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  1. my 2004 e450 chassis RV has 50k on the clock the radiator looks fine if it were yours would you be concerned? lots of these rigs on the road so anybody have any stories or input? thanks in advance, dino
  2. true, they are a cult obsession, good advise here, most jeep guys would be happy to give you a ride if you are truly interested in buying one!
  3. if you had a sand jeep like this one and its JMO, a skilled driver should be able to keep up with most duning groups
  4. thanks for the replies guys, the jeep still has leaf springs and if the guy in the mid-travel car wants to get away from me he would be able to! what I did was changed the shackle points to the top of the frame front and rear. this lowered the jeep so that it doesn't feel tippy when side hilling. also longer shackles gave it a slightly better ride, but the best part was it was cheap. keep in mind that a jeep like mine can be done for 8-12k, or you can go all larry minor type for a lot more, but that's the top of the food chain.
  5. Got any details on your "Jeep"? There's a couple of different styles, and wondering if it's relatively easy to improve suspension on these. cool thing is you can get in cheaper than a sxs but like anything else it all comes down to money as to how fast u go. the short wheelbase is an issue also, but the suspention can be made to work. I still love mine after 30 years of use. specs, 79 cj7 w/cj5 glass body, still has amc 401, art carr 400 3k stall conv. dana 60 w/589s weight is 2740, best time sand drags on the bottle was 0-81 mph in 4.5 sec been to china wall bunch of times, I run with a guy named perk and this guy can go half way down china, hit his steering brake and do a 180 turn and go back up. scared the crap out of me, but I had to see what it felt like!
  6. Got any details on your "Jeep"? There's a couple of different styles, and wondering if it's relatively easy to improve suspension on these. I will post up some picts tonite, boss wants me to work right now!
  7. all the time, cant wait to get back out
  8. so to answer your original question, IMO you should not buy a buggy with an automatic trans or any weird engine, funky frame nobody has heard of
  9. I know... I'm trying here... I just don't like that everyone says swap the motor out cause VW... yada yada... Well if he's at 15K, and I need another 3K to swap motors? This is no longer in my budget. Heck 15K is a stretch... that car OB has looks clean. we all ran VW motors for decades, myself included. if its built and tuned correctly it should be reliable. also easy swap to subi. when the time comes.
  10. Lets face facts you are going to rely on the kindness of friends, family and this board to repair and maintain a Sand Car. Sure once in a while that is going to be free but after a period of time it will start to cost you money. A RZR is a lot simpler. Break something you shop from a catalog no questions about what the part came off of no special fabricating to have done. It's a 2000 & something RZR four seat. The part number is right there boom. Keep it simple and enjoy..... I pay now for maint. mind you I'm sure the RZR is cheaper... LMAO I do Oil, Filter & Air Filter... that's simple... but anything past that I pay for the help now. Thursday bump for a girl that can change her own oil and wants to buy a sand car. I don't know you but I think that's cool!
  11. I heard the chp uses their own special rivits to attach a vin tag
  12. X2, get a sxs with a dump bed, put a hay bale in the back also they make electric dirt bikes
  13. X2, great trailer for the price, good resale when I sold it also
  14. we sell a lot of them, the powertrain is bulletproof. as far as problems go its usually some strange electrical issue, like radio or climate control. quality is better than ever, they are a blast to drive and the air susp. is cool.
  15. We always do this... I don't think we have ever missed a year. x2, no excuse for me, I live here:)
  16. x2, amazing what low air pressure does for floatation and smooth ride. just don't get the really cheap tires that come on the base models
  17. so its gonna be his first car? stick with a stock v8 at most. I like the amp. car. remember, lots of us started with low horsepower rails and learned to dune before going v8 crazy
  18. retail for sure, that's about what my dealer charges here in H.B. a tech can get employee cost on the key and programming buts that's a long drive to save roughly 100.00 that price is crazy. you can get the whole factory autostart with two fabs for $235 http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-Dodge-Ram-150...OIJ&vxp=mtr I would love to do that kit. I bet the dealer isn't to keen on installing parts not supplied by them. $200 they had no problem installing mine. glad it worked out, good luck to all
  19. retail for sure, that's about what my dealer charges here in H.B. a tech can get employee cost on the key and programming buts that's a long drive to save roughly 100.00 that price is crazy. you can get the whole factory autostart with two fabs for $235 http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-Dodge-Ram-150...OIJ&vxp=mtr good price on the kit but its a pain to install and a dealer still needs to activate thru dealer-connect
  20. retail for sure, that's about what my dealer charges here in H.B. a tech can get employee cost on the key and programming buts that's a long drive to save roughly 100.00
  21. where are you at? you need a friend at a local dealer to hook you up
  22. Rhinos hold up great. If you can swing it in the budget try to get one with long travel. Much more stable and the ride is way better. The 660 rhino has a carb. 700 has fuel injection. Just look at the mounting points for the a-arms to make sure the bolt hole have not buggered out. x2, had a 660 for years, slow but a great ride. ha
  23. maybe, amp has good info on the internet for troubleshooting. just don't use a regular test light to check voltage or you will fry the module. start by removing the motor on the affected side to make sure the arms aren't binding

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