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Hey guys I've seen this car at two different dealerships over the past three or four months just browsing the Cars.com listings out of boredom. Thought it looked like an awesome build, the car even has a cage. Does anyone happen to know who this vehicle belonged to or if you're the owner, could you provide details and a background story on the build? It's not often that you see a car like this at a small independent dealership. Not looking to buy right now just curious. Link below thanks




 

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Sketchy? Lug nuts are way over rated in my opinion.
 

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seen this car end of 2020 at cars and coffee central florida, looked a little rough for the mileage. No lug nuts is an interesting weight saving technique
 
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seen this car end of 2020 at cars and coffee central florida, looked a little rough for the mileage. No lug nuts is an interesting weight saving technique
Apparently it’s all the craze, glad I found this forum. @suprahero how much weight you save by draining all your brake fluid?
 

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I thought y’all was joking about the lug nuts thing, just looked at the ad🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️
 
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I'm betting it's the wheels. The insets for the nuts were too deep for the type of lugnuts that aren't a clean-through hole. So the wheels where there don't appear to be nuts are probably being held on with generic steel nuts that are just set too deep to see. So it looks like a bare stud sticking out. Probably because they shave the back of the wheel hub to adjust the offset to move the wheels in a bit, so the hub isn't thick enough anymore.
 

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the lug studs are extra long on the fronts, likely due to a drag wheel setup which requires them, but not sure why on the fronts. When using standard wheels the studs of course are too long to allow the closed-end nuts, standard open nuts are used.


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Apparently it’s all the craze, glad I found this forum. @suprahero how much weight you save by draining all your brake fluid?
I don't know that I saved that much, but I did fill it back up with light weight DOT 4. I did however remove every other lug nut.
 

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i want to posit another guess about the extra-long front wheel studs....
i’m betting the guy was using the CTS mini spares or other wheels that required really thick spacers as front runners. And rather than use bolt-on spacers (which would need to be removed at wheel swap), he used slip-on spacers to simplify track days; thus required the stupid long studs.


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That's a lot of money for the Champ.


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