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nut3d
Member
posted August 06, 2001 11:43 PM
What is the best Chassis to run in IMCA Modified compition on dirt? I'm leaning towards a Jet. But don't know what to get. what's the differnce between the chassis makers also?


LITTLEMAN
Member
posted August 07, 2001 06:49 PM
Jet racing is where I'd go always on the leading edge of technoledgy best tech support always striving to build a better product.they don't copy someone elses ideas and put them on their chassis they develope their own through the racers they build for.


PEDDLER
Member
posted August 07, 2001 09:02 PM
Not trying to be a smart a$$, but I feel the best chassis is the one that is easiest to adjust, simple in design, comfortable for the driver, and is built close to where you race ( tech support ).

Just my opinion
The Peddler


rjs
Member
posted August 07, 2001 10:36 PM
I agree with the Peddler, if you don't have much knowledge on how to adjust your chassis and fix it when it's broke you're at a great disadvantage because the best chassis with any rookie driver is going to get bent. It's not if it is when and if the mfg. is 1000 miles away and you want to race the next weekend good luck in fixing it. Look at what is winning at your local track most people will tell you if they like a chassis or not. Have had a Jet and Dirt Works (friends have had Kosiski,Shaw,Hoover,Harris,and Flexi-Flyer) now we build our own all are good pieces and you have to get them right for you. I like Dirt Works myself.


nut3d
Member
posted August 07, 2001 11:32 PM
this is my first year and i have a car already. I'll run the car i have now till the end of next year.
there are 3 differnt chassis in the top 5 in points at my track. they r 2 dirt works 2 pro and 1 speedway. My team mate is running the speedway. while the 1st and 2nd have dirt works and 4th and 5th have the pro. All i was wondering is what the duribality factor is on the differnt chassis.


c21
Member
posted August 08, 2001 12:17 PM
Thank you c21!


jammin
Administrator
posted August 08, 2001 01:44 PM
Well...I can say this. If your a chassis builder and you don't think that your chassis is the best, there is something wrong. Each and every one of the modified chassis builders has their own idea of what is best. Most are very knowledgable, but there are a few that stand out. This is one of them, guys. I personally love my car from Custom Performance, because he built it the way we wanted it. There is nothing in the world wrong with promoting your chassis...in fact, if you don't, it means you are ashamed of your work. I don't think Jet has anything to be ashamed of.

jammin


Burnout
Member
posted August 08, 2001 06:54 PM
Hoffman Race Cars,Great Tec Support,Very Durable and Fast,Scott Drake Drives the House Car.417-673-7426


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted August 08, 2001 07:04 PM
thanks jammin
who ever you choose for a new chassis make sure they will listen to you as to what you want and dont want. make sure they will change things to your liking to fit your way of driving or preferences. best of al sometimes it might be a good thing to go with someone who is not 1000's of miles from you , in case it has to be fixed
richard webster


nut3d
Member
posted August 08, 2001 07:50 PM
I did not build the car my self. Bought it off another racer who was going to race the car. He got a new car insted. all i know about my car the the front clip is a 1969 Chevel


hemp25
Member
posted August 09, 2001 12:41 AM
Yeah i'm not really for sure about IMCA but i know that there are lots of National points leaders in UMP running Lightnings. I started running a lighting this year and really like it but i know we would like to add a few things to make it easier to set the car up. TRY A LIGHTNING


nut3d
Member
posted August 09, 2001 03:35 PM
Do any of the chassis maker's have web site? I know Dirt Works, Jet, Speedway, Shaw, GRT, and Harris have site's.


jammin
Administrator
posted August 09, 2001 04:13 PM
Yes, check our links out and you will find most of them.

jammin

oilpan
Member
posted August 09, 2001 04:29 PM
c21, Yea, I build cars at jet racing and I believe that every car we produce is capable of winning!It's really an honor to build for the customers of Jet racing because their all capable of winning races without driving a Jet mod,but they put there trust in us to help them get there consistantly and we will work long and hard to keep it that way.


nut3d
Member
posted August 09, 2001 06:13 PM
Little man This is just my very first year of racing anything. I'm just looking around for a for a roller the is cheap and brand new.


c21
Member
posted August 09, 2001 06:26 PM
I think any of the bigger name chassis builders would be fine, because if you don't know how to set a car up it doesn't matter what kind of chassis you have, but the only 2 chassis we have owned were both Dirt Works. I would suggest a Dirst Works, they are really nice poeple and will work with you on getting it set-up.
Kevin Waddell
Waddell Racing #K8


7a
Member
posted August 13, 2001 11:44 PM
first year mod driver here jet's and mccaulah rule northern new mexico i run a boyd from boyd performance in porter oklahoma good car and over the phone they got the thing handling ....but i alwas go to jet for parts and go advice?? thks


Speedracer
Member
posted August 14, 2001 11:51 AM
Does anybody have any info on the HOT chassis? I wanted to look at what they had can't find a site for them.


