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nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 06, 2001 11:43 PM
What is the best Chassis to run in IMCA Modified compition on dirt? I'm leaning towards a Jet. But don't know what to get. what's the differnce between the chassis makers also?

LITTLEMAN
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 83
posted August 07, 2001 06:49 PM
Jet racing is where I'd go always on the leading edge of technoledgy best tech support always striving to build a better product.they don't copy someone elses ideas and put them on their chassis they develope their own through the racers they build for.

PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 154
posted August 07, 2001 09:02 PM
Not trying to be a smart a$$, but I feel the best chassis is the one that is easiest to adjust, simple in design, comfortable for the driver, and is built close to where you race ( tech support ).

Just my opinion
The Peddler

rjs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted August 07, 2001 10:36 PM
I agree with the Peddler, if you don't have much knowledge on how to adjust your chassis and fix it when it's broke you're at a great disadvantage because the best chassis with any rookie driver is going to get bent. It's not if it is when and if the mfg. is 1000 miles away and you want to race the next weekend good luck in fixing it. Look at what is winning at your local track most people will tell you if they like a chassis or not. Have had a Jet and Dirt Works (friends have had Kosiski,Shaw,Hoover,Harris,and Flexi-Flyer) now we build our own all are good pieces and you have to get them right for you. I like Dirt Works myself.

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 07, 2001 11:32 PM
this is my first year and i have a car already. I'll run the car i have now till the end of next year.
there are 3 differnt chassis in the top 5 in points at my track. they r 2 dirt works 2 pro and 1 speedway. My team mate is running the speedway. while the 1st and 2nd have dirt works and 4th and 5th have the pro. All i was wondering is what the duribality factor is on the differnt chassis.

c21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted August 08, 2001 12:17 PM
Littleman, Don't you suppose it would be fair to mention that you work at Jet?

Pickles
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted August 08, 2001 01:35 PM
Thank you c21!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3433
posted August 08, 2001 01:44 PM UIN: 16262997
Well...I can say this. If your a chassis builder and you don't think that your chassis is the best, there is something wrong. Each and every one of the modified chassis builders has their own idea of what is best. Most are very knowledgable, but there are a few that stand out. This is one of them, guys. I personally love my car from Custom Performance, because he built it the way we wanted it. There is nothing in the world wrong with promoting your chassis...in fact, if you don't, it means you are ashamed of your work. I don't think Jet has anything to be ashamed of.

jammin

Burnout
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted August 08, 2001 06:54 PM
Hoffman Race Cars,Great Tec Support,Very Durable and Fast,Scott Drake Drives the House Car.417-673-7426

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted August 08, 2001 07:04 PM
thanks jammin
who ever you choose for a new chassis make sure they will listen to you as to what you want and dont want. make sure they will change things to your liking to fit your way of driving or preferences. best of al sometimes it might be a good thing to go with someone who is not 1000's of miles from you , in case it has to be fixed
richard webster

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 08, 2001 07:50 PM
I did not build the car my self. Bought it off another racer who was going to race the car. He got a new car insted. all i know about my car the the front clip is a 1969 Chevel

hemp25
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 09, 2001 12:41 AM
Yeah i'm not really for sure about IMCA but i know that there are lots of National points leaders in UMP running Lightnings. I started running a lighting this year and really like it but i know we would like to add a few things to make it easier to set the car up. TRY A LIGHTNING

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 09, 2001 03:35 PM
Do any of the chassis maker's have web site? I know Dirt Works, Jet, Speedway, Shaw, GRT, and Harris have site's.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3433
posted August 09, 2001 04:13 PM UIN: 16262997
Yes, check our links out and you will find most of them.

jammin

oilpan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted August 09, 2001 04:29 PM
I would have to say the best chassis out there right now would have to be the GRS chassis out of Morgantown, Wv. There is not many cars out there right now because Dave at GRS is still new to building the mods but every car he has built has been a winner. I know Dave has won in his house car a few times along with Vic Vandergrif, Jr. Noland has around 8 wins with Larry Kugel having 15 wins so far on the year.

LITTLEMAN
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 83
posted August 09, 2001 05:00 PM
c21, Yea, I build cars at jet racing and I believe that every car we produce is capable of winning!It's really an honor to build for the customers of Jet racing because their all capable of winning races without driving a Jet mod,but they put there trust in us to help them get there consistantly and we will work long and hard to keep it that way.

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 09, 2001 06:13 PM
Little man This is just my very first year of racing anything. I'm just looking around for a for a roller the is cheap and brand new.

c21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted August 09, 2001 06:26 PM
Sounds like you really take pride in your work, I like that. I apologize for making a fuss about the source of what on the surface appeared to be a testimonial from a satisfied customer, but we walk on a slippery slope. If you don't make it clear that you work for Jet when you say great things about the company, why would one of your competitors be obligated to identify themselves when they call your product inferior (as compared to their's)while pretenting to be a consumer?
Just food for thought.
...Anyway you guys have a nice website and I'm sure sometime soon I'll be looking more closely at your chassis.
c21

KEVIN8WADDELL
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted August 13, 2001 09:09 PM
I think any of the bigger name chassis builders would be fine, because if you don't know how to set a car up it doesn't matter what kind of chassis you have, but the only 2 chassis we have owned were both Dirt Works. I would suggest a Dirst Works, they are really nice poeple and will work with you on getting it set-up.
Kevin Waddell
Waddell Racing #K8

7a
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted August 13, 2001 11:44 PM
first year mod driver here jet's and mccaulah rule northern new mexico i run a boyd from boyd performance in porter oklahoma good car and over the phone they got the thing handling ....but i alwas go to jet for parts and go advice?? thks

Speedracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted August 14, 2001 11:51 AM
This is a $66 question!! I would have to agree, call the builder, talk to racers who have their chassis, ask lots of questions! Location can be important for repair, tech adivice, but many racers also want something "different" that they see at their local track every weekend. There's many popular builders out there. I'm partial to Belleville Motorsports.... bmsmods.com on the web.

