popuptoaster: I know their crazy spec safaricomp racers, but since i'm not competing I think the look could be done and still be able to do some gentle green laneing, I don't want just a padock car, small point to remember I'm useing rally gravel tyres which are much lighter then pretty much any 4x4 tyre
if your planning any green lanes at all (by green lane i mean legal byway - not bridleways, footpaths, fields etc) then you need ground clearance under the car, adding bigger diameter wheels will only give a little lift under the car itself before things bottom out
I run 31" diameter rims on my 4x4 and still catch the wishbones/bottom mounts on local lanes...
Cracking idea tho and I've been thinking about jacked up cars recently too, only a couple of inches, high could defo be the new low!!!
Suzuki swift or geo metro, 2" lift and was quite happy that the cd player worked quite well upside down! me i like the roof lights, they work well with the wedge shape
Civic, think there might not be enough suspension articulation.
this nissan is just HARD!
Lawsy not sure we actually have a green lane equivalent over here, i thought your green lanes would be like our forestry trails, flat with the occasional massive pot hole. high the new low? people love accessories and high cars need proper addons or else it's just a bit useless. Low cars look best with out tat so thats a little dull for those who can't stop fiddling ;D.
those three you posted up (Golf/Swift/Civic) work really well, I'm liking this idea more and more, such a break from the norm its refreshing, not that slammed cars are boring in the slightest, they rule. period.
Yeah if you can run it in 2WD you'd be ok - they do it with Suzuki XC90s, just take a prop out (i think). They get put in Class 5, which is for sports cars - same class as my Dads TR7, and the Scimitar pictured above, which incidentally has a duratec in now.
Its amazing fun, and has a really nice friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Some pics of Dads Sprint-engined TR7 ;D
As with all motorsports, regs are very strict though
Chevettes seem to be popular in the states for un-lowering
I was thinking about starting trials myself using a 300 series volvo (rwd) but things moved on.
As my SJ is off the road I've been using my corsa B round the lanes for roadside work, my mate parked it by a boulder that I didn't notice and I jumped in and drove over it and split the cat (arrgh) it performs ok in the mud though but the interior is now totally ruined.
Bear in mind that trials only allow road tyres, I imaging some mud tyres would make all the difference to any car in the right situation.