Drag Racing Tech - Cutting shock towers




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subhumanzz
07-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Just wondering if its cool to remove the front of the shock towers with no through bars to support the top. They dont seem to be anything structural but i wanted to see if anyone else had removed them with no cage through the top.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e73/mahogoff/spotcut.jpg


chevelledave
07-29-2012, 07:13 PM
Mine are gone ...havent seen any issues so far ...used a spot weld cutter to remove the welds ...

subhumanzz
07-29-2012, 07:16 PM
thats the plan its just easier to remove than put back on. i wanted to make sure i wouldnt run into any issues.


subhumanzz
07-29-2012, 08:33 PM
yea i just plan on drilling out the spot welds and removing both sides.

BlackScreaminMachine
07-30-2012, 11:54 AM
I love that sandwich holder in the upper left corner!!

bpope
07-30-2012, 12:56 PM
Maybe you could post pics when you get done?

subhumanzz
07-30-2012, 02:04 PM
I love that sandwich holder in the upper left corner!!

makes a good tool box too. :)

Outlaw666
07-30-2012, 09:16 PM
Mine are gone ...havent seen any issues so far ...used a spot weld cutter to remove the welds ...

Got any up close pics of where you cut?
How much street driving do you do?

chevelledave
07-30-2012, 09:49 PM
i will take a couple tommorow,,you drill the spot welds out ...not a lot of cutting ...just were the panel meets the frame..you can kinda see it here ...

studderin
07-30-2012, 10:22 PM
Dlove had some pics of ihs a few years ago. He also said a few times it was one thing he wishes he didnt do. He got alot more dust and crap in the engine bar street driving. And alot of people would say how cut up the car looked from having them out.

I also heard that top metal on thetowers was a few pounds to, alot more then you think. you still have 2-3 layers of metal were the shuts put weight on.

subhumanzz
07-31-2012, 04:48 AM
No street driving so I'm not concerned about it getting dusty.

Outlaw666
07-31-2012, 10:09 AM
unless its to a Sunday night street event.

chevelledave
07-31-2012, 07:23 PM
not a great pic ..but you get the ideal

chevelledave
07-31-2012, 07:24 PM
also makes it easy yo adjust my shocks

chevelledave
07-31-2012, 07:48 PM
i plan on doing that over the winter as well as rear fender exit headers ..the set i built that are on it now exit under the car ..I wanna do the inners like Krawics car .