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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 info@dgtuning.com or stefan.pracht@hotmail.com if interested.

 

D&G Twisted Customs Buggy Spec List
Build by D&G Tuning in Belgium
Chassis:
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.

Engine:
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

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

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

Axles:
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

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

Wheels/Tires:
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

Suspension:
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

Winches:
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

Others:
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

Posted in General News

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:







Ced and Julians 316L Monster

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Cedric Smets and Julian Messent finished their project after 18 month of hard work!

They started from scratch and built a complete Stainless (316 L) spaceframe.

The buggy is powered by a Land Rover Td5 engine with a custome turbo and manifold and an automatic gearbox.

To handle all the power the buggy has 2 Spidertrax Spider 9 axles with High Pinion 9″ differentials and 40″ Super Swamper LTB tires!

They gave the buggy the first test at Mid Summer Madness in Ireland straight from the workshop and were very pleased with the result!

Watch out for this monster in the upcoming competitions!

D&G Buggies @ Croatia Trophy

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We are very happy to announce the good results from Nico Ladang and Peter Whitman and their co-drivers at the Croatia Trophy 2010.

They both finished this very tough edition of the trophy!

Peter Whitman was really pushing his D&G Spidertrax portal axled Humbug to the limit and was on his way to take the 2nd place overall! Unfortunately on the last day due to a roll the wheelstuds of the rear wheel broke off which which resulted in a DNF for the last day. This resulted in a 7th place which is still an amazing result!

Nico Ladang in his orange D&G buggy suffered with a three that damaged the cooling fan which meant that he couldn’t push the engine to the limit. Still he and his co-driver were able to get to the 11th place!

Congratulations to both teams with this great result!

Some pictures:

Croatia Trophy 2010: Day 1

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Today the first day of the trophy, we just got in a picture from the line up at the start.

As soon as we get more info, You will find it on here!

Croatia Trophy 2010: Prologue

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Yesterday it was time for the first test of the competitors!

They had to drive the prologue to determine the starting order for the first real day (today – saturday)

both teams did great! Pete and Adrian with and Nico and his codriver werner became 2nd!

some pictures and the ranking of the prologue! More pictures later today on here and on http://croatia-trophy.org/offroad/2010/05/01/the-prologue/

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!

Congratulations!

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Written by dgtuning

04/08/2010 at 09:28

Posted in General News

Spidertrax Spider 9’s take 2nd place in French Extreme!

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The X-treme Challenge organized by our good friend Gilles Girousse is one of the toughest challenges in Europe!

a D&G Tuning-twisted customs buggy managed to grab the 2nd place with the Spidertrax Spider 9 axles!

some pictures:

Congratulations with this great result!