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posted January 30, 2004 08:27 AM
How can I find any info on Lightning Chassis and or do they have a website?

posted January 30, 2004 01:54 PM
DirtTurd, send me some info. What I am really trying to do is trade my Super Stock for a modified. The car used to be the Choo Choo Express. Last owner was Eddie Kerry. Still a good car, had 8 wins in 2003.

posted January 30, 2004 03:45 PM
white lightning chassis's web site is

Ego Racing
posted January 31, 2004 05:40 AM
A Quick Question for anyone with a lightning chassis?
We ran a set up to get our shocks inside the chassis like the lightning about 6 years ago but we ran a link from a mount on the bottom ball joint to the transfer arm. I cannot see clearly on the web site how they mount theirs, it looks like they are tied to the upper A-frame. Can anyone post a pic of the front suspension to be able to see it?
I am just wondering how they work and how they preform. I was thinking os something on my new car to tie it to the top balljoint to help lighten the load in the shock and remove some of the weight up front.

posted January 31, 2004 07:43 AM
K13PS, I saw their chassis on the web but are not familiar with them. Does anyone out there have any experience with the white lightning chassis. The picture on the web looks like a nice car.

posted January 31, 2004 05:13 PM
WPP I don't have your current e-mail address' you can e-mail me at or at home

posted January 31, 2004 06:19 PM
Here is a picture of the cantilever control arms. I hope that this is a better picture.

posted January 31, 2004 06:39 PM
Zero, When we ran ours like this we fabd a mount to connect the shock to the lower balljoint and ran a 3/4 inch link with rod ends on it. We ran the rest of that season and all of the next like it and never lost a shock in a wreck. We actually went down on the valving of the shoct to soften it because we got the mount out closer to the balljoint.
The only difference is we built a Mounting point on the chassis for a pivot point ( it would have also worked in the factory top mount with a little modification) and built a triangle for the transfer/cantilever assy. We had a small problem with them folding if there was wheel comtact or a brush with the wall so we added an v inside out of 1/2 inch square tube to tie the three sides together, we gust inverted the v and welded it in so it was in the middle of all three sides.
As I said in a season and a half we never lost a shock. We only lost 2 transfer bars and 1 link.
The new car I am potting together is going to have a modified setup like the original on it. I like it better because everything is mounted in double sheer brackets. If you do it (Try this it is going to be one of my changes) in the center of the chassis build a mount out of C channel and drill a hole every inch. Then you can adjust the shock by moving the inside it change the angle of the shock. So as the track changes you don't have to change shocks as much just pull the shock pin move it and put the pin in, you could even do it in a qiuck pit stop.

posted February 01, 2004 12:15 PM
Artie what have you been up 2? it's Aaron from FL. i have a new email if you want it. im me.

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