the engine should be behind the bigger wheels, rad can be exchanged for a long narrow one and raised up, the real problem with chopping up the front end is the tie rods, their trailing, if they become a problem engineering them to be leading shouldn't be to hard.
I was thinking about this thread and was reminded of this photo:
Toyota Celica GT4 on the safari rally in Kenya/Africa. It struck me thats exactly what i'm thinking of in this thread, what normally is a low sports coupe, transformed into some mud plugging turbo coupe with bash guards, bull bars and spot lamps
I am doing this sort off thing to my 08 chevy kalos. I have used rubber spring helpers to jack it up a bit. I am going to look round the scrap yards to see if I can find some bigger springs to get it a bit higher
also I need to find some off road tyres
this is how I use to run it. corsa d lowering springs
till I put the standard springs back in with the helpers
1985 GMC camper family wagon 1994 fiat cinq my boys car 2002 oily joe mx5 my race car
Awesome,loads of space in the archs for chunky mud tyres! i think the kalos is based on the gm4400 platform, have a look around scrappys for opel meriva legs springs and dampers, according to wikipedia they share the same platform but the meriva is half a ton heavier, without that weight to pin the springs down you should have loads of ground clearance.
Since this thread started I've been looking at my Arosa in a whole different light! I did a sketch of it some time back and I suppose its always been hankering there since......nevermind the boat on top but I got carried away with the car a bit:
Wish I'd spotted this thread earlier! We just traded in the Matiz that was SWMBO's daily as it got stuck or grounded far too many times in the snow. Found a Kangoo Trekka which is slightly raised and 4wd but now I'm wondering about a bit of a lift and some proper off road tyres!
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