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 14, 2001 02:59 PM
Does anybody have any info on the HOT chassis? I wanted to look at what they had can't find a site for them.

Elwood
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted August 15, 2001 08:59 AM
www.hot-chassis.com

speedy79
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 24, 2001 10:33 AM
I started running an Outlaw Chassis this year and I am having my best year yet. Scott is one of the sharpest chassis guys i have ever met and his stuff my seem off the wall but if you do what he says you should be fast. outlawchassis.com

geocities.com/jomans

racinrich66
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted August 24, 2001 01:50 PM
I've had real good luck with the dirtworks cars. The guys up there, Steve, Andy ect. will help you any way they can. I've put two of them on there roof and had them fixed the next day. Might not say much for my driving but the cars are capable! [IMG]

BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted August 24, 2001 03:40 PM
As far as I'm concerned a chassis is just tubing. Don't get me wrong a bad one won't get the job done. But it is possible for a home built to run up front. All that matters is that the car has good percents and is still reasonably square. The cars that are mass jig built are good obviously because they have 100's of customers to gain knowledge from. When using a local builder he can "fit" you to your car. And can work with you specifically to address your needs. While tech support in the larger companies is good, not everyone that buys a car can have that same 1 on 1 experience. The one factor in going with a proven car is that when starting out it eliminates one factor of why you may not be competitive.
My 2 cents, maybe 5.

Billy Bob

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electricbill
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 28, 2001 04:43 PM
I just 12 I was 2or3 when my dad started racing but if i where you i would go with a hot chasis.

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eagleii
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted August 29, 2001 04:12 AM
You might give us a call at Eagle Chassis & Fabrication. We can discuss your needs and build a car especially for you. We have cars running all over the country and doing very well. We are a small chassis builder in Texas and limit the number of cars we build per year. We STAY with the driver and help him.

We also build the Eagle's Claw and the Talon, which also come standard with the Eagle III modifieds. You might be surprised what we have to offer you in a race car.

Jerry Guest
Eagle Chassis & Fabrication
e-mail jrrgs@aol.com

kong
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted August 29, 2001 12:17 PM
I'm not sure where your located, but here in the midwest the BigDog chassis built by RRCI in Thedford NE is getting a big following. Ronnie Wallace, who is either 1st or 2nd in the national IMCA points drives one. Dave Murray, who is also either 1st or 2nd in the IMCA points drove one last year with great success. I don't know if they have a website or not. I've also heard good things about the BMS (Belleville)and also the Sardeson chassis.

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 29, 2001 02:01 PM
I live in North West Florida. There is hardly any chassis builders in this neck of the woods.

brownstone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted August 29, 2001 05:59 PM
i would like to highly reccomend a Racemart FR-1 chassis they are consistent and well built. they are easy to maintain and easy to adjust. Randy at Racemart is eager to assist with any handling concerns and has always been very helpfull with any handling concerns should we ever have any.

WPP
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted August 29, 2001 06:26 PM
I would have to say call eagle chassis the tech will be great Jerry has help me all year and i have not got a car from him yet i am getting ready to get one built.

Tom Asmus
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted October 03, 2001 07:14 PM
I run a Wade Moon, and next year I am updating to a Specialty Fabrication car. Anyone have any pros or cons about Specialty cars. I hhave heard they are real simple to set up and are real fast. Thats the only type chassis thats been tough to beat from where I race at.

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 178
posted October 04, 2001 12:30 AM UIN: 54865418
we had a mod builders chalange tonite in webster city iowa part of the usmts fall jamobri has alot of big name that is the one thing tho alot of those cars are the best you can buy house cars shryock(harris), noble, gustin,stoa(dirt works) tommy meyers and willy kraft in his chassis all were realy fast on the imca class the wayne larson chassis where bad *** fast when she went dry slick but over all if i had and open check book i would run a dirt works, my uncle is running a shaw right now that we put new rear clip on was a leaf car changed it to a 4 link it's working out alright not much time yet to truly get it dailed in but as a leaf car it prety much sucked

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted October 04, 2001 09:21 AM
my chassis will be a contender next year. i am starting to pick up a bunch of interest in them for the way they are built and the options one has when they are to be built.

nut3d
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted October 04, 2001 10:12 AM
I have found a new car for next year. It comes with a sponser to. A very big speical thanks goes out to Jerry of EAGLE Chassis for helping me out with this chance of a life time.

dirttrackracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted October 04, 2001 09:20 PM
Gustin doesnt drive Dirt Works,someone told me Harris.

mod257
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted October 04, 2001 11:19 PM
i think you will be very happy with your
new eagle i seen it in action tonight.
it is very fast. the big name chassis
builders really didnt have nothing for
the eagle.i cant wait to get mine.

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 178
posted October 05, 2001 01:09 AM UIN: 54865418
your right dirt tracker i thought he had the dw but i guess not what ever he's running it fun to watch him lol

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