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zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted October 26, 2004 10:50 PM  
I am looking at cars for 2006, yeah i know early, but finances right now it will be 2006 season or mid summer this season for a new car. but i am looking now, i like to take my time and study every aspect.
anyways i am looking into different cars.
I want a metric stub.
here are the cars i am looking at.
bms-i have one now
raider 2005 z-4 by racemart
cheetah-local car
custom performance-on here

i would like to talk more one on one with an average racer with one of these cars, new bms, or new raider. how have they worked for you, would you recomend one?
what would you like to see different on one?

any other suggestions, metric stub is a main critera, also i want a 4link lr, that i can run long lower link. rr i want a swing arm mount, on cups, no slider. car will be ran lr spring behind most all the time.

Rollin Thunder
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted October 27, 2004 05:23 PM  
Why do you feel a metric stub is better? The only fast BMS cars are chevelle stubs.

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zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted October 27, 2004 06:30 PM  
i like metric stub because i am on a budget, and get the metric front end parts for free from a local place.
and i would not make a statement that all fast bms cars are on chevelle stubs i know of alot of winning cars with metric stubs, metrics will work fine, you just have to know how to tune the car, they work just as well as a chevelle car.

racer17j
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posted October 27, 2004 06:39 PM  
I haven't run any of the cars you mentioned, but my new car this year was a 2004 Fegers chromemoly, 4/4 or 4/z, on a big Metric front stub. Best car I have ever driven. The metric cars do work, but I haven't run a chevelle stub so my opinion is biased, lol. In your opinion, what is the most important thing to consider when tuning a metric stub car?

What do you consider a long lower left bar? My car has a 15 1/2" lower left, with 17 1/2" upper bar.

I've seen a couple of the BMS cars run, and they look like a very good piece.

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1875
posted October 27, 2004 08:22 PM  
like 17+ lower and short upper. i run right now 20 lower and 16 upper.
i like to play with front sprigns and short bar on my metrics.
another critera is no chomemoly cars, not a big fan of chomemoly cars.

[This message has been edited by zeroracing (edited October 27, 2004).]

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted October 27, 2004 11:33 PM  

Thats very interesting about the front springs and the short bar... We found that the front springs could totally change the handling of this car. We did tune alot with the frt. springs this year, and it made the car awesome.

There are different grades of moly tubing, obviously. I have heard of problems with other chassis cracking and breaking moly tubing, but I have had two Fegers cars (140+ nights on 2 cars) and never had any problems whatsoever.

Anyway, thank you, and sorry to get off track on your post...

So, who can reply to the original questions, lol???


fr1
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Total posts: 93
posted October 28, 2004 11:45 AM  
Jason, I just got your PM. I will contact you later today. Randy

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