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Old 08-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #21
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The ROI is 11lbs of weight reduction above the beltline of the car. If that doesn't interest you, the $125 glass will do you just fine.
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Thoughts on windshield:


Chop it off.


(some day a long, long time from now I will be doing this)
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I don't know if I will ever go back to a sedan.
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All it takes is one drive in a chopped car, engine screaming, wind rushing by, tire chunks flying off the tires of the GTR ahead of you and pinging off your helmet, to make you a firm believer and start scheming how you can take your car over to the dark side.

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All it takes is one drive in a chopped car, engine screaming, wind rushing by, tire chunks flying off the tires of the GTR ahead of you and pinging off your helmet, to make you a firm believer and start scheming how you can take your car over to the dark side.

-Ryan
Been kicking the idea around for about 15 years. Finally pulled the trigger last year. Seam welded, caged and reinforced front/rear sections. Just waiting for the K20 kit from David. Should have it on track next year. 250whp. 10" wheels and 1700lbs. Should do the trick.
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I'm a believer.
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All it takes is one drive in a chopped car, engine screaming, wind rushing by, tire chunks flying off the tires of the GTR ahead of you and pinging off your helmet, to make you a firm believer and start scheming how you can take your car over to the dark side.

-Ryan
I agree with that, Just make sure you have a good helmet. Just remember felipe massa, and James Hinchcliffe are with us today because they had good head gear. James uses the Bell Rs7.
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I'm a believer.
Had not seen the fishy cat in blue. That looks stellar.

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All it takes is one drive in a chopped car, engine screaming, wind rushing by, tire chunks flying off the tires of the GTR ahead of you and pinging off your helmet, to make you a firm believer and start scheming how you can take your car over to the dark side.

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That sounds mighty familiar to something that might have happened in Chuckwalla a couple years ago

The fun factor on a chopped car is a good bit higher than a normal car, even a convertible.
First time I drove a Renault sports racer got me thinking, then a drive in a windshieldless Caterham was all I needed to get me over the edge.

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My 3/16" shields windshield does start to deform around 120mph sometimes. But mine is bolted in pretty good...
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That sounds mighty familiar to something that might have happened in Chuckwalla a couple years ago
Actually the GTR spitting stuff at my visor was Streets of Willow riding shotgun. Driving the car at Chuckwalla solidified my love

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My 3/16" shields windshield does start to deform around 120mph sometimes. But mine is bolted in pretty good...
I've noticed this in some in car vids from either Emilio or William's car going around the banking at ACS (just over 120 mph).
The center would cave in ever so slightly, a center brace should make it go away.

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I've noticed this in some in car vids from either Emilio or William's car going around the banking at ACS (just over 120 mph).
The center would cave in ever so slightly, a center brace should make it go away.

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Yup. The 3/16" flutter at about 120. Guessing the 1/4" would not and a brace under the 3/16" would stabilize it.
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Thoughts on windshield:


Chop it off.


(some day a long, long time from now I will be doing this)
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You think "maybe too much wind", but then your field of vision opens up and you become even more connected to everything going on around you.
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If I ever start to apply sawsall to windshield header on a racecar I really hope I stop my self and say, "damn, maybe I should just go buy a formula car" Those formula fords and F1000s really arent all that expensive.
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What is the deal with windshields on kit cars vs street cars? I know I can probably get an Exocet through kit car inspections in NC but spending 6k on an Exocet is less appealing than $20 in reciprocating saw blades. Can I sawzall my car and then claim it is a kit car ?
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