The cage is definitely overkill for Chumpcar. They only require about half the bars that are currently in the CAD model. The CAD model is showing that the cage weighs 115 lbs. We set a new goal to get the cage under 100 lbs, so we'll be doing a little bit analysis to see which bars are not helping as much as we think they are. That said, our #1 priority is to make sure the cage is safe. We will be renting seat time to other people at races in order to help keep race costs in check and we do not want anyone getting hurt in our car.
Can you upgrade your turbine wheel? What are the specific rules regarding the turbocharger. The exhaust will be you biggest problem.
Rules say that a different/upgraded turbo would be 100 pts. That said, if we were to upgrade the turbine, I'm not sure anyone would notice. The tech inspectors are mainly there to make sure your car is safe and getting protested for rules violations usually falls more into the responsibility of your fellow competitors. The top five cars at every race are sent to impound and everyone at the track can have a very close look at your car. Protests are rarely filed these days. However, we want to keep the car as legal as possible as we feel it already has a pretty good advantage over a lot of the cars that currently race.