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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:14 am 
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To those of you that dont know me i am Scott Evans of [url="EvansPerformance.net"]www.EvansPerformance.net[/url]. i am a new company trying to get started. for now i am trying to get the mail order end of things going but once i can quit my day job i will be working towards opening a shop with dyno.

my cars include a 95 2 door metro 1.3l, 95 BMW M3(soon to be supercharged), and 93 civic turbo

here is what i have to offer right now. all prices do not include shipping or tax if you are in FL. more products will be added and if you have any product suggestions feel free to ask. i will ship internationally if needed. PM for a shipping quote

::EDIT::i can now get tires. if there is anything you want let me know. it looks like i can get almost anything in that department including drag radials and slicks. i wont be stocking anything. it will all be special order, but it wont take long. my supplier is in jax::EDIT::i am working on wheels, maybe a week or so

i have strut bars for civics only right now, but if i can have a car for a week i can make strut bars you your car for just the cost of materials. then i can make a jig out of that and offer them here too. a front and rear 2pt strut bar set would run about $40 in steel and both of them together would only weigh about 4lbs. here is an example of what i can do in my car
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i have lots of silicone coupler products. these products are made in the US and are very strong. i use them on my own car

90° and 45° couplers: in black, red, and blue in sizes 1.5"-4" if you want red please ask ahead of time cause they are somewhat limited
$18.99 up to 3", $21.99 for 3.5", and $24.99 for 4"
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Straight couplers: 1.5"-3.5" $11.99, 3.75"-4" $14.99, and 5" $16.99
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Hump hose couplers: 1.5"-3" $14.99 and 3.25"-4" $16.99
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Bending reducers: 45° and 90°, Black and Blue only $21.99 for all sizes. ask for size, there are tons of combinations
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Straight reducers: Black, Red, and Blue.$12.99-$16.99 from 1.5"-5" lots of combinations
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T-bolt Clamps: 1.5"-4" $5.99
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Aluminum couplers: $9.99 2",2.25", 2.5", 2.75", 3"
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Intercoolers: all intercoolers are bar and plate
29"x6"x2.5" 2.5" inlet/outlet $109.99
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31"x11.75"x3" 2.5" inlet/outlet $159.99
31"x11.75"x3" 3" inlet/outlet $159.99
31"x11.75"x4" 3" inlet/outlet $259.99
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vertical fin intercooler:23"x20"x3.5", 2.5" inlet/outlet $159.99
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water to air intercoolers
12"x12.25"x4.5" 3" inlet/outlet $159.99
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12"x12.25"x4.5" 3" inlet/outlet $159.99
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16"x12.5"x4.5", 3.5" inlet/outlet $299.99
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Water to Air Intercooler DIY Kit 600 HP $299.99
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Water to Air Intercooler DIY Kit 1200 HP $469.99
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Blow Off Valves:
Universal 50MM Blow Off Valve with Tial Style Flange $89.99
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Same BOV on 2.5"or 3" pipe $109.99
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intercooler tubing kits
2.5" mild steel/aluminized steel $89.99
2.5" 409 stainless $119.99
2.5" 304 stainless $134.99
3" mild steel/ aluminized steel $99.99
3" 409 stainless $139.99
i can get all sizes from 1.5"-4" and aluminum also. PM for quote
please click the link. i dont know why it wont let me put the image in the thread
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i am also working on samco radiator and heater hoses. i need see the interest first though. there is a pretty big buy in, let me know if you would like to get them

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Looks like you have some cool parts. Good luck with your venture! :D


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thanks. i am hoping for the best

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I'd lend you my car... But it's a bit of ways lol.

Mine is the same style as your 95 metro, how much would the front and rear top strut bars cost. Combined and seperately.

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gamefoo21 wrote:
I'd lend you my car... But it's a bit of ways lol.

Mine is the same style as your 95 metro, how much would the front and rear top strut bars cost. Combined and seperately.

:D

a front 2 pt strut bar would go for $60 plus shipping
same on the rear
and i could do a combo of the 2 for $100 plus shipping.
i can paint these any color. i do have 3 generic colors of blue like whats in the pics, red and black. i can match any car color for an extra fee depending on the color

i am going to try for also having a 3pt front and 4pt rear, possibly tieing into the c pillar at the seatbelt mounts. i havent looked into mine too much yet to see what kinds of mounting options there are. i will be working on it quite a bit next week though so we will see what i come up with

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Evans Performance wrote:
gamefoo21 wrote:
I'd lend you my car... But it's a bit of ways lol.

Mine is the same style as your 95 metro, how much would the front and rear top strut bars cost. Combined and seperately.

:D

a front 2 pt strut bar would go for $60 plus shipping
same on the rear
and i could do a combo of the 2 for $100 plus shipping.
i can paint these any color. i do have 3 generic colors of blue like whats in the pics, red and black. i can match any car color for an extra fee depending on the color

i am going to try for also having a 3pt front and 4pt rear, possibly tieing into the c pillar at the seatbelt mounts. i havent looked into mine too much yet to see what kinds of mounting options there are. i will be working on it quite a bit next week though so we will see what i come up with


Excellent price, I will probably be looking at picking both up. In blue, can only have so much red on my car lol.

