posted November 13, 2002 08:49 PM
Jammin, I've been too busy to stop by lately, and that could have been a good thing from looking at this subject.
But as everyone knows, I like these talks....hehehehehe
Jammin, you stated in the start of this subject what tranny you run and why...it saves you money. Those were your words, and I believe you are mis-informed. UNLESS you got that Layne for little or nothing....OR YOU HAVE A ENDLESS SUPPLY OF CASH TO SPEND RACING.......you are mis-informed.
I won't argue about which tranny gives the advantage....bert, brinn, or Layne.....what I do know to be FACT is this.....if you spent say 3500 on a Layne you couldn't afford tires, shocks, or some other parts. IF YOU ARE THE AVERAGE RACER IN I.M.C.A.
I promise you this.....you would be MUCH faster with a Bert and fresh tires every night rather then have a Layne and old wore-out tires because that's all you can afford now..........
To Open the tranny rule will only allow the low-buck guys a chance to compete with the other cars. As you stated this Layne helped you run with the BIG motors that cost 10,000 well think about a guy running a tire with a bunch of shows being able to afford new tires......NOW HE TOO CAN COMPETE.
You try hard to blame the old late model racers in your area for driving up the cost, and you are right sometimes. But to THINK a Layne is cheaper and better in the long run?? I know people buy their product for a reason.......the reason is to have a advatage.
Your concern is to save all of modified racing.........then outlaw anything NOT STOCK .......including the layne you run.
Every racer needs to decide what they think will get their car to the front. I can't afford EVERYTHING.....so then I need to decide with my budget what parts will provide the MOST benefit.......I would take the bert tranny with 25 tires on the side over a Layne ANY day.
This is NOT a knock on Layne ot thier products......they only provide the cutomer wants ........the customers happen to be racers that want every advatage they can get and their customers don't seem to compain about price. The people that compain abou tthe price of Layne products are the people like me that can afford to purchase them to use ourselfs. I also feel that anyone that needs to purchase a 3500 tranny for 400 to win is a little out of touch and should also move up to the late model class. someone like you jammin spend 3500 on a tranny to compete with people you say should race a lte model because they have 10,000 in the motor????? You must have gotten a good deal on their product. I only wish I could afford one for myself, but sense I can't afford one the Bert with 25 tires is a better deal.......I can't afford 3500 tranny plus 25 tires
[This message has been edited by awkwardjeff (edited November 13, 2002).]