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    #61
    Brian,

    To be honest, I don't know what my brake ratio is from rear to front. I just run it they way I bought it. When I hit the brakes they feel pretty even. So my guess would be 50/50. I think more rear brake would be best if you could set it up that way. On Pilot steering wheels they have separate brake levers for both rear and front brake, so you could just grab the rear brake lever and power-slide. I can't do that with my setup because it's both brakes into one. I move my lever forward and it applies both front and rear brakes at the same time. The car stops on a dime. The brakes are awesome on the car. If I want to turn sharp. I hit the brakes to get the rear to slide sideways than nail the throttle and it will spin the car right around....Fun stuff! Here's a few photos of my push/pull. The push/pull was a little tricky because how do push the accelerator or the brake for that matter the opposite way of its natural motion. For example: think of a motorcycle throttle. How would you twist the throttle in the opposite direction. It wont let you. Because brake is push and pull is accelerate on my setup, we had to figure that out. The solution was sliders. So, when I pull to accelerate the brake mechanism slides through its slider and vice versa for the acceleration. Kind of hard to explain in writing. One other thing I did in my car that works really good is I made my seat adjustable. This allows me to get closer to the steering wheel, which gives me more strength. I can use more shoulder for steering. Quads have strong shoulders.

    Westcoast,
    My car cost me 8k used. But now they are anywhere from 12k to 18k. but there are other options like Brian suggested there's Pilots and oddysee's and ever regular dune buggy's.

    BigBearJoe,
    I know a place called Rialto Raceway they have races. Only a few cars like mine show up. Mostly off-road trucks. My friends and my family go out to Ocitillo Wells, Bell Mountain and few local places near my house.
    I can't set one up for you, but I can help you. I'll share all my info and data I have from building my setup. The best thing to do is find someone that is great at fabricating and welding. It's a long process and there will be alot of kinks to work, but you can do it.

    I'll help anyone that needs it. Lets get everyone back in the dirt. Then we can all head out to the desert and have some fun.

    Extrmmxer
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      #62
      The bottom slider is for the throttle. You can see the throttle cable just to the right of the sliders. So, when I pull the lever it pulls the throttle cable. The top slider, which is the round looking thing is for the brake. I push the lever forward and the slider mechanism pushes into the hydrolic brake. You can see the pin that pushes into the master cylinder than the slider for the throttle cable will slide threw its slider. Works like a charm and it's race ready!
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        #63
        Thanks Ex! That's perfect.

        Thanks Joe,

        I'm not much into writing or personal stuff but the pictures I can handle. Showing the newly injured what is possible is pretty much what I had in mind. Like Ex is doing here, helping others through the learning curve in getting back out there.

        Vegas to Reno! I'm all over it. Cross-country races, track races, what ever.

        Ex has pretty well documented the mods here. Everything else will depend on your own needs and a vehicle. Mounting the hydraulic pump on some motors will be a trick.

        The The power steering shops link is

        http://www.howeperformance.com/

        They really know their stuff. Just look at what Ex has posted. It's all on the site.

        Brian
        http://bspill1.home.comcast.net/index1.html

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          #64
          This buggy is kick ass. i havde been trying to get my own buggy done for 2 years now. its hard wen u dont have help n the right parts. check it out.http://www.extremechairing.com/membe...cs/J2pics2.htm
          im tying to get the stering to work on a motor with a joystick. any advice???
          Get ur info n picture too www.ExtremeChairing.com

          J2
          J2

          28/M/chicago/C5-c6 quad Comp.
          [url]
          www.J2RollsOn.com

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            #65
            My kart

            http://www.extremechairing.com/membe...cs/J2pics2.htm

            J2
            J2

            28/M/chicago/C5-c6 quad Comp.
            [url]
            www.J2RollsOn.com

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              #66
              J2,

              Man, I'm not sure how the joystick for steering will work. That may be pretty tough. Unless you can figure out a way to put some electronics into the joystick and to the front wheels, kind of like a power chair.

              My car has power steering and works great. I'm not sure if your car would be able to run the power steering, you need a motor with some good horsepower. Hope you can figure something out.

              Late,
              Extrmmxer

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                #67
                check this out:

                http://www.xdm.org.uk/

                found on a post over at new mobility. Wouldn't that be cool to get something going like that over here. I bet they cost a few bucks.

                Brian
                http://bspill1.home.comcast.net/index1.html

                "Boredom's not a burden Anyone should bear. Constant over stimulation numbs me and I wouldn't have It any other way."
                Maynard

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                  #68
                  Brian,

                  I haven't been on this board in a while. Just checking in to see if you have made any progress with your pilot. Let me know if you need any insight or suggestions.

                  Late,
                  Extrmmxer
                  Get back in the dirt!

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                    #69
                    Gas and brake is almost done. About ready to order the power steering system. Just not sure how that pump is going to mount up on this 500 two-stroke. Concerned about how much power it will drain. I will be doing the motor when the modifications are done anyway. Just not sure it will make up the difference.

                    what's the name of the guy you dealt with down at howe? I spoke with the guy one time. Can't remember his name now.

                    Brian C5
                    http://bspill1.home.comcast.net

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                      #70
                      Brian,

                      I spoke with Jeff Howe and there was another guy I delt with but I don't remember his name. I don't think the power steering will effect your power too much. It only effects the power of my car when I have the wheel cranked all the way left or right. I then back off the steering just a little and it's fine. I think what's going to be important is to get a pump that can handle the RPM's of your 500 two stroke engine.

                      It's going to be a pretty cool feeling when you finish your Pilot and you're out driving it. Post some pictures when you get closer to finishing.

                      Late,
                      Extrmmxer

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                        #71
                        Chris over at Howe says I will probably mounting the pump off the crank. Says I would be getting half the RPMs there.

                        just need to get my mechanic to call him now

                        Brian C5
                        http://bspill1.home.comcast.net

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                          #72
                          bspill1: We have look into machines at http://www.xdm.org.uk
                          Woodstar

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