10-04-2006, 09:34 PM
Has anyone ever used or know someone that has a dune buggy with a Focus motor in it ? I would like to build a dune buggy using a Focus motor and drivetrain. I think it would make for a nice project. Does anyone have any thoughts about this idea ?
10-04-2006, 09:38 PM
why the focus drivetrain?? why not something more proven like a subaru ej20?
10-04-2006, 10:16 PM
just use a Vw engine. way easy to work on and no computer, you can get a good 130hp out of them and its plenty to have fun
10-05-2006, 03:09 PM
I dont know of anyone doing it, but i dont see why not......They respond well to turbos and s/c's (never been anywhere near a dune buggie). I like the VW engine idea. Those old air cooled and turboed bettle engines can generate quite a bunch of power with the right turbo...
^ you don't need more than 150 HP tops in a buggy!
10-05-2006, 04:13 PM
One of these dunebuggies was for sale the other day on ebay. 2.0 zetec motor in it... it looked pretty sweet
10-05-2006, 04:52 PM
try the Meyers Manx,
custom dune buggie, comes with a Subie engine, in states of tune from 150-400 hp, can be made as an onroad carver, or an off road thrasher.