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Author Topic:   Front wheel drive mini stock
r171
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted January 20, 2001 02:20 AM
Does anyone know where to find honda prelude
parts for dirt track use ie oil pan. Have
a strange idea of building a front drive
mini stock.

zr171

DDTH2000
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted January 20, 2001 10:24 AM
Does your local track even allow front drivers? I wouldn't think a front driver would even handle well in the dirt. I know from experience on the street that when the front tires spin through a turn the car tends to go in the direction the inertia is headed, not where you point the front tires. In other words, you can't fishtail a front driver through a turn.
Just a thought. Good luck.

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KWTracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted January 20, 2001 02:55 PM
Front drive cars are actually very quick. Front drive cars dominate many tracks up north. The setup is much different than a rear car, and you have to drive them differently, but once you figure it out, there just as fast, sometimes faster than rear drive. Fishtailing, or sliding the rear is not the fastest way around the track. When your loose your spinng tires and wasting time.
What are your engine rules like? Why not an escort?

4s racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted January 22, 2001 07:46 AM
DDTH2000, where you been? Didn't mean to make you mad.Did you find you a car.Let me know!!

AWSOME4
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted January 22, 2001 07:14 PM
we have a dodge that runs with us in mod 4 that is very quick . the track has to be dry so he can hook up . if it's bad slick he just loads up and goes home .he goes into the corner deep then then gasses it and it pulls him on around . front wheel drives are quick off the corners .here in alabama they run the stock front wheel drives with the stock v8 class and they still hold their on .won't let them run with stock 4 class .from what i hear it's hard to learn to drive a front wheel drive

AWSOME4

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skawldeddawg
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 22, 2001 10:10 PM
i drove a front-wheel drive car on a 1/4 mi. high banked dirt oval for the past 2 years.Our whole class was FWD.(factory-stocks,Macon Speedway,Macon,IL).My first year i ran all but the last 3 weeks in an '89 pontiac sunbird(2.0L),it finally blew up and i switched to and won the points championship in an '86 cavalier z-24(2.8L). This past year i got second in points to my brother,who won the track championship.we were both in z-24's this year,and they rock!

bbracer17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted January 27, 2001 06:18 PM
I ran a VW Scirocco on the asphalt for about 5 years and hardly anything could keep up. It is very different to set up and drive but they can be very fast.

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