Are you doing the work yourself???? There is a lot of little stuff that will nickle and dime you to death!! you can tack on about another $5000 pretty easily.
Some yes, most not.Are you doing the work yourself???? There is a lot of little stuff that will nickle and dime you to death!! you can tack on about another $5000 pretty easily.
buy a used one, race ready, for about half the price!!!!
How much is the entry fee for MDR races?? How many races a year are there for UTVs??I am a budget utv racer and did it all for under $18,000. I did do the cage work myself and run Bilstien shocks with an HCR LT kit. Like people were saying in the earlier posts though I run one day MDR type events that don't require all the super high dollar hardware. My most expensive item to keep up with is tires so I just keep an eye on craigslist for people selling stock wheels and tires. I have yet to break an aluminum wheel but have bent some stock steel wheels beyond repair. I will be running my 4th race november 7th in barstow. If you get to work now you can make it too!
By the way you can still run a bolt on cage at MDR and Baja Cup races provided it has the proper gusseting.
Since I am up in UT, and BORE just got bought out and is now BOR Racing, and they are starting up anew, I was thinking about running in their UTV Class. They said they were going to follow BITD rules, but looking at the pics of their first race this past Sep, they seem to be lax on some things.You might get more detailed/specific answers if you let us know what series you plan on racing in - then we can pinpoint exactly what you will need to be competitive, and at what level......
If you just go with what you have listed, you aren't far off...but might want to add a few things, too.....RZR-S 14,000
Roll cage tied to frame - $800-$1200
After market full skid plate - (uh, not sure - always made my own)
Window nets - $40 -ish each (Summit! woot!)
Proper rear lighting - You can do this anywhere between $30 and $500 - bulb or led? Lightbar or frame mounted? I always go cheap cheap cheap on the lights - lol!
Racing seats - $250 and up each new (starting from $75 each used, usually)
Fire suit - $85 - $3000 - depending on what you want to spend!
Helmet - $180 - $500 full face (new) - again depending on what you want to spend
Fuel cell - $350 and up - depending on how big and what brand - I always used JAZ
I am estimating about 20K, am I off?
I'm kinda wondering the same thing. I thought the whole idea was an inexpensive racing class, but the prices they're talking about are nuts.My only question is WHY? For the cost of a UTV race ready vehicle you could have a real race car. $30+K for a short wheelbase vehicle that isn't likely to finish a long race is just insane. You can pick up a good 1600 car for half that and can get into lot's of other classes for about that much or a whole lot less.
Sorry just don't get the UTV class for the money. Unless you are running short course races like Corry that pay.