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post #16 of 33 Old 01-14-2014, 12:00 PM
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I would guess top speed is around 30mph?

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post #17 of 33 Old 01-14-2014, 12:49 PM
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I'd wheel it.

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post #18 of 33 Old 01-14-2014, 01:40 PM
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Reverse shackles will make it drive like a Caddy.

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Reverse shackles will make it drive like a Caddy.

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It has no suspension. But I'm pretty sure it has a posi in the little diff.

I don't yet know how fast is goes, but 30 is a good guess.

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post #20 of 33 Old 01-15-2014, 09:20 AM
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It has no suspension.
I guess the sarcasm wasn't evident in my post.

Cool little go-cart you got.

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post #21 of 33 Old 01-15-2014, 07:16 PM
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Oh man that is the coolest thing!!!! I would have loved to have a shot at breaking my neck in that as a kid!

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Working on it. Need new kingpins (15/16th grade 5 bolts). And I took the hubs off to have my ace mechanic press new bearings (2 each side) for me. Once I put it all together, I'll set the toe-in and be done with the front.

I'm going to pull the tub off and work on the engine and torque converter - hope it cleans up OK, because to replace the two parts will be like $160.

Then on to the rear axle. It has three axle bearings and a diff! I have no idea if rebuild parts are even availible for the diff.

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post #23 of 33 Old 01-16-2014, 04:37 AM
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This place has kart stuff
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FSUOOgodO1AAKg

diffs are surprisingly expensive for thos things.


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post #24 of 33 Old 01-18-2014, 07:22 PM
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Has anyone noticed these things....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331106052144...84.m1423.l2649


We own a Ranch that I opened to the public for trail riding after retiring from the Army ( www.Facebook.com/SandtownRanch ) and have to admit that these look fun for all ages and would be a blast on our trails but it still makes me wonder how do they get away with calling it a Jeep and having such an obvious copy grille.
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I vote 4wd swap and some utility trailer leafs with some chunky tires and an atv winch on it, teach the kids to wheel and about proper recovery techniques with it.
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post #26 of 33 Old 01-19-2014, 01:50 PM
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Has anyone noticed these things.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/331106052144...84.m1423.l2649 We own a Ranch that I opened to the public for trail riding after retiring from the Army ( www.Facebook.com/SandtownRanch ) and have to admit that these look fun for all ages and would be a blast on our trails but it still makes me wonder how do they get away with calling it a Jeep and having such an obvious copy grille. _
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Hmmm...
I wonder what type of gas mileage they get?

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I wonder what type of gas mileage they get?

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I don't know, I have an 88HP (more than that thing) 2012 Polaris RZR XP900 Side-by-Side and made it street legal and even put a series of three videos on YouTube about how to do it, of course I have 360+ videos of us trail riding here at my Ranch, we host free trail rides that are open to the public.

For MPG's my XP900 gets as low as 9 on technical trails with a lot of rock crawling, 12 running around in the sand dunes with a lot of throttle romping when we travel, 17 on regular trails where you make good time, or as high as 34 when we go out sight seeing riding around on the back-country gravel roads around our area just easing along at 25-35MPH and taking it easy on the throttle.
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post #28 of 33 Old 01-19-2014, 05:59 PM
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Dank, that would make a great DD.



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post #29 of 33 Old 01-19-2014, 06:01 PM
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dank, that would make a great dd.


OK, I have to ask... dd?


Edit: Never mind ... As soon as I hit save it hit me, daily driver ...Dunno where my mind went for a moment


Yea, if I drive it on the 55 MPH highway I get about 27 MPG. Don't do it a whole lot but it's nice, like during the summer me and my GF will drive from the ranch and go sight seeing on the back country roads and then end up in the small town at the Sonic Drive-in for milkshakes and then from there it's a couple of miles down the highway to the turn to come back out to the ranch.

I have actually recently considered that I could buy an old CJ3 to use as a trail riding rig since it's about the same physical size (in fact a CJ3 is narrower than an XP900) but then realized I would loose HP, a lot of top speed, ground clearance/independent suspension. I just don't think a CJ3 would make anywhere near the trail rig that the XP900 is without spending a TON of money on a whole lotta upgrades. A nicely fixed up one would be cool though. A CJ5 might also do it but I think it's bigger than a CJ3 and would still loose independent suspension and articulation. Our trails are very tight and technical in many places. Easy for an ATV or SxS but not sure how well a Jeep would fare and not about to try it with the CJ7's, not the Limited at all and not the Laredo except on a few of the widest trails. I just REALLY am wanting to build a Jeep of some kind to handle our trails and even thought about trading the XP900 for the right one if I found one that fit on them nicely. I think it would have to be a CJ3 or CJ5. An earlier CJ7 would be ok on width but maybe a bit long. I keep meaning to compare the length, width, and wheelbase of various CJ's against the same specs of an XP900 or a RZR800-S 4 seater (which we know also fits our trails).

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Let me re-phrase I WILL be putting round lights in it.

ROUND, ROUND, ROUND
But?

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