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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 08, 5:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Art Morrison "Max-G" Chassis

I have a '66 SS under the knife and was considering this chassis as the base of my project. The company tells me that it's great but I thought I'd look for some real life opinions. Any help?
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No opinions, but... a few questions to ponder...

1) What are your intentions for the car? Cruiser with spirited driving? Auto-cross? Some track/road course events? Hardcore track car (maybe still streetable)? Really care about having a cool frame under your car to show off?

2) Does the chassis affect handling much, by itself? i.e., does a stiff chassis help alot? On a racecar, sure, but for the street (or the way you will drive the car) is it significant?

3) Does the Max-G chassis have "stock" suspension pickup points? Use "stock" suspension pieces? Is there a "suspension geometry" reason to use it?

4) Does the max-G chassis weight more or less than a "stock" frame?

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The Max-G is fully custom, and I believe uses 'vette front suspension... unfortunately, it's not just a simple bolt-on frame. You will need to either modify your floors, the frame, or both to make it fit.

IMHO, you can do a LOT with a stock frame with bolt-ons... anything more is overkill for the street.
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Yeah. They offer a corvette front end or their own set up. The floor modifications are not really modifications but rather a replacement. I need to repair a large portion of my floor and trunk floor so in my case it's kind of a wash on labor time.
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The Max-G chassis is really nice. I like it even more now that they offer a 3-link rear suspension.

You basically slice out your floor, weld it up even with the bottom of the rockers, and start over.

It is expensive though... about $11K with the rear end housing & rear suspension, you bring your own C5 stuff to the table. I looked into it about a year ago and dismissed it due to price.

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Re: Art Morrison "Max-G" Chassis

Don't forget the Roadster shop.
Got to look at this frame at SEMA and asked lots of question.
You will not have to cut up your floor for this chassis.
The front suspension is from DSE if I remember correctly. So no easy to get C5 parts.
http://www.rsperformanceconcepts.com/
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Don't forget the Roadster shop.
Got to look at this frame at SEMA and asked lots of question.
You will not have to cut up your floor for this chassis.
The front suspension is from DSE if I remember correctly. So no easy to get C5 parts.
http://www.rsperformanceconcepts.com/
I looked at that chassis as well. It looks great but the price is about $7000 more. Ouch.
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11 grand is my suspension, brakes and rear end. no way I can justify a new frame removing all that when the stocker can be worked over and be more than enough for track and street.

Now, if I just had that coin laying around and wanted something to blow it on then, HELL YEAH I would do it. But I dont, so I cant....maybe one day

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Here is a great alternative for a replacement frame for A-bodies:

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/te...sis/index.html

http://gmachinechassis.com/

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Those welds look lie a bird **** on it! on the schwartz chassi.

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Re: Art Morrison "Max-G" Chassis

Disliking "front steer" or "revese Ackerman" steering as Chev stuck us with if I where building a chassis the first goal would be a rack & pinion behind the cross mamber even if it meant a custom pan.
The design where he uses a large retangle tube layed sideways to run a Nascar style exhaust out in front of the rear wheels scares me. The entire rear end is located buy the long sheet metal runs of that rectangle tube. May work until someone takes it to the Drags.
I have not studied the Morrison deal but his back ground is Drag Race componants, I would expect it to be quite nice. I whatched one of the Boyd Coddington shows a while back where they used a AM chassis
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11 grand is my suspension, brakes and rear end. no way I can justify a new frame removing all that when the stocker can be worked over and be more than enough for track and street.

Now, if I just had that coin laying around and wanted something to blow it on then, HELL YEAH I would do it. But I dont, so I cant....maybe one day
If you had 11 grand to spend on the susp. of your car you could have spent 13 and put one of these under the thing. to each his own I guess.
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I have a '66 SS under the knife and was considering this chassis as the base of my project. The company tells me that it's great but I thought I'd look for some real life opinions. Any help?
Malli383- Right now, our chassis is not a direct bolt-on, but that will be changing by the end of the year. We have a few different Chevelle chassis in the shop right now and are starting to take initial measurements for a complete replacement frame.

The frame we have now is pretty cool in that we set it up for the ride height that you want, for the tire and wheel package you are going to use and can offer it with C6 or IFS front and Tri 4-bar, 4-bar or 3-link rear, all with coil overs or shockwaves. The biggest downside is that there are floor mods required since the footwells dip down on these cars. Give and take.....

Anyway, that's what we have, and that's where we are going. Hope this helps with your decision.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 08, 6:04 PM
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I just saw a Swartz chassis on either lateral g or pro touring in the last week that was for sale. I think someone bought a bunch parts and they are abandoning the project. You might check that out to save some $$

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