Harness // rollbar options

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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by gcranston » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:54 am

What'd'ya know? The points system works!
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by beatus » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:24 pm

gcranston wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:54 am
What'd'ya know? The points system works!
Yeah, I was impressed with how close they are. Maybe with a dynojet, they would be the same :lol:
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by billrice » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:12 am

I’m in a similar situation. For now I need to drive my car on the street. Chris Howard in Holliston MA is going to build a 4 pt welded in roll bar for my GTI. He said he can continue it in the future by adding to it when I’m ready. Very good price as well.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by beatus » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:36 pm

Well, decision was made...

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The Saab is going to stay much the same as it is and probably be the track car for this whole year. As the RX8 gets closer to being ready for track duty, the Saab will get some DD treatment, aka dynamat and the rear interior re-installed.

Plan for the RX8 is to rebuild the rotary myself and see how long that lasts, while making it into a proper track car over time. Probably will attempt an aggressive street port myself, do all of the varios "reliability mods" that can be done, then focus on suspension, brakes and weight reduction. It'll probably see some track use before a cage, but a proper cage, harness, seats, hans, etc are the 2 year plan.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by TunaNoCrust » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm

Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Congrats man! This made my day.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by beatus » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:00 pm

TunaNoCrust wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Congrats man! This made my day.
Are we going to have some rotary vs k RX8 battles when you finish your build? :D :D :D

I'm excited, but it'll be a long road getting this thing to a point where it's good to go.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by TunaNoCrust » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:53 am

beatus wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:00 pm
TunaNoCrust wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Congrats man! This made my day.
Are we going to have some rotary vs k RX8 battles when you finish your build? :D :D :D

I'm excited, but it'll be a long road getting this thing to a point where it's good to go.
Man I sure I hope so! Yeah same here, long road ahead.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by TXBDan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:53 am

I have two buddies with RX8s that have gone through four motors between them. I'd budget in that LS1 swap from the start. :twisted:

After i sold the E36 i considered an RX8 project for a bit. It's a fantastic chassis.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by beatus » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm

Anyone have an engine hoist they're willing to loan out? Hopefully getting the motor out of the RX8 this weekend or next. I'm in Lynn.

otherwise, hazard fraud it is :D
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by gcranston » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:26 pm

beatus wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
hazard fraud
I hear their MIG welder is pretty skookum.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by beatus » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:57 am

gcranston wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:26 pm
beatus wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
hazard fraud
I hear their MIG welder is pretty skookum.
Sore dick deal, can't beat it!
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by gcranston » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 pm

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.
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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by beatus » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:04 pm

I suppose I should make a competing RX8 thread to Chuck's, but his is much better :-D

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Re: Harness // rollbar options

Post by TunaNoCrust » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:50 am

:lol: Yours is closer to running and moving 8) But you definitely need to start a build thread!
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