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We're going to be building a new buggy this fall and through out the winter, but Joey really wants to run in an ultra 4 race or two next year with the hopes and dreams of being able to run KOH some day.
Before we start ordering parts and building I'd really like to get a set of guide lines or requirements for the vehicle. Does anyone have a tech inspection list or some pointers on the direction we should be going?

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Here's a link to the rule book:

http://ultra4racing....acers/rulebook/

Here's a link to a thread started buy Ultra4 Lead Tech Inspector. Don't be afraid to ask him any questions along the way, he was happy to answer every dumb question I had.

http://www.pirate4x4...ad.php?t=989914

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If I may -

Buy one, race it and then figure out what you want.

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Thanks thats exactly what i was looking for.

That was an option but we've been looking and can't find anything that he likes or think will hold up to the way he drives for anything close to his price range lol

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If you cant buy for his price range - dont bother even trying to build.

For instance
- a fuel safe cell for the race will be about $2000
- radios / GPS $1000
PROPER fire suits, belts, safety equipment will be $2000.

You havent even bought tube - which youre gonna need 2" due to the weight ($2500)
400 hp motor reliable - $2500 (min)
Tranny that will hold up $2500
T Case - $2000
Plumbing to hold up to the abuse $3500
Wiring - $3000
Winches - $2000
Tires and wheels - $5000
Axles - $10,000
Full hydro - $2200
Spare shafts to stop him from breaking everything when he's mad - $3500
Spare driveshafts - $1000

Then you have to put it together - $1500 in consumables
Firewall, floors, window nets, spill kit, steering wheel, shifters, helmet, Neck support, gloves, exhaust and nuts and bolts.

If you cant afford something used, and for sale already, you cannot afford to put all that together.

Good luck,

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Even $2000 for a t case is cheap Soup!!!
I just bought an Atlas at a SMOKIN deal and it was $2400

There are some really nice chassis and set ups on Pirate4x4 for a really good price

Did you look there??

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shocks... hes gonna need shocks.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. -H. L. Mencken

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I looked again at the list - Add $9500 for the stuff i didnt say (shocks, lines hardware paint decals jack limit straps sway bars stereo spare tires and fuel to get there.,,,,,


Oh and then you gotta tune the shocks. 1 week worth of beating the bejeebus out of the rig.

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Here is what it takes to win.

http://www.pirate412714x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1077466


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1077969


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1067296



http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1071965


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1072748


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1078795


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1069625


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1075386


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1073223






Thats 6 pages of pirates for sale threads, got there look hard at them all, decide what you want and buy something, sell it in a year for 2/3 the money and call it really really cheap racing.

The Red One - http://www.pirate4x4...d.php?t=1070249


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No offense to any of those builds but i would only race 2 of them the rest are trail rigs and one TTC buggy, nice but heavy,
Not everyone has 45,000 lying around tho throw at a buggy but if you have time and spare money you can put in it monthly and makes it easier
I've said just buy one but he doesn't seem to want to, so we build lol, I know how much stuff costs to i just about have mine to where i want it and it's no where near their race spec and i've got over 25k into it

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Good on anyone that want to build, and has the fortitude to do it.

As for the chassis, follow the unwritten (probably written) rule - under 3700 lbs 1.75: DOM is fine, over 3700 lbs and 2" is a necessity.

40" tires will win
BFG's are easiest to get
King makes race shocks, everyone else makes both race and trail
300m shafts are not optional
KISS for plumbing and electrical
Race buggies are not all that sexy and not all that complicated




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