My name is Adam Doyle. My dad and I started our company DF Kit Car just over 4 years ago. Up until today, 100% of our business has revolved around the custom mid-engine kit car that we designed ourselves, the DF Goblin.
But today I've got a big announcement about a brand new product: Project 324.
As I'm sure you can tell from the image, Project 324 converts a Slingshot from 3 to 4 wheels. What you can't tell is that Project 324 is an easy to assemble kit that you can install yourself without permanently altering your Slingshot (except for trimming a small slot on the bottom edge of the back plastic panel and a longer notch on the battery cover). It maintains ABS and traction control as well.
Our goals when designing the 324 kit were exactly the same as when we developed our Goblin kit car:
- Make it affordable
- Make it easy to build
- Make it perform
Many of the manufacturing steps are nearly identical to what we are already doing with the kit car. We even have many parts that carry over from the kit car to Project 324. Keeping the procedures as similar as possible and sharing parts between kits helps to keep costs down.
Through the years we've seen which parts of our Goblin kit are tricky to assemble and have made changes to the kit to make those steps easier. With the Project 324 kit we kept those kinds of tricky parts in mind from the very beginning in order to avoid tough situations. From day one we were designing with ease of assembly in mind.
The main bonus of adding a fourth wheel is the increased performance in accelerating, braking and cornering. However, getting a fourth tire touching the ground is only part of the puzzle. The suspension geometry plays an important role. That's why we turned to the computer and designed a custom lightweight, long arm/short arm suspension for Project 324. We also use adjustable coilovers with a standard 2.5 inch spring so that it is no problem to swap springs if you want to tune the performance for the track you're on.
I'm sure you have tons of questions about our kit (I'm actually working on a question and answer section on our website right now). For basic information about the kit you can head over to our website: Project 324
For any other questions please post them here and I'll answer them for you.