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07GLENN

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Hello I am new to this forum and I have a couple questions. I am wanting to build a sxs from scratch (I do have fabrication skills). I purchased a dwarf/legands car for cheap to use for parts it has a 2002 R1 engine with fuel cell,rack and pinion,aluminum radiator,fuel cell,gauges etc... My thought is to purchase a utv that has been blown up or in rough shape so I could rob the transmission along with front and rear differential. I am looking for help,pics,ideas etc... thanks in advance
 

BiggJim

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I dont know if anyone on this board has done what you are trying to do. A few of us has taken Rhino's and put an R1 motor in them but didnt use the stock diffs and such.
 

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Welcome to the site Glenn. My suggestion is that if you are willing to take on a project as ambitious as this one then you probably should have it all sorted out yourself because you are going to be a lot of one-off modifications. I have seen lots of builds using an R1 engine but most ran it only in 2wd and used a non-utv specific transmission (chain drive). Your best bet may be a call in to Weller Racing and see what they make and have that could help you get going. They are the leaders in R1 powered UTV technology.

Best of luck.
 
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CSG

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Do you plan on copying a suspension design? If not then you need to REALLY understand what you are doing. I feel like I know a lot about suspension but I hung out with some engineers that consult to Ford, Roush and some others and quickly found that I know only a part of it all. It would be pretty easy though to take a stock setup, graph out the geometry and migration and try to improve on it. Castor, Camber, anti-squat, anti-dive, ackerman, scrub, etc...
 
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