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Old 10-04-2020, 11:06 AM   #11
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I'd tie in to the shock towers too - provided it wasn't going to break the bank.

Make it as safe and solid as you can.

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Morning Bri, Thanks. It'll break the bank a lot more if I don't do it now and have to go back and re-do stuff, which is why I'm asking questions now before I raid the savings jar!
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Mine is tied to shock towers too. As Brian said it keeps it all tied in together.
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Slight resurrection of the thread and maybe slightly OT, but if I didn't decide to take the car VWDRC racing, at least for now, and therefore didn't absolutely need a cage as such, what other options are there other than a cage to support/strengthen the rear for RWYB? I have (and deffo want to keep) my big bore heat exchangers and CSP Python which rules out just about every alternative I've seen.

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Rear Trapeze bar? Stronger rear springs/dampers for launching? Gearbox straps?

I think it was Turbo Rich on here that had too soft a rear setup. He bottomed out on a hard launch which sent a shock through the engine, which broke the fuel system and caused a fire.

Kind of an extreme example but worth getting it right.

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The CSP Kafer bar ties the frame horns to the strut tops.
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The CSP Kafer bar ties the frame horns to the strut tops.
Yes, I've seen that - looks similar to this https://www.coolrydescustoms.com/the...ar-system.html

They both look like they might do the trick, but it's not clear if they'll clear the heat exchangers.
I've emailed both manufacturers and await their reply...
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Yes, I've seen that - looks similar to this https://www.coolrydescustoms.com/the...ar-system.html

They both look like they might do the trick, but it's not clear if they'll clear the heat exchangers.
I've emailed both manufacturers and await their reply...
https://www.coolrydescustoms.com/the...ar-system.html confirmed as not clearing heat exchangers.
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Slight resurrection of the thread and maybe slightly OT, but if I didn't decide to take the car VWDRC racing, at least for now, and therefore didn't absolutely need a cage as such, what other options are there other than a cage to support/strengthen the rear for RWYB? I have (and deffo want to keep) my big bore heat exchangers and CSP Python which rules out just about every alternative I've seen.

Thank you to all who've replied so far btw!
Cheers,
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Hey Dave, If you do decided to race with the VWDRC then your cage has to be up to spec, (MSA) otherwise it wouldn't pass scrutineering.

When I started out I ran brace bar on my car, and just did RWYB events etc, me and a few other friends started our own little race series and we had fun competing between ourselves.

I joined VWDRC in 2014 and raced in sportsman, you don't need a roll cage in a rear engine car if your going slower then 15.00 seconds, you only need a cage if you go over this IE 14.99.
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Hey Dave, If you do decided to race with the VWDRC then your cage has to be up to spec, (MSA) otherwise it wouldn't pass scrutineering.

When I started out I ran brace bar on my car, and just did RWYB events etc, me and a few other friends started our own little race series and we had fun competing between ourselves.

I joined VWDRC in 2014 and raced in sportsman, you don't need a roll cage in a rear engine car if your going slower then 15.00 seconds, you only need a cage if you go over this IE 14.99.
Yeah, if I go vwdrc I've already spoken to Jim at Cotsweld to sort the cage for me. The motor and box were running low to mid 14s in RWYB before I upgraded the ignition, exhaust and sorted the missing compression on one cylinder so I am hoping to be well under that now that I have a 4 cylinder motor rather than the 3.5 cylinder one...
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Bus: '72 Devon. Gone to a new home.

Buggy: '73 Tagged SWB UK Manx (number 044). Gone to a new home.

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