FTR Watts Link (Currently in testing)

Discussion in 'Fully Torqued Racing' started by [email protected], Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Pete@FTR

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    UPDATE: PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW http://www.fullytorquedracing.com/sn95-watts-link-preorder.html

    I have the opportunity to work with the suspension gurus at a local NASCAR team in partnership with my CNC machining business to design a Watts link for the SN95.

    I am for sure going to make this for my car, and I'm curious if there's any interest on the forum for a production version. There are only a handful of companies that currently make a watts link for sn95, and I see some ways they could be improved.

    The specs would be:
    Chromoly tubing (higher strength, lighter weight)
    Aircraft grade aluminum CNC machined diff backing
    Adjustable height
    Available with different rod ends (poly, aluminum, delrin, etc)
    Available as a weld-in or bolt-in
    All Grade 8, fine thread high strength hardware

    The price is tbd but would probably be around $450-650, with a discount for sn95 forums members of course.

    Just trying to test the waters and see what you all think.
     
  2. white95

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    I think you should do it.. You have a ride for R&D, product evaluation and marketing. I'm sure you'd sell a few.
     
  3. KillNThrill24

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    Hmm this sounds tempting. What time frame are we talking about here? You have the gauge interest time... Model time... Build time... Tweak time... And sell time... So I'm guessing a good few months?
     
  4. Brian95SVT

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    I know there would be a lot of interest in this! I say do it.

    I'd be interested in one but I'm keeping mine as a street car.
     
  5. white95

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    This would certainly benefit a street car, Brian!
     
  6. KillNThrill24

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    Yes it would which is why I'm interested haha
     
  7. rz5.0

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    Me if it can work with a rear exit exhaust.
     
  8. LI98GT

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    Does having a watts link mean running dumps or changing exhaust?
     
  9. KillNThrill24

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    Yeah I think dumps would be a deal breaker for me unfortunately... I hated not having tips
     
  10. Brian95SVT

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    Yeah, I'm not losing my $700 Bassani catback for a Watts. That was my point sorry I wasn't clear.
     
  11. rz5.0

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    I believe the fays2 you can keep your exhaust. I think the steeda you lose it. Not 100%
     
  12. KillNThrill24

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    Fays2 does retain a catback. Not sure about the steeda

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. Brian95SVT

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    If this guy can build one that'll keep my exhaust I might be interested. I wasn't aware that it would be good for a street car.
     
  14. g36 monkey

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    As noted, if we can still have tits out back, I'm all in.
     
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    Same here...
     
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    I paid 100 bucks for my Bassani BX Race Catback in mint condition... It was also fitted to work with a PHB also!
     
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    I am waiting for a Whiteline version for our cars! It is an incredible design & does not interfere with rear exhaust. They are working on a design for our cars I was told...can hardly wait...if you don't know look them up.
     
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    ↑↑they make a good piece for newer cars.. the thing I like about the op is the chromemoly and price if its close to 500 Ill be all over it..
     
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    exhaust chrome > handling

    lol :)
     
  20. Pete@FTR

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    Looks like the big thing here is to be able to keep the rear exhaust. That will definitely be part of the design.

    This will be a few months out, we'll build at least a few prototypes and track test different configurations before the first production run is made.