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Thread: Justin's LS E46

  1. #851
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    Yea, straighten it out, cut off in front of the strut tower, tube everything. Only works if the metal can be put back into place. Even then, I'd reinforce the poo out of it.

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    yeah. I am trying to figure out how while still following the rulebook, unfortunately I don't really think that is possible.

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    FD says you can cut off anything in front of the suspension mounting points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novablue454 View Post
    Haha I wrenched on this car with the owner. Years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    FD says you can cut off anything in front of the suspension mounting points.
    I was referring more to 2.2.1

    "plating of the chassis is prohibited"
    "No additional bracing between the strut towers and firewall is permitted"

    which means that welding in something like this would be illegal



    or even something like this



    idk, I'm just paranoid about the weakness of that tower now that its been compromised

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    But then again, if I had done something like that to begin with it likely would have damaged the firewall and killed the chassis, so idk

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    Yea... tough choice. If you're going to compete, a new chassis makes sense.

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    I mean if it's a ProAM car I would check with the guys who run and tech at your events.
    Mike's turbo car has the front towers tied into the cage and I believe they allow him to compete in Lonestar Proam IIRC.

    Personally something I want to do with mine but those FD rules are killer. Though you can't strengthen the subframe and I've done that to the front/imagine Chelsea did the same when he ran a BMW.

    //// Side idea is to build your new chassis AND fix this one, take the donor motor/trans into this one? Make it the fun car?
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    Well, I have a spare chassis (not the vert) sitting in my garage. The plan was to start prepping that one, meaning part it out, stitch weld the whole thing, cage it, etc and get it to a point where all my parts could be swapped over to it quickly, but this wreck happened way before I was even able to start on that one, and I don't really want to rush through that stuff.

    I have no plans of competing in anything above Pro-Am, but the Southwest Drift guys seem to be sticklers so I am not sure what would fly with them and what wouldn't. Someone also told me there is an exemption for e46 rear subframes that they allow reinforcements on them.

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    If that's your body of choice, then I'd contact them and ask what to do.

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