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R35 NASA Super Touring Road Race Build

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nice beads on the welds BTW!

 

when you bend piping like that, any chance of it collapsing? Does it get hot or does that machine basically make it a no brainer.


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nice beads on the welds BTW!

when you bend piping like that, any chance of it collapsing? Does it get hot or does that machine basically make it a no brainer.


Good question, and that's the main difference between a proper tubing bender and the simple pipe benders from Home Depot. A proper bender pulls the tubing through a set of dies, the dies are machined to fit a specific OD of tube (1.75" in my case) and so the tube is fully supported and pressure is applied equally around the circumference of the tube. Since it gets pulled through the machine as it is bent, there is no kinking or stretching of the tube itself.
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2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400

2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig

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Hey guys, just another weekly update. I got the front pedastal boxes done as well as the A pillars this weekend. We took our time and really nailed the fitment on the A pillars. I'll be able to weld them directly to the body in about 3 places which should really help chassis stiffness. I am really liking how things are shaping up now.

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2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400

2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig

facebook.com/DangerousEnterprises

Do want someday - Radical, 599 GTB w/FHP, 430 Scud, Superlite Coupe, FF Type 65 Coupe


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Nice man.
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Awesome, this is a lot of fun to watch come together!
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Hey Elf,

 

what are the rules for your class?  Any suspension stuff?  Wide fenders? Big aero?


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Hey Elf,

what are the rules for your class? Any suspension stuff? Wide fenders? Big aero?


Just about anything with 4 tires can race with NASA. Most of the rules are around safety. The cage requirements/specs are very very detailed, for example. Certain tubes have to be certain sizes/thicknesses, and others don't matter. They get very granular about where tubes intersect and how they tie into the chassis.

As for classing, that is mostly based on power to weight and then there are penalty points for advantages like AWD, DCT, tire size, weight etc. There is a 2 page classing sheet that you put all those details into and you come up with your class. Super Touring has 5 classes from Unlimited, ST1, ST2, ST3, and ST4.
As for aero the only major rule is that active aero is not allowed. Also they won't allow the big crazy aero packages due to contact. Huge splitters and front wings could puncture someone's tires or fall off and cause an accident behind you. That's why you only see that kind of crazy aero in Time Attack cars where there is no chance of contact.
That being said, you can absolutely do a good front splitter and canards like the Nismo GT3 for example...
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2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400

2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig

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Semi-related, but how did you care for the Sparco Evo 2 seat?  I've been thinking about one for my daily driver but only if it's 'reasonably comfortable'.  I have OEM seats that aren't terribly comfortable to me in my STi and was thinking about doing one for the drivers side only.  Lame thought or possible from your POV?


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Semi-related, but how did you care for the Sparco Evo 2 seat? I've been thinking about one for my daily driver but only if it's 'reasonably comfortable'. I have OEM seats that aren't terribly comfortable to me in my STi and was thinking about doing one for the drivers side only. Lame thought or possible from your POV?


I would say go for it! I drove mine around town a lot with the Evo2 in it and I was very comfortable. I put the seat further back then the factory seat to get more legroom and it definitely gives you more headroom as well. I'm 6'6" and 210 lbs with a 36" waist and 37" inseam if that helps. The Evo2 is a snug fit but not uncomfortable. I'm not sure if I would take a road trip in it, but an hour or so is no problem at all.

2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400

2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig

facebook.com/DangerousEnterprises

Do want someday - Radical, 599 GTB w/FHP, 430 Scud, Superlite Coupe, FF Type 65 Coupe





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