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Old 05-19-2013, 11:00 AM   #120
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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #121
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Did you weigh the discarded seam sealer? Might have been another .25lb there!
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #122
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Did you weigh the discarded seam sealer? Might have been another .25lb there!
I was thinking the same thing. but with all the seam sealer we removed probably closer to .5lb LOL
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:59 AM   #123
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Jim he concentrates better when he bites his lip, LOL


Trunk Redo 4

The work continues on the trunk. I did some hammer/dollying and shrinking of the channel were the battery cable ran, creating a flange so that we can rivet the filler panel and make it look more finished.

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Started by heating the metal

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than gradually working it

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and finally cooling to shrink it. This work had a very therapeutic effect! Sorry forgot to take pictures of the finished product but came out really nice.

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This on the other hand was very monotonous!!!

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And not sure how much time I have spent doing this stuff but I am done Looks ten times better.

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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL

Tomorrow, same bat channel.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #124
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Looks great Nathan and Justin!

I have a quick question about the Optic Armour windshield, any idea if it would work with the HUD?
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Looks great Nathan and Justin!

I have a quick question about the Optic Armour windshield, any idea if it would work with the HUD?
That is a good question. To be honest I am not sure... I will forward your question to Jim.


OK guys, we have a question for you all. We are currently in the planning phase for installing a 6 pt roll cage. Now with racing seats, a 5 pt harness, and a roll cage, I think most of us will agree that airbags are no longer needed.

Does anyone know if there is a way to set a relay or something so that we don't get the airbag light popping on?

Also, does anyone know if removing the seat belts will throw a light?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #126
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I was asked to throw my 2 cents in as far as i know removing air bags will throw light and code's
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can you not just tune the airbags out?
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:14 AM   #128
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can you not just tune the airbags out?
Not really. You can use an airbag simulator though. The computer will think the airbag is there and not throw a light.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to set a relay or something so that we don't get the airbag light popping on?

Also, does anyone know if removing the seat belts will throw a light?
Seatbelt warning will ding unless you connect the wires in the base. Simple way is to cut the male lap belt connector off and leave it permanently in the base. Otherwise soldering the wires should close the circuit.

Airbags the light will go on unless you use resistors, no idea what size, or just remove the light from the back of the dash.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:11 AM   #130
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Just install a racepack
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I was asked to throw my 2 cents in as far as i know removing air bags will throw light and code's
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Not really. You can use an airbag simulator though. The computer will think the airbag is there and not throw a light.
I've heard of airbag simulators. Not sure exactly how they work. Someone on the forums was going to try them out but hasn't reported back yet.

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Seatbelt warning will ding unless you connect the wires in the base. Simple way is to cut the male lap belt connector off and leave it permanently in the base. Otherwise soldering the wires should close the circuit.

Airbags the light will go on unless you use resistors, no idea what size, or just remove the light from the back of the dash.
Synner, great info as always. I don't think we have to worry too much about the chime since we are taking out all the speakers LOL. With new seats coming soon, we removed the all the seat belt mechanisms. So whatever solution has to be electrical. Closing the circuit sounds like our best bet.

We talked about just removing the bulbs behind the gauges. We'll try to keep that our last resort.

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Just install a racepack
Hmmmmmmmm..... I'll talk to Nathan LOL
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I've heard of airbag simulators. Not sure exactly how they work. Someone on the forums was going to try them out but hasn't reported back yet
They plug in place of the air bag and complete the airbag circuit, so the computer thinks the airbag is there. There actually for testing the airbag circuit without the risk of blowing a bag. Not supposed to be used to remove an airbag, but on a pure track car, what the heck, the car is not street legal anyway, and you certainly don't want the risk of setting off a bag.
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They plug in place of the air bag and complete the airbag circuit, so the computer thinks the airbag is there. There actually for testing the airbag circuit without the risk of blowing a bag. Not supposed to be used to remove an airbag, but on a pure track car, what the heck, the car is not street legal anyway, and you certainly don't want the risk of setting off a bag.
SSMickey, I think we found a solution for the air bag deal. It will be a little while before we can confirm, LOL.

In our quest to improve the cars handling, one of the area of weight reduction was the seats. We have decided to go with the Cobra Misano Anniversary edition. They weigh only 24 lbs each and are consistent with the build level that we are shooting for. I fell in love with these seats when I first saw them at SEMA a few years ago. The seats will be coming from England, and we are working with Cobra on the idea of embroidering the G5.R logo on the seats (See pic below)

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Hoping to have the car back as a roller in the next week as we are going to be building a roll cage for it.




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Old 05-30-2013, 02:31 AM   #134
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Your biggest enemy is weight. I believe a wise man once said, "Adding power makes you faster in a straight line, reducing weight makes you faster everywhere." or something along those lines.
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Also I think taking off 400lbs is going to be a very difficult task. I remember reading someone that had a dedicated stripped down 5th gen and it weighed in at 3500 wet. Regardless, very interested in seeing the results.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:45 AM   #136
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Also I think taking off 400lbs is going to be a very difficult task. I remember reading someone that had a dedicated stripped down 5th gen and it weighed in at 3500 wet. Regardless, very interested in seeing the results.
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