Oh and if you want, the name of the colour for the swifts is victory red, started with 95, I believe.

There isn't a whole lot of options in the back end of a swift for mount points. Mine has two cargo strap lock downs installed directly below the hatch opening. So without actually hacking open plastic...

:(

Unless when I was patching my rear fender I missed something. But then again, it's not like I was paying attention to how a strut bar could mount.

:lol:

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cool. if you want one now i can get one painted and sent out to you asap. just send money with paypal. PhilStubbs5656@yahoo.com $65 with shipping. i really dont know how much shipping would be so i am just hoping $5 will cover it. lol.

::edit:: somehow i missed it that you said both. lol. lets do $110 shipped for front and rear

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Do you happen to know how much each bar would weigh?

I see most bars using tubular instead of your square metal. I assume the square is just easier to make? What do you make your bars out of?

Can we get a shot of your front brace work? Maybe on your geo? Helps to let me know where it all will be running.

If you need any measurements to make sure it'll clear the injected style of engine instead of the carb'd one(although I do believe the carbed one takes up alot more area). I'd be glad to help.

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i really dont know the weight. the rear x-brace on my civic weights 8lbs so im sure the 2pt front and rear for the geo would be less than that. my geo parts are unfinished right now but they have moved up on the priority list. so i really dont have any pics. i am sure if it will fit in my car than it will fit with any other engine combinations that i have seen on here.

the reason i use the square steel is cause it is easier to weld with a mig welder and i can get it really cheap. as sales improve i will buy a tig welder and possibly move to tubular bars, but i personally like the square.

as far as where it will be running, i plan for it to be as high as possible without hitting the hood of course and be pretty much a straight line right in front of the brake reservoir

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Hmm... Sounds good.

Yeah I don't suppose that the bars will come in contact with any torsional forces that would twist square tubing up.

Let me know when you have it ready. I'll 95% for sure atleast buy the front.

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i will do my best to get quite a bit done tonight. this business is starting life as a side project after my normal day job. i hope within a year i can quit my job and be full time which will allow me to do a lot more with making parts. also, i looked around the car some yesterday and i really dont see any foctory mounting points to do anything other than the standard 2pt braces. i dont see anything else being added to my strut bars, but i do see other places for bars so stay tuned for a lot of new parts for the geo's soon that should make them handle way better

P.S. dont let the side project thing scare you away. i am putting in a full effort to make this business grow and i can ship directly from where i work so no delays

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One word... for the rear bar if possible, have it hug up next to the back of the back seat. I know it'll add some fabbing due to having to use several pieces of steel. I've seen a few pictures of rear bars that fire straight across and really kill access to the back trunk. This is a no-no for me and probably alot of other people as well.

Remember they were built as econoboxes. There is always room for improvement with them. :lol:

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i will see what i can do with that. it may up the price a bit. depends on how long it takes to make. if it doesnt add much time then it will be the same

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Great to see a bit of new competition....well needed !!!

Welcome dude, your stuff looks great.

Any chance of doing an aluminium radiator for the Swift GT-i...??


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i will see what i can do about radiators. i havent even thought about looking into it. we will see what i come up with.

Gamefoo: i had a great idea this morning when i woke up for the rear strut bar. i think you will be very happy with it

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i will see what i can do about radiators. i havent even thought about looking into it. we will see what i come up with.

Gamefoo: i had a great idea this morning when i woke up for the rear strut bar. i think you will be very happy with it


:D :D :D

Wait is this gonna jack the price... :p

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no. it will be the same. i think i can put it about an inch from the seat

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It would be nice if you could make front and rear strut braces for a Mk1. I would buy a set of those.

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my only limitation is having a car to use as a model. if you know someone near me that will let me use their car for the 1st ones i will give them the first set for only the cost of materials

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no. it will be the same. i think i can put it about an inch from the seat


Damn it man!

I need pictures!

:lol:

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hopefully pics will be soon. i picked up argon for my welder last night but i cant get my geo close enough to my welder right now due to this and no engine in the car
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the engine should be back in end of this week or sometime next week. then i will get to working on the strut bars

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It would be nice if you could make front and rear strut braces for a Mk1. I would buy a set of those.


The front strut brace for a Nissan Skyline R32 is a direct fit to a mk 1. All's you need to do is grind out the holes that mount over the strut turret about 1 mm.

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skyline parts are a little tough for us to find here in the states. thats good info though. i know a lot of the skyline parts will swap to the nissan 240sx so maybe the 240sx strut bars will work also. something to check

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sorry about the delay on strut bars. my roomates truck lost a brake line and he is having a tough time getting it fixed, it is stuck inthe only area i have where i can weld. i have way too many things to do to help him so hopefully he will have it fixed today and then strut bars will be going into production

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