Hey guys so i’m new to this whole UTV community but im going to attempt to design and make a UTV from scratch, im 18 and have done quite abit of mechanical pieces, ive made a set budget for 650€ for all the parts and engine not including steel, and so far ive decided i wanted it to be 2 seater have front suspension and rear axle suspension, go atleast 40mph and be very lightweight but stiff design.
Although im finding it very hard to find parts online that will ship to me within my budget, ive decided on a 420cc 15hp lifan engine as my base and am trying to find a 40 stage torque converter although its not going great but that aside, is this a good engine for what im trying to achive? Will it get me to my speed goal?
Also im having a bit of a dilemma with the wheels as there far more expensive than i thought, im unsure rather to go with a full set of tyres and rims already assembled second hand 21/10/10 rear and 20/8/10 front for 125€ or
or for a good second hand set of 26/12/12 rear and 26/9/12 front for just the tyres at 100€ and then to try and find cheap rims somewhere is another problem.
im unsure weather or not id really need the bigger 26 inch tyres as 12 inches is very wide and heavy although i see thats what the most popular size for UTV are?
will the bigger tyres be harder on the engine? Which would be faster?
If anyone with more knowledge to this could help itd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
By Peter Hiross
I've been toying with pickup a side-by-side for a while now and I'm hoping to get some advise from folks here. I live in Colorado and we have land @ 9500 ft. I plan on using the utv for hunting, general work around the property and of course fun riding trails. I'd like to keep the costs down no more than 17K if possible. What's the track record for Tracker UTV. Are they reliable? I like the SVX 1000 but I am Leary as I've head they have problems. I also been looking at the Yamaha wolverine X2 XT-R. I like the Tracker for the price and horsepower and the larger cargo bed. I want something reliable than can start in cold weather. The wolverine seems to have everything I want except maybe a little light on the horsepower. Not sure if power diminishes with altitude but I can tell you at 10,000 our generators are about 1/2 capacity. Yamaha also has a $1500.00 rebate and I can pick up the unit @ $13,999.00 which will beat the tracker and the wolverine will have a sun roof and winch already included. I know Yamaha engines are good but not sure of everything else. Thoughts anyone? Thanks in advance!