posted May 01, 2004 10:04 AM
i was just wanting to know what the best coil spring car was to run as a street stock. Which have the strongest frame under them. I heard some of the metric cars have to be braced a lot
racer17j Dirt Forum Champ
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posted May 01, 2004 01:26 PM
They all flex under race conditions and need bracing to control this. The metrics have built in crush zones that the manufacturers put there for crash safety. Once they are built properly they are as strong as the earlier chevelles and still lighter. If you are using the original body then the earlier chevelles are heavier there too. Depending on your weight rules or requirements that may or may not be an issue. Like 17J said though, the earlier ones had better front end geometry than the metrics. All of which can be dealt with and corrected. It all is depending on how they are setup and built will determine which is best. For parts availability, price, and simplicity to build, I prefer the metric cars. We had a 69 Cutlass we ran a couple years ago and won pretty much everything but just trying to find a new fender for the right front was a year long deal unless I wanted to pay $300 for it. But we run the same lap times in our metrics and fenders are $25 and available all day long.