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Published on January 27th, 2013 | by The Powerhouse

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New Build – 4130 Chassis

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This is one of our new Powerhouse Customs 4130 Chrome Moly chassis in the build stage. This particular chassis will be utilizing Yamaha body panels.
The pictures detail our new turbo location and new water to air intercooler as well custom built mid-mount header.
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DSC_06154130 Chromoly Tube Chassis…   These sleds have been developed to offer the existing Yamaha Four Stroke owners, particularly the Turbo guys, an option to transplant their existing engines and drive system into a custom, strong, light, performance chassis.

This 4130 Tube chassis combines the awesome power of Yamaha’s four stroke motors in a chassis that features the best performing front and rear suspensions, with proven performance shocks, (Elka or Raptor). Standard features are the forward rider positioning, excellent track attack angle, 36 litre aluminum fuel tank c/w fuel loop system for pickup and return.

We currently offer this chassis with the Polaris Pro Plastics, seven panels of Polaris plastic trimmed fit and mounted. We are looking at offering a Yamaha body version by spring 2013.DSC_0604

For the most part, this chassis will allow an existing Apex owner to disassemble his sled and bolt the engine, drive train, (and potentially rear skid), into the new chassis. As there is a multitude of different rear suspensions out there, I would have to confirm the fit of some brands. As I build these sleds in a “jig”, I have committed the Jig to fit the Racer’s Edge skid. Nytro engine can also be used.

The chassis is 4130 chromoly steel, all welding is done by TIG process. Bending is done on a mandrel bender. The tunnel is constructed out of 5053 aluminum, 0.080” thick. The combination of the 0.080” tunnel and chromoly tubing provide the required rigidity, while keeping it light. For comparison sake, our 4130 chassis weighs a full 100 pounds less than a similarly built Yamaha sled, (same track length etc.). With reliability and durability in mind, it is designed around the stock Apex chaincase and shafts, reverse is recommended. Spindle centre to centre is 38”.

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This chassis is relatively expensive as it takes me a month to produce one, depending on the state of completion, however, it is very custom/unique and will be an attention getter where ever it goes. The performance attributes speak for themselves.

Available from a bare chassis out of the jig, to a completed turn-key sled.DSC_0607

Get back to me directly for more info and/or ordering details.

Regards

Ron MacDougall


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