Light weight bumper bars

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Light weight bumper bars

Postby force44 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:09 am

Has anyone considered fitting light weight bumper bars to thier boxster?
Another option to help shift the extra 20kgs for 2014.

http://store.gospecracing.com/986-996bumperbarandtowhook-2.aspx

I know we are allowed to remove them completely, but that is the wrong answer as even the smallest impact would severely damage the body. The crush tubes work brilliant IMO.

They look pretty easy to fabricate, rather than import steel tubing for the US at a silly price.
Another option might be to remove metal from the existing one's by drilling 2" holes all over them.

Thoughts?

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Re: Light weight bumper bars

Postby Steve b » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:19 pm

Bumper bars not very heavy anyway but every bit helps!

Dont fancy weakening it with holes as the next thing is the rad and thats awful expensive to fix. but thats the most economical way to save weight!

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Re: Light weight bumper bars

Postby force44 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:35 pm

9kgs is the saving they quote.
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Re: Light weight bumper bars

Postby Steve b » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:05 pm

I could get a bunch made for 1/2 the price if there was enough interest.


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