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Old 04-07-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Balducci Bro's Racing 09 buggy build

I've posted this thread on a bunch of other sites, so if you want some more details on it check it out on pirate or zuwharrie...

im not going to post up a lot of tech on this build, i just dont have time considering it has to be done in about a month from now! ...its just me and dom building it at night and on the weekends

so here's a parts list off the top of my head -

drivertrain - 1.6 16v, 3spd auto, kicker 4, stock geared dual toy cases, marlin mc07-r10 adapter, longfield chromoly rear output, twin sticks, trail tough rear disconnect, custom engine and tcase mounts using poly leaf spring bushings, and a front range offroad fab tcase crossmember center plate

axles - ifs toy rear axle, 4.88's, ARB, front range full floater/disc brake kit(vented rotors), longfield chromo drive flanges
85 toy minitruck front axle, HP fj80 diff, 4.88's, ARB, 5" widened housing, custom length longfield 30 spline inner shafts, long birfs, long chromo drive flanges, ifs wheel bearing hubs, taco rotors

suspension - thanks to CLAYTON OFFROAD MANUFACTURING, we are using clayton's links with johnny joints, custom length long arms, triangulated 4-link in the rear with 16" SAW airshocks, 3-link/panhard up front with 14" SAW airshocks

steering - going to be full hydro, dont have space for anything else, marlin crawler competition series high steer arms with upgraded trunion kit, ARP steering arm studs

wheels are 17" campbell enterprises aluminum beadlocks, with a beadlocked steel soft 8 for a spare, new 37" maxxis trepadors came in yesterday

Sean Devinney of aftermarket4x4 is doing the wiring harness for us, cutting it down and getting rid of all the unecessary stuff

sponsors for this year are Clayton Offroad Manufacturing, A-Z fabrication, Aftermarket 4X4, and Maxxis Tires

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20" frame height, 74" roof line...we'll probably drop it down 2" from here -

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hopefully you guys like what ya see:: more updates after this weekend!
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couple more pics

windshield spreaders are in


a little polish on the wheels


chassis end of the swaybar mount is done, couple more supports, harness bar is tacked in and one side of the upper b-pillar diagonal is in


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full bump, checking width/steering clearance...and building the panhard -


new suckdown winch that weigh 8.6 lbs:laughing:


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Old 04-07-2009, 04:48 AM   #6
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Wow! that was quik! Sweet man, keep it up.
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looking real good. I'm really diggin how you trimmed up the tub. Nice ring gear inspection hole on the rear, don't forget one on the front or you'll hate it.
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Sick build, I really like the lines on the tubework and the front axle specs. Are those Clayton links the same size material and thickness as their Jeep stuff or did you guys get thicker material?
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:36 AM   #9
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Completly bad ass,great fab work!! The lines are looking great,and I love the low hood ,vision will be excellant!!!

The square links softens the wood the rest of the rig gave me
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Sick build, I really like the lines on the tubework and the front axle specs. Are those Clayton links the same size material and thickness as their Jeep stuff or did you guys get thicker material?
they're the same size, 2" .250" lowers and 1.5" .120" uppers this rig should weigh in at right around 2500 lbs. comp ready so i think they'll be fine, i've seen them hold up to years of abuse under built jeeps with no problems. if we have any issues we'll go with 7075 at the end of the year, they aren't quite in the budget for now though. also in case anyone is wondering why we didn't just build a full tube chassis, we needed to keep a small amount of the stock vehicle to fit our class.
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looking real good. I'm really diggin how you trimmed up the tub. Nice ring gear inspection hole on the rear, don't forget one on the front or you'll hate it.
the inspection hole is just a stock toy drain plug relocated so i can fill the diffs easier(the drain plugs are easier to relocate that the fill plugs), or overfill them if needed...the front will get the same, but they arent really big enough to inspect anything inside

and the hood wont be as low as that mockup pic because of tire/fender, engine/rad clearance...but it wont make visibility any worse


im glad you guys like it...thats always good for motivation
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ooooh. in that case. Hey, you can add ring gear inspection holes before you seal them up? Sure wish I had done that when my axles were apart.

Heres what I'm talking about. Makes inspections more frequent and a breeze.
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i'd love to get some spidertrax inspection plugs, but at this point we cant even afford to buy the stuff that we need, ...so they'll have to wait until i decide to regear the diffs or change something later on
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i'd love to get some spidertrax inspection plugs, but at this point we cant even afford to buy the stuff that we need, ...so they'll have to wait until i decide to regear the diffs or change something later on
oh, I just stole the diamond housing picts and didn't know spidertrax sold them. I was going to use an o2 bung with a plug from the hardware store, thats like $3. plenty big enough to see the teeth.
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awsome fab work man what series you going to be racing in ?
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oh, I just stole the diamond housing picts and didn't know spidertrax sold them. I was going to use an o2 bung with a plug from the hardware store, thats like $3. plenty big enough to see the teeth.
the toy drain plugs that are in there now are about the size of an 02 bung i think...im sure i can kind of inspect the ring gear, but if something goes wrong to the point that its making any noise or acting funny where i'd want to inspect it, i'd be tearing the diff out...doesnt really take that long to do
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the toy drain plugs that are in there now are about the size of an 02 bung i think...im sure i can kind of inspect the ring gear, but if something goes wrong to the point that its making any noise or acting funny where i'd want to inspect it, i'd be tearing the diff out...doesnt really take that long to do
I understand. The only reason I mentioned it was because my front diff came out 6 times last year and twice so far this year. Couple of weekends ago we did three 5 rated trails in two days and I haven't heard or felt any noise from the r/p, but wish I could look inside because I'm heading for the hammers in two weeks.

can't wait to see the rig when its done, its looking real good.
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damn......nice build......here in Guam there's a shop that is building one too....
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