The cost of building a quality crawler or go fast desert car are not cheap in any way. I built junk yard axles for my old 4600 car and still cost me close to 14k just in the axles. Then it’s conversions to triangulated suspensions then having to change to a fuel cell plus cage comms and a much more, then you quickly spent 50k and that’s not including the initial cost of the vehicle and doing the build yourself including fab work. I just find a lot of people are all about the bling like lights, wheels, tires and neglect axle upgrades then complain when something breaks. I have a raptor and wheeled it once in mass at mabell now if I want to keep it there are many upgrades I need to do but not sure if it’s even worth it. I think I would rather just build a tube chassis before modifying the Braptor because I have a tendency of going overboard.I know it can be done, my question was why? Not necessary for wheeling and yes, I fully understand the costs of lifting an IFS. Been posting on that topic for almost 3 years now off and on.
Just like a Wrangler, to do serious rock crawling and wheeling, gonna cost you $25K or more. In the early days, guys on here laughed and really came at me on the costs for lifts and consequences. Those dudes are quiet or no longer posting here now, as I figured and predicted.