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erik
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 18, 2001 11:07 PM
Does anyone have any experience with D&M chassis? We just ordered one with the new wish bone rear suspension would like to know what kind of reviews it is getting.

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted December 20, 2001 07:03 PM
I don't see how you could go wrong with a D&M. Chub has been racing forever and all of his designs are bad fast. I won alot of races in a D&M swing leaf. GOOD LUCK and hang on.

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted December 20, 2001 08:07 PM UIN: 23443678
I raced a D&M last year and had real good success although mine is a 6 link I do have a friend that ran the wishbone last year and had good luck with it. He won the $5000 to win on the west coast. Email me if you would like to talk about it.

erik
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 25, 2001 09:45 PM
Thanks for the replies it makes me feel a little better to here good reviews about D&M I haven't raced around any one with there chassis so we were shooting in the dark. I just liked the way a lot of there products are designed you can see they do a lot of testing and think about what there building.

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted December 25, 2001 10:06 PM UIN: 23443678
I can also tell you one thing about the 6 link is that you need to be smooth with em they can get away from ya quick. I was told that the wishbone was alot easier to drive

hookedup
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted January 20, 2002 09:19 PM
The new D&M wishbone car is excelent. we had great luck with it. The car is easy to set up and maintain. the car is only going to get better since this is the second year for it. More set up imfo, and great technical support. You bought The best chassis

Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted January 21, 2002 12:19 PM
Can anyone tell me what the "wishbone" rear suspension on the D&M car is? I have never heard of this.

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 21, 2002 01:58 PM
Basically, it's a two link, except the links look like a drag racing ladder bar.

[This message has been edited by devil wrench (edited January 21, 2002).]

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted January 21, 2002 09:00 PM
It is more like a 4 bar that has only one pick-up point. Some folks call them spear rods also.

Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted January 22, 2002 10:04 PM
Thanks for the information. Are the ladder bars floated on the rear end? It seems that you would not have any rear-end wrap otherwise. Also are the two ladder bars connected by a diagonal link or is the rear-end located by a panhard bar?

Thanks again for your help.

taz_3tat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted January 22, 2002 10:15 PM
champion chassis in iowa has been using this wish bone for years and they have pretty fast cars

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 22, 2002 11:05 PM
I assume no birdcages, but it may have them and a torque arm or pull bar. Usually used with a panhard bar.

taz_3tat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted January 22, 2002 11:48 PM
champion is using birdcages ... with either a pull bar and or a lift arm..
and using a panhard bar from right to left

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted January 23, 2002 10:34 AM
It uses bird cages with the wishbone attached at top and bottom of birdcage and the pick-up point in the center of the wishbone adjustable up and down at the chassis. It uses a pushbar. It uses a panhard behind the rearend, they offer a short one and a long one. The cars appear to be very fast and don't require a lot of adjustments.

Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted January 23, 2002 12:40 PM
OK, it sounds like a really good setup to me. Where is D&M located? Do they have a web site or does anyone have a phone number?

Are there any drivers in the East Texas, Louisiana or Arkansas area running these cars?

[This message has been edited by Matt418 (edited January 23, 2002).]

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted January 23, 2002 01:34 PM
They are in Dumas,TX. Contact them at 800-233-0571, ask for Jimmy. Couldn't answer the question about cars in East Teaxs, LA, and Ark.

erik
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted January 27, 2002 08:45 PM
Well we went and picked up the car about three weeks ago man is it nice! I can't wait to get it on the track it is going to be fast.Chub has a very nice shop they can get the job done the right way they have the the best equipment for the job.Can't wait till spring

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