Throwing in the towel - my MarsFab buggy build

untchabl

On the rocks
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Bear Creek, NC 27207
Cooler and toolbox mounted

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untchabl

On the rocks
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Mar 30, 2009
Location
Bear Creek, NC 27207
Swaybar, rear shock mounts and exhaust done. I had this Magnaflow single in, dual out muffler from a 99 Trans Am laying around and I asked Chris to see how it would look on the buggy. Don't see too many buggies with dual exhaust out the back, especially not a 4 cylinder. Hopefully with the bullet muffler and the Magnaflow, the exhaust will sound good and not be too loud.

Chris is absolutely killing it on the buggy. I like clean and simple but wanted the buggy to stand out and have some uniqueness. Couldn't be any happier with how it's turning out.

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untchabl

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@Bebop yes, the pics are at full bump. Wish I would have taken some pics after we rolled in back in the shop. Sitting inside the shop next to that monster Suburban really gives it a better scale on size/height vs. just sitting outside by itself.
 

untchabl

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Bear Creek, NC 27207
@NCJeeplover I'm hoping that they work great. The 39.5 Irok has so many benefits for guys like us on Toyota axles. These measured out to true 39" on my wheels (not on the buggy), they are the lightest 39" tire (as far as I know) and the sidewalls are tough. And with these being sticky compound, I'm hoping for them to be great.
 

77GreenMachine

Phillip Talton
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Mar 30, 2010
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Trinity, NC
Looks amazing. I really like it, killer work from that shop as usual.

How many gallons for that fuel cell? It seems really tiny but may just be the pic.
 

BigSouth

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Shelby, NC
This gives it a better scale for size.
Even that scale is a little deceiving. If I’m not mistaken those are the 52” variety military tire. They look bigger than the 46’s I had on my old Deuce and a half.
 

untchabl

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Looks amazing. I really like it, killer work from that shop as usual.

How many gallons for that fuel cell? It seems really tiny but may just be the pic.

It's a 5 gallon cell. The 4-banger shouldn't be too hard on fuel. Got a couple buddies running the 2.0 in their rigs and they can ride all day on less than 5 gallons. Plus I've got a 2.5 gallon fuel jug we are going to mount on the back just in case.
 

77GreenMachine

Phillip Talton
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Mar 30, 2010
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Trinity, NC
Sheesh.,. Derek idles across the parking lot at the ranch and uses 3 gallons 🤣

No kidding. Mine is no better. I was not prepared for the amount of gas an LS can drink.
 

77GreenMachine

Phillip Talton
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Mar 30, 2010
Location
Trinity, NC
That bad ?
My buggy uses about 7 gal per day.

It was much better at Ivy Branch when I drove around like I cared about it. But when I start driving like I can afford to rebuild it, it goes away fast.
I do believe I need to reset the FAST and start fresh with all the timing and stuff. Idk anything about all that and I’ve had several people that claim they know about it “make adjustments”.
But I don’t wanna clog his thread, so perhaps I’ll plan a time to call you or FaceTime and we go thru it together? If you’d like.
 

ghost

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May 25, 2006
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Hartsville/Camden,SC
I hope you have better luck with new Warn than others. Of course I think they were with the VR winches.
 

rcalexander105

JV Wheeler
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Nov 3, 2017
Location
High Point
Wish I could have spent the $$ on a Warn RC9.0 instead of the M8000, it would have shown off more of this badass grill.
I'm sure it's not too late considering that joker is brand new. Even if you had to sell it on marketplace the little bit of money lost (if any) would prob be negligible. Can you try to return it still?
 
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