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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on March 10, 2019, 09:58:26 AM »
hi dsrace

well if it was a road car I wouldn't entertain the idea buts as it will be bouncing around a field most of the time I came to the conclusion the vibrations wont matter or be very noticeable,   I have cut the tolerances so fine I don't really have the room for rubber bushes between the engine and the frame


nothing wrong with solid mount, all but one of mine have been.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 09:22:44 AM »


well not that hard it seems

I got talking to a guy doing that over your side of the pond




well I couldn't resist so I hit ebay and found myself a pair of subframes to tinker with  ;D ;D ;D ;D

dident like all the bits dirty so off to the blasters they went




and so a parallel build started   at least I can pit a rear engine buggy against a front engine on lol
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 09:18:30 AM »
now here's the reason for the lack of progress, I got distracted as you do

I have started this buggy based on a vw for all the wrong reasons, its was free !!!

I should have done my homework better   5:

I came across a pic of a mazda mx5 with no clothes on   dam sexy I thought


 




so you get a front and rear subframe complete with double wishbone suspension all round  how difficult can it be to join these up with a tube frame


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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 09:09:19 AM »
hi dsrace

well if it was a road car I wouldn't entertain the idea but as it will be bouncing around a field most of the time I came to the conclusion the vibrations wont matter or be very noticeable,   I have cut the tolerances so fine I don't really have the room for rubber bushes between the engine and the frame
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UTV Motor and Drivetrain / fabr
« Last post by dsrace on March 10, 2019, 09:05:53 AM »
so i know you like the yxz platform, have you seen the new honda talon 1000x or R? they have designed an automatic trans that can be manually shifted as well. appears to have pretty crisp shift points on video.


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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on March 10, 2019, 09:02:29 AM »
first off...nice job looks really good! solid mounting will send a lot of vibration but  that is how 95% of the offroad engines are mounted. i know there are a couple builders that use a poly or some kind of very slight dampening on the motor mounts then sold mount the trans. i tried this once and saw now vibration dampening compared to solid mount. so it's really up to you depending on your purpose.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 07:52:40 AM »
well hello boys
sorry about the lack of updates, things have moved on a bit

think it was a bare frame last time I posted but now its wearing a nice new coat of Kawasaki green
















I have lazer cut the engine mountings but now thinking of solid mounting the engine and box, anyone got ideas/views on doing that ?





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Something to talk about / The 2019 Mint 400 Is Live Here Right Now
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Kind of ruins the sports in sportscar. Gotta admit that in the right part of the country it would beat the hell out of 4WD.
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The Pit Stop / Opinion Rhapsody: Or why we like trolls.
« Last post by Yummi on March 08, 2019, 08:15:41 PM »
Your opinion matters; especially if sounds just like me.......   rofl

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