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Old 03-23-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Dual Chutes - how far apart to mount anchors, and can you pull just one?

I'm building a chassis (25.2 Chevy pickup) that will eventually need dual chutes. I was going to go ahead and install them from the start, but am wondering how far apart to mount the anchors, and at that distance is it safe to pull just one chute? I typically go to the track by myself or with my 9-year-old daughter, so having to repack both chutes every round would be a little bit of a pain.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dual Chutes - how far apart to mount anchors, and can you pull just one?

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Mine are 2" apart, which is about as close as you can get with vertical bolts.
I know plenty of guys that pin one chute. I myself have had 2 chute issues, so now I always use both every time.
Trust me it's no fun when the chute fails, especially on a short track.
When my guys bitch about packing both, I just say oops, I meant to throw one, sorry.

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Default Re: Dual Chutes - how far apart to mount anchors, and can you pull just one?

Id try to get them as close to each other as possible, in the center of the car obviously. If only one comes out, or you're using only one, you dont want it pulling on the car from one or the other side. Another thing to mention is chute handles. If you use two chutes, do you use two separate handles? I just got done (10 minutes ago), switching ours from 2 individual levers to one good 1/4" thick handle. They are both using the same bolt so that the cables both move at the same rate. Anyone have input on having one or two handles?
Not hi-jacking, just thought it fit here well.
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Not a hijack Kyle, as that was my next question!
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we run 2 handles about 4" apart
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I'm building a chassis (25.2 Chevy pickup) that will eventually need dual chutes. I was going to go ahead and install them from the start, but am wondering how far apart to mount the anchors, and at that distance is it safe to pull just one chute? I typically go to the track by myself or with my 9-year-old daughter, so having to repack both chutes every round would be a little bit of a pain.



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