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Old 06-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #18
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Could you pleeeeeaaaase weigh the new piece? I want to say the OEM one weighs 16 pounds.
It does. Just under actually.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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Could you pleeeeeaaaase weigh the new piece? I want to say the OEM one weighs 16 pounds.
The new one is under 5lbs.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #20
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The new one is under 5lbs.
That's awesome.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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That weld is unbelievably good. You are a master with a tig.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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Rear bar weighs 27lbs factory, new tubular one weighs under 5lbs.
Total savings if front and back are swapped of 32lbs.
holy crap, if only I was interested in taking a little more weight off the back, but im already upsetting the weight balance a bit by removing the rear seats and switching to a lightweight battery.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #23
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holy crap, if only I was interested in taking a little more weight off the back, but im already upsetting the weight balance a bit by removing the rear seats and switching to a lightweight battery.

I'm thinking with that power you may want to hang weights off the back...
Just to make you feel better though, here are the pics of the rear one...


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Old 06-12-2013, 12:00 AM   #24
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:33 PM   #25
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Very nice work!

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:43 PM   #26
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #27
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Now that is one hell of a bead on your weld. Looks fantastic.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:38 PM   #28
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What size tungsten are you using and cup. Nice looking welds as I do this daily also.
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Well. I'm impressed ! It seems you have opened a whole new box of ideas
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:16 AM   #30
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What size tungsten are you using and cup. Nice looking welds as I do this daily also.
Totally depends on the job. If I remember correctly this was 3/32" and #8 lens. Cheers
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:35 PM   #31
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Totally depends on the job. If I remember correctly this was 3/32" and #8 lens. Cheers
Yes totally. I was wonder what you used to get in the tight spot by the angle of the pipe and bracket. I use a gas lens for the root and first passes of my stainless welds.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:28 PM   #32
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Beautiful pices and craftsmanship, for sure. As a body man, I'll weight in on the safety aspect and street use. From an energy absorbtion standpoint, I think it would take a really specific impact to make a large difference in the safety of the vehicle compared to replacing a structural member of the car that runs front-to-back, You are virtually eliminating a piece that is a crumple part but not as bad as eliminating, say a frame rail. What this mod does do, however, is transfer a lot more energy from a small accident into the frame rails of the car. It could turn a really easy hit into a really big deal instead of just replacing the rubber cover and the reinforcement.

For you guys interested in the track, I'd say go for it. For you guys on the street trying to look better and shave a few ounces, I'd caution replacing these fore and aft parts. They are designed to be "5 mph" impact absorbing and you are giving that up.
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