I don't see that buggy crawling around trails with an engine like that. I bet the cam doesn't make power until 3500+ RPMs from the sounds of it, and if that's the case, the converter to go with it would build so much heat at a crawl it would be toast in a few runs built to the hilt or not.1k Hp, 700cid and 8k rpm doesn't exactly go with "trail buggy". Then again, it probably puts out 500ft/lbs at idle.
Heavy ass springs. JR did it forever ago on his Bronco buggy, even on portals. Granted it was a rock donkey.Looks interesting. Was watching a bouncer video and thinking that if someone did a cantilever suspension so they could see over the hood it might make be a whole new world.
Saw this video with the shocks leaned back and figured it showed some merit to not having front shock towers higher than the roof line. Would be interesting to see it get shock tuned with the shocks laid back so much.
I remember that.Heavy ass springs. JR did it forever ago on his Bronco buggy, even on portals. Granted it was a rock donkey.
Not nearly as much in retrospect. It was A LOT taller though.Yeah, I get there's a formula to effective spring rate, but at some point, it seems like you'd lose mechanical advantage and tune-ability.
Was JR's bronco buggy this laid over? I've seen a few different ultra4 with aggressive shock angles to maximize travel, but I don't recall something this aggressive. Not saying it won't work, just wonder if additional challenges are uncovered.