We’ve found afew 12x8.00 that we can use by method that are beadlock and koenig that are standard wheels.
It will mainly be a charity event runner in its first stages so we are not going to be doing much to the 660cc engine. I am looking into re gearing it with charade gears to make it alittle steeper. But if the 660 does not perform like we expect (feedback from others says it will be fine under the new load). We will order a 1.3 from a atria and rework it to fit the turbo and supercharger. As for programs 3dmax, it’s going to make the weight and balance much easier when building the cage and cargo pod as well as the suspension.
Due to this covid nonsense we aren’t sure about our complete event schedule but until we work out all the systems and make some performance charts we are planning to run the gambler 500 events in afew states in the u.s. as well as some of the local am rally circuit events in our home state.
We will then have enough data to decide on the engine rebuild/replacement options. (Hopefully it won’t blow) and then we plan on a international appearance at the mongol rally in 2022. At this point we will have the truck fixed up into a true competition truck and see who will allow us to compete as a SxS or atv class. It would be a real dream come true to create a class of 1.3 L or less rally all in its own. I will be promoting this idea at all of the events and races we take it to but I expect nothing.