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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Alright as you may have seen I have posted a few different questions about engine swaps and turbos. Well it's getting very close for the time to pull the trigger, and my budget for the project has increased if need be. On top of the higher budget, I have somewhat teamed up with the owner of a large machine shop that's capable of making any parts needed for cost.

So my crazy thought is to swap to chain driven gsxr, 175 hp shifter riot? I know it's of course some work, but would like to hear other reasons this may not be a good idea. I've found a rear dif from transwork that I believe is capable of keeping the suspension the stock 16.5 inches and keep reverse. Other then it being a bit more expensive, and in my opinion the power and ability to shift are worth the extra $, any other reasons to stick with the turbo? Gotta admit it would be a blast in the sand, but let me know if you think I'm overlooking something or its not worth the effort. Thanks for any advice
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Sounds good to me. Just figure out a budget, then double it and you should be in the ball park. That's what I do anyway.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ya double the original budget is always my thought too. Thanks renegade I was thinking about posting there also
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I never understood why someone would want to shift manually. Nothing faster than a CVT in my opinion. Plus dealing with chains, sprockets, having to drive with one hand when shifting. I just don't get it. Minibuggy is the place to poke around and ask questions. There is a WHOLE LOT of opinions over there, be careful who you listen too.



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I never understood why someone would want to shift manually. Nothing faster than a CVT in my opinion. Plus dealing with chains, sprockets, having to drive with one hand when shifting. I just don't get it. Minibuggy is the place to poke around and ask questions. There is a WHOLE LOT of opinions over there, be careful who you listen too.
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IMO, if you are racing against 1000cc cars you should be able to run a turbo against them. They won't pull away so fast then. I can get 0-80 pretty freaking quick. Do they hit over 80 mph? If you haven't driven a turbo revolt you should. But now you are back to $$$ again. May be cheaper to work out some kind of paddle shift versus a weber turbo. Who knows when mine takes a crap I will probably consider it myself.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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The turbo bumps the top speed up to 80? Didn't know that and that was one of my main issues. 65 just isn't fast enough for me in the sand, my bored out quads do 75ish and leave me in the dust. After looking into it more, swapping out to chain drive will be to much work and redesign for my taste. For the money it would take I think you may as well start designing a chain drive from the ground up and get a new car imo. I'm leaning towards turbo at this point again if some top end is gained, flat out I've got the riot to 62 on the GPS but I'd be very happy to keep up with my quads at least.
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According to the speed on my brothers rzr 80mph. That is the only draw back to cvt's. Just fyi you can get an overdrive clutch setup for even more top speed. The higher your rpm the faster you run. I top mine out at 8100. If YOU can get it clutched to run 8400 you will be a little faster. I have heard different opinions about rev limit. Some say 8250 some say 8400. I am not sure. Mine is clutched at 8100. One thing for sure is, I am faster than most quads .



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I see, not sure how gearing for more top en works with the cvt. but if I can turbo and clutch to reach 80 then turbo is sold. If I just get to 60 fast as hell, then I'm going with the engine swap and new clutch with it for some real speed. I just want to get to 80 quickly and I'm set
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