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Cars & Trucks: Buggies
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8226 Mud Masher

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Model by marco9999

The 8226 Mus Masher has only a single function: a very unusual suspension and steering system that operates by tipping the buggy.  The roll cage is formed with new ribbed hoses.  The model has no other features, but is actually a very good play model since it is so durable and easy to control.


The suspension and steering of this model are inexorably linked.  The new steering arms are used in both the front and back and are connected by a rod, but there is no steering rack to control them.  Instead, they are installed on the chassis at an angle.  When the body is rolled to either side, this causes the wheels to lean into the turn.  This 4 wheel steering is quite effective.  A pair of rubber bands return to the model to level.
suspension    suspension
Click for an animation of the steering/suspension in motion.
Wheels and Tires
This set uses 4 of the 43.2x28 small balloon tires and wheels.

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side view
Top View
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Front View
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Back View
back view
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