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Author Topic:   flex or ridged frame
dirtyboy58
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted October 16, 2005 08:07 PM  
ridged frame or flex frame allways ran a flex building new car any inputs appriciated

Chris Daniel
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted October 16, 2005 09:23 PM  
I say rigid.

Make your suspension do the work, it makes it a whole lot easier to set the car up in my opinion.

Also, have you ever taken a piece of metal and bent it back and forth over and over again? Eventually it gets weak and starts to break.....all metal does this, even your frame.

The car I am fixing to start building will be as rigid as I can possibly make it from suspension to suspension. I am building crush zones into the front and rear.

Thats just my take on it.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted October 17, 2005 02:16 AM  
Take out the body mounts and bolt it straight to the frame, you can also use hokey pucks for solid mounts if you wanted to, you dont want the frame to flex. Eddie

JDF Motorsports
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 216
posted October 17, 2005 03:59 PM  
The guys running fastest around here in metric cars don't even have front loops in their cars. And the fastest camaro does't have the subframes connected and still uses rubber mounts

    

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