Introduction: Knex Suspension Buggy

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A knex buggy using slightly modified suspension from gunner1089's instructable.

Step 1: The Parts

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collect all necessary parts which are as followed:

34 Y rods
12 Blue End Connectors
36 Grey Single slot Connectors
14 Grey 45º Connectors
18 Brown Straight 180º Connectors
17 Grey 180º Connectors
26 Green 135º Connectors
4 Beige Locking End Connectors
8 Black 360º Connectors
10 Blue Snap-Together Connectors
52 Grey Snap-Together Connectors
24 Silver Spacers
42 Blue Spacers
6 Grey 90º Connectors
115 Black Rods (1.75 cm)
68 Silver Rods (3 cm)
30 Blue Rods (5.5 cm)
2 Green Rods (13 cm)
4 Wheels
1 Steering Wheel, or Small Grey Gear

Step 2: The Suspension

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The Suspension System from gunner1089

Step 3: The Front Half of the Buggy

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The front half of the buggy

Step 4: The Body of the Buggy

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The body to hole the steering wheel and other miscellaneous figure ex: a seat, a doll

Step 5: The Rear Suspension System

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The rear suspension, and the bumper

Step 6: The Roof

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the final step, the roof

Step 7: Optional Suspension Mod

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please follow this link for a detailed instruction on how to build gunner1089's new suspension:

to incorporate it into the previously built buggy, just take of the bumper, remove the "old" suspension, put a silver spacer, a blue spacer, the suspension, then

(1 rear suspension) a blue spacer then a silver spacer, the reattach the back bumper.

(2 front suspension) two blue spacers, the connected 135 degree green connectors, then the front bumper

Step 8:

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After many months of collecting dust, I extensively modded it.
Comments are welcome.

Picture 1 ~ Right side view
Picture 2 ~ Front End
Picture 3 ~ Left side
Picture 4 ~ Rear end view


the_boss_builder (author)2012-03-14

frickin sik!!!!!!!! i give it 5*.i built it and modded it its 1 of the bet ive ever built

cutler27 (author)2010-12-30

WOW! I have just finished building it and its awsome! But the suspension keeps colapsing do have a way to stop than?

im going to make this do u have any tips

a few weaker elastic bands work compared to stronger ones, and don,t forget to balance out the elastics on either grey spacer, don't want anything warping =)

smilee (author)2009-07-04

Nice tower LOL!

SpeedStrikerXLR (author)smilee2010-08-11

I just noticed this now lol im going to make it

supah4x0r (author)2010-08-01

I like the design and it functions really well so good job man ive built this and i've made a new suspenson system tha is very easy and il post soon good job man 5/5

nathan.savino (author)2010-04-16

Thanks this suspension system works great and i to have kept it made for many months because i just really don't want to see it taken apart for something else. And i have also modded mine a bit. i have addes people and seats lights an awsome wing, some plain back lights and othe minor upgrades. this is by far one of my favourite vehicles to make from knex

garrys newman (author)2010-01-04

what it should look like... is it normal that my wheel doesnt have dust on it ??? XD

seriously, good work

AkramShaikh9 (author)2009-08-29

this design is awesome (Y) 2 thumbs up i followed up on it last night and its sickk:P i kinda modded it... i put a stronger bumper i put like a fake engine thingy like a v8(made with yellow connecters and white rods) annd i made an exhaust system thing with big bendy rods that go to the back of the buggy as if it were real:P it looks nice but just one problem 0_0 do u think u can try to make a steering mechanism on it? with steering mann this thinng will be the bestt suspension buggy made as of yet

binglebeebop (author)2008-08-14

Anyone interested is me posting a rear suspension system using shocks,and the wheels on one axle?

Dante9030 (author)binglebeebop2009-06-06

i am

maria13 (author)2009-05-26

how many parts does the suspention alone take

binglebeebop (author)maria132009-05-30

for each, 2 green 135 connector 2 yellow/grey 180 connector 1 white/black 360 connector 4 brown/orange straight connector 2 grey 45 connectors 7 grey single connectors 5 blue rods 1 grey/yellow rod 8 small black/green rods 6 blue spacers 2 large grey spacers (akin to 6 blue) 1 beige locking thingamabob 8 black "Y" connectors tire rough count, i may be off

Knexxyboyz (author)2008-10-21

Brilliant exept the body touches the floor with the suspension at the start but the modified suspension works a charm 10/10

Oblivitus (author)2008-09-28

There is a typo on the 6th picture on the middle note.

binglebeebop (author)Oblivitus2008-09-29

thanks for telling me, as i have fixed it now

Oblivitus (author)binglebeebop2008-09-29

No problem.

Flumpkins (author)2008-08-16

I don't thing I would have enough peices. 5/5 + fav. Your going to Hollywood! :D

Mad Cat (author)2008-07-10

Cool! Looks sort of like a Bandito from GTA: SA.

bannana inventor (author)Mad Cat2008-07-23

It does kind of.

general zee (author)2008-07-19

Will the upgraded suspension from the truck here work or is this designed for the original suspension.

binglebeebop (author)general zee2008-07-20

yes it will work, but the part that the tires are connected to will be lowered because you cannot incorporate the black 360 degree connector into gunner1089's new suspension, without slightly modifying it. long answer short: it wont have as much clearance from the body to the floor. unless you use bigger tires

it works, but I needed to add a few mods due to height problems, as the bumper scraped the floor when the suspension went down, so im gonna add a few pics on how I modified it. once again thanks to gunner1089 for letting me use his suspension system.

general zee (author)binglebeebop2008-07-20

so if I use the 3.5 inch tires instead of the 2.5 inch tires it will work.

binglebeebop (author)general zee2008-07-20

I don't have 4 of those...

general zee (author)binglebeebop2008-07-21

I was going to build it with those because I have 8 I think.

binglebeebop (author)general zee2008-07-21

well if you do, please omit the black piece connected to the 180 degree connector

general zee (author)binglebeebop2008-07-21


Hellchild (author)2008-07-13

so if I drop it from 4-3 feet will it bounce or shatter into 523 peices?

binglebeebop (author)Hellchild2008-07-16

no it wont completely shatter, if you drop it at an angle, the suspesion system that first hits will most likely shatter, and if you push it down the stairs at high speeds it will shatter

Hellchild (author)binglebeebop2008-07-16

ok, that's all I didnt really need to know but I wanted to anyways information. thanks

Trainman 2001 (author)2008-07-15


Trainman 2001 (author)2008-07-15

i want to make it but im not going to take apart my SNIPER RIFLE BECAUSE IT SHOOTS OVER 120 FEET

binglebeebop (author)2008-07-10

Thanks guys/gals

general zee (author)2008-07-10

Very nice.

PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-07-10

love it. 4.5!

Vynash (author)2008-07-10

nice 4*s and favorited

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