hells no! turn that mofo into a rally car dude. raise it a little and toss some bigger wheels on. it will be bad ass.
When I think of a dune buggy, the last thing I think of is how impressive it would be if I could shave off a whole 200 lbs by using Nissan motor VS a 350 Chevy motor. Cost difference when you trash your tranny (cause you know the nissan tranny isn't going to last with baha tires), you're not going to have much fun replacing it or constantly repairing it. So, back to when I think of a dune buggy- I think of simple: Tube frame, basic independant suspension, a bucket seat, and a powerhouse and drive train. This is going to look way messed up having a fuel injected dune buggy that has to have all these extra panels to hide an ecu, wiring, and a ton of vaccume lines.the_new_kid said:i knew it would be a lot of wiring but a bunch of my friends one night thought it would be awsome to put that little engine (to cut down on weight) and put it on the rear of a tub frame. If and if i start it though i will have pictures lots and lots of pictures.
uhm...reducing weight will not increase top speed. the top speed is limited by either a computer or gearing, or both. our cars physical limitation due to gearing is 125-130 at redline (speed varries with wheel size)the_new_kid said:I decicde you guys are right and there is no way it will ever be an 0ff-road machine but...
i figured i could make a fun road legal tube framed rear-mounted engine "go-cart" The car itself goes 100+mph with the weight i have now just imagine 300-400lbs lighter?
That would be a fun machine and then maybe on top of it throw in a cheap turbo that thing would smoke alot of cars out there.