So what all do you need to do to pass Ultra 4 tech?
There is a 75 page rule book that goes through tons of little things you have to have, most of it is for safety. ECORS doesn't have 1/3 of the safety requirements that Ultra 4 does, so I figure it will only be good for my jeep.
I'll post some of the mods and changes in the next few weeks (and months), but right off of the bat I know I'll need:
Cage to frame tie ins
Better fire wall for fuel cell
Bladder fuel cell
Seats mounted to cage
DOM tube down the driver and passenger door openings
There are a lot more changes, I'll have get the rule book out for the specifics, but I estimate it to be about $2k in additional safety upgrades. That doesn't account for better axles, tuned rear shocks, bigger coil overs up front, air bumps, rear anti-rock, etc etc. I figured it would be around another $11k to $12k, minus what I could sell my current parts for, plus about $4,000 for the trip to have my rig built well enough to run the stock mod class and not be an embarassment at KOH.
It's an aggressive goal, but it will be fun building towards it. And what will make mine unique to the other racers is that I'm trying to keep is as street friendly and "un-buggy" like as possible. Still have to get those groceries you know
On another note, FedEx dropped off some goods on Friday:
Sniper Fab comp cut corners with a 3" flare and wheel well to wheel well Sniper Fab sliders:
First choice was aluminum, but I couldn't find any with a flare, and I didn't trust myself to cut a nice enough wheel well from the SAVVY blanks. Wish I could have gone SAVVY for the weight (and Gerald's service), but had to go with steel. Sniper Fab was my top choice in steel and they were excellent to work with. I'm dropping about 100lbs with my current setup, then adding about 125lbs with the new Sniper Fab pieces.