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Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 28, 2005 10:46 PM  
Can't afford a new car so I'm forced to re-design my existing car. Plan is to remove cage and move it back. Cut the frame and shorten it. Re-adjust the suspension. And put a better driveline package in it. Any tips or tricks to accomplish this as "painlessly" as possible would be greatly appreciated?? BTW the car is a 114 inch big body Grand Prix. Going to try and get down to 108 inches. I have more time than money, my cash is my labor. Thanks!

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted July 29, 2005 07:30 AM  
Is it really worth the bother to move the cage back? If you shorten the car from the rear you will be effectivley moving the cage back 7" Another 3-5" will not make any noticable difference in weight or handling. Save yourself the trouble and spend the time on the front suspension package.

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 29, 2005 10:59 AM  
Makes sense! But where would the best place be to measure and cut from? Thanks

[This message has been edited by Tire Killer (edited July 31, 2005).]

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted July 29, 2005 12:31 PM  
I would probably say mid-frame. Eddie

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 31, 2005 12:33 AM  
Hey PowerGlides what would you suggest concentrating on when tackeling the front?

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 31, 2005 12:35 AM  
Also I have a question about moving the shock to the front of the outer edge of the bottom a-frame? Is there an advantage to this or is it just to make room for the wheight jack?

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted July 31, 2005 01:41 PM  
That is just to make room for the jack screws. I saw an article about mounting the shocks to the top A-arm and up to the front bar. This will keep it away from the tire and the heat from the brakes. Was a neat idea.

    

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