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Old 12-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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I am in a build-off against my best friend, and my car is a pig, and his car weighs all of 2500 pounds from the factory, before he strips it out and whatnot. I am interested in building a serious performance car out of my 89', and was wondering about making it into a tube chassis car. I have seen tube chassis car's before, but i am clueless as to how they are make, cost, drawbacks, advantages, etc. so if anyone can fill me in, that would be lovely. Thanks for your input in advance.

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Old 12-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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uh, ken herring from pass time and pinks could probably help you out =D ..Im pretty sure he runs a business dealing with tube chassis in texas
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a PROPER tube chassis will run you 40 grand
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why not just make more power?
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what kind of car do they have that weighs 2500lbs
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im with adder and prime, you are going about this all wrong
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The items in Lucky's sig pic will run you less than a tube chassis. Yes weight is an issue but it is cheaper to build the power to push the weight than it is to strip it down after the interior is gone (generally speaking).

What are you running against and his plans?
What is your budget?
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uh, ken herring from pass time and pinks could probably help you out =D ..Im pretty sure he runs a business dealing with tube chassis in texas
Oh yeah i'll give him a call he's on my speed dial =p haha

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ouch O_o that's nuts

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why not just make more power?
Because its not a drag race, and weight counts when your turning, same reason i'm not bolting up a 408w or a 440 lol

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what kind of car do they have that weighs 2500lbs
okay sorry, i was mistaken, it doesn't weigh 2500 factory, it weighs 2330. Mk2 wolfburg Jetta

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im with adder and prime, you are going about this all wrong
Oh don't worry, i'm planning on slappin in some twins or just one big turbo. Its gonna make some power, but its not all about speed i want the car to be balanced and turn correctly. Mustangs have a notorious tendency to understeer into a turn and be unpredictable at the limit.

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The items in Lucky's sig pic will run you less than a tube chassis. Yes weight is an issue but it is cheaper to build the power to push the weight than it is to strip it down after the interior is gone (generally speaking).

What are you running against and his plans?
What is your budget?
Well i know that its cheaper to build it than cut the weight, but again, its not just about the power to weight gains, its more about the car being lighter so it handles better.

Well, i'm going to anwer both of your questions at once- We both have the same plan, and same budget. We are building the cars how we want them to be, and buying the parts that we want to put on the car... and the budget is however much those parts cost when we get there. Just takes time.
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So its just a long drawn out thing. Then you can still outrun him on a track easily. Look into maximum motorsports. Probably the best road race company for a fox body.
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Oh yeah i'll give him a call he's on my speed dial =p haha



ouch O_o that's nuts



Because its not a drag race, and weight counts when your turning, same reason i'm not bolting up a 408w or a 440 lol



okay sorry, i was mistaken, it doesn't weigh 2500 factory, it weighs 2330. Mk2 wolfburg Jetta



Oh don't worry, i'm planning on slappin in some twins or just one big turbo. Its gonna make some power, but its not all about speed i want the car to be balanced and turn correctly. Mustangs have a notorious tendency to understeer into a turn and be unpredictable at the limit.



Well i know that its cheaper to build it than cut the weight, but again, its not just about the power to weight gains, its more about the car being lighter so it handles better.

Well, i'm going to anwer both of your questions at once- We both have the same plan, and same budget. We are building the cars how we want them to be, and buying the parts that we want to put on the car... and the budget is however much those parts cost when we get there. Just takes time.

You're so wrong about mustangs not being able to handle turns its not even funny..... This may be true for a STOCK mustang. but look into maximum motorsports. They make kits to make a fox body outhandle some pretty high-dollar cars, and this was tested in the slalom. You can find the article around if you google it, im just too lazy to right now.
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