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    New guy in Utah
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    Hi Iím Kolt, moved here to Ogden Utah last year. I picked up a banshee to dune, now have that and a project mini rail.
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    Well, you have a good start. I think I've seen that style of frame before. You have swing arms in the back, right?

    What kind of engine do you want to run?
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    Thanks, I think it looks like the older Short Sand Car brand buddies. Yes itís a swing axle, will be for the first season then plan on fabbing up rear a arms to get some travel. The buggy came with a rc51 rtv1000 Honda engine. I donít know the condition of the motor, was told it ran when pulled. Trying to come up with some cash to buy a running set up but at the moment I have this.


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    Great engine! Torque beast.

    Okay, time for us to spend your money:
    RPM FNR (forward/neutral/reverse) box. Get in touch with Dan Roberto over on the Facebook group for one. He’ll be able to get your gearing dialed in. Lay box back around 45 degrees and get the chain as long as possible. 2k and worth every penny.

    Fox air shocks - I think there may be a pair here on this forum being sold cheap. Or a good coil over from Fox or King or the likes.

    Figure out the main goal for the car (Dunes? Desert? Trails?) and then start with getting the suspension oriented to the task.

    We’ll help get you headed in the right direction.
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    Hahah, ya Iíve priced most of those parts and I can honestly tell you I have too many hobbies and not enough money especially for that drive box or those shocks. This will be a somewhat budget build. Iíve got a decent old welder and some grinders, Iíll have to build most of my driveline. Iím selling some t5 trannys and other parts to get the money for an engine and some take off utv shocks. That drive box is awesome but Iíd probably have to sell either my Harley or a kid to afford it, thatís where Iím at now, I love both and canít figure which one I could live with getting rid of.


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    Itíll be 90 percent dunes built. Might take it out camping and run some fire roads


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    I wanna say that there are some reverse boxes with … uh… Canned Ham quads?

    There are also some sleds that have reverse setups in them.
    Jerm here on the forum used a Nytro chain case for reverse and I wanna say those are pretty easy to find and not wallet hateful on eBay.

    Here’s his build: Phazer Buggy
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    RC51 is a great motor for a buggy IMHO. I had 2 of the SP2 later version (one track one street), fantastic sound and very linear powerband. Gear driven cams too, so they have the sweet gear whine. If you ever decide to go with CV's, I know you're in Utah and I'm in Cali, but I currently have a 930 CV center section if you're interested. About 10"(?) flange to flange. It has a "Short Sand Cars" 10-11" x 1/4" rotor (with caliper mount and 4 piston caliper) and 67T 530 split sprocket on it. Bearings seem ok. 930's are too heavy for my current power level.

    PS. PC5 with a proper tune really helps with low-rpm "snatchiness" on RC motors if you end up going that route.
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    Looks like that buggy will be great for the sand, looks cool.
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