So the reports are RG is converting his 2wd to a 4WD. Anybody have any info on this? Has this been done before? Seems pretty tough to get everything working right without starting from scratch.
Yup, they can definitely build it, making it work is a whole other beast.Starting with the mid engine platform he has doesn't seem impossible. Replace the v-drive with a transfer case. Prop shaft off the t-case to a front diff.... Tough part is figure out the front suspension....and then getting it to handle correctly.
That's what I was expecting too (not the portal hubs, tho) but that seems to no longer be the plan. I was expecting him to build a proper Dakar replacement. With the rumor of petrol being allowed in Dakar, a twin turbo IFS 4x4 was my guess.Last year at SEMA he told me he was building a lightweight twin turbo V6 truck with portal hubs, but now as I read what I just wrote I have to wonder if RG was just trolling me...
It looks like people have been talking about this for at least 2 years:They also have pictures of portal hubs on there. Hmmmmmmm.......
Search results for query: portal hubsI'll add to the rumor mill. While talking with a foreign vendor he mentioned that RG's new Dakar rig will have portal hubs on it. A different vendor said it would "be like the arctic cat thing". Hmmm?!
I was expecting him to build a proper Dakar replacement