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Author Topic:   V6's
Dirt Newbie

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posted January 01, 2000 09:14 PM UIN: 28902597
I've heard alot about v6's in the imca mods. Anybody out there running one. They must be fast cause i know a lot of people are running them and winning I'd like to get everybody's opion on them. Thanks

Dirt Administrator

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posted January 01, 2000 09:22 PM UIN: 16262997
Tito, the deal with the V-6's is.. when your on the throttle of a V-6 hard off the turn, the actual torque range is moved a couple thousand RPM's higher. This basically allows a driver to put his foot on the floor and not spin the tires off the turn. Try doing that with a well built 350 or 400 and see what happens. Wheel spin.

Dirt Roller

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posted January 01, 2000 09:42 PM
Jammin and tito, not only that. But a v6 car will have greater rear percentage and be lighter. I hear the hot chassis with a V6 is pretty awsome.

Here in Iowa Eric Lundstrom used to run one in his mod at Boone and Des Moines. He had some really good success. But as we all know in Iowa IMCA races our competitors are very claim happy. SO he went back to a v-8.

Dave Miller

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posted January 02, 2000 04:46 PM UIN: 28902597
Isn't wayne brooks winning a lot of races with them?...

Dirt Administrator

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posted January 03, 2000 02:46 AM
If I am not mistaken, he is.

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posted January 26, 2000 09:54 PM
The drivers I've talk to say that the car feels more balanced with a V-6. Also watching a V-6 car verses a V-8, you are actually able to see the front end come up. Which I interpret as weight transfer.
Just a thought.

Dirt Roller

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posted January 27, 2000 07:58 AM
I agree, the front end lift on the V6 cars(or what used to be V6 cars. LOL!) is very obvious.

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