View Full Version : Spirit vs TP frame ?

04-09-2008, 06:40 PM
Got a ? about the Spirit frame as apposed to the TP frame which seems to be a little wider at the rear, why is that? Does this make a big difference between to two frame styles.

04-10-2008, 07:05 AM
Not sure about the width, but Spirit does use a thicker square tubking making it stronger and less flimsy. It's also much easier to drill and tap. IMMHO, the Spirit frame is a better frame.

04-10-2008, 08:31 AM
Spirit uses 2"x3" tubing and the thickness is 3/16". Total uses 1 1/2"x3" and there thickness is .120.

04-10-2008, 09:22 AM
It is a good idea to not mix and match different manufacturers parts when building a bucket. I am not promoting one over the other but you will run into a lot less problems when you stick with frame,steering,susp, body ,windsheild ,interior all made to fit .

04-10-2008, 01:08 PM
There are several company's that have very good complete Kits and Total is one of them. Of course I'm proud of the Spirit kit as well but our parts are designed to fit our kit and Totals parts are designed to fit Totals kit. It does make your build easer if you stick with one company , at least for your foundation.

04-10-2008, 07:59 PM
I am building my frame based on demensions from Spirit......its definetely alot stronger and more durable than TPs. I agree with B.C...its best to use one company if possible to avoid any confusion later on.

04-11-2008, 11:04 AM
We are not building all out drag race cars were we are trying to save every pound of weight. The heavier frame will make for a better car in the end. I build my own frame and use 2x3 by 1/4" wall.

04-12-2008, 03:47 AM
Well if the Spirit frame is the stronger of the two, i guess i'll have to go with the Spirit car.

04-12-2008, 09:58 AM
Well if the Spirit frame is the stronger of the two, i guess i'll have to go with the Spirit car.

GREAT choice............you won't be sorry down the road with it.