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Author Topic:   Should I Buy A Harris or a Larson?
claim in
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posted February 27, 2000 12:11 PM
I think the Harris cars can not be beat as far as durability and tunability and would put them up against anyone. You can't go wrong buying a Harris. Look at the Supernationals....they took 1 and 2. You can not overlook that. There were many makes of cars there. I think that proves that they are serious contenders. I would also like to add that tunability is a huge key in a good car, and Harris gives you all the technical help and tunability in a car that will help you win races. That's what we all want. If you decide to go with a Harris chassis, make sure you mention that you talked about these features on The DIRT!
Hope this helps.

Jammin

claim in
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posted February 27, 2000 04:01 PM
The track at Royce City is extremely flat. I didnt get to see his car, but he was probably off on his weight distribution somewhat. You just have to promote more RR bite by roll or(panhard/J) to get the car to set and then get the left rear back down as soon as possible. Probably a combination of a setup problem and maybe too much motor for that type of track.
I think that is why they would not allow V-6 cars this year. Too easy to hook them up.


missel
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posted February 27, 2000 07:02 PM
I feel the same way as jammin you can't beat a harris car. consistancy!!!!! is no#1 service, teck help, in general the people are great. I have been racing a harris car for 15 years and i have had 6 different harris cars in that time. Bob haaris has alot of experience thats why his cars win with a varity of driving styles. cars are not cheap I would spend my money on a proven winner! You should not base your decision on one race or on one driver. Look at the overall performance. Hope this helps you.



team49
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posted February 27, 2000 08:49 PM
Even if a harris did win the supernationals they were not the fastest. If you look at the tapes they were just the luckiest. The Jet was fast as was a few dirtworks. It all comes down to which front clip and rear suspension works where you race. I like the Impala clip of the jet but I like a 4-bar suspension. I have some trouble sometimes setting up my swing arm .I do run a jet but I would like to try a "bigdog" chassis made in thedford N.E. they run a metric clip and a 4-bar or or maybe a D&M chassis with a six bar rear. Living in Florida most guys run either a three link or a mono-leaf. Buy what you are comfortable with . most of the major car builders build both a safe and fast car.Most offer good tech support. good luck


claim in
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posted February 28, 2000 05:25 AM
Yes, I have also seen a Larson chassis. They look like a pretty nice chassis, but not as race proven as the Harris Cars.


roostertail
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posted February 28, 2000 08:04 PM
quote:
Originally posted by jammin:
Yes, I have also seen a Larson chassis. They look like a pretty nice chassis, but not as race proven as the Harris Cars.
Harris cars have been for years the leader in the IMCA type modified chassis. Bob and his staff have always bent over backwards to help anyone with any chassis. They are no different than any other builder in that things constantly change and everyone constantly searches for the advantage, no matter how small, everything matters. Kelly built a new car in just the last few weeks, using some new ideas on weight placement. I'm sure that in no time he will have things working better. The harris cars are still one of the best, It took me alot of years to get one but I finally did and after one year of learning the many different types of set ups you can run, I'm looking forward to 2000. Thanks for listening...



claim in
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posted February 29, 2000 05:59 PM
Make sure you call Bob at Harris and talk to him. He is a very good builder and knows how to make the cars work. If you tell him we have been talking to you on The DIRT, I am sure he will take special interest in what your wanting and need.


Sidebite
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posted March 03, 2000 06:19 AM           
Hey Claim in, Are you also registered as Claim in on the IMCA forum?


RAL
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posted March 03, 2000 08:08 AM
What is the address for LARSONS' web site?


X-1R Guy
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posted March 07, 2000 06:21 AM
I would definitely buy a harris over a larson, call Harris, you will see why.



Mod6M
Member
posted March 13, 2000 04:15 PM
I would definately buy the Harris car. Just got my new one put together and took it to the track and it's awesome! Last year I drove a Dirtworks car, and I think the Harris is a lot better car. You not only buy a good car, but you also get a great staff to work with. They will help you anyway they can.


claim in
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posted March 16, 2000 06:17 AM
Call and talk to Pat or Bob, make sure you tell them that you have been talking to us on The DIRT about it. They will take special interest in your questions if this is mentioned.


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