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buggy from monster garage... found it! pics inside

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    The long beard.... He was on the bronco show, they showed a few second clip of him driving up the bridge embankment....

    Anyhow, if you know who I'm talking about does anyone have pics of that buggy? Its tan, looks sort of like a hummer, they just showed it on the rock'em sock'em episode last night. I tired doing some searchs when the bronco episode was on... since I seen it again last night it got me looking again /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif


    FOUND IT!
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  2. juanblzer

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    That rig looks very much like sonny honnegor's rig. "Sniper"? He also built two vehicles that competed in TTC. A Dodge Power Wagon (80s model), The Government Mule (a badass ford) and that tube creation (looks similar to a hummer right? Uses airbags as a central pivot for the rear suspension. I think he even was running a version with a cummins.
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Desert Rat? the guy with

    I think that dude works for ORU? Or somewhere in Burbank.
     
  4. jjlaughner

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Desert Rat? the guy with

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    so anyone else here think this thing is cool as hell looking /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Desert Rat? the guy with

    [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Desert Rat? the guy with

    [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Desert Rat? the guy with

    That's bad A$$ /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Desert Rat? the guy with

    Major flex


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  10. rcurrier44

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

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    That rig looks very much like sonny honnegor's rig. "Sniper"? He also built two vehicles that competed in TTC. A Dodge Power Wagon (80s model), The Government Mule (a badass ford) and that tube creation (looks similar to a hummer right? Uses airbags as a central pivot for the rear suspension. I think he even was running a version with a cummins.

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    The buggy pictured is a Scorpian (?SP?). The one that was ran in TTC was a MK1. I think the 4 door one is called a MK2. Sonny was the brainchild behind it, but I don't think he owned the first one.

    The Sniper is an Avalanch Engineering buggy.

    The Dodge is also Sonni's

    The Government Mule is another guys truck. Sonnie might of helped him ...



    This buggy is probubly what started the buggy craze in rockcrawlers. The design has been around for a long time...1995 or 1996 I would guess. The real cool thing about the rig is its forced articulation system. As one axle pivots one direction it forces the other axle in the other direction. But it works as a sway bar when both axles try to pivot in the same direction. So you get the benifits of huge articulation with great side hill stability.
     
  11. chubbybob

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    I love em but they sit to low so the break over would suck you could always give it a little lift though
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    bad ass flex shot

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    Air suspension...the break over angle is great when you raise it up /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  14. BlazerGuy

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    I know the original design incorporated airbags to change the ride height. I have the first feature of it in 4WOR...I think it was back in '97...
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

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    bad ass flex shot

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    whats the site you guys are getting these pics from ?
    and what is holding his suspension up / there is nothing there but shocks
     
  16. chubbybob

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

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    Air suspension...the break over angle is great when you raise it up /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    are they airshocks ? because I dont see any actual suspension
     
  17. rcurrier44

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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    My pic is from white knights site.

    They are air bags 2 in the front left to right and 2 in the rear ontop and on bottom of the trailing arms. Both the front and the rear are a trailing arm style suspension...the giant A frame is welded directly to the axle. I think they are also refered to as 1 link suspensions...many one links are made with trailer balls.

    The reason for the 2 air bags in the rear (one on top and one on bottom of the rear link) is because this rear suspension gives alot of antisquat...ware the name Scorpion came from. The origional design had only one bag and when you steped on the throtle the rear end of the buggy rose up like a scorpion. The second bag limits the anitsquat like an adjustable limiting strap.
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

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    My pic is from white knights site.

    They are air bags 2 in the front left to right and 2 in the rear ontop and on bottom of the trailing arms. Both the front and the rear are a trailing arm style suspension...the giant A frame is welded directly to the axle. I think they are also refered to as 1 link suspensions...many one links are made with trailer balls.

    The reason for the 2 air bags in the rear (one on top and one on bottom of the rear link) is because this rear suspension gives alot of antisquat...ware the name Scorpion came from. The origional design had only one bag and when you steped on the throtle the rear end of the buggy rose up like a scorpion. The second bag limits the anitsquat like an adjustable limiting strap.

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    great answer thats exactly what I wanted to know. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    Yeah that crawled straight up a wall!
     
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    Re: buggy from monster garage... I think he was from Dessert Rat? the guy with

    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Thats ALOT of flex!
     

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