Whether it’s severe tire shake, an engine backfire, cone hunting or even a minor pit incident with a tow vehicle, composite race car bodies go through enormous stress at the racetrack.
To ensure the longevity of your carbon fiber or fiberglass body, it is important to stay on top of cracks and chips that develop over time. If left untreated, these can develop into major problems, especially if a body is mounted without proper support.
The off-season is a great time to address these issues using a simple composite repair kit.
In the final installment of our Off-Season Maintenance series, we look at common stress areas and how to address cracks and damage to increase the lifespan of your composite race car body.
The DRA Off-Season Maintenance Series takes a detailed look at what items to inspect and address on your race car when the drag racing season comes to a close. By properly maintaining your vehicle during the off-season, you will be better prepared and able to campaign a highly competitive vehicle when racing resumes. In addition, you will prevent general fatigue and wear and tear from turning into catastrophic failures that could turn into costly repairs for you vehicle.
Off-Season Maintenance Series:
- Part 1 – Overview & Chassis Inspection
- Part 2 – Front Suspension, Brakes & Tires
- Part 3 – Steering
- Part 4 – Fuel System
- Part 5 – Rear Housing & Brakes
- Part 6 – Rear Suspension & Rod Ends
- Part 7 – Shocks
- Part 8 – Drive Shaft
- Part 9 – Cables & Linkage
- Part 10 – Safety Equipment
- Part 11 – Batteries
Part 12 – Body Repair
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