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Rolling Taurus Chassis available

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We do offer rolling Taurus chassis. This chassis is available with the next options:

MATERIAL

1) CDS

2) T45

All chassis are D&G Tuning design and constructed by Protection and Performance and can be build to FIA specs.

The chassis accepts the Land Rover 90 body and the brackets for that are welded on the chassis.

All other brackets for suspension, link, sway bar, winches are in OPTION available.

 

SUSPENSION

1) 4 link front and rear with chromoly heat threated links with 107,182 lbs rated radial load rod ends!

 


 

2)  Front and rear Gigglepin radius arms with extended A-frame. With this setup you can run your Original Land Rover axles. You can also obtain for Spider 9 axles to run this suspension system.


 

TIRES SIZES

The Taurus chassis  accepts tires up to 44″.  We can create 50° steering lock with 42″ and Spider 9 axles

 

SHOCKS

For the moment we only work with 14″ travel 2.0″ or 2.5″ coil over shocks. Bypass shocks are also possible to mount on the Taurus chassis

 

 

ENGINE-GEARBOX-TRANSFER CASE

The chassis accept any kind of engine type. Diesel or Petrol. 4cyl, 6cyl or V8. Automatic or manual gearbox. Any kind of transfer box with left or right hand front propshaft output. Most of the vehicle we build are with GM LS style engines, starting from 5.3L up to 6.2L.

 

WINCHES

Any kind of winch can be build on the chassis. Front, Rear or Center. Electrical, Hydraulic or Mechanical.

Most of the winches we build are Gigglepin winches

 

AXLES

You can build your own axle on the chassis such as Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes, Unimog, etc. We highly recommend to use Spidertrax Axles as these are build to accept extreme conditions and have been proven for years into the toughest competitions around the world.


STEERING

Full Hydraulic with double or single ended ram. Steering box with assist. Front and rear steering

 

 

NOTE:

WE DO NOT BUILD COMPLETE VEHICLES, ONLY CHASSIS OR ROLLING CHASSIS!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by dgtuning

11/27/2011 at 19:53

Posted in Taurus Chassis

C.A.T.: Chris Abel’s Taurus

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As we announced earlier on our blog (click here to see post), Chris Abel and Jim Marsden have choosen for our Taurus tubular chassis with Defender look to use as a base for their new competition truck!

This weekend we started on the build of Chris Abel’s Taurus (C.A.T.), as you can see on the pictures, the engine (6l LS2 with gearbox and Atlas transferbox) are mounted in the chassis so the Land Rover front and rear bulkhead with truckcab roof could be installed by Chris and Simon who both came over to our workshop. The installed body panels give the tubular frame immediately the looks of real car!

As shown on the pictures, the snorkel is also installed together with some parts of the steering.

As we always try at D&G this car will be built with a high attention for details to keep the weight as low as possible and the truck as balanced as possible for both high speed events as technical challenges!

Follow this blog to see the updates on C.A.T.!

HOT News: Chris Abel and Jim “Gigglepin” Marsden confirm Taurus Chassis

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Hot news from the D&G workshop:

We are very proud to announce both Chris Abel and Jim “Gigglepin 4×4” Marsden confirmed they will be using a D&G Taurus chassis as a base for their new competition truck!

Of course you will be able to follow the build of these trucks on this blog!

In the meanwhile Chris Abel’s chassis arrived at our workshop straight from Protection & Performance. We are very pleased with the result and can’t wait to start the build!

More updates will follow very soon!

Some Pictures:

Written by dgtuning

02/06/2010 at 10:08

Posted in Taurus Chassis

The New D&G 4×4 Tuning TAURUS chassis is now available!

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Discover the latest product from D&G 4×4 Tuning:

The TAURUS Chassis!

This chassis combines the best of both worlds, meaning that you can enjoy from all the benefits of a full tubular chassis and still have the look of a normal car (Land Rover Defender).

The Taurus Chassis is completely designed in house @ D&G 4×4 Tuning and produced by Protection & Performance to ensure the best quality of our products.

Some pictures of the first Taurus chassis made @ Protection and Performance:

Protection & performance uses a CNC Mandrel Bender which is especially designed for rollcage production:

The Taurus chassis uses standard Land Rover panels (front/rear bulkhead, doors. roof, window) which bolt on to the chassis.

On the Taurus chassis you are able to choose from several different options such as suspension/axles:

  • you can use the standard Land Rover Defender trailarms/A-frame/springs/shocks or
  • use a 4 link front and rear with coilover shocks
  • re-use your standard Land Rover axles or go for the Bullet Proof Spidertrax Spider 9’s (other options also possible)

Chassis are available in both CDS and T45

Price of a complete chassis start at € 4.999

For more info contact us at info@dgtuning.com