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Cutting up my CR to add a roll bar, would I be crazy?

 
Old 03-07-2018, 06:56 AM
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I'd like to add a roll bar in addition with a bucket seat and harnesses mainly for safety and to improve driver feel. I track my car a decent amount but find myself in pain (mainly back) after just a few sessions from having to brace myself in the oem seat. So my question is am I completely destroying the value of my 38k mile RYP delete by cutting notches in the wheel well for the backing plates? Did I buy the wrong car? Can I get away with a just a bucket and Oem 3 pt belts?

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I'd just start with a fixed racing seat and the standard 3 point to keep the value of your car. At the same time....it's meant to be enjoyed and if you're keeping it for a long time a roll bar isn't the worst idea in the world.
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It's your car!.....But, since you're asking. It's like buying the Mona Lisa because you need a canvas to paint on. Why not sell the CR for top dollar, being it is low mileage and a delete, and use the money to buy a clean AP2, pay for all your mods you may want to do and still have a few bucks left over. When it comes time to sell your AP2, you're not going to get someone lowballing you, because you butchered a collector car. Wish I could say, sell me your CR. GL
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So my question is am I completely destroying the value of my 38k mile RYP delete by cutting notches in the wheel well for the backing plates? Did I buy the wrong car? Can I get away with a just a bucket and Oem 3 pt belts?
I won't sugar coat my answer. Yes, you will negatively affect the value of the car by doing said mods since it's irreversible. That kind of alteration (along with fender rolling) really affects the value of base models, on CR's it's just as bad if not worse. And yes, in my opinion, you're doing it to the wrong car.

That said, you paid for the car and the taxes, therefore it's your prerogative on what you would like to do. If you don't see yourself selling the car and there is a need for this type of roll bar, then have at it!
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You're not going to pass tech most places with a fixed back seat and stock belt.
I'd argue that a welded in roll bar is easier to hide evidence of than a bolt-in bar.
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Here 's my 2 cents:
If you plan on doing competitive wheel to wheel racing, yes you should absolutely go that route. If you have a log book, maybe in 15-20 years it will qualify as a vintage race car which will increase its value compared to a standard trim CR.

If you are doing this to a track day car, I think it would be a bad decision because there will be no return on your investment.

If you are looking for a track day car, buy one. It's better to buy it already and proven, and you'll be paying pennies on the dollar.

As a side note, I recently bought Nordine's old CR race car, so yes I do enjoy a well prepped CR.

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If you are doing this to a track day car, I think it would be a bad decision because there will be no return on your investment.
ROI? Every time I put my car on the track I get a "return". Even if my car isn't a CR.
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