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dirtracer14
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posted August 15, 2005 08:47 PM  
Wich would you buy and why... If looking for the most out of the rear susp and better all around car for diff types of tracks?

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted August 15, 2005 08:49 PM  
If I were buying a new car, I'd probably go with a Shaw. They are very well built and I've been told the tech is very good also.

But if I had to choose between DW or Harris....... tough decision. Probably Harris because I know they have the 4-2 setup that I REALLY like LOL!

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dirtracer14
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posted August 15, 2005 09:00 PM  
My first choice i think would have been the shaw.....take some time to get....and i dont think they would hold up to the beatin i put on a car. I tossed the idea of a GRT and a Shaw.....Both light and fast .....on SMOOTH tracks. I know dirt works can run on rough...and same with the harris and both well built cars.. So that is kinda the way im heading. I also would like to stick with a small metric clip.

dirtTurd
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posted August 15, 2005 09:14 PM  
Didn't you have d&m car?? If so why are you not getting another one?

dirtracer14
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posted August 15, 2005 09:57 PM  
I have had 2 diff D&M cars...both had there pos and neg. I am just looking to try a diff type of car. The first mod i had was built by Dave jones (Ron jones brother). So for the last 6 years thats all i have had were D&M.

nut3d
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 331
posted August 15, 2005 10:53 PM  
I know the GRT that I have could run in the rough and take a beating. so when i get a new car it'll probly be another GRT and mine will still be on a small metric

happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted August 16, 2005 06:00 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by dirtracer14:
I have had 2 diff D&M cars...both had there pos and neg. I am just looking to try a diff type of car. The first mod i had was built by Dave jones (Ron jones brother). So for the last 6 years thats all i have had were D&M.

Have you thought about another Jones chassis, they seem to work well and are a safe car not to mention the cost of them has to be quite a bit less then a Shaw.


DirtTrackRacingRules 3 8
Dirt Maniac

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posted August 16, 2005 06:09 PM  
If it was me I wouldn't even have to think about it, HARRIS over a Dirtworks any day. I still think a Champion is faster. JMO

dirtracer14
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posted August 16, 2005 07:48 PM  
There is a newer GRT at are track .....lots of cracks allready....not saying more than mine but it is cracking. I didnt know that Dave was still building cars? Do you have contact info for him?

Xtreme12x
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posted August 16, 2005 09:45 PM  
I have a new GRT on the way. They are fast and durable, and come with about every mount a guy could ever want.

dirtslinger66
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posted August 16, 2005 09:54 PM  
I would look at the pierce cars very fast and they are on the small metric stub

dirtracer14
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posted August 16, 2005 10:05 PM  
Im not dogging the GRT at all I like those cars...met a few of the GRT guys last year...great bunch. But in the past i would have to start watching for cracks after 6 races on a new chassis....not somthing i like to add to my things to check every week. I dont know if i just got chassis that had the new guy welding or what...but if i could get a year without a crack i would be happy ( a year here is only about 20 to 25 races).

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted August 17, 2005 01:03 AM  
Check your email.

happy
Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 17, 2005 05:36 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by dirtracer14:
There is a newer GRT at are track .....lots of cracks allready....not saying more than mine but it is cracking. I didnt know that Dave was still building cars? Do you have contact info for him?


Sure Dave's shop number is 763 389 1995.


JAW
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted August 22, 2005 06:50 AM  
Bob Pierce race cars always easy to drive turns like no other and takes a beating.

dirtywrench13
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posted August 22, 2005 03:36 PM  
DEFINATELY CONSIDER A BLACK DIAMOND. WE HAVE THE SECOND ONE EVER BUILT AT OUR TRACK NOW AND THEN. 17 YEAR OLD KID LEARNING TO DRIVE IT, QUALIFIED IT LAST NIGHT THROUGH A REALLY TOUGH B-MAIN, AND PLACED IN THE TOP 15, ON THE LEAD LAP.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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Total posts: 1172
posted August 22, 2005 04:03 PM  
If thats the car I think it is i am surprised it still exists. That car was stubbed the year before i sold about 5 yrs ago. that car was built around late 97 or 98 and was the second Ford stubbed car i built.

nwarkracefan
Dirt Roller

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posted August 24, 2005 08:05 PM  
if you want a car that is very adjustable to different track conditions i think you would like the tre cars.

#61M
Dirt Roller

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posted August 24, 2005 08:49 PM  
Anybody have info on the TRE chassis?? Location?? Website??

Thanks in advance!

orange2mod
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posted August 24, 2005 09:21 PM  
You know what I'd get.

washeduptoo
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posted August 24, 2005 09:39 PM  
www.tremotorsportsinc.net

nolimit92
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted August 25, 2005 05:18 PM  
Black Diamond chassis all the way. Our car has been fast!! We have had 4 differend drivers in it this year and all 4 have not finished out of the top 4. Everyone that has driven it has said great forward bite and easy to drive. Plus you can feel the little changes to the chassis. I rolled mine end over end 2 times last year when the LF
a-frame broke. Rolled it off a 30 ft bank and was 15 foot above the track, only damage was bent the fron horns over 1 inch evenly, bent the tail over 2 1/2. Car shouldve been totaled but 2 new bars in rear and frame shop it was like brand new.

As far as the broken welds this is a 4 bar car and I have not seen a cracked weld yet ( besides LF motor mount).

Mike
No Limit Racing

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showtime13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted August 28, 2005 01:49 PM  
Thrown dirt cars are the toughest around these parts check out the web site http://www.throwndirt.com/

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted August 29, 2005 11:53 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by CUSTOMPERFORMANCE:
If thats the car I think it is i am surprised it still exists. That car was stubbed the year before i sold about 5 yrs ago. that car was built around late 97 or 98 and was the second Ford stubbed car i built.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT,RW002 IS STILL ON THE MOVE! THE NEW KID IS FASTER THAN THE LAST OWNER.

nwarkracefan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted September 01, 2005 07:35 PM  
tre motorsports is located in fayetteville, ar. phone 479-443-6500 ask for steve holzkamper. steve is very willing to help you anyway he can even if you don't have one of his chassis.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted September 02, 2005 12:28 AM  
Glad to hear its doing well 13!!!!!!

38crew
Dirt Roller

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posted September 02, 2005 03:34 AM  
I'd have to go with an M&M chassis. Not a ford person but front ends are set up well and easy to find parts for and lots of adjustment on rear suspension. We were at their shop about a month ago, They are some nice guys and will help you with anything to keep their cars running up front.

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www.strainmachineandraceparts.com

GRTmod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted September 06, 2005 06:09 PM  
Get a GRT....most adjustable and stongest car I've owned....and i've been racin since '78.

Hemm
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted September 07, 2005 04:11 PM  
Look at HASSYCHASSIS.COM very good cars.

rcndirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted September 08, 2005 06:21 PM  
Never worked on a Harris so i have no opinion. I like the Allen chassis that are out now. you can't get better tech help.

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