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Old 28th June 2008, 08:25   #106
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I think Vikid has the most fun on weekends among all bhpians!
that red wrangler is to die for!
Totally agree ... Would love to have a ride like that here
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offroaders.. whats up!!

its been a while since i have been out there.. its too hot 48-50degs.
we are planning for a night drive soon; will post the pics.
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Old 13th July 2008, 14:35   #108
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here you go with some latest pics from last weekends trip.
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great pics as always.
could you tell us more about the dune buggy? specs? roughly how much it cost.
from the pics it looks like a RWD. is it? how does it cope off road without AWD?
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Did you go to the dune while the sun was still out there?

Man, more pictures. Especially of more vehicles if there were any.
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great pics as always.
could you tell us more about the dune buggy? specs? roughly how much it cost.
from the pics it looks like a RWD. is it? how does it cope off road without AWD?
yup the buggy is a RWD. These buggies are so light in the front that you could lift it with 1 hand!!

I saw a buggy was a 6.1L V8 700HP+.. these buggies are so powerful that you could do a wheelie while coming down the dune (slope)..

generally you would see following spec engine-
  • 520BHP chevy LS2 engine
  • 9" ST.3 clutch, flywheel and adaptor
  • Headers with mufflers
  • 90mm Billet Throttle Body
  • Bosch Hi-flow Fuel Pump
  • Billet Pre Filter & After Filter
  • K & N Air Filter
  • Custom hydraulic Roller camshaft
  • Manley High rev. valve springs
  • Manley Titanium Retainers
  • Manley Chromoly Push Rods
this pack for about 15kUSD (only the engine)

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Did you go to the dune while the sun was still out there?

Man, more pictures. Especially of more vehicles if there were any.
hahaa.. it was quiet OK around 6ish in the evening

more pics comin up next weekend.

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In this image, which is the vehicle on the right side?

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Looks like an LC Amazon.
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Here's One from my side. Though nothing in comparison to the flying one in the 1st post. Still my effort
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In this image, which is the vehicle on the right side?

its the land cruiser 2008.. the new shape.
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Hi vikid,

I was going to ask howcome the buggy with the unpainted aluminum sides had such a loooong wheelbase, but i guess the answer is >

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...These buggies are so light in the front that you could lift it with 1 hand!!...
... so that the weight distribution is away from the front and hence it doesnt dig in to the sand too much.

Any other reasons?

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Hi vikid,

I was going to ask howcome the buggy with the unpainted aluminum sides had such a loooong wheelbase, but i guess the answer is >



... so that the weight distribution is away from the front and hence it doesnt dig in to the sand too much.

Any other reasons?

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yup.. watch these video's.



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hi,
came back from india on thursday after spending good 3 weeks in pune and couldnt wait to go for the offroad trip.. here are few pics; was a long 150kms in desert and a fast pace trip, so not many pics were taken.

btw- i visited the mahindra dealer in pune and enquired about the major; i was surprised to know that this ride cannot be registered in pune city as its engine does not comply to BIII; also the delivery takes 2 months if you manage to give residence address outside city limits??

what do you guys have to say on this?
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guys, this weekend was very special.

We tried the Toyota land cruiser Pickup which has received the V8 5.7L chevy Lumina engine transplant and what a pickup! Spinning 35" tires for 20 meters on asphalt! You can imagine then what was it like on the dunes...
This machine does 1-100kmp in less than 5secs .. its our rally support 4x4; stay tuned for the comming UAE desert challenge, where our team is participating in the fury buggy.

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Old 14th September 2008, 13:43   #120
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Nice pics of the event. Keep them rolling.
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