posted October 05, 2003 01:14 PM
Has anyone in here built a race truck, and had success with it? If so, what all did it take to get the truck competitive? What work had to be done to the suspension? What trucks work the best? Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
USAUS Racing Dirt Full Roller
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posted October 06, 2003 08:35 AM
I havent built a race truck but two guys here in Eastern Oregon ran a pair of Datsun trucks (4 cylinders) all season. One of those trucks is either 1st or 2nd overall - wont know until Saturday night as the points were that close - 5pts between them at the start of our last race meeting.
So all I can say is that a truck CAN be competitive.
dirtrace54 Dirt Maniac
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posted October 06, 2003 03:49 PM
A lil hint on the trucks. A generation 1 S-10 has basically the same stub as a metric car. Just have the leaf rear suspension. We had a guy come in with one (long bed) and it had a "iron duke" motor in it. Did pretty darn good for never being on the track before. The nice thing about these trucks it that you can use the same front racing springs and shocks that the metrics use.
speedyd1 Dirt Maniac
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posted October 07, 2003 11:00 AM
be careful with the front suspension. most trucks have a swing arm type configuration and wont work. they also tend to be heavier chassis' than most cars. run control arm front ends and leaf spring rears and you'll do fine.good luck
cobb Dirt Maniac
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posted October 07, 2003 04:47 PM
our hobby car is an 85 camroe on an s-10 frame it gets around the track but it's not exactly stock...lol rice burners have tortion bars and those can be ajusted like weight jacks