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monteregal7
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posted January 31, 2005 05:09 PM  
Is it better to build a car as short wheelbase as possible?
What about building it wider? Build one 5" wider, why not 10" wider?
Please answer for 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile. If your wondering what size track.

joetaylor
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posted January 31, 2005 07:52 PM  
what kinda car you wanting to build then we can help you

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BIGDADDYBOZ
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posted January 31, 2005 09:34 PM  
There was a guy at my Track that built a Camaro shorter and it worked really good on the bottom but wasn't as good on the top. 1/2 mile track.

Blind Barney
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posted January 31, 2005 10:20 PM  
I would guess that the longer wheelbase cars would slide better and be more stable through any lane of the corners.

robhbk24
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posted February 01, 2005 01:52 PM  
short wheelbase will be better on a short tight turn track. think about turning a ford festiva as compared to a caddy limo. on a long track with wide sweeping corners i'd think a little longer might be better for stability.as far as wider i'd think wider would be better to a certian degree.look at your pro road race cars those things are strecthed pretty good width wise.

monteregal7
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posted February 01, 2005 04:33 PM  
Were talking about a Camaro stub with a tube chassis.

iowa_dirt_track_girl
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posted February 01, 2005 05:08 PM  
You could always use Pontaic's commercial campain "Wider is better"

Istock66
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posted February 01, 2005 05:18 PM           send a private message to iowa_dirt_track_girl   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Ive built a camaro clip tube chassis, I would run the ford lowers to widen it, and built it with a 104 or 5 wheelbase for any track if legal...

    

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