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Learn about Desert Karts right here:
Desert Design & Fabrication LLC has been building superlight off-road cars since 2000. In this time we have built single seat mini rails for individual customers, and for rental companies in the US and abroad. Our karts have been used on TV shows, and by individuals for recreation. The carts we sell have evolved over time and the look continues to change with customer demand. We don't build two seat cars but we plan on doing it in the future. When we do build a two seat buggy the pictures and information will be added to the site. Some of the mini rails and go carts shown on this site where built by customers from the go kart plans available here. Some were rolling chassis' built by desertkarts.com and completed by a customers. These are an evolution from the go kart plans. Some are powered by snowmobile engines others by motorcycle engines, they are all built with information from the go kart plans. They can be driven at the dunes or in the dirt. Many of these carts can be seen at the Imperial sand dunes or Glamis. Compare all go cart plans to our mini buggy plans, or mini rail plans. Call them what you will, our go kart plans produce a buggy that works! We can support your Badland buggy build with parts. Badland Buggy no longer sells parts but we can support your build with the same high quality parts that Badland buggy was selling. so Badland buggy builders can still finish their builds with desertkarts parts.
The Oregon dunes is a common place to see the Panther mini sand rail. Some customers use the go kart plans as a guideline to complete a car that they fell work best for them. The customers with dunning and fabrication experience understand the benefits of the Double A-arm Front Suspension and Trailing Arm Rear Suspension combination. The carts or mini rails can be equipped with our Hydraulic Pedal Assembly, master cylinder, quick disconnect hub, buggy shocks, steering shaft, buggy steering wheel, buggy seat belts, mini rail spindles, mini buggy hubs, mini buggy tie rods, go-kart rack and pinion, steering u-joint. Check out our online catalog. Florida based Off-Road Buggy builders choose the knock down chassis kit then later ordered the suspension parts. Fast progress is made towards the completion of Mini off-road buggies when more parts are purchased. Get the tires and wheels on Ebay for an exceptional purchase price. The Panther go Karts are designed to be economical so the tire recommendations are very conservative. Some customers found these big tires, that look great on the bigger knock down frame, for less money than the recommended tires. Shopping around can keep your dune buggy costs way down. Complete Karts, kits, and rolling chassis' for motorcycle or snowmobile engines are available. Building mini sand rails from plans by the DIY community are an emerging hobby. Get your kart plans here. Mini buggy shocks and long travel suspension parts are available at desertkarts.com.


14" Mini Dune Buggy Rack and Pinion Steering Unit

The Desertkarts.com 14" Rack and Pinion Steering Unit is well suited for all light weight karts and mini buggies. Any off-road kart running ATC type tires will benefit from this unit. Originally designed as a sand rail rack and pinion unit it is very strong for our application, and for use as a "Mini Baja" rack and pinion. The 11" and 14" racks are both used by many universities in Mini Baja and Formula SAE competition vehicles. The 14" is measured from center to center of the adjustable rod ends. (Included)

The image below should answer most of your questions concerning this item.

The ratio of the rack and pinion is 12:1 this equals 1.5 turns of the wheel is 4.25 inches of rack travel "lock to lock".

This rack has a 36 spline input shaft.

This is the correct rack for your Badland Buggy ST2 project.

Our Price: $98.00

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