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Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted December 24, 2004 09:56 PM  
I am new last year to dirt racing and am wondering what the best book about dirt chassis set up is? I race in a Hobby class.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 24, 2004 10:15 PM  
Hey racer17j, you are 100% correct and I really enjoy reading your tips and experience and I have tried to copy and paste info from here to have a bit of a manual in the tool box but cannot seem to copy. Have inquired to the webmastar as to why not about a month ago and heard nothing back. Maybe you should write a Hobby Stock book.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 25, 2004 09:45 PM  
There ya go. As a beginner I really related well to Steve Smiths pavement book so I'll probably try his dirt book. Some people say there is some UAW books that are better but I'll probably stick to the beginner ones.

Kent
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted December 26, 2004 05:06 AM  
Steve Smith MotorSports has a book called Street Stock Chassis Technology and I highly recomend it! I refer to it as the Bible in my shop for Street Stock class cars! The only thing you need to be aware of is that the information bounces back and forth between coil spring and leaf spring cars. Also keep in mind wether the examples used in the chapters are for dirt or asphalt cars. Overall I have found it to be a very useful tool.! My car doesn't have the baddest motor at the track but in the corners I really fly and make up ground. Good luck!

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted December 29, 2004 02:37 AM  
GRT has a book, although the one I read wasn't written recently. I learned alot from the steering/suspension section in it. But, I have to agree with racer17j and admit that I have learned a TON more on this forum than from any book I've read yet! And the list of things to change and /or try just keeps growing. I've visited many different forums and this one is by far the best!

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gahainsey
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted December 29, 2004 04:39 AM  
I started with Smith's SS chassis book. Learning the fundamentals early on allows you to be more sucessful quicker. I can't stress this enough. You can trouble shoot handling problems or even eliminate them in the shop if you understand the basics of suspension design. Smith's book also gives you some basic set up tips and gets you thinking about tuning your car to changing track conditions.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 29, 2004 04:46 AM  
Try this book I learned a ton from it. They also have alot of other good books. http://racingsecrets.com/street_stock_racing.shtml

boas51
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 190
posted December 31, 2004 07:08 AM  
i have an e book available for $10. send me a private message if you are interested.

    

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