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Old 11-18-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
dcramer
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decisions ? Looking down the rabbit hole

So I'm at the point of no return I think...

Putting a roll bar in the car and have seats.

Putting the roll bar in the car means taking the sunroof out. I'm welding the bar in so there's no way to get the cassette out once the bar is welded in.

Any comments on welding vs bolt in bars ?

Going to remove the carpeting and sound deadening.

So if I put seats in getting tires in the car is a PITA

So now need trailer...


Any sage advice at possible saner stop points than above ? Leave seats and sunroof in ?

Almost forgot is the car worth more or less stripped ready to track? I guess it depends on the buyer....


Dave

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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Dave,

cage depends on why you are putting it in, are you building a spec track car to run in a series or for added personal safety?

I have seen some cages that are bolt in and offer more safety for lapping, but would not pass tech for race series. so many options out there, if you want to keep the sunroof a removable bolt in cage would problley be the way to go. on the other hand, not many people buying a track car worry about a sunroof, so loosing it will reduce weight.

full cage will not be legal to drive on the street, so a bolt in with removable front bars is the only way to keep it without trailering it too, option is a hitch with a small utility trailer to bring track rims, gas cans, jack, tools ect

as for car worth, yes it all depends on market and buyer
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:33 AM   #3
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cage depends on why you are putting it in, are you building a spec track car to run in a series or for added personal safety?


I'm putting the cage in for safety. Also to be able to run a better harness.

I have seen some cages that are bolt in and offer more safety for lapping, but would not pass tech for race series. so many options out there, if you want to keep the sunroof a removable bolt in cage would problley be the way to go. on the other hand, not many people buying a track car worry about a sunroof, so loosing it will reduce weight.

Too true

full cage will not be legal to drive on the street,

Didn't know that. Thanks
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #4
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full permanent cages can result in more chance of head injuries ( bars hurt with out helmets) you would be amazed how much your head actually bounces around, that's also the difference in DOT and SNELL safety ratings for helmet's, and in the case of getting you out of the car in case of a crash they can inhibit the rescuer in opening the car up or getting in to perform on site medical aid.
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