Maybe the shop I went to is underwater in debt. Who knows? I won't turn this into a ten page argument.
Either way, have fun spending extra money for no reason. I'm sure the car will turn out as nicely as it already has no matter what you do.
Im a very deal oriented person and if I could find the same quality for cheaper I would.
So everything on the car has been running smoothly lately, I havnt been posting updates because I havnt been doing anything to the car, just driving it.
Im trying to carefully plan my next steps in my build, theyre going to be the most costly.
First up on the bucket list is a roll bar. I dont know If I can afford a 6 point yet, But I just need some sort of protection right now.
After that Im going to get a RB FSB.
Now here is where Im still debating; what the hell do I do for suspension?
Theres so many options, its been covered in this thread, but I just didnt know what I wanted. Until today when I rode in a car with koni's and OTS eibach springs.
I want to run koni yellows, with GC's, and FCM mounts.
GC, and koni, and FCM both make NA and NB versions of their product, should I get NB versions for everything?
Im thinking koni yellows with no revalve
FCM upper mounts and bumps.
This should put me at about $1150 for suspension which all has a lifetime warranty. Combined with an RB FSB setup I think this setup should be pretty solid.
Just a simple update. Pictures from last weekend. And tomorrow I'm giving moti my deposit for a bar.
Our friend flipped his car on mulholland, opened my eyes to why I need a bar.
If you take note of mine and the other two cars, we were driving well within our limits, and always do so, for our cars we were just cruising up the mountain...
Shit is he ok? His car looked much more..... erratic compared to the other ones in the video.
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He's fine aside from a scraped up arm that flew out the window when he rolled.
What actually caused the roll was him trying to avoid the inner gutter on the turn and he then understeered into the wall that flipped him over.
Every now and then someone will post about how overpriced this and that is and how they got their 12 point chromoly cage fully TIG welded by the hand of god himself for $895 including materials.
Maybe DOM tubing is growing in FL on trees in your neighbourhood and labor is free, best of luck trying to get any remotely decent cage done for $1K.
The ones I've seen that were done so far on a budget of under $2K were complete piles that I would touch with a 10 ft pole.
Guys around here thinking they got the deal of their lives doing a cage for $1200 when any fabricator that has a clue sees a death trap.
YMMV, I'll try hard to say no more.
moti now has my money and I'm waiting and excited! Its not anything special, but its something that i've wanted for awhile.
Glad to see you're finally getting the roll bar, man!
And Moti, I was harsh (and loose) with my comments. A hard day at the office is easily let out on the internet. I have a lot of respect for your work and would probably pony up the cash for your services if I had it... and lived closer, of course. My apologies.
Wow that's crazy about the Celica flipping, but you can kind of see in the video that he was never really in control of the car and was having a tough time trying to keep up while the other cars looked quite composed.