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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Bastrop, Texas
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Volkswagon Rock Crawler
Anyone else see 4x4TV last night?
They had a new rock buggy on there built by nelson and nelson (I think that was the name???) racing, they specialize in race cars. The rig was different to say the least.
It had a rear mount VW fuel injected engine, atlas Tcase, ford 9' axles front and rear (flipped upside down since the engine was in the rear, which gave more ground clearance), and the tcase and pumpkins were all located to the right of the driver which allowed the driver to sit lower in the vehicle to lower the center of gravity.
The neat thing was that with the engine in the back, the driver had a great fierld of vision to see the obstacles he was going over.
The engine looked like it could use a little more ummph, but overall it did really well, I expect we will be hearing more out of this rig throughout the competition season, I liked the ingenuity that went into it.