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swiftracing5

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Not sure of the clearance issue up front. We run the same arms, spindles, hubs, etc... no issues. Also, with a 2.4DI the 33x10.50 on a 5.5 or 4" wheel is over 34" tall and more than enough tire IMO and easy on transmissions. (My old car has NORRA, prerunning etc.. 2000 miles on an MD4 with no issues) I think the Racer Program price for the 33s is 175$, the 35s are about 185$. They have a good contingency program in BITD too.
Dam that is good. Are you shaving the edges or off the shelf? Any idea on weight? I think tensors and BFG are + - 45, tri ace 55-60.
 

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Dam that is good. Are you shaving the edges or off the shelf? Any idea on weight? I think tensors and BFG are + - 45, tri ace 55-60.
The 33s weigh 51 lbs. Generals' specs show heavier so I was curious and weighed them. We dont run the 35s so I have not weighed them. I believe Travis shaved the 35s for weight and limited bite. We have shaved the 33s in the past but quit as we saw no advantage.
 

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Bill is correct. I only jumped ship because General does not make a 39 or 40. Even thought the new 37 X3 is an amazing tire I felt that the few inches I was giving up would hurt me in the long run. Now for the 5 car. I ran 33's upfront, I kept the height but shaved the corners so it wouldn't ride up the berms. I ran the 35x12.5 in the rear shaved the height down a bit for weight and knocked the corners down as well. Saved 2 pounds in front and 7 pounds in the rear. When I ran a "short course" style race like Laughlin or BAP I would run the 33's all the way around. We never tested with the 35's in the front so I cannot chime in on those. Not sure if this helped but figured I'd give my 2 cents.
 

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Ok, here are some pics. I don't want it to stick out too much. And they need to clear the tires too. Every race I clean some green off the bipass tubes. So, just a little guard is needed to keep my piece of mind. I took some scarp and mocked this up. I have seen other cars with way more built up on the front corners. The car already has a different look with the 3" shocks up front. I Just don't want to not have to replace the main shock body. Also it will make it safer for the shocks if and when I nurf someone.
 

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Interesting. Yea I’d be worried about rubbing while the shocks are compressed and turning. Plus I’m a little guy so I’d need a phone book to see.
 

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The Bipass reservoir would hit the inside mounting. So it will have to stay outside. I am a bit larger, so I can see most of the time. Upper lights suck with the shock mounts like this. You get a nice view of the well lit shock mounts. Of course I will put the shock back on and cycle the suspension to check if it will hit. That's why I am mocking it up first. I am curious if Willard has ever had a shock get damaged, seeing his car was build like Peaches.
 

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The Bipass reservoir would hit the inside mounting. So it will have to stay outside. I am a bit larger, so I can see most of the time. Upper lights suck with the shock mounts like this. You get a nice view of the well lit shock mounts. Of course I will put the shock back on and cycle the suspension to check if it will hit. That's why I am mocking it up first. I am curious if Willard has ever had a shock get damaged, seeing his car was build like Peaches.
But what about your tires?
 

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I will see if the tires will hit or come too rear the new bars before I would weld anything. BFG 35s. Just because I have always been a fan of BFG tires. I don't have experience with any other brands.
 

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Yes 3" all around. When Wendell was having the car built, he wanted to go bigger and stronger. Hell, they wont fade or get too hot. I am not going to change them. Unless I destroy them or win the lotto. or both. Thanks TurboD for the pic of the SKM car. That is exactly what I was looking to do.
 

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Anyone have any good footage or stories to share since we are all wandering aimlessly lately ;) This is one of the only threads on the forum I visit now without closing the page mad.

Getting my car back together with no real plan is weird, NORRA in october falls on a wedding weekend so I am trying to decide friendship vs racing, typical. 1000 would be the ultimate goal but the change of pace with NORRA sounded appealing. Can't really do both especially with how uncertain things are now so gotta choose 1 if any.

Car is coming together nice, front arm was cracked after 2500 race miles so getting some new ones from Jake. Folts slapped me on the wrist for not automatically bringing trans after my rolls so I am getting that looked at now.

I hope everyone and family are doing well

here’s my raw heli from Parker. Seems like a lifetime ago lol
 
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As I’ve said Ben. You are welcome on my team at the 1K
That’s looking good right now, I did fit pretty cozy in the Left seat!
 

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I like your car better with the flat roof Ben.
Like I’ve said, I need to invest into Jakes aluminum supplier, hell steel too
 
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