Originally Posted by Diverdown87
Subbed for the ride..........as usual
Care to let us in on the items you are planning to change?
I haven't dove into the car too deep. so far just done a clean up, detail and put my hands on most every component to check for assurance. This weekend we are going to High Desert Round up and i'll be able to take the car out and give it a shake down.
Some of the things I know it needs tho:
Lighter Working Winch: the Warn that was on there burnt out at KOH (Causing the RK team a DNF) I put my MM on there for now just for JV prerunnin. Its much heavier so I know its gonna change the feel of the front end some.
Needs a front sway bar: Super loose in the front end on high speed turns. With Glen Helen Race in July being a short course race, we really need to tighten the car up. need to fab front end brackets for the antirock. You can see in the pictures posted below there isn't much room for the sway links.
When i say "we" I mean myself, my co-driver Brian Hartman, and the guys at the shop, Greeze, Larry, Ronnie form Redlands motor sports, Jason from Absolute Offroad. IT will be a team effort to make this car get to the starting lines.
The bypasses need more valving: I knew this form driving it at TDS and MOAB,
Rear frame needs to be notched more for articulation with the CO and Shocks. They come into contact with the frame when flexed out. For now there are very small limiting straps on it to keep it from damaging the shock bodies. We will have to build a support cross member for it since its going to get pretty thin once we re-notch it.
Tune the motor: its pushing 460ish hp but with what we are working with and with a solid tune Im pretty sure we can break the 500hp mark out of it.
Move the fuel cell back near the cab fire wall; also looking at a larger cell rather then 15gal looking at 20-23gal. this will help keep the spare tire down in the back and keep the weight lower.
Atlas 2 needs a support mount made: we make them here for all our builds. Crispy and Venom both had them, DLL and the new LJ at the shop we are building have them also. just a security feature for the drivetrain. Takes a lot of stress off the tailshaft of the trans too.
Reverse Valve body on the trans. I think thats self explanatory tho lol.
and a bunch of small minor things the car needs. Valve cover gasket, PSC ram is leaking, trans mount. new roof (I'll CNC Press Brake it at work so it fits the contour of the cage nice and tits), bumpers are smashed.