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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:39 pm    Post subject: Buggy weights Reply with quote

ok what does everyones buggies weigh.... just was wondering... i have heard 1200-1800 lbs just wondering where people get these estimates.... a few friends of mine weighed theirs on a grain scale... u know for corn and oats....... lol most live in calf. and dont know what the fuck i am talking about.... but anyways what does your buggy weigh?

also would be nice to here how you got it to that weight... removed weight from where? used lightweight parts??

i havent weighed mine yet but was hoping to get around the 1500lb range.... (needs wiring and engine to get on the road)

Thanks for any feedback was really bored and wanted to know....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's my finished buggy weighing in at just under 1300 with a full tank of gas. 1500 should be easily reached.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's my finished buggy weighing in at just under 1300 with a full tank of gas. 1500 should be easily reached.


nice i like the tail lights they are the same i got.... but nice on the weight also.... i figure it this way the less weight and more hp... = fun lol but i suppose if too much and be bad.. mean dangerous
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original bug weighed about 1800 lbs, so losing the body which weighs around 500 pounds, plus lighter seats, etc., and 1300 lbs isn't that hard. I've seen some as light as 1100 lbs with alloy wheels, racing seats, and lots of aluminum replacement parts.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow thats great... maybe i could get to the 1300lb range.... i have the fiber/plastic seats with the vinyl covers... aluminum rims , aluminum gas tank..... the tank only holds about 6 gallons Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes but that is what i had to work with... im hoping for at least 20mpg to get a total of a 100miles out of a tank....

maybe it will weigh less... any guesses? if it did weigh about 1200 pounds it will be one wild ride when i throw that 2332 engine in it... lol Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an official NYS weight slip I can scan later today that shows my Sandwinder weighed 1160 pounds.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine weighs 1227lbs. 2276 engine, aluminum front beam & wheels, single seat drag buggy w/ 8-point cage

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had my Manx weighed on 4 digital scales........

Left Front....258#
Right Front....247#
Total fFront....505#
Left Rear....451#
Right Rear....452#
Total Rear....903#

Total Weight....1408# ( this is with 1/2 tank of gas & without camping gear) Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there Mr. Bill. Laughing

I weighed mine at the public scales. It's 1940 lbs with a full tank .

It's a full length pan and 1 3/4" dia. roll cage. Pretty fat for a Buggy.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ellobo wrote:
Hey there Mr. Bill. Laughing

I weighed mine at the public scales. It's 1940 lbs with a full tank .

It's a full length pan and 1 3/4" dia. roll cage. Pretty fat for a Buggy.

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fatty.... lol jk wow thanks you all for the feed back...

bugracer99 that sounds sweet.... what do you run in the 1/4's have you street raced... i plan to get around 1500lbs and put a 200hp 2332 engine in it.. i hope to be able to burn any rice burners out there what do u think??

mr bill that is one clean buggy you got there... do you really go camping with it.... what if it rains?? i wont ever even drive mine in the rain... it will be a strickly street buggy only...


Genom what do you mean weighed? dont tell me you got rid of it... lol what type of engine did you have in it? any lighten parts? how did you get it that lite....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sand and gravel pit scale, 1500 lb's without me in it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vdubyah73 wrote:
Sand and gravel pit scale, 1500 lb's without me in it.

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nice... with that engine u got does she haul ass?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Buggy's weight Reply with quote

Mine weighed in at 1560 lbs with me, my tool bag, and a half tank of gas in it. I had a 28# steel bar bolted to the front beam to help keep more weight up front to help with braking. Didn't notice much difference after taking it off... so I didn't put it back on. I drove it to the refuse transfer station to get the official weight of 1390 lbs. VW engine and floorpan, Cragar S/S wheels, fiberglass seats, and a single hoop roll bar. No spare tire or back seat. But with those heavy Cragars up front, I can grab onto the front bumper and dead lift the front of the car and get the tires about 3 inches off the garage floor. I haven't tried to pull a wheelstand with it. Stock gearing, transaxle, and CV joints... mated up to a 1776cc with a 110 Engle cam and dual 44 IDF's. 295/50 R15 rear tires too. I'd hate to break a cv joint trying to outsmoke a Honda!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine weighs 1225 right now,(weighed at the dump) but I have no front or rear bumpers and only a roll bar,no cage yet


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My race buggy weights 1195 lbs. without driver on the track scales certified to +/- 5lbs.
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My street legal buggy weights 1325 lbs. without driver
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You should know that most truck scaled intended to weight 80,000 lb. trucks will not be accurate when weighing something as light as a 1300 lb buggy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Dave truck scales are certified within 20#. Not as accurate as a track weight but close enough for me. Money changes hands according to weight so they are checked by the weights and measures people from your local gov't.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was weighed about 4 years ago at a local recycling center; it was 1320# with a half tank of gas & no top.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mr bill that is one clean buggy you got there... do you really go camping with it.... what if it rains?? i wont ever even drive mine in the rain... it will be a strickly street buggy only...


WE drive this buggy EVERYWHERE....Pismo, Big Bear, Baja, or wherever!!!
"What if it rains?' WE GET WET !!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Being a motorcycle touring rider, rain is just a "minor" inconvience... Cool Cool With the Manx, I don't have to put my feet down at a stop !! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oop's.... Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ellobo wrote:
Hey there Mr. Bill. Laughing

I weighed mine at the public scales. It's 1940 lbs with a full tank .

It's a full length pan and 1 3/4" dia. roll cage. Pretty fat for a Buggy.

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HEY PETE......IT has to haul YOU around ... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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