Desert Racing

AeroCharon

Wrench Pro
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Location
Los Angeles, CA
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Honda Civic
I live in the LA area and have been doing modifications to cars for racing but I'm just starting out. I've heard there's a desert racing scene around here but I don't know anyone involved. I guess my first question would be, what sort of modifications would be most beneficial for preparing a car for racing in desert terrains? My next question - where can someone go to actually do a bit of desert racing?
 

AeroCharon

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Honda Civic
Thanks, the roll cage was definitely on my mind. I'm going to have to familiarize myself with my suspension options. Appreciate the tips!
 

charger69

Pro Tuner
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237
Location
gostivar, macedonia
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Opel Corsa B X14XE
the wheel handlers, change them into longer ones, cars need wideness for off roading, and make sure air filter is placed somewhere higher so it wont suck sand too often and quick.
 

charger69

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gostivar, macedonia
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Opel Corsa B X14XE
are you building a baja buggy? I love those! oh by wheel handler i ment for these parts:

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they are longer and custom usually, complete with the other parts as a set.
 

AeroCharon

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Location
Los Angeles, CA
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Honda Civic
We've been doing offroading (just general offroading, not racing) in our Jeep Wrangler but I was thinking about converting a Honda Civic for desert racing. However, it seems if I did anything serious, I'd have to get it trailered due to California emissions laws so I'm not so sure I'll be going forward with it.
 

charger69

Pro Tuner
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gostivar, macedonia
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Opel Corsa B X14XE
honestly that is not a good idea, since you already have the jeep. jeeps are kings for off roading. how is the jeep, any issues or so? plenty people here customize old cherokees for off roading as well. I would say keep the civic for the road and the jeep for off road, altho don't get me wrong just my opinion, because I don't believe the civic will be good at it
 

AeroCharon

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Location
Los Angeles, CA
Car
Honda Civic
Yeah, maybe you're right. The reason I was considering the Civic is because it's the one I've already done some work on. We haven't really done anything to the Wrangler. It's pretty much driven as is.
 

charger69

Pro Tuner
Points
237
Location
gostivar, macedonia
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Opel Corsa B X14XE
, doesn't have to mean. if the jeep runs fine keep it for off roading. what is the engine? 4.0 V8? the jeep could do well with some light mods. while the civic could be a cool road car. I like your jeep, keep it as it is in the outside, inside you could do some light mods to improve handling.
 

charger69

Pro Tuner
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237
Location
gostivar, macedonia
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Opel Corsa B X14XE
first, can you see the air intake plastic coming at the rear side of front window up, co drivers side? it's something you can do yourself without any bigger issues, like the one in this

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charger69

Pro Tuner
Points
237
Location
gostivar, macedonia
Car
Opel Corsa B X14XE
front bullbar just requires ideas and weldings.

also outside rollcage for safety, easier to do than the inner one, just make sure to connect it to the strongest places of the chassis, something like this

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