new to kit cars from skylines...

new to kit cars from skylines...

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GTR RGT

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45 posts

136 months

Tuesday 5th August 2008
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hi all, im sort of new. Ive been reading the forum but dont post alot.Ive read back through past posts but i am overwelmed with the mass of information. Im in the market for a kit car, maybe a dax or tiger. Am not shy of power as im used to 500bhp skylines but obiviously they way 1600kg!Going to be using it for mainly track use (to learn) and maybe touring on a sunny sunday :-)Any help much apreciated!cheers rem

singlecoil

26,000 posts

176 months

Tuesday 5th August 2008
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My advice would be to get to a track on a track day ideally, and see if there is anything there that you fancy. Talk to some people, blag a ride.

One thing to bear in mind with any LSIS (lotus seven inspired sportscar) is that if it is set up to do well on the track it's not going to be ideal for normal roads (I guess you could say that of any car,really).

GTR RGT

Original Poster:

45 posts

136 months

Tuesday 5th August 2008
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thanks for your input.ive done a couple track days with the skyline but if or when i crash it will be costly. just how bad is a track prepped lotus to drive on the roads? the skyline is defently not nice to drive around town with the twin plate clutch.also i want to beable to drive to the tracks

Snake the Sniper

2,544 posts

131 months

Tuesday 5th August 2008
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A bike engined kit sounds like it might be just up your street. Quite mad on the road, but still usable. I go out in mine when ever I can if it's dry, as getting rained on is just a PITA. As is drying the car out afterwards. However, on the track they are a lot fun. It takes some getting used to changing up at 12k rpm, but it is still the only car that my biker mates think is a bit bad! Mine is geared to do 0-60 in about 4.5 sec, and tops out at 125 mph, which is plenty enough for most track days and more than enough for the road.wink

kylemrushall

1,917 posts

134 months

Tuesday 5th August 2008
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Have a look at the Adrenaline Murtaya, scooby donor car with as much power as you want!! You cant tour in a BEC, not comfortably anyway. You can do track days in the Murtaya and then drive home in comfort.

I dont work for the company or do i have a Murtaya but i think they are awesome.
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Gnits

825 posts

131 months

Wednesday 6th August 2008
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Adrenaline who make the Murtaya do a stripped down version for the track too - that would be well worth considering especially seeing as the weather in this country is so soggy - 4wd!

Furyblade_Lee

3,827 posts

154 months

Wednesday 6th August 2008
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The Murtaya is great but will feel like a regular car to you, albeiet a fast and lightish one. A 500kg kit gives a completely different driving experience, but only the brave can tour in them (many of us do thousands of miles across Europe each year, think motorbike drawbacks and it is similar so not as big deal as made out to be) Get along to a local meet or a show and have a sit / ride in a few. Dax and Tiger are slightly leftfield for a traditional 7'esque because of their looks but both fine cars in their own right. You really need a ride in a few, car engined and bike engined.

pearl nicholas

2,838 posts

163 months

Thursday 7th August 2008
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the dax rush looks like a very nice piece of kit

GTR RGT

Original Poster:

45 posts

136 months

Friday 8th August 2008
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Thanks for the advice, Going to have a look at the next meets.

What kit cars have ECU's or can have them put in? because I can map so thats an advantage. I'm used to working on engines with ECU'S and EFI Electronic fuel injection etc but when it comes to carbs Im useless lol.

Need to get clued up on these engines, they are new to me.

I dont think Id get used to changing at 12k rpm!! :-o

Thanks again!