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> What do I really need to re-enforce with a 400 HP car?, Re-enforcement panels
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post Nov 7 2019, 08:20 PM
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Gents,
I already have purchased Mad Dogs GT steel reinforcement panels for the wheel well and surrounding area. I am seriously considering purchasing the Longs reinforcemen panels as well and “maybe” the trailing arm kit. Gents, what do I really need? It’s gonna be a street car for me but I don’t want to short change the build. The trailing arm reinforcement has been hotly debated here in the past. ANY input from people here with direct knowledge would really be appreciated. My car is at a
Spot where now would be the time to do whatever I end up deciding. Power will be and LS1 with possibly a mild cam. 380-430 HP ish.
Thank you very much,
Brett
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post Nov 9 2019, 04:52 PM
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Who sells a bolt in ready cage that is good on the street for a decent price. BTW thanks for all the great responses. Even the one mentioning re-enforcing my sphincter. My wife says I might as well weld it shut as she will put her foot up there if I keep spending money on the project:)!
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QUOTE(Gearup @ Nov 9 2019, 05:52 PM) *

Who sells a bolt in ready cage that is good on the street for a decent price. BTW thanks for all the great responses. Even the one mentioning re-enforcing my sphincter. My wife says I might as well weld it shut as she will put her foot up there if I keep spending money on the project:)!


I love your sense of humor! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)

I'm not sure you'll find a bolt in ready cage. Tangerine Racing is your best bet. However, beware of cages for street use. Knocking your head on a cage during a relatively minor incident without a helmet can be very deadly.

At a bare minimum, look into the 916 roof structure. You need structure up top. Targa bodies have notoriously low torsional stiffness vs. a coupe with a roof structure.

Tangerine also offers some stiffening for the rear suspension console. This console is where your tractive drive forces are reacted against to push the car. They need to be beefed up with 400 HP as they weren't designed for that kind of loading.
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Gearup   What do I really need to re-enforce with a 400 HP car?   Nov 7 2019, 08:20 PM
mepstein   I buy into the theory that the trailing arms bend ...   Nov 7 2019, 08:24 PM
Gearup   I buy into the theory that the trailing arms bend...   Nov 7 2019, 08:29 PM
tygaboy   Remember, you're more than 4x-ing the amount o...   Nov 7 2019, 08:35 PM
Gearup   Remember, you're more than 4x-ing the amount ...   Nov 7 2019, 08:39 PM
tygaboy   Remember, you're more than 4x-ing the amount...   Nov 7 2019, 08:44 PM
Krieger   Remember, you're more than 4x-ing the amount...   Nov 7 2019, 09:01 PM
Chi-town   The last car I built flexed more than I liked with...   Nov 7 2019, 08:42 PM
Krieger   Chris has cages with strippers too! If you nee...   Nov 7 2019, 09:03 PM
Andyrew   All 914's need the longs reinforced. 400hp o...   Nov 7 2019, 09:59 PM
ClayPerrine   400hp or more importantly the torque needs reall...   Nov 8 2019, 07:13 AM
Andyrew   400hp or more importantly the torque needs real...   Nov 8 2019, 07:31 AM
ClayPerrine   [quote name='ClayPerrine' post='2760347' date='No...   Nov 9 2019, 06:49 AM
Chi-town   The plates for the trailing arms are a waste. If y...   Nov 7 2019, 10:05 PM
mepstein   The best way would be to assemble the car and run ...   Nov 8 2019, 07:53 AM
Tdskip   Long kit isn’t that hard to do if the interior i...   Nov 8 2019, 08:23 AM
RickS   With 400hp I would recommend your sphincter.   Nov 9 2019, 12:56 AM
Superhawk996   With 400hp I would recommend your sphincter. ...   Nov 9 2019, 12:34 PM
rick 918-S   Never reinforced the Alien :assimilate: :confuse...   Nov 9 2019, 05:34 AM
Andyrew   Sticky tires or streets? The top moves quite a b...   Nov 9 2019, 07:51 AM
Superhawk996   Smart aleck response coming in 3 ... 2 ... 1 Rein...   Nov 9 2019, 12:33 PM
Gearup   Who sells a bolt in ready cage that is good on the...   Nov 9 2019, 04:52 PM
Superhawk996   Who sells a bolt in ready cage that is good on th...   Nov 9 2019, 05:04 PM


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