Knex Suspension Buggy

Introduction: Knex Suspension Buggy

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

Step 1: The Parts

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

The Suspension System from gunner1089

Step 3: The Front Half of the Buggy

The front half of the buggy

Step 4: The Body of the Buggy

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

Step 5: The Rear Suspension System

The rear suspension, and the bumper

Step 6: The Roof

the final step, the roof

Step 7: Optional Suspension Mod

please follow this link for a detailed instruction on how to build gunner1089's new suspension: https://www.instructables.com/id/SCLSYMCFIG8WL9R/

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:

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

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    39 Discussions

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

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    cutler27
    cutler27

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    binglebeebop
    binglebeebop

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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 =)

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    smilee
    smilee

    11 years ago on Step 1

    Nice tower LOL!

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    SpeedStrikerXLR
    SpeedStrikerXLR

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 1

    I just noticed this now lol im going to make it

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    supah4x0r
    supah4x0r

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    nathan.savino
    nathan.savino

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    garrys newman
    garrys newman

    10 years ago on Step 2

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

    seriously, good work

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    AkramShaikh9
    AkramShaikh9

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    binglebeebop
    binglebeebop

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    maria13
    maria13

    11 years ago on Step 2

    how many parts does the suspention alone take

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    binglebeebop
    binglebeebop

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 2

    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

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    Knexxyboyz
    Knexxyboyz

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Oblivitus
    Oblivitus

    11 years ago on Step 2

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

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    Flumpkins
    Flumpkins

    11 years ago on Introduction

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