Ultra 4 chassis/vehicle specs
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:06 PM
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?
Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:52 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:17 PM
Buy one, race it and then figure out what you want.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:30 AM
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
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:14 AM
- 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.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:17 AM
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??
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:23 PM
Oh and then you gotta tune the shocks. 1 week worth of beating the bejeebus out of the rig.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:43 PM
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
Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:12 AM
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
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:57 AM
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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