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CAT wins Decider 2011 with D&G Taurus on Spider 9 axles

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Chris Abel did win the De-Cider Trophy 2011 with almost 1 hour difference!  Co-driver was Jim Marsden(

Also congratulations to  Philon Parpottas & Dominique Brione with their Defender on Spider 9 axles with a deserved 6th place.


His CAT with LS3 GM V8 engine delivering 500bhp had no problems over that weekend.
Entries were oversubscribed due to the increasing popularity of this West Country Challenge event held over three days which consisted of a timed night stage Friday night, 25 timed stages on Saturday followed by a tough 60 punch hunt on Sunday.

official website

Congratulations to Chris and Jim!

some pics with thanks to Adam Niesigh

some pics with thanks to Richard Watson

some pics with thanks to Garry Stuart


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Written by dgtuning

11/27/2011 at 17:34

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Turnkey D&G Taurus For Sale!

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D&G 4×4 Tuning Taurus For Sale!

This is a unique possibility to get your hands on a turnkey D&G Tuning Taurus chassis!

This truck has done few events and is in very good condition!

the full Speclist of the taurus:

GM LS1 5.3l V8
370 PK
575 Nm Torque
Waterproof engine loom
Reverse Throttle body
Hooker LS1 manifolds

HD TH 350

Spidertrax/D&G Special 3 Speed: High, Low and Crawler
Selectable front, rear or 4wheel drive
Extra output shaft for PTO Winch

Spidertrax Spider 9 axles with Ultimate 60 knuckles and CTM Dana 60 UJ’s
35 spline halfshafts in 300M Steel
Hi9 Diffs with ARB locker front (incl Spidertrax uprated collar) and Detroit
locker rear
1350 propshafts with High flex U joints
Front and rear propshafts have the same length

Wilwood forged Dynalite calipers with Type E polymatrix pads
Dual Brake master cylinders

4-link front and rear, trailing arms F+R have same length!
Trailing arms out of chromoly steel
Fox 2 inch coil overs with 14″ travel
Fox hydraulic bump stops
D&G Tuning Sway bar with 15″ aloy arms – 32″ long

Tyres – rims:
38,5 Super Swamper Boggers with Steel modular beadlock rims

D&G 4×4 Tuning Taurus Chassis

Front: Gigglepin GP82 with 12V on 24v and 12mm Marlow
competition rope (Only the front winch is not included in the sale)
Centre: Superwinch EP9i with freespool
Rear: Warn 8274, 24v with 11mm Marlow competition winchrope

Custom D&G Fuel cell (120l)
QT competition seats
HD Bosh fuelpump and re-usable fuel filter
Full Hydraulic steering with Howe steeringpump
Polyest Land Rover Defender bonnet
custom made alloy radiator

You can find pictures of the truck on:…ith-tubular-chassis/

The price of the truck is 45.000 euro

For more info you can send an email to

Written by dgtuning

07/27/2011 at 12:15

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Chris Abel’s Truck is ready for race

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The D&G Tuning Taurus vehicle from Chris Abel is ready to take the competition.

READ THE ARTICLE :   Chris Abel CAT Total Offroad Magazine

Written by dgtuning

04/29/2011 at 19:35

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Chris Abel Testing his D&G Taurus for the first time!

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Chris Abel Testing his D&G Taurus for the first time!

Written by dgtuning

01/22/2011 at 19:51

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FOR SALE: D&G Twisted Customs Buggy!

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FOR SALE: D&G Twisted Customs Buggy!
Unique opportunity to buy a D&G Tuning Twisted customs buggy!

The car was build in late 2008 and only raced in the 2009 season. Over the last Winter the car was completely stripped in the D&G workshop and then build up again. Since then it has only done 1⁄2 day of competing. The current owner is selling this great car due to lack of time for the off road sport.

The car was build in Belgium by D&G tuning and comes with a comprehensive spares package and different tire options. Total cost of the build was in excess of EUR 125.000 and we are looking for offers around EUR 75.000.
Please contact D&G Tuning or if interested.


D&G Twisted Customs Buggy Spec List
Build by D&G Tuning in Belgium
Twisted Customs Rock Racing chassis 54″ wide Modified by D&G for challenge use, incl. fitting doors, all mounts for engine, gearbox, suspension etc. All panels fitted with Dzus quick release fastener for easy removal of all body parts.

