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Author Topic:   How serious is your family in racing?
jammin
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posted January 31, 2003 06:45 PM UIN: 16262997
This is a pass/fail scenario.....ask your wife what suspension you run in the rear of your mod.....POST YOUR RESULTS!

Mine PASSED! Couldn't believe it!

LOL

jammin

2nd2none
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posted January 31, 2003 07:06 PM
i'm not married so i cant play

DMS CEO
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posted January 31, 2003 07:31 PM
Im not married but my Mom and little brother knew and that is amazing. I was thinking they would barely know what chassis I am running. They said 4-bar (kinda) 4-link, same thing I guess.

jammin
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posted January 31, 2003 08:01 PM UIN: 16262997
Anyone 2nd...

Greggie
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posted January 31, 2003 09:40 PM
My wife said that she knew I ran a leaf car in 2002, but had no clue what my 2003 car was... I'll let you guys say if she passed or not.

Greggie

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Pickel
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Total posts: 564
posted February 01, 2003 08:52 AM UIN: 25419780
My fiance got it right...I run leaf spring in my street stock..and sheknow what my cousin that runs late model and my uncle who run mods ran on their cars..lol

sixwillwin
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Total posts: 215
posted February 01, 2003 09:06 AM
nope, she said leaf spring........4 link coil car is what it is

jracer
Dirt Roller

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posted February 01, 2003 10:26 AM
passed--->multi/mono-coil.

b4racing
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Total posts: 180
posted February 01, 2003 03:33 PM
I race a mini and my wife said a rear wheel suspension then ask why I said you failed Bobby

2nd2none
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posted February 01, 2003 06:27 PM
I asked my setup man, he got it right!

dirtracer14
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posted February 01, 2003 09:54 PM UIN: 23443678
Ok i just asked her....first awnser was 9" then it was 31 spline ( im rolling the whole time) and the kid is yelling i know i know!!! ok next was pull bar lol lol ok now its a rubber biskit lol ....ok with a little help with telling her what the last car was she was able to get it..... She said that she thought i was talking rear end...she got that right 9" 31 spline lol That was fun.....

racerwilson
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posted February 02, 2003 08:52 AM
I should hope she passed she is the crew chief and set up specialist. I'll come in off the track and she will have any changes ready to go. I wouldn't have won as many races with out her. Conversation does get intresting at the dinner table.

DMS CEO
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posted February 02, 2003 10:25 AM
Man, you have a genealogical oddity on your hands, hang on to her. She got any sisters?lol

YotaRacer
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posted February 02, 2003 12:23 PM
Mine passed with flying colors.

BK19
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posted February 02, 2003 12:42 PM UIN: 40696038
not a mod but my son11 could tell me scince he was 7 which tire to air up or what spring,or what side the tallest or shortest tire went on for stagger and wedge etc.....

jczerneski
Dirt Roller

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posted February 02, 2003 02:32 PM
I know better then to even ask...she hates racing

tom44m
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posted February 02, 2003 05:19 PM
How can a guy who loves racing so much as most of us do and have a better half that hates it so much? You must be real lonely at nights during the summer?
Anyways mine was also right on the first try,4-link z-link!

HRT187
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posted February 02, 2003 11:06 PM
LOL Great topic!

I asked my GF and I got a blank stare, when I said it was a question to see how involved in the race team she was she said: "You mean I have to know more than what the car looks like and what you broke each week? I thought keeping the camera on the car was my only job"

Rooster
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posted February 03, 2003 05:51 PM
Guys, this one really hits home. Most of you have never met my Wife, some have. She orders parts, Motors and parts, Transmissions and parts, she works deals with major companys, big names in racing, I'm starting to think that the racing world knows her better than me. I have racers all the time tell me how lucky I am, trust me, I don't have to be told! She not only knows that my old car is a two link, the new one a four bar Z-link, but also knows the springs, the shocks, and reason for when to run them. She knows my gears and where I run them, heck she even remembers the part numbers, I can't even tell you most of them.... and if thats not enough, she films my races, feeds the crew, takes care of everything, If she could only WELD.....LOL, just kidding. I hope some of you get a chance to meet her sometime, she is the perfect racers wife, and mother and Grandmother but that's another thread!!!!!

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Tom Charles

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Modracer05
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posted February 05, 2003 12:58 PM
I can vouch for Rooster. I had the chance to meet Tom and his wife last year at Lakeside and she can work circles around most of the crewmen I've seen.
BTW Tom still have the dancing gopher?

My wife passed. Asked her what type suspension we had on the rear of the car and without hesitation she said 4 bar.

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Rooster
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posted February 05, 2003 09:53 PM
Hey 05, How's it going? LOL, still have the Gopher in the Earnhardt shades, Racing wouldn't be the same if he wasn't with us. I hear Craig may come this way next year, are you coming too? Sure would like to race with you guys again (and keep all four tires down) LOL, got allot of miles out of the pictures of that first lap Crash. I built a new four bar car, and My son will run the two link this year, Grandson is in a Kart and Dee will of course be Directing Traffic...LOL!!!!

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Tom Charles

#28
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posted February 06, 2003 04:22 PM
Rooster your one lucky guy! My wife has no idea what rear suspension is. She is a great human tripod and will be the first to jump on anyone who wants to start crap. Gotta love 'em.

PlumCrazy21
Dirt Roller

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posted February 10, 2003 02:31 PM
Hey Guys I guess I would pass with flying colors myself. I am the driver and my husband is the crew chief/owner. If you look around our house you will see how dedicated we are. We have a set of Dart heads in the dining room. A shelvinig unit in the office that houses Pistons, rods, eagle cranks and such. We do have a garage but it isn't big enough to house all my parts. We have every tool known to man and that will never be enough. I love racing.

Drive happy and be safe!

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Dustin Layne
Dirt Roller

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posted February 13, 2003 06:19 PM UIN: 118752519
Well being I'm not marriad yet.. (Thank god only 17 LOL).. Although I can say that we are a serious racing family :-D... We got 2 generations still on the track and then there is my grandpa who started it all :-)

wirenut31
Dirt Roller

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posted February 25, 2003 04:08 PM
Fail,she said j-bar

Wauge28
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posted February 25, 2003 09:40 PM
I AM SOOO PROUD. My wife is "the woman" She fills in as trophy girl...Only when I win........

http://www.doghouseracing.net/1999_Yreka_Win2.jpg

....and, she said, "well last year you were a 4-bar, this year your a ....um Z-link".

100%

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sixwillwin
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posted February 25, 2003 09:46 PM
Wow, hottie

pony motor
Dirt Newbie

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posted February 28, 2003 02:15 PM
I am the car owner - a woman, and I know what chassis we run, what size motor we have, what gear we run, and pretty much anything else that needs to be know about the car. I'm the race fanatic, and would much rather be at the race track than just about any place else I can think of!

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted February 28, 2003 09:52 PM
Failed: she said 9 inch first then she said springs. I asked her what kind of springs she said the round kind and she was right. Gotta love her.

old hippie xx
Dirt Roller

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posted March 12, 2003 06:46 PM
my wife ask if i was talking shocks or springs i ask her tell me both,she knew both blew me away i guess all those night in the garage paid off

racer 4
Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 12, 2003 08:37 PM
i was concieved on the hood of a '55 chevy when my mom and dad met on his first main event win. does that make me a trophy???

Bumper
Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 20, 2003 06:02 PM
Mine has no idea what suspension, motor, or anything else I have. She sure can hold that camera still when she films. I watch and study every film over and over. When she is in the pits she gets bored because I pay no attention to her.

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