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by gcranston
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

For those of you with no idea what we're on about...



"We have a quorum here in the Empire of Dirt, and we have come to the consensus that welding metal is **** cool."
Don't ever change, AvE.

EDIT: that video has NSFW language.
by gcranston
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

beatus wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
hazard fraud
I hear their MIG welder is pretty skookum.
by gcranston
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banquet on a Sunday?
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Banquet on a Sunday?

Can't wait! What's the format for the track time this year? Heats? Endurance? Some other third thing? Undecided?
by gcranston
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: My PHD RX8 Build (Because it will take me 8 years)
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: My PHD RX8 Build (Because it will take me 8 years)

TunaNoCrust wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:23 am
Ohhh yeah, it was not an if or even a when, but a how bad type of sport. Haha funny story, I slid off a rock ledge where the bottom of my rig was against the rock and my roof against a tree.
So, why no helmets?
by gcranston
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

What'd'ya know? The points system works!
by gcranston
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

I think The Clam's point about the dyno was not to tune it, but to get you some points back without changing the car. Generally, it will cost you fewer points to class the engine based on power/weight from a dyno pull than to take each point from each engine mod individually. The logic being that wh...
by gcranston
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

Shiny side down mustang looks like he's having a bad day.
by gcranston
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

OK let me clarify my question a bit: do you think a properly constructed and installed 4-point roll bar could provide the kind of roll over protection needed for track use, or would you recommend at least a 6-point structure with an overhead hoop and members along the A- and B-pillars? Notwithstandi...
by gcranston
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

While our rules to allow for aftermarket seats and harness bars without aftermarket rollover protection, I would not personally recommend it. OK I have a couple questions here: What would be your concern with running seats and harnesses without rollover protection? How much structure would you reco...
by gcranston
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Harness // rollbar options
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Harness // rollbar options

Check out this video for demonstration of a frontal impact with/without HANS: Came across that video last year while researching HANS and it horrified me. That head whip happens entirely in one frame. A note to others considering safety upgrades but not ready for seats + harness yet: you can use th...
by gcranston
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Bringatrailer.com experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Bringatrailer.com experience?

No it'd be a 240Z or a 280Z. And I'm a loooong way away from that bad decision.
by gcranston
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Bringatrailer.com experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Bringatrailer.com experience?

See? That's a nice thing to do.

Bloody dangerous website though. If I spend anymore time there I'm likely to buy an old Datsun for nostalgia. My grandfather had one. It was about the only "indulgence" he ever got for himself. I feel like one day I need to have one...
by gcranston
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Bringatrailer.com experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Bringatrailer.com experience?

Thanks for the insights. I did manage to get an inspection done the morning before the auction closed. There were a few surprises and set my ceiling accordingly. Took a swing at it and wound up going $1000 over that ceiling before I called it what it was. In the end I think it was the right decision...
by gcranston
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Bringatrailer.com experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Bringatrailer.com experience?

Something that will be a little easier every day, and let me put a cage, seats, and harness in the BRZ. We'll see...

And if you've never checked it out before, sorry about your productivity.
by gcranston
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Bringatrailer.com experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Bringatrailer.com experience?

Anyone ever purchased through bringatrailer.com? Got any insights you'd care to share? Things to watch out for?

Thanks,