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Author Topic:   difference between dirt and asphalt
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted June 09, 2002 12:46 AM  
I am new to racing and was wondering how much difference is there between cars set up for dirt and asphalt as far as suspension and other things like that. I know tires make a difference but what else. Any comments greatly appreciated.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted June 09, 2002 07:27 PM  
alot of things are different about them. most pavement classes run simple rearends like a truck-arm coil spring set up or a leaf spring set up while dirt cars run three links and birdcages and stuff that is kinda exotic but if you stay in a lower dirt class like street or hobby stock you will have stock designed suspension. it is your opinion to what you want to run. start in a 4 cylinder car and work up from there since you are new or you can go in head first and buy a street or hobby stock. i like dirt because you aint gonna tear as much stuff up as you will on asphault. i dont know if its exactly true or not but in my experience dirt forgives your mistakes a whole lot better than asphault does.
good luck
logan stanforth

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted June 17, 2002 08:36 PM  
Blacktop don't never get as "sloppy" as dirt can,but the water will make it slicker than snot on a doorknob,blacktop don't never get as dusty as dirt neither.You'll get "mirror drove" real bad on any blacktop track,but there ain't no dirt tracks around here allow mirrors!!Learn to drive & race on dirt,then gon to blacktop,and you'll have a leg up on 'em!!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted June 18, 2002 01:21 PM  
my buddy spent the last 20 years sideways on dirt and when he went to asphault the boys tried to make him loose and spin him but all it did was make him faster when he was loose. gave him one heck of an advantage.

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