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Author Topic:   Pierce cars at IMCA tracks?
dluna
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posted September 22, 2005 08:21 AM  
Has anybody with a Pierce car (or any other car that is built on 1 1/2" cage) had any trouble passing tech at a track that runs IMCA rules?

I have one lined up to buy, but I don't want to get this thing and not be able to run it anywhere. I will be running it at Lebanon, Mo and the Kansas City, Mo area next year.

Looking at the rules for all of these tracks, it's not looking good!

zeroracing
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posted September 22, 2005 09:03 AM  
Most the tracks your talking about running dont tech for that. They are not true imca tracks.

bp22m1
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posted September 22, 2005 11:06 AM  
yeah we are running one and we have no problems passing imca rules. if ur car is a new one it will past no problem but if its an older one it might bc we had that problem and the body was too wide or something like that i dont quite remember. the ladder bar we run as well and our track doesnt say anything about that either. so i guess it dpends on what the track usually techs for.

ratracer10
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posted September 23, 2005 07:19 AM  
I look at it this way. They may not be teching for it now, but if itís in the rules thereís nothing saying you wonít get disqualified for it latter on, especially if you start winning races.

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dluna
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posted September 23, 2005 08:36 AM  
me...win races? wait a sec. kidding.


But ya, I agree. I'd hate to get a car ready and not be able to run the car wherever I want. That's what's so great about these Modifieds. I called Bob's shop and I guess they make both an IMCA and UMP car. Looks like I'll be searching for something else.

Thanks!

ctfarm
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posted September 23, 2005 05:50 PM  
Diameter is strength.I personally would not use anything smaller than 1-3/4 on the main cage.There'not enough weight difference to worry about.


Hemm
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posted September 25, 2005 04:35 PM  
I talked to Bob pierce he about the 1 1/2---1 3/4 cage and he said there was only 8lb diff.

dluna
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posted September 26, 2005 12:24 PM  
Why the heck does he make two different types then

bp22m1
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posted September 26, 2005 05:49 PM  
i agree why make two different rear clips, over and under and the two different diamete tubbing? so he has 4 possible cars to buy from. i think 2 is enough. we one of each and we have had better results with the overrail. but denny schwartz has an underrail and 41 wins so who knows. they are pretty good cars in terms of bite but rear steer is not as much as say a harris. they are fast.

donslink1
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posted September 26, 2005 07:03 PM  
The reason is UMP's rules say you can have
1 1/2 cage and IMCA says you have to have 1 3/4, So someone wants 1 1/2 cage, you cant say NO, And lose a buyer!

dirtmod30
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posted September 26, 2005 07:06 PM  
Denny's car is an overrail, Danny's is an underrail. I think either one is good, I have an 03 underrail and it's good.

bp22m1
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posted September 26, 2005 08:31 PM  
hey both are good but the overrail gets more rear steer for somereason, prob bc the underrail stops if from having too much rearsteer. yeah denny has one of each bc we talked to him 3 weeks ago and he told us what he runs in hin underrail. but it doesnt matter hes still the man and is bad fast!!!!!! we have a 04 under and 05 over. have u guys experimented with the long pull bar at all. i heard hat it keeps the car on the bars longer.

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