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posted June 12, 2004 05:53 PM  
Hey,racers first time on the board so be easy on me. My son is 18 been driving since 10. Go-karts on dirt for six ,4cyl. asphalt 2 yrs. and a pro-4 this year. Were not having fun with the pro-4 and considering a sellout. We have done quite well on asphalt but his heart is in dirt. We could end up with $7500. from the sale of the pro-4. Just wondering what we could expect to get in the line of an poen wheel for this money? We have a local track within an hour of us that run these cars. IMCA rules 360 max motor 2 bll. carb. It is 1/4 mile slight banked clay gets dry slick. Will the slick condition take the killer motor out of the picture somewhat? Like to gather a ton of info before making a purchase.

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posted June 12, 2004 10:02 PM  
Any time you're talking about dry slick conditions you take the big motor out of the picture. It's too easy to over power that kind of track. Go with a decent 355 and don't go too agressive on the cam, concentrate on the top end power rather than off the corner. With dry slick contditions less is more. You should be in the ballpark with the money, but small bull ring mod racing can tear up alot of parts and pieces, be sure to get spare sus parts if you can. Good luck.

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posted June 13, 2004 10:07 PM  
go with a 331 if you can, turn more rpm for less, and easier on dryslick to hook up.
but you should be able to get a decent car and little motor for 7500.
good luck

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posted June 14, 2004 09:27 AM  
You'll be able to get a good used race ready car for $7500.

In my opinion which is based on the tracks I race on, when the tracks slick off, the big motors still have an advantage if they are set up well. Yes, it's not as big of an advantage as when the track was heavy, but it is still present.

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