Elwood
Member
posted August 15, 2001 08:59 AM
www.hot-chassis.com


speedy79
Member
posted August 24, 2001 10:33 AM
I've had real good luck with the dirtworks cars. The guys up there, Steve, Andy ect. will help you any way they can. I've put two of them on there roof and had them fixed the next day. Might not say much for my driving but the cars are capable! [IMG]


BILLY BOB
Member
posted August 24, 2001 03:40 PM
I live in North West Florida. There is hardly any chassis builders in this neck of the woods.


WPP
Member
posted August 29, 2001 06:26 PM
I would have to say call eagle chassis the tech will be great Jerry has help me all year and i have not got a car from him yet i am getting ready to get one built.


Tom Asmus
Member
posted October 03, 2001 07:14 PM
I run a Wade Moon, and next year I am updating to a Specialty Fabrication car. Anyone have any pros or cons about Specialty cars. I hhave heard they are real simple to set up and are real fast. Thats the only type chassis thats been tough to beat from where I race at.


racer17j
Member
posted October 04, 2001 12:30 AM
we had a mod builders chalange tonite in webster city iowa part of the usmts fall jamobri has alot of big name that is the one thing tho alot of those cars are the best you can buy house cars shryock(harris), noble, gustin,stoa(dirt works) tommy meyers and willy kraft in his chassis all were realy fast on the imca class the wayne larson chassis where bad *** fast when she went dry slick but over all if i had and open check book i would run a dirt works, my uncle is running a shaw right now that we put new rear clip on was a leaf car changed it to a 4 link it's working out alright not much time yet to truly get it dailed in but as a leaf car it prety much sucked


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted October 04, 2001 09:21 AM
my chassis will be a contender next year. i am starting to pick up a bunch of interest in them for the way they are built and the options one has when they are to be built.


nut3d
Member
posted October 04, 2001 10:12 AM
I have found a new car for next year. It comes with a sponser to. A very big speical thanks goes out to Jerry of EAGLE Chassis for helping me out with this chance of a life time.


dirttrackracer
Member
posted October 04, 2001 09:20 PM
Gustin doesnt drive Dirt Works,someone told me Harris.


mod257
Member
posted October 04, 2001 11:19 PM
i think you will be very happy with your
new eagle i seen it in action tonight.
it is very fast. the big name chassis
builders really didnt have nothing for
the eagle.i cant wait to get mine.


racer17j
Member
posted October 05, 2001 01:09 AM
your right dirt tracker i thought he had the dw but i guess not what ever he's running it fun to watch him lol


Leafer
Member
posted November 03, 2001 09:13 PM
I love my new FR1 from Racemart. Randy and the crew have made it seem too simple to setup. I did also want to mention how impressed I am with how no one bashes the other chassis builders it's nice to talk about racing with people that love racing.

Keep it in the fast lane! #7


Limited5
Member
posted November 08, 2001 05:15 PM
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Revelracecars
Member
posted November 12, 2001 08:49 AM
PREDATOR CHASSIS


dirtracers
Member
posted November 21, 2001 10:10 PM
I think a Hot Chasis, Dirt works or a Dynamax would be the best where I race the track champion Tippy Bickham has ran both the Hot and Dynamax and at the other track a dirt works was champion and every where they go they are fast so thats got to tell you something

[This message has been edited by dirtracers (edited November 21, 2001).]

mod27
Member
posted November 22, 2001 11:44 AM
I would also have to say RaceMart FR-1 Leaf Chassis. Randy's web site is: www.randys-racemart.com


ScottGreer
Member
posted November 25, 2001 09:22 PM
We just bought a 2002 Specialty Fabricating car. It is a z/4 bar car, with twin z capabilities. I took a long look around at a whole bunch of cars and the Jay car looks to be the safest, best engineered, and fastest of them all. Too each is own


ScottGreer
Member
posted November 25, 2001 09:24 PM
Plus back to back 1, 2, 3 in Wissota National Points, with a whole bunch more in the top 15 helps too.


modracr41
Member
posted November 26, 2001 05:02 PM
I like the HOT chassis myself. They are light and fast. AS for the web site, it's down right now as they are changing ISP's. I just bought a 99 HOT and have seen results. Keith Pitman placed second last weekend at the Lonestar in his on gasoline. Just my 2 cents.

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See ya at the track!!


Burnout
Member
posted November 26, 2001 11:03 PM
Hoffman Race Cars 417-673-7426 Great Tec,Fast Cars


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