you’ve destroyed the tire, a beadlock
will ensure you get back to camp.
We’ve run over 50 miles at a fast clip
on a flat. As most racers do, we run
the same size tire all the way around.
The Mongrels handle the best this
way, and it’s also nice when carrying
a spare, as it matches any corner.
We clamped on Blingstar’s Moto 1
bumper. It matches the rest of the
hardware. It is a nice size, just enough
to ram your buddy with confidence.
We got ours with Blingstar’s LED light.
The key to running a bumper LED is
to aim it down. You have good light
when you mash the throttle on and
the rear squats. It’s also great to be
able to see down when you pull up to
a steep drop-off. We matched the front
with Blingstar’s rear bumper so we
were ready for paybacks. You really
want to get a bumper on an off-road
car. A little mistake by yourself or a
crony can do a lot of damage. The
Blingstar looks good and matched the
BITS AND PIECES
We picked some import mirrors
from CT Racing, and they were great
until our test driver ran out of talent
and backed it into a rock outcropping.
Luckily, they are reversible, so we
These S Star harnesses from CT Racing are just $101.95 a set, but they make the
driver and passenger feel much more secure while driving. The harnesses required
a mounting bar from Blingstar.
From this rear angle you can see how much the bed rack aids cargo capacity for
the bed. The perforated metal cover is the intercooler guard. We like the bumper for
engine and exhaust protection. We built this car for adventures, so the gas can is a
This closer look shows how clever the Rotopax gas can mounting is. Without the
intercooler guard you can melt luggage packed back here.
GBC Kanati Mongrel tires add a
little ground clearance, and the DOT
construction reduces the chances of
punctures. With the double-beadlock
ITP wheels, they make a formidable
Blingstar’s doors fit well, close securely,
open easily and make the Maverick