My new daily ride, street legal buggy.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by DuraCoater, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    53hp Suzuki engine, 5 speed transmission, AWD, water cooled, goes about 90MPH and the important part, gets right at 60MPG.

    Just had to change out the stock off-road tires to some street tires and good to go. I love living in Georgia. :D

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    And the street tires; Cooper Cobra Radial G/T's - 27" all four corners.

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    Now to just get those lame factory decals taken off, where is my goo-off? :p
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Insert stunned envy here.
     

  3. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    You would be surprised, they don't cost that much.

    Under $8,000 shipped to your door step. 90% assembled.

    Half a car note, half a car, better than a motorcycle (IMO), and good gas mileage. :)
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Dayum! That's an awesome daily driver. :cool:
     
  5. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    That's a beautiful ride... I'm jealous! :-D
     
  6. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    That looks fun as hell!

    Good acceleration?
     
  7. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    Dunno, hopefully it will be done today. haha
     
  8. Gone_South

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  9. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    Well good news and bad news.

    Its all put together and ready to go. Now it just needs an alignment. Shop is bringing in one of their retired guys to tackle it on Friday morning to make sure its done perfectly.

    Hopefully my wife will be able to go by while I'm at work and snap some photos to send to me. :lol:
     
  10. Yunus

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    The anticipation of getting to play with a new toy is always the worst. I just hope they finish it for you on Friday or the weekend will seem to take forever. :)
     
  11. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    You have no idea.

    Original delivery date by freight truck was 12/21 - this was delayed until 12/26.

    Then was delayed till 12/27.

    Arrived on 12/27 at the shop.

    Shop calls and says the company whom sell these claiming "45 minute assembly time" are full of 'doo-doo' and they kind of put it together between other work that comes in since they are doing me a favor.

    Then the alignment today I was told about, another sales pitch "put it together and drive off" is more 'doo-doo'.

    Its suppose to rain next 3 days anyhow, but I should have been enjoying this 10 days ago. haha
     
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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It's awesome. I want to drive it. :D
     
  13. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Makes me think of the Meyers Manx I always wanted before I moved to the North Country.
     

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  14. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Nice ride.
    I keep looking at the polaris razor ive driving 2. tons of fun
     
  15. drew661

    drew661 New Member

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    Awesome. Do you have a link to where you purchased it? Thanks
     
  16. DuraCoater

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  17. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    These are much better rigs for people on a budget. They are very low cost rides.:D
     

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  18. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    Wife was nice enough to stop by and snap some photos for me:

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  19. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Very cool ride!

    Have you got a good rainsuit, or are you planning on adding some doors later?

    Nice to see you are keeping your youngster away from the stuffed bears. ;)
     
  20. DuraCoater

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    I don't plan on driving it in bad weather, I'll take my regular car on inclement weather days.