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What would be the ideal size engine to run the dunes. I mean go everywhere in the dunes.

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That's a tough question to answer. Baja or rail? With or without paddles? Do you want to be able to climb EVERY hill? Olds? China Wall? I'm sure you'll find people who can say they've done it with a 1641, and others will say 2180 or so, minimum, probably with a turbo.

Also depends on what your defnition of 'getting around' is- just GETTING to the top of a hill, or getting to the top with the front end in the air and a pair of 40-ft rooster tails behind you...

Are you asking because you're building/buying a new motor, and want some feedback, or are you curious if what you're running already will do the trick?


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Im going to be building very soon. I want to be able to go anywhere with no problems. The people I go with have expensive rails that I need to keep up with. I dont want to put a turbo on if i can as it will be a street driver to.

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Im going to be building very soon. I want to be able to go anywhere with no problems. The people I go with have expensive rails that I need to keep up with. I dont want to put a turbo on if i can as it will be a street driver to.

Those words right there are gonna be mighty expensive!


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Haha! Yup. 350 is right.

I will say though that my rail had an 1835DP with a single dellorto 40 on it and I was able to run most hills. Comp hill and Olds were no problem. I could usually hold it in 2nd but sometimes had to drop to first to get my revs back up. I could usually make it up China Wall if I could find the right line, but it was not fast by any means and defintely not a guarantee. When all was said and done, that 1835 pushed my light little 2 seater around really well. Sure there were times it would have been nice to have a 1915 or larger, but the 1835 was great as a first rail for me too.


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ive got a 1915 turbo that goes everywhere at glamis. the bowls and hill where a piece of cake. the softer stuff is the only time i wish i had more hp. i would say the turbo makes a big difference. definitely turbo whatever u get.

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turbo= cheep power. I would say the cheepest way to get power is a turbo. although to have a good turboed engine isn't cheep, but it is the easiest way to get power that isn't too costly to your engine.

I see vw sand rails with NOS every so often and it just doesn't seem like a good idea.
And a turbo won't hurt your streetablity it just makes for a little bit of a funny powerband. Takes a little getting used to.

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Simple answer: As big as you can possibly afford.



...And then a little bigger...



You'll never have enough power. Your budget will determine your power capabilities. Toss a budget out there and then figure out what can be built for the best buck for that budget. Also... Are you building it yourself, or having it built by a professional, or buying one off the shelf?


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