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Old 07-08-2014, 11:59 PM   #4471
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US made rally fighters ... sure seem close to the french effort
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In which way, do you mean these are "close" to the French effort?

The little I have heard about these "rally fighters" comes from a very breif segment I saw on US TOP GEAR, where Tanner Faps took one out for a shake down on some bayou roads and give it a floggin'.

As I understood, these are a tube chassis with body panels on. They have a Corvette fuel injected V8, auto transmission and torque converter, driving a solid rear axle w/four link (rear 2WD) and the engine up front/pushed back to the firewall...?

The Phroggies are a monocoque/composite body with integrated tube frame, a 3.0 liter bi-turbo V6, 6 speed sequential manual transmission, four wheel independant coil over/double a-arm suspension (also rear 2WD) and the diesel donk in the middle/back.

Other than the two wheel dive factor... tjhey're pretty different cattle from what I can determine...

I think the rally fighter price tage is likely far more palatable for the average punter though?
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:39 PM   #4472
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Sure to give the new Pug, Mini, Hilux and Humvee's a run is the latest all USA 4x4 Dakar team to break cover !!!



But I reckon the T1 regs don't allow spares on the roof !??

Troy ?? maybe another sweetheart done deal with ASO behind closed doors
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:08 AM   #4473
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But I reckon the T1 regs don't allow spares on the roof !??

Troy ?? maybe another sweetheart done deal with ASO behind closed doors


Aha... but zis' wheel ess not ON ze roof Messiuer Zafarri... eet is on ze roof RACK... that ze roofRACK is subsequandtly monturd on ze' roof is merely ancilliary circumstance to ze defining text pour la francais, sil vous plais?
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:54 AM   #4474
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Aha... but zis' wheel ess not ON ze roof Messiuer Zafarri... eet is on ze roof RACK... that ze roofRACK is subsequandtly monturd on ze' roof is merely ancilliary circumstance to ze defining text pour la francais, sil vous plais?
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:34 AM   #4475
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:29 AM   #4476
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Aha... but zis' wheel ess not ON ze roof Messiuer Zafarri... eet is on ze roof RACK... that ze roofRACK is subsequandtly monturd on ze' roof is merely ancilliary circumstance to ze defining text pour la francais, sil vous plais?
That is not a spare wheel, it is a rubber compressed air tank with an easy grip surface.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:59 AM   #4477
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That is not a spare wheel, it is a rubber compressed air tank with an easy grip surface.
Now THAT's the kinda' legal chicanery lawyerin' that good ol' TEAM USA needs iffin' it's gonna give this DAKAR caper a shake...

Someone give RG's legal team a call and get that man [KZJ] a cheap suit, a fountain pen and some legal pads.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:31 AM   #4478
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:09 AM   #4479
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I looks like and awesome first working prototype/test rig... I'm sure ther is heaps of development/testing to come... the frogs are not here to muck about - the stakes just got raised a notch or two!


From the Cape Times/4-Traders.com:

"The 2008 DKR can practically climb vertical walls," claims the motorsport team - and we can't wait to see it in action against the Minis and Toyotas.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:49 AM   #4480
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I'm always astonished in seeing both Ktm and Honda factory bikes still using those old Acerbis handguards, about 20 years old I guess
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:37 PM   #4481
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I wish Acerbis still made them they are kind of hard to find now
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:35 PM   #4482
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Those handguards are still easily available here in Italy (around 44 euro), maybe the spoilers not so much and only in black...
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:42 PM   #4483
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Among the cars, after Peugeot, Mini, Toyota and RG there isn't much attention left to be doled out to others.


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Old 07-12-2014, 02:25 PM   #4484
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Those handguards are still easily available here in Italy (around 44 euro), maybe the spoilers not so much and only in black...
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:38 PM   #4485
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Still available in Greece too, a little bit more expensive.
Factory people try to save wait from every single part they can, but I guess some of the choices are rider preference (or sponsorship...) cause some guys run open handguards.
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