Here is a list of parts you will need for a conversion from a running Formula Vee to a Running Formula First.
|Part||Qty||Info||Per Unit Retail Price *||Total*|
|Rear Caliper Bracket||1 Set||New||$16||$16|
|Front Rotor||2||Lug drilled to the wheel spec you want. (4 x 4" VW recommended)||$61||$122|
|Rear Rotor||2||Lug drilled to the wheel spec you want. (4 x 4" VW recommended)||$62||$124|
|Bare Front Beam||1||New||160||$160|
|Internal Sway Bar||1||New||$110||$110|
|Sway Bar Spacer Set||1||New||$22||$22|
|Torsion Spring Pack||1||New||$59||$59|
|Beam Shock Mount Kit||1||This kit is available, but depending upon your design, you may not want or need it.||$25||$25|
|Upper Torsion Arm||2||Used||$69||$138|
|Lower Torsion Arm||2||Used||$99||$198|
|Beam Dust Seal||2||New||$2||$4|
|Disc Brake Spindle Lt||1||New||$71||$71|
|Disc Brake Spindle Rt||1||New||$71||$71|
|Dust Cover (Hub Cap)||4||New||$2||$4|
|Front Axle Clamp Nuts||2||New||$5||$10|
|Front AxleThrust Washers||2||New||$1||$2|
|Wheels||8||For a set of slicks and Rains at a minimum||~$75 each and up||$600|
|Dry Slick Tires (Rear)||2||Hoosier FST Spec tire||$168||$336|
|Dry Slick Tires (Front||2||Hoosier FST Spec tire||$139||$278|
|Rain Tires (Rear)||2||Hoosier Rain tire, but this spec is open||$247||$494|
|Rain Tires (Front||2||Hoosier Rain tire, but this spec is open||$226||$452|
|Long Box Trans (see rules)||1||You may already have one of these with your car or you will have to have yours converted.|
|12V Starter motor||1||You need this because the 1600 motor flywheel gear teeth setting are different.||$140||$140|
|1600 FST Engine||1||See Rules. You can build your own if experienced.||~$4100 (complete) **|
|Dry Sump tank and fittings||2||$300+|
* These are prices as of this date 6/2012. Prices can change. SR Racing can offer you a package price that will save you quite a bit from what your total might be. Also with a trip to a well supplied VW salvage yard or other VW vendors, you may find better pricing.
** This can vary slightly with desired options, cooler and oil plumbing type etc. Your running FV engine can be sold for anywhere from $1500 to $3500 depending upon history, etc.
So, if you purchase all from a retailer (most new), you will approach $7000. Some items torsion arms, beams, etc, can be found at salvage yards and VW flea marts. You should be able to sell your existing FV components for anywhere from $2000 to $5000. Depending upon how much you race, your net savings could be $1000 to $2000 per year. (tire longevity). Most FST parts are less expensive, new and readily available. So there could be a bit more savings. (Brakes, etc.) Engine rebuilds run about the same as FV, except most parts are less expensive.