hi m8 id go awd (i am ) ive heard lots of bad comments about zcars, and looking at my uncles zcars kit i can see why, his rear arms was different (EG one was fully welded and the other hardly no weld), for him to get it through the sva he had to drill into the frame and weld some slugs in for to seat belt eyes, parts of the kit are not cds, (EG door bars, heel bar, dash bar) but the kit was brought as a track kit, at mini vs beelte i spoke to three people about zcars all said the same not very good service, one bloke took his car all working just needed putting on the dyno, before he left he tryed it and second gear was f**keed the gear linkage was broken. I rang up about a roll cage for a mini all he wanted to do was sell me a kit and let then fit it, in the end i gave up, if you want more info about awd go to http://www.16vminiclub.com, i dont like telling people but id like to be told.
Thats one big sentence you rolled out there...
My Zcars is the business. Everything on it is of the highest quality. Its how you put them together and deal with any problems. Ofcourse there are problems but the kits are getting better all the time. Good approch, good communiction with Zcars and an abundance of tools and experitse from people are needed to complete the car right and this is the only thing that was ever slighly misleading. Its tough...
Im sure if your uncle called up Zcars with a problem such as different rear arms it would be fixed swiftly. And lots of Zcars have been through SVA also...
AWD kits have not had the testing and numbers that Zcars have had. Building a kit car AWD to me sounds like a bit of a gimick. All you people saying 4wd if you want big power are crazy. What really quick track cars do you know with 4wd? Evo 8,9,10...Not that quick.
Elxige, Caterham, Atom, Ferrari, Porche Gt3 all RWD
2 wheels drive is the only way for a track car. Otherwise you might as well put the f*cker on a lift kit and make it into an offroader!
Why didnt you ring up Minisport for your Mini Roll cage!? Haha!!
So my advise is go for the UK company as there are going to be issues with your build which ever way you decide to go. Deal with Zcars right and concentrate on a good build with a plan and youll be laughing
Edited by brandon7, 03 May 2011 - 06:56 PM.