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Author Topic:   Looking into a GRT Box Kit-OPINIONS PLZ
Xtreme12x
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posted October 07, 2004 11:12 AM  
Looking at ordering a GRT Box kit on a chevelle stub un powder coated and no interior installed... for the price you cannot beat that deal. I'm going to order the chassis as a 4 link z link options both sides but have the 3 link suspention package as my suspention as i am limited to three link. The cars seem well built and look like they run pretty good. Anyone have any suggestions on setups and some opinions on the new grt?
thanks

STICK01
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posted October 07, 2004 11:40 AM  
no but I would be interested in what responses that you may get back as well. This "box - kit" seems to be catching on and is probably alot easier for the chassis manufacturers...

STICK

Xtreme12x
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posted October 07, 2004 05:05 PM  
you know at that price get it unpowdercoated and interior kit instead of it installed...
and you could have a pretty much roller without tires and wheels for around 7000...
thats dirt cheap and there cars are getting faster and faster up here

36modracer
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posted October 08, 2004 06:11 AM  
last one we got from them a couple yrs ago we went ahead and had them powdercoat and put the tub in because its not much more. they ran the brakelines too and we ended up putting the car together then in a few days minus the rest of the body work. it worked good since it came that way, we could put it on stands and go right to work.

NJantz
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posted October 08, 2004 07:30 AM  
I'm sure you'll be pleased with the craftsmanship that goes into these cars. They offer good tech as well. I just sold my GRT mod. The chevelle front end is probably the way to go.

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Xtreme12x
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posted October 08, 2004 08:27 AM  
i'm sponsored by a powder coating shop here in town so it'll be free and they've got a color i'd like to use on it. as for the interior i'm going to make it a wide body car lilke the dirtworks and harris cars that the right side is even with the right rear tire. for the price i just cannot see why this isn't a good deal. the cars are catching on up here in iowa..

STICK01
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posted October 08, 2004 09:39 AM  
What suspension options are you getting or thinking about getting. I am wanting to try a 4link/swingarm so that way i can do a straight two link, or 4link clamped LR with a 2 link RR. These seem to be the new "hot" setups that i saw at Deer Creek for the USMTS fall jamboree...

Stick

Xtreme12x
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posted October 08, 2004 11:55 AM  
i'll be on a straight 2 link... but in talking to mark elliot today, he said he orders all his cars as a combo car with every suspention mount on the car possible...
i think i've made my choice and am going with a grt...

Dman
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posted October 08, 2004 01:57 PM  
You are doing the right thing.
Dman

PEwaste
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posted October 08, 2004 02:13 PM  
dman... could you give me some more info on what you run for a grt? what other chassis have you ran and how does the grt compare to them? what car does the rear suspention compare to as in bar lengths and mounting points?
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24mod
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posted October 08, 2004 02:51 PM  
Xtreme - Where do you find more information about this box kit? I am interested but want to know more.

badfastjr
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posted October 08, 2004 03:15 PM  
grt has a website i believe it is teamgrt.com. They should have some info on there

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PEwaste
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posted October 08, 2004 04:07 PM  
go to www.teamgrt.com and then go to pricing
basic modified box kit is what you want
of course you still need your seat, gauges, belts, pedals, basically components, but to get the car rolling from the box kit you then only need tires and wheels.... the chevelle stub is $200 more and now they have a surcharge for steel on top of the chassis cost which i dont think is really all that much, its just there due to the high cost of steel. The component kit is 3490 with tires and wheels, that brings you to 9390 with all new components, but most of the stuff you can buy a lot cheaper through local places, in iowa schroeders is who i go thru. i'm looking after its all said and done with no poweder coat and no interior from grt at probably 5400 plus the surcharge for my box kit, depending on there powdercoating cost and deduction of interior kit. the cars that elliot sells have every suspention capability you can imagine. if you've got a chassis that you can sell without a lot of the bolt on's then that is another way to do it. Its all in how much you want to spend. I'd imagine you'll get a little better deal on the parts when you buy the box kit though. it seems like this kit is the way to go. You have to assemble but i'd rather put my own car together. the componet kit for the chassis also includes a 327 dollar power steering pump kit which most of us do not need.

Xtreme12x
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posted October 09, 2004 08:36 AM  
also jimmy lynch from iowa is in a grt and mark was saying he won 14 out of 18 features at bloomfield this year...

Xtreme12x
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posted October 10, 2004 12:03 PM  
anyone with the new chevelle stubbed car, can you shoot a few pictures of the rear end and mounting points, rear tail?

Dman
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posted October 12, 2004 07:28 AM  
We havent got to run the New GRT mod yet .We have sold them all before we got a house car together. The folks we have sold them to have won main events and championships with them. We are still running (Occasionally) our old house car, metric on swing arm z-link and have been very happy with it and always run up front,barring any mechanical problems. GRT builds a quality piece and offers great Tech help.
They do the powder coating at a really reasonable price and the sheet metal work is outstanding. Professional racers, Real race cars,not a copy of someone elses stuff. Call them up. (501)-679-2311

STICK01
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posted October 12, 2004 10:56 AM  
DMAN,

You seem to be in the know about these GRT cars, can you tell me what other suspension options they are selling and are familiar with...like 4-bar / zlink, etc..
Also, do you deal direct with GRT or do you go through a dealer or are you a dealer?

Thanks,

STICK

PEwaste
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posted October 12, 2004 01:26 PM  
stick
i know that the cars the mark elliot sells are what he calls a combo car, with 4 link mounts on both sides, z link mounts on both sides, multiple places for the springs to mount on both sides, and i think on the right rear and maybe left rear too the chassis has different mounts built onto the car for long or short trailing arms on the bottom, the panhard bar mounts on a square tube, i took a look at an 03 today and they seem to really be on to something. the combo car seems like it will be the car to get as you can do about anything with it. the one thing i like about the grt is that they are not built like every other modified out there that you see.

21dirtracernw
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posted October 12, 2004 05:57 PM  
we have one of those combo cars and have setup for a swingarm. Tis is a car that we bought down on oklahoma a couple of months ago and didn't change anything. Very easy to drive and setup can't wait till next season..

Dman
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posted October 13, 2004 08:47 AM  
Stick,
We are GRT dealers in.Have been for aboout 5 or 6 years.The new chassis design is available with a chevelle or metric clip. The rear clip design is the same on both. You can run 4-bar,z-link ,3 link,4-z,spring on top of housing on RR.You can run a long or short lower link on both sides.The car comes with all the bolt in mounts or plugs as some like to call them.
There are both mounts for the coil overs so you can run swing arm or to the bird cages.The car is pull bar but they have installed torque arm mounts for a couple of our customers and a mount for a long panhard bar behind the rear end.It is no copy of a Harris or Dirtworks like so many out there and has alot of their late model design and look.When you make a chassis adjustment on these cars you know it.The forward bite and side bite is great. I think you will be very happy with one of GRT's cars.
Dman

STICK01
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posted October 13, 2004 11:34 AM  
How about a number to contact you? And where are you located?

STICK

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