PIRCV Rear Suspension on the Barracuda buggy
With the release of the Barracuda Mk II, the PIRCV rear suspension has been superseded by the CV2 rear suspension. The CV2 boasts an even stronger driveline, tougher lower arms and more brake options. Many CV2 parts can be used on older PIRCV builds, and PIRCV-spcific parts are still available. If you have any questions regarding compatibility and original parts please contact us.
The PIRCV rear suspension from The Edge Products has been the beating heart of the Barracuda's driveline.This suspension design evolved over 5 years to become the super reliable rear end which is what makes the Barracuda so tough. Now also used in the Piranha PIR15CV kit.
If you're into big bike power like the awesome Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 or the evil Kawasaki ZX14R you need a tough & dependable driveline.
Super tough components such as Porsche 930 CV’s, combined with massive ball race bearings makes this driveline bullet proof.
The design features a unique chain adjustment system which moves the sprocket forward & rearward by the use of a turnbuckle, simply loosen the locking screws & rotate the turnbuckle to adjust the chain.
Fitted with a huge 60 tooth 530 pitch sprocket as standard so you can now achieve the super low gearing that offroad buggies need to haul you up the steepest sand dunes.
Easy servicing of the centre drive system can be carried out by removing the alloy bash plate, undo the CV joints & drop the whole centre cartridge out of the bottom of the housing.
Wheel hubs are tough 6 stud 4x4 pattern, so instead of ATV rims & tyres you can also install 15” 4x4 rims as an option.
A unique centre hub & wheel hub system means there are no expensive spline shafts to manufacture; this system uses large diameter alloy hubs that can be easily machined on a lathe.
A Super strong & reliable driveline is the key to enjoying the massive power to weight ratio of a modern bike powered buggy, but best of all you can now make it yourself.
- Adjustable suspension Camber.
- Adjustable toe in & toe out control.
- “Quick turn” adjustment for camber & toe.
- Race proven 930 Porsche type CV joints.
- High horsepower capability.
- 14” of suspension travel.
- Increased braking capacity.
- Tough axles
- Huge 115mm ball races for increased load capacity.
- Large 60 tooth 530 pitch sprocket as standard.
- Easy to remove central drive cartridge.
- Progressive camber from 0 to 10 degrees.
- Reliable & easy to use chain adjustment.
- Multiple bushed wide suspension arms to distribute suspension forces.
Easy & Comprehensive Plans
Full construction plans for the PIRCV rear suspension assembly are available, suitable for the home builder. The plans consist of 72 pages of 3D and 2D computer-generated drawings and build notes including parts, material and fastener lists.
Unequal length Double 'A' arm independent to use coil over shocks, 360mm travel, (14").
1590mm (62.6") hub face to hub face.
0 to 1.5 degrees negative at ride height, (adjustable) & up to 11 degrees negative at full travel.
Large 280mm, (11”) diameter inboard rotor with twin piston motorcycle type caliper.
340mm, (13.3") when fitted with 26x12x12” tyres, (more ground clearance when fitted with 4x4 type rim & tyre package).
Wheel bolt pattern:
6 stud (4x4 type) on 5.5” PCD.
Designed to suit large chain drive type motorcycle engines up to 250hp.
Estimated cost to manufacture:
$2,100.00 to $4,200.00, (depending on skill level & facilities available). All components can be manufactured to the comprehensive plans.