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#1 DAT392

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:48 PM

Took my car to Calder drags On Sunday as I haven't raced it for a while and on my second launch snapped the moustache bar in half.Im interested in getting a stronger bar that will handle the power.Basically I have upgraded the weakest links in the rear as they break so the moustache bar is next.Any info on an upgrade would be great eg Arizona z car,techno toy have them but not sure how strong they are.thanks

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:47 PM

Ended up talking to chris from arizona zcar today in Adelaide.He explained their moustache bar setup and how strong they are with some seriously high horsepower cars running them.Top bloke to talked to.I ended up ordering it and should have it by monday at the latest.Problem solved I hope.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

Found out the main reason it snapped was that it had been reinforced and spring steel cannot be welded on.Actually bought this moustache bar a while ago off this forum.Not the guys fault he wouldnt have known.I didnt.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:39 PM

Hi,
    Glad that you have it sorted.
Who is the Arizona Z car dealer in Adelaide . Is that Chris Ferguson. I know he is on the Arizona Z web site using Dave's parts. Is there a website.
Cheers
David.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:32 PM

Yes its chris fergurson.Don't think theres a website but found a facebook site and was able to email him then call him.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:05 AM

I was wondering how you broke a mustache bar... Being modified/welded to explains it.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

Out of curiosity, where did the bar break?  On the left or right and how far from the middle?  I have one that has been cracked and patched and wonder if it's in the same location.  The one I have is cracked on the left side, about 50-60mm to the left of the LH diff mount hole.
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Posted 24 September 2014 - 06:16 PM

Hi Roger it broke 9cm from the left bolt almost straight down from top to bottom.Have a photo but everytime i try to load its saying file is too big.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

Ive also had the same issue with my r200 bar. Massive split horizontally across it.

Mate, what did the bar from AZC cost you? R200 or R180??

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

Alloy moustache bar and alloy supports for an r200 cost me $995 including gst and freight from adelaide to my door in melbourne.The mostache bar itself was $390 plus gst.To import from usa is over $600 US,then conversion plus freight etc so theres not a great deal of difference and also time.Chris has to make something as well.I felt it was quite fair as he gave me a warranty as well for breakage.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:08 AM

Funny story i actually snapped my moustache bar on friday. It snapped about 50mm from the left bolt. I'll post upsome photos soon.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

Leaf springs, moustache etc can be welded with the right filler rod/ heating process. Yes adding steel reinforcement only moves the problem further.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 01:13 PM

Here's the one in question!

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 05:55 AM

I wouldnt be trying to weld that one together!!

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

Wow scoota similar to mine.I think they just cant handle the torque after years of abuse.After examining the one i broke it looks like the reinforcing was done because it had a crack and was patched then painted.I should have stuck with the cars original bar and maybe it would have lived a bit longer.Anyway hope I have better luck with the arizona zcar one.Should arrive this morning.

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:22 PM

Is this a common a problem and is it more of an issue with R200 bars/diffs or R180?

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:59 PM

Is this a common a problem and is it more of an issue with R200 bars/diffs or R180?

Tis if you have a worked V8 up the front.

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 11:05 PM

Tis if you have a worked V8 up the front.

Even more so if on laughing gas  ;D




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