The Road to NORRA 2018 - Manxter DualSports (DSBE)

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Well as some of you may remember back in 2015 we kept Rory up at nights following ourt build thread of building the 1st Manxter DualSports Baja Edition (DSBE) in under a month and racing it in the Norra Mexican 1000. For anyone who is interested the YouTube Video is still up -
Anyway we backed that up in 2017 by having another DSBE enter and successfully not only enter the race but also drive to the start and drive home again after the race. That was always the intent with the DSBE to build a DualSport Buggy that could race one day and pick up milk the next. So with over 40 000 collective miles on the 2 DSBE Buggies that are out there ( DSBE 2 clocked up over 10 000 miles in the first 4 months of driving) we felt the R&D was sorted and we would start looking at getting some more on the start line for 2018.

It seems like that worked out well with 4 DSBE's entered for 2018 and another one on the fence so we may get 5 to the start line.

Over the next few months we will be pumping 4 of them out of the DSBE Factory in Valley Center CA and will post pictures and info in here as the builds come to life and the buggies start to take shape.

Of course like everything in the offroad industry this is only made possible with the AWESOME Support from our customers and suppliers. Of particular note:

Meyers Manx - the name the name that started it all. www.meyersmanx.com

DownSouth Motorsports - You are only as good as your suspension setup and Sonny@ DownSouth has helps us out heaps with quality service and parts www.downsouthmotorsports.com

SubaruGears - We are running SubaruGears 5 Speed Transmission in all our cars and lovin it. The 5 Speed with factory LSD has proven itself time and time again. www.subarugears.com

SubiWorks - All our Subaru Engines and Transmissions are built by Chris and his Team at Subiworks. It was a very refreshing change to find an engine guy who was happy to work with what we needed and value add to our builds and not kill our budgets www.subiworks.com

PRP Seats - Quality Seats and Service, keep our butt firmly planted and safe www.prpseats.com
 

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Like all good builds the first thing we need to do is clean up the build table


The level of accuracy needed does not warrant a blanching so a quick clean with solvent and a 3m pad will be plenty
 

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One of the big advantages of having a CAD Model and Bend-Tech Software is that the Dragon can just spit out the tubes :)

 

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Hopefully we will not roll off the lift and drive straight to Tech Inspection this time :)
 

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Well as some of you may remember back in 2015 we kept Rory up at nights following ourt build thread of building the 1st Manxter DualSports Baja Edition (DSBE) in under a month and racing it in the Norra Mexican 1000. For anyone who is interested the YouTube Video is still up -
Anyway we backed that up in 2017 by having another DSBE enter and successfully not only enter the race but also drive to the start and drive home again after the race. That was always the intent with the DSBE to build a DualSport Buggy that could race one day and pick up milk the next. So with over 40 000 collective miles on the 2 DSBE Buggies that are out there ( DSBE 2 clocked up over 10 000 miles in the first 4 months of driving) we felt the R&D was sorted and we would start looking at getting some more on the start line for 2018.

It seems like that worked out well with 4 DSBE's entered for 2018 and another one on the fence so we may get 5 to the start line.

Over the next few months we will be pumping 4 of them out of the DSBE Factory in Valley Center CA and will post pictures and info in here as the builds come to life and the buggies start to take shape.

Of course like everything in the offroad industry this is only made possible with the AWESOME Support from our customers and suppliers. Of particular note:

Meyers Manx - the name the name that started it all. www.meyersmanx.com

DownSouth Motorsports - You are only as good as your suspension setup and Sonny@ DownSouth has helps us out heaps with quality service and parts www.downsouthmotorsports.com

SubaruGears - We are running SubaruGears 5 Speed Transmission in all our cars and lovin it. The 5 Speed with factory LSD has proven itself time and time again. www.subarugears.com

SubiWorks - All our Subaru Engines and Transmissions are built by Chris and his Team at Subiworks. It was a very refreshing change to find an engine guy who was happy to work with what we needed and value add to our builds and not kill our budgets www.subiworks.com

PRP Seats - Quality Seats and Service, keep our butt firmly planted and safe www.prpseats.com

"It can't be done......."! Hahahahhaha. Nothing like eating crow....warm crow for that matter. Good luck on the build guys.
 
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