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marti

posted on 30/11/16 at 10:28 AM Reply With Quote
Best chassis for track bec

Hi,
I've been searching the forums for weeks and can't find an answer.
I'm finally able to buy a new bec kit and would like to know what's the best road legal chassis for mostly track days.
I'm between a Megabusa, Indy RR or MNR Vortx, but open to other suggestions.
Thanks in advance

[Edited on 30/11/16 by marti]

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nick205

posted on 30/11/16 at 10:45 AM Reply With Quote
To add to your list the Striker and Pro Comp cars are well reviewed and can be road legal.

http://www.striker-cars.co.uk/

http://www.procomp.co.uk/

[Edited on 30/11/16 by nick205]






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theduck

posted on 30/11/16 at 10:47 AM Reply With Quote
As you are going BEC, I would be looking for the car I can make the absolute lightest.
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Matt21

posted on 30/11/16 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
Theres the Raptor R and RR too... same chassis as the Indy lineup I believe

I like the mnr, but not keen on the nosecone





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theduck

posted on 30/11/16 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
MNR really should promote their alternative/ traditional nose cone more.
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nick205

posted on 30/11/16 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
One other element is location - it's often better to pick a manufacturer relatively close to you making it easier to visit them if needed.






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adithorp

posted on 30/11/16 at 04:31 PM Reply With Quote
If it's sevenesque your wanting then I'd say Striker as well. Where you're going to track it might have some bearing as well. If it's likely to be big circuits like Silverstone then any seven style is going to be limited by it's (lack of) areo' and a Fury or Phoenix might be worth considering.





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OliilO

posted on 30/11/16 at 05:59 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be buying an AB Performance Arion if I was looking at building a new BEC. I'm pretty sure one has recently passed IVA as well.
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mark chandler

posted on 30/11/16 at 06:20 PM Reply With Quote
It needs to be small and light, if on a budget I would look at a striker as these whizz around when built right.

My car started as a Chapman locost, even then it was too large IMHO, I have dropped on a fury body to improve the aero.

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nickm

posted on 30/11/16 at 06:58 PM Reply With Quote
Dont forget the Sylva Riot or J15.

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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 30/11/16 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
Striker or MNR for me
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adithorp

posted on 30/11/16 at 07:28 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by OliilO
I'd be buying an AB Performance Arion if I was looking at building a new BEC. I'm pretty sure one has recently passed IVA as well.


For some reason the Arion slipped my mind. Only thing against it is there isn't a great deal of previous knowledge to help you along... But starting from scratch thats where I'd be going.





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james h

posted on 30/11/16 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
7esque, and i'd be going down the route of MNR - really friendly, very good customer service. Although I'm an MK customer, so any service is good service! Hopefully that will get better now the Indy has been bought by someone else.
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marti

posted on 30/11/16 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
Thank you all for your help
Of all those cars is the Indy RR or the Vortx the most modern and up to date design?

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posted on 1/12/16 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
I have an indy RR great chasis go for the lighter cage and with a busa, dry sumped and reverse and half a tank mine weighs 495kg.

Mk has just been taken over by Sean so things have already been changed you will get customer service.

Danni got some good results when racing and it was a fast motor. Lightness is key so light wheels and hubs . Make sure you put in a 3.14 , I have a 338 diff and it tops about 125. Great for most circuits where I go.

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peter030371

posted on 1/12/16 at 11:06 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OliilO
I'd be buying an AB Performance Arion if I was looking at building a new BEC. I'm pretty sure one has recently passed IVA as well.


They are also working on a '7' body kit for it if that is part of the 'must have' list

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CosKev3

posted on 1/12/16 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
Before considering a Striker you should check you can fit in one as they are tiny!

The newer Indy R and RR chassis's are very nice tbf,and as above very light even with a full cage.

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posted on 1/12/16 at 11:38 AM Reply With Quote
I like the mnr , there frame and bodywork is very tidy and neat and fits well , I just don't like the nosecone.

The arion has impressed me and looks really well, if it was just for trackdays arion s2 would be for me.

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loggyboy

posted on 1/12/16 at 11:45 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OliilO
I'd be buying an AB Performance Arion if I was looking at building a new BEC. I'm pretty sure one has recently passed IVA as well.


The arion is built off the Striker Chassis, (I assume its had some minor mods, im sure Andy would be happy to confirm any major differences)
AB used to be a regional seller for Raw, specialising in BECs





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rednop1980

posted on 1/12/16 at 12:25 PM Reply With Quote
i have a brand new westfield mega chassis if you are interested in that
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theduck

posted on 1/12/16 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
Seriously,all the mnr nose haters, they offer a traditional looking nose cone too.
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MikeR

posted on 1/12/16 at 02:44 PM Reply With Quote
Is Aries / Stuart Taylor still going?

They did a lot of racing early on and did well. Its been a while since i saw anything of them (seem to recall something about moving to Wales).

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adithorp

posted on 1/12/16 at 03:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by OliilO
I'd be buying an AB Performance Arion if I was looking at building a new BEC. I'm pretty sure one has recently passed IVA as well.


The arion is built off the Striker Chassis, (I assume its had some minor mods, im sure Andy would be happy to confirm any major differences)
AB used to be a regional seller for Raw, specialising in BECs


AFAIK... The first ones were using a modified Striker chassis for development work but the s2 is their own design. Similar in many respects to both Striker and Fury chassis but not the same.





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