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Does it still bolt to the original attachment points?

If so, you should pull it off, and build a jig t hold it, so that you can make duplicates.

I'm sure there would be a market for them.

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Does it still bolt to the original attachment points?

If so, you should pull it off, and build a jig t hold it, so that you can make duplicates.

I'm sure there would be a market for them.

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I did reuse the stock bumper brackets so it would fit exactly like the oem crash bar would. If it makes it through this year without getting ruined, then I will make a jig, or maybe see about having a fabricator friend of mine make them (I don't have a pipe bender, and only have a flux core welder.. It's fine for my own crap, but I wouldn't feel right selling these without being mig welded.) Like I said, not sure if I'll get a chance during the season, bur after the season is over, I'll probably redo this one with some lighter bar stock, and make a front bar as well. At that point making multiples may be more likely.

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Successfully ran 2 test/bash events over the weekend. The car did great! Absolutely no mechanical issues whatsoever, was able to hot lap 10+ times in a row with no overheating or anything.

 

 

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Haven't seen many action shots yet, hoping to in the next couple days. But here is a low quality highlight video of Saturdays festivities in Ohio.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCm9kjPHD7o&feature=youtu.be

 

 

And not-great follow run from Sunday's Baer Bash In Ft Wayne:

 

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The recent work to the car has made a huge difference. The o2 Sensors are the only mechanical change to the engine and it does have a noticeable increase in power. Not a ton, but enough to notice. Also that massive rear sway bar is awesome. The car feels so much more stable and flat in drift. Also makes transitions much smoother. The chassis is nearly perfect right now. I can literally let go of the wheel on almost every transition and the car does most of the work. The only chassis change I may work on at some point is to make a little more room for steering angle up front.

 

Also shortened the shifter back down to a reasonable level and moved the handbrake closer to me and got a 5/8" bore master cyl for it. It now locks nearly effortlessly.

 

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I still have a bit of work to do, but going to try doing an MDU Pro-Am event on May 1st, so hopefully that goes well.

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Also that massive rear sway bar is awesome. The car feels so much more stable and flat in drift. Also makes transitions much smoother.

 

Funny more people don't grasp this concept....

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^ Right? It was really night and day. I'm amazed at the number of dedicated drift cars that are running stock or no sway bars at all.

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nice! car looks good.

 

i actually like how the bolts go through the rear bumper.

 

i might have to look into that sway bar as well!

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Damn two events in one weekend! Was it two different locations or just separate events at Kilkare?

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Saturday was at Kilkare Speedway in Xenia OH, Sunday was at Baer Field Raceway in Ft. Wayne. Was just going to camp in the van overnight, but it was hotter than expected and I was half dead from the heat so we just went home and drove to Ft Wayne in the morning. The extra hour and a half of driving was well worth sleeping in my own bed.

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Here are the best shots so far from Baer Bash on Sunday. That track ate a pair of tires in 3 runs, but was a ton of fun. 70+mph entry speeds.

 

The car is noticeably flatter and has more angle than before.

 

(Warning, Massive picture dump)

 

 

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Why is the babe in the first pic look to be pointing at you, laughing ?

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I have my guesses.. Could be dick size. Could be that someone just spun out. :unsure:

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I'll spare everyone too much more picture whoring. These 2 are a couple of my favorites from the weekend:

 

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This week's festivities include fixing the things required in order to pass tech for Pro-Am.

 

First. New, unbroken windshield:

 

 

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Mo would jizz at your hood emblem.

 

 

Everything looks rad!

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