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03-22-2012 11:32 PM
iceman320 maybe so. I will have to think about this project a little bit more and decide if it's something that I really want to do for sure or not. things might be changing now and i might be able to buy a early bronco now that my cars paid off. so I might decide to build the bronco instead but i will just have to think this over and decide for sure.
03-22-2012 08:47 PM
Duramax I think if you use the 700xx engine, you will be very short on hp.
03-21-2012 07:10 PM
iceman320 well I have been thinking about my build more and I know that I would like to build either a sand rail or a utv type vehicle I just got back form measuring my atv trailer and i could build which ever vehicle I decide to build to be 88" long and 84" wide and still be able to have it fit sideways on my atv trailer. so i have just been thinking about building a rzr xp frame and then putting a motor on that? what do you guys think which should I try to build the sand rail or the utv?
03-21-2012 04:20 PM
Sid iceman320,
I am sorry, I can't answer that question, but there are those on this forum that can and I am sure will recommend materials.
Sid
03-19-2012 11:22 PM
iceman320 thanks sid, I have also been thinking about using the new prostar 570 engine from the rzr 570 in it also but I don't know for sure yet. cause I would really like to have it be a standard trans. do you think that a frame made out of some 1" aluminum tubing with a 1/16" wall thickness would be strong enough to build the frame for the sand rail out of or would the steel tubing be better?
03-19-2012 09:40 PM
Sid iceman320,
I hope I helped somewhat. When you start your project be sure to post progress pictures. We all admire the creative mind. I like the idea of a small 4 cylinder engine. Light weight and a ton of power, aluminum transmission and a driveshaft.
Have fun!
Sid
03-19-2012 08:40 PM
iceman320 ok thanks for the help sid maybe i will start looking into a ford flat head v8 then or a small 4cylinder engine then? but I would like the buggy to have a standard transmission though. instead of one of those stupid cvt one's that the rzr uses.
03-19-2012 07:56 PM
Sid iceman320,
I wish I could answer that with certainty but all things considered I don't think so. The reason I say that is the weight difference, the size of the tires, the necessarily larger fuel consumption, the transmission/clutch issues with the weight differential and the initial cost of the engine and transmission would make it less than cost effective. IMHO.
I hope others chime in and discuss alternative power to support the above mentioned items and many others. We all want to see you build the machine of your dreams.
Sid
03-19-2012 07:16 PM
iceman320 I was going to try to keep my sandrail about the same size or just a little bit bigger than a rzr xp 900. so do you think that the 700xx motor and clutch would work for that?
03-19-2012 12:03 PM
Sid iceman320,
In the March issue of ATV Action Magazine on Pages: 50, 51, 52 and 53 is an article which resembles the RZR you saw on youtube. It is called a RZR X Apex. The Polaris RZR was modified for a Hadley Hopkins of Clovis, California. The machine has a Yamaha Apex 4 cylinder (20 valves) engine in it similar to the one in the Yamaha R1 but available on the snow mobile. MCX-USA doubled the horsepower in the engine. A turbocharger was added (MCX design) that gave this machine a very conservative 260 horsepower with an 11 pounds of boost. Of course many many modifications were done to the chassis, suspension and associated equipment. What a machine!!!
I tried to find a website so you could see this out-of-this-world rocket but was unable too.
The magazine is supposed to be on the shelf until the 19th of April. Hope you can find it.
Sid
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