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UTV/Buggy Fabrication For all those doing your own fabrication on the Yamaha Rhino and other UTV's

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Old 09-12-2015, 10:05 AM
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Ideas on a 4 seat 4wd rhino drivetrain? (building from scratch)

Hello OFN.
First post here. I am humbled to be amongst so many talented people as I have spent countless hours admiring the quality and details of people projects.
I am not new to welding, light fab work etc. I have a bender, notcher, welders etc.
I have recently purchased BT pro 7x with the sheet metal and tab options. It all kinda seems overwhelming to learn. I hope I pick it up soon.
I have never fabed anything complicated enough to require software. I am used to a tape measure and a square.
Anyway I have a few projects that I would like to build from scratch.
First is a two seat 2wd 1000cc+ rhino with lots of wheel travel. I would probably use something like an rpm gearbox. Fast & fun.
The second project is a four seat 4wd rhino style UTV. Mainly for taking along the girlfriend and her parents or other friends.
I am unsure on drivetrain as of yet. Speed is not a requirement for this UTV but if it's there cool. Any ideas or suggestions is appreciated. Thanks in advance. FNG
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:54 PM
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Welcome to TheOFN.

On your 4 seat rhino, samurai or toyota axles is what we normally do. A buddy did a rhino with sami axles and all other rhino drivetrain.

The next one will have links, toyota axles, a 3cyl, auto and sami case i think... hes still uncertain.

Looking forward to your build.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:07 PM
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Thanks, thats kinda what I was thinking too. Some small 4x4 drivetrain.
Unfortunately I wont be building any time soon. I want to learn the Bend tech software I just purchased first. Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:26 PM
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Welcome to TheOFN.

On your 4 seat rhino, samurai or toyota axles is what we normally do. A buddy did a rhino with sami axles and all other rhino drivetrain.

The next one will have links, toyota axles, a 3cyl, auto and sami case i think... hes still uncertain.

Looking forward to your build.
Got any links/photos on the Rhino w/solid axles builds?
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:02 AM
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Heres one of my favorites. doesn't have an auto engine but for trail riding or riding with other SxS, probably just fine. He didn't go crazy with the roll cage, adding a bunch of un-necessary tubes, just clean and simple. Unfortunately he didn't do a great job documenting the build, but its not bad. Some pics that explain how he did it pretty good.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/proje...t-attempt.html
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:25 PM
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Here is the one my buddy finished, dont have pics of the latest one yet.


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Old 09-20-2015, 09:02 PM
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Wow. That looks great. I love the solid axle up front.
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