DAX TOJEIRO DE DION TECHNICAL DATA
Front engine, rear wheel drive.
Robust multi-tube 75mm x 50mm x 3mm box-section chassis with comprehensive round-tube triangulation and extensively braced / triangulated backbone section. Chassis includes separate triangulated scuttle-hoop section, structurally laminated into internal body tub and bolted across entire main chassis structure for maximum rigidity. All brackets included for engine, transmission, rear hoop/s, seats, seat belts, door hinges, differential unit, suspension arms & links, steering rack, etc.
Gel-coat finished GRP body, hand-laminated. Double-skinned bonnet, boot and doors.
Note – Body and chassis are designed to interlock with bonded and riveted faces to form an integrated immensely rigid (rattle & squeak free) structure.
Crumple zone design. Collapsible steering column (plus intermediate steering shaft offset with two UJs). Main chassis rails extend to full vehicle width for greater driver / passenger protection. Optional ‘Explosafe’ fuel tank.
Camber Compensation & Anti-Roll (CC&AR) front suspension system* using DAX upper wishbones, pivot bar assemblies and CC&AR cross-links with Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) steering knuckles, wheel hub/flange assemblies and lower wishbones. GAZ gas-filled coil-over damper assemblies with full adjustment for height and damping.
* Patented, cross-linked, double wishbone suspension system, which provides maximum tyre-to-road contact and therefore maximum grip, whether cornering, accelerating, braking, or in any combination.
DAX De Dion rear suspension design using DAX axle beam, upper A-frame and lower radius arms with Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) differential unit, driveshaft assemblies (modified to use CV inner joints), rear hub carriers and wheel hub/flanges. GAZ gas-filled coil-over damper assemblies with full adjustment for height and damping.
Differential Options :
||XJ40 Donor Model
||Tojeiro Engine Recommendation
||Rover V8 (geared for maximum acceleration)
||Rover V8 (geared for touring) + Ford/Chevy Small Block + Ford/Chevy Big Block (geared for maximum acceleration)
||V12 (Very Rare)
||Ford/Chevy Big Block (geared for touring)
DAX rack and pinion steering (3 turns lock to lock) operated by Ford Sierra collapsible safety steering column.
Servo-assisted, dual-circuit, 4-wheel disc brake system using DAX pedal box and Ford servo & master cylinder (23.8mm diameter). Drum and shoe handbrake, operated by special DAX fly-off handbrake lever (drops to horizontal when not in use) – can also be sourced from Jaguar XJS.
Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) front discs and calipers, vented.
295mm diameter – from 1986 to ’90 (Girling brakes) 291mm diameter – from 1990 to ’94 (ATE brakes)
Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) rear discs and calipers, non-vented. Handbrake function provided by centre, drum & shoe section, of each rear disc.
278mm diameter – from 1986 to ’90 (Girling brakes)
294mm diameter – from 1990 to ’94 (ATE brakes)
The DAX Tojeiro De Dion can be fitted with 17” or 18” diameter wheels and tyres.
||8.5" x 17" with 32mm Inset
(235/45 x 17")
|9" x 17" with 22mm Outset
(255/45 x 17")
||8.5" x 18" with 32mm Inset
(235/40 x 18")
|10.5" x 18" with 6mm Outset
(295/35 x 18")
Engines and Transmission :
The DAX Tojeiro is designed to accept any commonly available V8 (English or American) or any Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40-based) unit. The most popular engine choice by far is the small-block Chevrolet V8 but DAX hold jigs for all common options.
Length - 4030mm (with nudge bars and overriders fitted)
Width - 1755mm
Height - 1110mm (to top of windscreen)
Wheelbase - 2280mm
Typical Performance: - with Chevrolet V8 (Approx. 400bhp)
0 to 60 mph: 4.5seconds
Top speed: 160+ mph, depending on gearing
Source: DJ Sportscars