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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:35 pm 
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hi all, just wondering if anyone has done this and where id get a fiew links? thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:27 pm 
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It's your lucky day, I'm skyving off work :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:51 pm 
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thanks man thats a nice job too


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Cheers, not a lot of room in there to get extra camber either, spring is really close, I had to make my own strut tops as nobody makes anything suitable, cutting the sheet metal out is easy but there is no strength in the turrets to carry any weight, hence why the cage goes to the top of the turret with a big plate.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:44 pm 
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i dont plan on putting in a cage. is their anyother way to reinforce the turret? thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:14 pm 
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I definitely wouldn't recommend doing the coil over conversion without a cage going to the rear turrets.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:24 am 
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im thinking about mk2 escorth turrets with out cutting the outer side, if i did thisalong with under body struts and top mount struts, and seam weld the hole rear of the car, what are your opinions on strenght, or is their another method


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:16 am 
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The difference with an escort is the turrets are braced into the c pillar, the parcel tray, steel behind the back seat, everywhere you look is metal, compare that to the swift, the wheel arch is half way between the b and c pillar, no strength anywhere except under the factory rear spring position where things are triangulated slightly.

At the end of the day it's your car and you can do what you want but personally I wouldn't do it with out a cage, the benefits of using race springs and a slightly more linear travel are far outweighed by the amount of chassis flex you'll get by forcing all the load into the rear turrets.


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