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steelhonky
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 09, 2002 02:56 PM
Hi everybody. My local track is starting a 4cyl. class for any production car or truck.I've see a lot of discussion over pintos,mustangs,and grand ams. I was wondering if anyone has seen or runs a datsun/nissan product and how do they do. I'd like to keep it American, but I have a nissan readily available to me. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Great site guys! Thanks,steelhonky

racer17j
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posted March 09, 2002 03:26 PM UIN: 54865418
not sure how your rice burner would do but i would try to get a rear wheel drive over a fwd

AJ GARBE70
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Total posts: 200
posted March 09, 2002 10:53 PM
GET A MUSTANG THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS TO DO TO EM AND GET FOR EM GOOD LUCK AND WELCOME TO THE DIRT FORUM

2FAST4U
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Total posts: 124
posted March 10, 2002 09:18 PM
i wouldnt go with a rice burner at all they get to expesive and you cant a good one for a low amount of money..
i would go with a ford....either type pinto or stang becouse it is cheaper and they are american made...good luck

KWTracer
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Total posts: 233
posted March 13, 2002 02:34 PM
Your rules package is going to have a lot to do with which car you use. If you have to run totally stock stuff, you might want to look at toyota, grand am, ford. If you can do all kinds of chassis and motor tweaks, I'd go with a pinto or mustang. You can get the most power for you buck out of a ford. If you have no weight limit and a short track, I'd go with a pinto and big thumper. I kinda like the mustang on the longer tracks. Just a thought.

cajunracer88
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Total posts: 106
posted March 13, 2002 03:54 PM
WE RACE NISSANS IN MINI IN LOUISIANA AND IN MY OPINION THEY ARE GREAT RUNNERS.WE RUN A 1981 TRUCK AND A 1981 200SX AND WE DO FAIR THEY HAVE GREAT STOCK SUSPENSION AND THE MOTOR AREN'T REALLY ANY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN ANY OTHER CAR. IF YOU WANNA RUN A FORIEGN CAR RUN A NISSAN/DATSUN

number6capri
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted March 13, 2002 09:19 PM
these guys about said it all. a lot to do with your local trck rules. we have to have 2000cc so where do you find that nissan. our guys like front drive but i dont. they say it'll pull you out of the corners. toyotas (20r) are a good bet. but for the money, go ford. we got a lot of mustangs and pintos. im racing a capri, best of both worlds if you as me and am very competetive for under a grand...

YotaRacer
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Total posts: 29
posted March 16, 2002 09:45 PM
all of the cars are good I prefer the toyotas because parts are plentiful and very interchangable. I run both car and truck and my yotas have beaten them all and been beaten. Build what you have access to

cajunracer88
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posted March 17, 2002 04:15 PM
Yota Racer you said it all

techmaster35
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posted March 17, 2002 07:19 PM
ill tell you what, those so called riceburners no one likes have sent about every mustang in the stock class home with its tale between its legs. toyota took the track championship last year and few years before that along with several other foriegn cars taking championships. the only reason a mustang won the modified class is because their was no one running in the modified class but thats gonna change because we got two new foriegn modifieds this year. id put our tracks best toyota or nissan against any domestic race car built to our rules at 35 raceway. 10 to 1 the foriegn cars will win. just statin the facts as what i have seen at the track.

cajunracer88
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posted March 18, 2002 03:27 PM
techmaster35 what you run we run nissans and like you said these riceburns can run with mustangs,pintos,ect

techmaster35
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posted March 18, 2002 09:28 PM
i dont run the cars i inspect them. i have seen from first hand experience and have a nonbiased opinion towards the cars but the facts have been proven.

2FAST4U
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posted March 19, 2002 12:39 PM
i guess non of you live around oklahoma kansas arkansas ect.. becouse if you did you would know that rice burners cant run down here..at the several tracks we run a year 5 last year a ford won every championship in the pro-4(modified) and ministocks
!just my rusty 2cents!

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited March 19, 2002).]

YotaRacer
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Total posts: 29
posted March 19, 2002 07:22 PM
Top 3 cars at our track imports 4th ford 5-8 imports. Top spot toyota, second datsun 3rd datsun. Why?? Setup, driver experience and a little luck. I spent a lot of hours on setup to make the yota work. Both datsuns have lots of hours and money in them. The ford was fast but had rookie driver as he learned he got faster. Any car can beat any car on a given night given the right circumstances. But I do love beating a ford with the yota's. Parts are out there for every make. You just have to find out what works well with other components. A little research goes a long way. But most important is have fun.

KWTracer
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Total posts: 233
posted March 23, 2002 07:21 AM
That just about sums it up. No matter what car you use, setup is huge and has to be right. By the way, I do like beating the yota's with my ford also.

[This message has been edited by KWTracer (edited March 23, 2002).]

hs
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posted March 24, 2002 09:29 AM
where i race everyone rus mustangs but one guy, he runs a toyota but it is rear wheel. he usally does pretty good. i say it would be up to u and what would work best, keep in mine the rules.

TRAP
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Total posts: 34
posted March 24, 2002 10:05 AM
Before I began building my mustang, I looked into racing toyota or nissan products. When I went to pricing replacement parts, it was a no brainer. The ford parts are much more reasonable.

I have seen several toyotas that ran real strong at the local track and have seen them win a few and lose a few. I guess it boils down to what you can afford to work with. Im on a tight budget so I went with the mustang.

TRAP

hornet
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Total posts: 5
posted March 29, 2002 11:06 PM
If you can run fwd and they are supposed to be totally stock only 1 word comes to mind...Honda. You need to get a late 80's to early 90's Accord LXi or Prelude SEi with a fuel injected 2.0 and a 5 speed trans. These cars consistantly win here in east Iowa.
I did run a 1988 Quad 4 Grand Am last season and did pretty good, but could not quite keep up with the Hondas.
Good luck and have fun!

RacnSooner
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Total posts: 39
posted March 30, 2002 03:39 PM
2Fast4U..the track champion at Lincoln County Speedway last year was in a Toyota.......just my 2 cents worth
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Originally posted by 2FAST4U:
i guess non of you live around oklahoma kansas arkansas ect.. becouse if you did you would know that rice burners cant run down here..at the several tracks we run a year 5 last year a ford won every championship in the pro-4(modified) and ministocks
!just my rusty 2cents!

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited March 19, 2002).]



dirttracker98
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posted April 13, 2002 03:29 AM
Early Volkswagon Beetle with an Autocraft Midget engine,you'll show 'em the way to victory lane..........>>

ford5
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posted April 14, 2002 06:57 AM
my dad spent the winter in fla. and went to the races at volusia, co. speedway and they had ministocks there, 60 cars i think, he said showed up! and was won by a VW shirocco, next 4 were pintos

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