GM LS1 5.3 L V8 steel block by Schwanke Engines Custom camshaft 420 bhp 575 Nm of torque
marine grade wiring harness reverse throttle body Hooker LS1 block hugger exhaust header

HD TH 350 with super duty sprags Modified to be manual, 2200 stall converter

Advanced Adapters Atlas II 2 Speed Selectable front, rear or 4 wheel drive

Spidertrax S9 axles with Ultimate 60 knuckels and CTM Dana 60 U-Joint Diff is centred that both half shafts are same length (less spares to carry) Half shafts are 35 spline made out of 300M steel Diffs are HI9 with ARB locker in the front (with reinforced ARB collar from Spidertrax) and Detroit locker
in the rear 1350 Propshafts with high flex U joints. Both prop shafts are the same length front and rear

Wilwood Forged Dynalite discs with EBC Yellow pads Tandem brake master cylinders with custom brake pedal ratio 9:1

5 x 44″ Interco Bogger on MRW custom beadlock wheels in 16.5″ size to fit the Wilwood brakes 5 x 38.5” Interco Bogger on MRW custom beadlock wheels in 16.5″ size

4-Link suspension set-up with upper links/lower links the same length for front and rear (again, less spares to carry) 4-links made out of chromoly steel Fox 2.5 inch coilover with 14″ travel
Fox hydraulic bump stops D&G Tuning Sway bar with 15″ aluminum arms / 32″ long

Front: Gigglepin4x4 8274 conversion, 24v with dual motor and air operated freespool using 11mm Plasma rope Rear: Gigglepin4x4 8274 conversion, 24v with dual motor using 11mm Plasma rope

Custom fuel cell from Brunel Performance HD Bosch fuel pump and re-usable fuel filter Hella Luminator Chromium headlights All dials are VDO marine fitted in waterproof boxes in the dashboard Full Hydraulic steering with PSC single ended ram and pump Fiberglass LR bonnet as well as fiberglass Toyota bonnet Radiator is custom build, copper and tinned with larger fins for off road use QT competition seats

Written by dgtuning

10/13/2010 at 08:57

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C.A.T. Update!

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It took a while but finally a new update on C.A.T. the Taurus chassis of Chris Abel.

This chassis now went to the paintshop and Chris is finishing the last few details as we speak!

Some pictures to give you an idea how the truck is looking now:

Croatia Trophy 2010: Live Update!

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It is again time for the amazing Croatia Trophy!

This year two of our customers take part at the trophy!

Peter Whitman and his Co-Driver Adrian Turner with the Yellow Humbug on Portalled Spidertrax Spider 9’s and Nico Ladang with his Co-Driver Ben Flamaing from team Off-Roadrunner with their orange D&G Buggy on spidertrax axles!

Of course we wish them both best of luck and will try to give you a daily update on their performances!

A few pictures we received this morning from Pete (the trophy only starts tomorrow so last checkups of the cars is done today!)

Spidertrax Spider 9’s and Team Acerni Win European selections Rainforest Challenge!

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Team Acerni from Italy won the European selections for the Rainforest Challenge in Malaysia!

Their Jeep equipped with Spidertrax Spider 9’s performed amazing and helped them winning the event!

Another great victory for the spidertrax axles and Team Acerni!


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Written by dgtuning

04/08/2010 at 09:28

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FireAnt gets ready for the 2010 Offroad Season!

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Last few days we have been doing a few improvements on the Twisted customs buggy FireAnt!

To be even more competitive in the new season than before, FireAnt had a few major changes to the tubular chassis. Below pictures show more than words will tell. The chassis is being sandblasted as we speak an will get a complete respray! We also did a few modifications on the brake system and are VERY pleased with the result! (even with 44″ Boggers).

The list of events in which FireAnt (Stefan Pracht and his co-driver Dan Fabb) will participate in 2010:

Howlin Wolfe
12 June
12 September
7 November

XTC Series:
9 May – Cowm Quarry, Rochdale
15 August – West Harptree, Somerset
10 October – Kirton Off Road Centre, Lincs

DeCider Trophy
25-27 September

3 Peaks
25-26 October

20-21 November


Updates on all these events will off course be posted on this blog!