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hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted June 24, 2004 07:00 AM  
I am selling my superstock and getting a mod for next year. I have been looking around the net for some chassis builders.
I am just wondering if there is a good chassis builder that anyone would reccomend? I basically just looking at the smileys roller now, I want to look around though to get the best chassis.
also wondering what setup to use for the rear. I will be running on a 1/10 track fairly high bank. I don't know much about the different comboes and what works best.
Thanks.

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sixwillwin
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Total posts: 493
posted June 24, 2004 09:41 AM  
1/10 track? wow, what gear does that require!

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1875
posted June 24, 2004 02:12 PM  
look threw the archieves, but here is a rundown of some chassis places.
bms-i have one, good car, metric stub.
dirtworks-verypopular great car, very pricy and hard to find front end parts and your one of a number to them sometimes. but if you break at the track parts are easy to get, there are alot of them.
harris-pricy, good cars, but seen some of the welds break on them.
racemart-i think that is fr1 on here, i had an older one it was not bad. and have been running against some lately that are quick.
jetmod-some people love them some hate them..never had one or worked on one before.
hot chassis-heard they are hard to get ahold of, have not messed with them much, or seen them.
but there are some of the most popular chassis that i see at the track alot.
and some of the good or bad points with them.
best bet is to get a used one, and if your just starting out a 3 link would probally be a good choice.
goodluck
jason

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted June 24, 2004 03:46 PM  
i think all of the name brand chassis can run up front ,the biggest thing i think is important is to buy a name brand ,not a knock off, that way when your trying to figure something out with the chassis you can make a call and get some help. i have a jet mod and love it so far. only 6 races on it but ive won once and been in the top 5 all of the other times, and they helped with the setup,,,

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted June 25, 2004 05:11 AM  
Alright, I will look into them. Do you have any websights or phone numbers to any of the chassis builders that you listed? I have been looking for somthing on the net and nothing comes up.
Are you familiar with the smileys chassis at all?
Thanks for your help.

boas51
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Total posts: 190
posted June 25, 2004 08:18 AM  
www.angelfire.com/oz/brownovalautosports/

snowman
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posted June 26, 2004 11:11 PM  
I would think you could do a google search and find the site for most of the builders listed........ I have seen the dirtworks site posted enough to know that it is www.dirtworksracecars.com

There are two chassis builders who sponsor this forum.......Custom Performance and American Made.....Just click on the scrolling banner on thier names......

About Custom Performance..............You will often see Rich of Custom Performance helping people with thier set-ups here on the forum.......You only need to check out his site to see his craftsmanship........and all of his customers seem to be well pleased. I am sure he would be happy to build whatever suspension you want......

About American Made.......first I should admit bias toward them as they are a client I do some work for........They are built from the best materials, and (even if I say so myself), the fit-up and welding on these cars is top-notch.

The standard 04 models have universal suspension brackets......You can run 4-bar, 4bar/zlink, or a 15 or 13in. 3 link....... which makes it easy and econmical to change systems if you wish.........

Both Custom performance and American Made are smaller companies than some of the others.........I suspose that some would consider that a drawback.........But the way I see it is that the smaller companies, (in racing and most other businesses for that matter) generally have better customer service........Fewer customers means that EVERY customer is important.........Your business lives and dies by customer service........it seems like sometimes the big guys forget.........

Good Luck,
snowman


Wildside17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted June 26, 2004 11:41 PM  
Harris' is at www.harrisautoracing.com the ph# 1-800-833-5174 or 1-712-546-8210 on the website they also have someused cars listed. Talk to Reese or Jay.

HarrisMod#30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted June 27, 2004 12:39 AM  
Talk to reese at harris!

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted June 27, 2004 12:59 AM  
The main reason people buy a chassis from me is I am willing to build any suspension in the rear and build on any front stub whether it is a Ford, Small metric, chevelle etc. Also some of the current possible new customers I have recently talked to, wanted certain things done to a chassis and they were told by most of the current top builders that they wouldnt accomodate the changes from their std chassis.

FASTLAP
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 171
posted June 27, 2004 06:50 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by snowman:
There are two chassis builders who sponsor this forum.......Custom Performance and American Made.....Just click on the scrolling banner on thier names......

About Custom Performance..............You will often see Rich of Custom Performance helping people with thier set-ups here on the forum.......You only need to check out his site to see his craftsmanship........and all of his customers seem to be well pleased. I am sure he would be happy to build whatever suspension you want......

About American Made.......first I should admit bias toward them as they are a client I do some work for........They are built from the best materials, and (even if I say so myself), the fit-up and welding on these cars is top-notch.

........Fewer customers means that EVERY customer is important.........Your business lives and dies by customer service........it seems like sometimes the big guys forget.........

Good Luck,
snowman

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