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 Making a raid car 
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What would be the best, to buy a raid car or make one?

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February 23rd, 2014, 12:28 pm
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make one wheres the fun in buying someone elses tired cast off

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February 23rd, 2014, 12:51 pm
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Agree, make it yours

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February 23rd, 2014, 12:53 pm
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True, though the dilemma seems to be to take a tired car and make it good or a nice resorted car and mess it up!

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February 23rd, 2014, 12:56 pm
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There's no dilemma, if you take a cheap tired car you repair everything, get to know it inside out and know its all new and good, buying something shiny just ensures you pay a lot of money for a car you know nothing about.

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February 23rd, 2014, 1:04 pm
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Justint wrote:
True, though the dilemma seems to be to take a tired car and make it good or a nice resorted car and mess it up!

at a guess 90% of what your paying somebody to do to a car to make it "Raid" is totally cosmetic

good chassis, good running gear, new shocks and tyres and it'll cope with anything cut of wings extra lights roll cages double fuel tanks etc etc are just pose. super duper engine mods, all that stuff just breaks its fun while it lasts but you cant beat standard for down right reliability.

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February 23rd, 2014, 1:35 pm
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Yes I was thinking standard
+ roll cage, chassis strengtheners, new shocks, good chassis, full ride height
job done :)

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February 23rd, 2014, 3:31 pm
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roll cage just adds weight why would it be more prone to falling over abroad as opposed to here?

a good chassis wont need strengthening ...im talking SLC, an engine tray and a fuel tank guard. done!

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February 23rd, 2014, 3:38 pm
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Post Re: Making a raid car
Good chassis is the answer and a MUST
Reinforcing a standard chassis is not always the best.
as it quite often does not add strength in the correct places
Do not believe everything in Ici commence le adventure!
I do build special raid chassis but at a cost!

minimum weight is a must
Less is more is always the best solution, and No add ons as these bits always give trouble
Do not add extra fuel tanks
Take 10 litre Steel jerry cans if needed as they are strong and Cheap.

and place all heavy items if possible in front of the rear wheels so as to have a balanced car

I always recommend AK running gear as the rear arms and cross tubes are (thicker)
stronger
if you propose to carry spares / more weight etc

or for just a minimum car 2cv rolling gear is OK

as many have said Good preparation is the key

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February 23rd, 2014, 9:16 pm
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Make it yourself but just remember that every bolt (sic) you use to hold on a shock absorber is a bolt you will have put in yourself ;)


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