninja 250 or something else but not much more than that in displacement. Most of the trails I'll be riding on are pretty rough, so I'll probably look at used/new (just swapped out and sold) RZR type shocks.

    But thank you for explaining on the rear track width for me. I wasnt sure if that would be beneficial having it more narrow than the front, but that does help me out now for designing.
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