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YAZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted August 04, 2005 10:06 PM  
thinking about moving up to b-mods
would you suggest buying a used chassis to start out with out getting a new one right away?

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted August 04, 2005 10:48 PM  
Buy a 2-3 year old chassis or older that has good parts on it that isnt a pieced together bunch of junk. If you dont know what to look for in a used modified then get a local builder or racer you know to go take a look at it with you.

kylejs2005
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted August 04, 2005 11:50 PM  
First year start out used....my buddy just moved up to the modified class and is running a 6 yr old car...it was clip and updated to an 03' but he is currently running 3rd in points in his rookie year. If you know how to set up a car and can drive you will be able to compete. He has won 2 UMP features this year. Stick with old and maybe pick up a sponsor for a new chassis if you do well.

YAZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted August 05, 2005 05:04 AM  
is any one using a homemade chassis and doing good. I see speedway offers kits.

Covert Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted August 05, 2005 06:10 AM  
Don't do a homemade chassis if you have never raced a modified. Start with a Dirtworks or a Harris, there is plenty of them out there and easier to get help because some else you are racing against will have one also. You will be able to compare notes.

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CLBaker25
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted August 05, 2005 08:44 AM  
They have a kit on www.waynelarsonracing.com for 7900 that comes with basically everything. Check out their website and I would think about going with that if you are willing to do some of the work yourself.

The chassis seems to work for George White!!

imca11
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted August 05, 2005 09:12 AM  
this is my first year im mods and have a homemade chassis,took about 8 races to get it running good and get the driver some seat time,last weekend i led 10 laps and finished 3rd with it,

chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted August 05, 2005 10:14 AM  
I bought a used complete car last summer. It was a 98 model in pretty decent shape. I have raced 12 times since I bought it. I run in IMCA mods and have 1 feature win and 1 heat race win with 2 other top 5's and several top 10 finishes. You need to look everything over carefully. Make sure nothing is bent in the frame and look for good bolt on components. If a car was well maintained it should be fine. Not to mention it will probably be set up and easier to drive than figuring out a new setup. Also it would be a shame to bend a new chassis while learning.

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted August 05, 2005 10:48 AM  
I HAVE A 98 D-W 8 FOR SALE. HAS A 70 CHEVELLE STUB UNDER IT, WAS RE STUBBED 3 YEARS AGO. I JUST PUT A NEW TAIL SECTION ON IT THIS SUMMER IN MY SPARE TIME. IT'S A 2-LINK CAR. IT HAS WON SEVERAL FEATURES IN ITS FIRST FOUR YEARS OF EXISTANCE.

chapa73
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted August 08, 2005 10:50 AM  
I ran a homebiult car my 1st year(last year),the car was built in 93,It made me wanna stop racing,wasnt alot of fun,I wish I would have got a good used car,I would have been further along,I spent about 12 out of the 14 races I ran last year,just trying to stay out of the way,The car on its best day wasnt even in the same zip code as the ballpark.

This year,built a new car,with the help of a local chassis builder(he did the dash bar and the rear hoop to give us something to build off of) and lots of emails with custom Performance and built a really good car for this year,There is a big learning curve,and have to deal with a car thats junk doesnt help that curve,The only thing that came of that car,was with the forum and that car,I really learned about the chassis of a mod.

It can be done with a homebuilt car,but better to just get a used car from a good chassis builder,and building a car your self dont really save much,What I got tied in my chassis,I should have got a chassis from a builder.

CLBaker25
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted August 08, 2005 11:59 AM  
The best thing about getting a chassis from a good builder is the tech support. When you get frustrated it is nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and to have a good baseline setup to start from.

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