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Nor Cal Racer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted January 15, 2005 09:30 PM  
Which class do you think would be easier(less expensive)to move into.I can get some good deals on cars in both classes.There's a guy around here(west coast)who is hurt'n for cash and has a late model roller cheap.Also a friend has a mod with some really quality parts but a mid 90's frame for sale and the price is right.What would you do?I already have a real strong motor.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted January 15, 2005 10:07 PM  
racer17j, that was one long run-on sentence
Hey, look at my name . . . I can't help it.

I've wondered that same question about lates vs. mods. I know a few guys that have raced both and prefer lates over mods. They say that the bigger tires help with the bigger engines (like most lates and mods have) and they also claim lates are much easier to turn through the corners. Basically, more control.

But, I would say as far as cheaply, I'd say the mod with some good parts would be cheaper. I'm running a late 90's mod and many others are racing older cars around here and seem to do well. I don't think the age of the mod makes a huge difference, unless we're talking old and heavy mod.

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Nor Cal Racer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted January 16, 2005 10:46 AM  
Thanks for the replies.I can use the advice.

Racer111
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted January 16, 2005 11:10 AM  
It depends on what you want to win or have fun.If you run a late model for fun lates pay more starting money and more pay threw the feild, gears and some things are cheaper.In mods pay is less cheaper engine,but the week to week expense is real close to the same,pit pass fuel them sort of things.Both lates and mods are tough to win in.In a late you can buy a used engine run mid pack and make more money then a mod.Or spend money for a good mod and engine and feel like you could have a chance of winning.

Ells949
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted February 01, 2005 08:19 AM  
Nor Cal Racer How strong is your motor? Does it have a checkered past? I agree with Racer111 on the on his facts and figures!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 01, 2005 10:06 AM  
hey nor-cal....not too many places to run that late model around the west coast i think. unless you run the xtreme series and that's pretty pricey...mods are all over the place with a few different series to run.. i.e. imca,bra,dirt mods...i think your best bet would be the mod in my opinion.

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