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rnoswal53
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted January 31, 2005 04:17 PM  
I have been trying to get something together to race in the modified class this year. I had to give up my mini stock and am trying to piece together an older car right now. Someone emailed me today and wondered if I would be interested in a DW7 trade. It is a 97 DW7. I am asking $2,800.00 for my mini. Is this a good deal? I wrote back to see just what it comes with. I saw someone write in about a DW8, so I was wondering about any differences between the two.

Just curious.

Russ

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted February 01, 2005 11:09 AM  
I DONT REMEMBER THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE 7 & 8 BUT I HAVE A DW 8 FOR SALE,CHEAP.

nvracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted February 01, 2005 11:43 AM  
I believe the some of the differences are, most of the DW-8 have a corrected frontend. Better frontend geometry. It also has a higher rear weight percentage & weighs less.
Is the trade a good deal, it really depends on the shape of the DW-7.

dluna
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted February 01, 2005 12:19 PM  
Dirtywrench,

What kind of shape is your dw8?

RTR Dave
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted February 01, 2005 07:56 PM  
My 2 cents....DW8 the underslung rear is nice and the better front end is worth it. My cousin drives a house DW9 and would rather drive my brothers 8. From what I Felt of the 3 cars the Dw7 is less stiff in the back the 8 seems about right and the DW9 is a rag...just too flexible. You can redo the front of the 7 and you can tweek in the rear of the car. I have seen guys do this and the cars work very well.It just comes down to time and money...something I seem to have less of.

FWIW.

superdave
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 280
posted February 01, 2005 08:56 PM  
If he's willing to trade for a car you don't want then take it. If you haven't raced a mod then DW7 or 8 won't matter the first year.

Good luck,
Superdave

chapa73
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted February 04, 2005 05:45 PM  
I have heard from a few guys that a dw7 that is in good shape is very desirable.I was told that a 4 link 7 was a little easer to deal with and little easer to get hooked up than the dw8,and I have also heard the dw9 kinda **** ,then I have been told that the dw9 is the best car they have drivin.

If the mod is in good shape it sounds like a good trade.Is they car a front runner.As a rookie it will e a bit easer to drive if the car is already running good,then you dont have to learn with an ill handling car.

Goodluck

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