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    Tazcar chassis changes??
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    Has there been any changes to the Tazcar chassis over the years. Looking at a 2003 Tazcar without motor, everything else is there. Looking to put ecotec in it with CVT, just want to make sure it will fit.

    Thanks, DB
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    I would call ATV Racing. They made some changes to the chassis when they started using car motors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furtelli View Post
    I would call ATV Racing. They made some changes to the chassis when they started using car motors.
    Yea ill give them a call monday. Just wanted to see if anyone here knew.
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    Let's see - lots of stuff... Much due to me tearing up chassis #5. It was the rolling test bed for the first generation of Tazcars.

    The front upper shock mounts are now burly and don't bend after you launch the car off some of the large jumps found in the dunes 40 or 50 times...

    Chassis is 6" wider and I believe 6 and/or 9" longer.

    Tubing is now 1.5 instead of 1.25 for most of the chassis' main tubes

    Wider chassis allowed the seats to be separated a bit (3" or so) so you don't bash elbow w/your co-dog or on the sides of the car as much.

    Wide chassis mounts the rear shocks inside the frame, using another main frame member to put the mount in double shear. Old setup had the shocks in double shear, mounted to the outside of the main hoop, with a tab for the double shear setup.

    New, wider, stronger a-arms - made room for Fox internal bypass coil overs instead of the old King or Fox coil overs.

    I think the trailing arms were all beefed up.

    Better radiator mounting setup

    Cleaner dash setup and the new generation Tazcars come with a funky hood thing. (I've always thought it was ugly...)

    No more sled engines. ATV switched to the Honda VTEC, then switched to the Ecotec and has done nothing but Eco's for the past three years.

    Lots of little things too - custom laser cut braces, mounts and such are now standard parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    I think the trailing arms were all beefed up.
    Really?? Did someone break one once? LOL
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    Talked to atv racing today. Yes the chassis has been widened and lengthened. As far as fitting a Ecotec into an 03 car, Neal said the weight of the motor in the rear would cause problems.
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    Get the car, have Jay stick an Apex in it.
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