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#1 DE38

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:24 PM

Is it legal to add body armor to bring the front wheel wells to the .210" spec?


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:36 PM

Side question, if the body isn't cut above the lower door line but is lower then .210, is it legal? This .210 measurement is new. I do realize it's only on the VFC charger

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:46 PM

Can someone post a picture of a legal cut out VFC Charger.  :)



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:51 PM

Cap,

 

On the Charger and Daytona to get the required wheel well measurement you actually have to mount the sides approx. 1/8" below the door line. If you cut body at door line it will be way too low.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:58 PM

As I see it Cap the .210" has nothing to do with the door line or body mounting. It is about cutting the wheel openings too high. From the top of the wheel opening to the hood must be .210". I think???
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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:14 PM

Here is one. The black line is the door line.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

I completely misunderstood. I was thinking .210" was from ground to fender, never bothering to think that .210" would be crazy low for that.

My apologies, for not thinking LOL.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 02:02 AM

I think there are some of these bodies out there with the wheel openings cut more than the new spec that have been passed in tech previously.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:55 AM

At the last SC race Noose allowed racers to fix in the wheel wells with added Lexan.
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

If that's the case I should be good then, I added armor to the inside of the wells to extend them down to .210.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

Dom...

 

From what I see in your pic of that body mounted, how in the hell do those fronts roll on the track going into corners without that body hitting them and binding them up?


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

I think, on the Charger body, cutting the wells high was the whole point of not letting the body hit the tires, along with being able to mount it low in the front.

 

With the new spec you have to mount the body a bit higher in the front to be able to get the clearance of the wells for the front tires and still keep the .210" or bigger spec.

 

In my case the bodies I have mounted are going to need a brace soldered up front to keep the body off the front tires.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 01:19 PM

Just my opinion but I think that body is stretching the limit, It is almost to the point of a stock car thingie, The door lines are marked so high that you can mount it as low as you want. Not that that has anything to so with the spec in question.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

The door line spec was a guideline all along. This places further clarification on the mounting. It works fine and the cars still look good.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

Gary, as you can see I do get a little rub but nothing that can be noticed on the track by any chatter. It also makes a big difference to mount the body as far back as you can. It should just barely not touch the guide. Other than that I just make sure there is no excess rubber hanging over the rim. Fronts are at 3" wide too.

Also the front fender is well above the minimum .210 hieght (almost .300 I think). Snowboarding now but when I get home I'll post the height.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:50 AM

I checked this body last night and the front fenver height is .310.
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