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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 04:54 AM
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This is more of a referance for me, but i thought i would throw this out here and see what you guys think

Motor running, make into 1641cc
new exhuast
floorboards
rollcage
fab up a new rear bumper off my old one
sprint bars
top light bar
aluminum door panels
aluminum dash
new seats and mounts
new empi shifter
one piece front end
dual optimas in rear
fuel cell in rear
spare tire
top light bar
front bumper/light bar
new front tires
new beam(maybe a LP?)
new gass shox
paint rims
paint
graphics
wireing
other rust reapair

THE MOST IMPORTANT- GET DA MOTA RUNNIN!!!


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I think that beam should be at close to the top of the list. Smile


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yea, its not really in an order, my dad was arguing with me that the beam wasnt that big of a deal, i said the first bump i hit that thing is gonna fold.


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Looks like you've got your work cut out for ya- but then, don't we all? Laughing


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You're gonna put two top light bars on?

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You're gonna put two top light bars on?

He's a funny guy, that oval window dude. Laughing



Why dual batteries? Seems a little unnecessary on these gerbil-powered carts we drive...


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just thought with all the lights(9) it might be needed


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NINE lights? Unless they're LED, you may have some trouble.

To quote (sorta) a line from a movie that was before jox's time-

You're gonna need a bigger alternator.

("We're gonna need a bigger boat...") Laughing


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its five on top and four on the bottom
100 watts each


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Are you planning on playing a baseball game at night in front of the car? Why all the lights?

900 watts at 12 volts = 75 amps for lights alone. A second battery doesn't insure that you have more power available. It's kinda like a second bank account.... You can't get more money just because you have another account. You need to make bigger deposits to make bigger withdrawals.

Add the power from running your engine, tail lights, turn signals, radio, cb, dome lights, etc... and add about 25% for a cushion to make sure your battery can recharge after you use a big chunk of juice cranking your engine on a cold wet day...


Whammo....

You're gonna need a 120 amp alternator to run those dudes. You're gonna use lot of precious HP turning that alternator over, too.

Is it really worth it?

Only you can decide.

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Yea, i wont have any radio, dome lights, cb or anything like that on the interior, hell its not even gonna be street legal


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I'm definately going to run dual batteries. its is more convienent and puts less stran on your alternator. I had two batteries in my Jeep One for lights and pa system and the other for the rest of it. WOrked better wasn't having to worry about my lights being on when stuck in the dunes in the middle of the night! lol good times!


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yea, what she said^^^^^^^^^


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You could invest in HIDs... half the power draw for twice the light.

(Twice the cost though.)

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