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Chassis Stiffening

Discussion in 'Stop, Drop & Roll' started by 1nicetrd, May 26, 2014.

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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    So i have been trying to figure out something different for making the body more rigid. Without getting a massive amount of bars and braces or even a cage.

    So i found Foam ! i am still looking at which ones work best. But the best part is that the foam has a few benefits, it stiffens the chassis, sound deadens and also it is lightweight.

    This diagram shows you the key places to inject the foam
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    Sample foam

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    This is just a idea and wanted to share. Comments are welcomed
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    Hmm. I don't see foam as a stiffener personally.
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    how much weight will this add?
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, so is this like that expanding yellow foam stuff? I guess enough of it could be stiffening if you squirt it inside of every hole
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    Yup ! theres a few 240 guys that have done it. or seam welding can be done but thats wayyy more work
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    Oh wait, James just "lieked" my post..... I just realized how dirty that sounded
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    I think seam welding would be better, everyone should learn how to weld anyways its always handy.
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    I kinda know how to weld but only on a mig welder. i want to learn tig welding
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    Lmaoo I saw that.
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    A mig is all youd need for this, tig is for making sexy welds which these dont need to be.
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    There have been many times I wish I knew how :deskflip:
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    Foam? The rigitdity would be better from welds
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