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Old 07-18-2005, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trail Toughs new buggy!!!

so who has more info on there new Buggy????(hopefully TT can chime in)
It looks interesting!!! I wonder if there are any Zuk parts on it???? Their other Orange buggy has to be one of the Baddest Zuk buggies ever built so I was just wondering what their new one is running...........

so who has the 411

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats the new thing?? its probably got nothing on the Crustation....
(PS. the Crustation is the orange dually)
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I ordered a set of 6.5 t-case gears from Linda at TT just before they left for Goldendale and she said the new buggy was Honda powered. As long as it doesnt have a heep motor in it, it'll be cool . She did say that they liked the crustation so much they wanted to save it from getting destroyed in comps, so it will still be out on the trail. I agree with Islandsuki, the crustation has to be one of, if not the baddest sammy out there. As far as the new buggy goes I did hear Brent rolled it pretty hard. Hope everyone is OK!

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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of corse... look at the cab!! its like a body exoskeleton... haha... thats good that the crustation will be out still, and i think it IS the best sammi out there, if there is better, post pics.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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OK! Here's the skinny on Brent's new buggy.......he's running with a Honda Prelude transverse motor,air bag suspension and Dana axles. This rig is purpose built,for competition. This rig represents the otherside of Brents creative concepts aside from the Samurai's. Just in case your wondering how much flex there is...well the front axle can flex to the point of being parallel where Brent can drive on the edge of the tire or rim.

Brent, hasn't got much seat time in the new rig. He's been very busy,expanding the business,etc. But as soon as he does, this buggy will be more than capable and then some. This rig again is purpose built and is built to fuction for the competition events. This rig was built entirely on site at Trail Tough, alot of engineering has gone into the build up. The tube frame was not just put together. Auctal engineering specs have been incorporated into the build up. When you actually see this up close you will know what I mean and only if you know and can understand and see proper geometry in chassis build ups. To the untrained eye you won't appreciate what you don't know.

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Old 07-19-2005, 02:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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its up there with the uglyest buggy i have seen

why does it have them rocksliders coming way off the side?

seems it just gives it more stuff to hook up on
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It's a moon buggy, a technical work of art that only a mother could love The Crustacean is the coolest "Zuk" I have seen built. What did they name this one, looks like a lobster......
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Rear engine, rear steer and a seating position as close to the front tires as possible..........definately an interesting concept. Not the prettiest buggy I've ever seen but I bet it works just fine.

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Honda Vtec motor, d60 4 wheel steering, struts with air bags that can lift either the front or the rear, dline disco's because of the transaxle. This rig fully gets it!

when brent gets some more seat time, he will be up on top of the group!

And its has the best fabrication i have ever seen! absolutly georgous!
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why does it have them rocksliders coming way off the side?

seems it just gives it more stuff to hook up on
Looks to me like they are to keep tall rocks from getting too close to the narrow body. Without them there a narrow tall rock could end up hanging up on the rear axle since it can go in past the tire line.

The sliders will force any rocks to be inline with the tires to allow it to drive right over them.
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thats the new thing?? its probably got nothing on the Crustation....
(PS. the Crustation is the orange dually)
If it didn't there would be no reason to build it don't you think?

Listening to Brent talk about it on the Trail Tough Rubicon Run, it has some very impressive innovations.

The Crustation is clearly a one of a kind rig but this one looks like it's going to kick ass.
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So was the new buggy built in house or is tha the work of someone else. I REALLY doubt that it is from somewhere else though. So who designed the suspension? I haven't seen that before............. not that I am on top of what comp buggies are running this year.
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Brent built everything in house...
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This is entirely a Brent Bradshaw engineered and Trail Tough built rock buggy.....it worked awesome at the W.E.Rock competition in Goldendale this weekend - now if we can only get Brent to keep the rubber side down!!!

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That looks and sounds awesome. I'd like to see it in action!
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thanks for the info.....Nice looking rig, its definately different but so are all of the moon buggies out there.......
so who has some up close pics of the suspension, axles etc.
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Is that a winch mounted to the front axle? I Don't think a roll could hurt the looks!
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thats the new thing?? its probably got nothing on the Crustation....
(PS. the Crustation is the orange dually)
Oh, the orange one... Thanks for clearing that up
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WOW !!!!! talk about a rollover.... I guess non of you were at Goldendale on Saturday.... He was climbing near the top of a super steep section and did the slow motion roll over backwards........ this was not a tip over backwards either it was a LONG ways down!!!! The thing landed on it side and he managed to hammer the skinny pedal and turn it back onto it wheels !!!!!!

I hear there's a video of it somewhere floating around..... comp guy I talked with today told me....

Just one of those videos you gotta see to believe...

Oh yeh, from what I saw the thing works AWESOME !!!!! and he was defniiatly testing the limits... maybe a little too much if that's possible....

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Old 07-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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when i went to trial tough in may he was working on it its pretty insain
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This thing is killer, got to see to do some crazy stuff. Like drive out of a roll when it was on its roof.
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Did he use goofy shit like corvette tie rod end like on the Crustation?
I thought it was cool.
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