this is a unlimited class with super minimal rules. that's not likely going to change. if you want to raise car counts and have a lower cost option give vw based cars a bigger rule advantage then they have currently. there's probably 1000's of outdated nice vw based super buggies out there. as a fan of the class i would love to see something other than alumicrafts on the podium.
this is the type of thinking that sparks ideas like running the ecotec. good luck finding your manufacturer sugar daddy. a $4000 engine rule...you can spend more on a lightbuggy engine. now that i think of it if you order a type 1 super buggy engine from fat performance is it any cheaper than a ecotec from redline? maybe you could put a electric motor inside a dummy vw engine. that would cost only $4000 then all you need your sugar daddy to do is buy a $3000 prius battery.
What's with all the sugar daddy crap? I built a vw rabbit that only cost $3800 Willie -- I guess if your a guy that doesn't build what you race ? and have to buy motors then you better have a sugar daddy Willie..
Thanks for all your input Willie but your negative comments should stay to yourself.. This thread is to help build the class up .
Just asking because I don't really know. Is there a HUGE advantage to a-arm front suspension over the standard VW front suspension design? As in, the older super buggy classes? Lets say, everything else was equal, engine, trans, driver....does the a-arm car still out perform?
The biggest thing to the growth, or even the...as you pointed out the...current shrinking car count, is...
The class used to be a stepping stone class. The UTVs are now just a better, class to use if you want to Step up to the pro ranks. Add to that, you can more easily, sell a used UTV. Parts are cheaper in the long run...especially if your running a regional tour, in a stocker...you can get parts at the local dealership...they might even make the repairs, for you. For us in the Midwest, Pro buggy parts would have to be ordered, mailed, and put on by you and yourself...around your work schedule.
If you could return ProBuggy to a stepping stone class (which might be pretty hard), the class would grow again. Add in a more street legal engine rule...your gold.
By the way...I loved that 4 wheel drive buggy...it was awesome!!!!
I am hoping this 2.0 Rabbit will jet the job done and given the chance to run in the class this year --- stock rods -crank -Head - 30 over stock pistons -ignition- Has a custom camshaft header and intake manifold -- build it for under 4 grand -- blow the lower end and get another one from the scrap yard for $200