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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 11:45 PM
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Welcome! Great looking car!
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 08:37 AM
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Very cool! I'm jealous... I'm still working towards the dream car.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 09:06 AM
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That is sweet. i am new here also, but welcome!

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Nice car, Congratulations!!
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes guys. I know the roadstershop chassis isn’t cheap however when you add up all the components from a great company such as Maier racing you end up with a receipt for $15k: entire front and rear suspension, 6 piston brakes, subframe connectors, braces.. the list goes on and on. I’m 27 and thinking about going the pro touring route with this fastback however doing so in a manner that I can put back to stock if I ever had to. The biggest concern I have is making it stop a lot better and making it safer hence the reason for massive breaks. I special ordered a sweet set of baers for my 2013 GT and fell in love with them so I’ll be getting some for the fastback as well!! Plan for wheels will be something similar to what the ringbrothers do with their builds.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes guys. I know the roadstershop chassis isnít cheap however when you add up all the components from a great company such as Maier racing you end up with a receipt for $15k: entire front and rear suspension, 6 piston brakes, subframe connectors, braces.. the list goes on and on.
While true, that's pretty much all racing gear. There are several steps between stock and that kind of setup.

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Iím 27 and thinking about going the pro touring route with this fastback however doing so in a manner that I can put back to stock if I ever had to. The biggest concern I have is making it stop a lot better and making it safer hence the reason for massive breaks.
Nothing wrong with the Pro-Touring type of build. Heck, I'm probably halfway there myself, but it's not a direction I would recommend if you want to preserve the ability to take it back to stock. In other words, if you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly and be willing to chop/weld whatever needs chopping/welding.

Nothing wrong with big brakes, but you don't need a roadster shop frame to get there.

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Plan for wheels will be something similar to what the ringbrothers do with their builds.
Pretty sure all the wheels on their cars are 1-off custom jobs. Also, ewww. (Just personal opinion there)

You seem to have a fantastic car to start with, and buckets of youthful enthusiasm and a willingness to spend some serious coin. If you're sensing some reservation on my end, it's just because the road to regret is paved with enthusiasm, deep pockets and not enough research. It would be a shame if you went down that path. But of course, "your car/your money/who cares what anybody else thinks" does apply here.

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Welcome, good looking fb.
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