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99racin
Member
posted September 07, 2003 11:10 PM
Depends where your located but I have personally looked over terminator, thunder, scs, larson.


I can make improvements to all of them, but the best constructed I have seen for many different reasons (small details that would make a better faster car) was the Larson car of Brian Blessington.


From looking at whats removed and lead added I would say that Larson is the lightest also, though on Brians stock car they have removed a bunch of stuff I was told by many can not be removed??

Scs looks to be the best built thats not pushing the rules or outright breaking them. the others are visibly breaking written rules though they are being allowed to race so I guess its ok and will become the standard now since there are so many out there.



99racin
Member
posted September 08, 2003 11:11 AM
http://www.thunderchassis.homestead.com/


istock59
Member
posted September 08, 2003 12:28 PM
Personal opinion! Take a look at them all and decide for yourself. Also figure out what chassis builder is closest and how much help they'll give you. No sense having a chassis builder that's 200 miles away.

Personally I've owned both a SCS and a Terminator Stockcar. Terminator is a much better racecar than the SCS. Another thing don't expect any setup tips/help from SCS...

But, that's just Stockcars, not Hobbies, like you asked about...

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66jj
Member
posted September 08, 2003 01:14 PM
http://www.bartchassis.net/

bartels

99racin
Member
posted September 08, 2003 02:09 PM
66jj is right the larson stock car is pretty nice but not 15,000 worth of nice go to the website and check it out thats what he wants for a roller. personally in hobby mike carlburge's dirt track products out of iowa falls make pretty much the best hobby around prc are fast also then terminator and then scs. thunders i'm not impressed with at all seems like nichols is the only one who has done anything in them the guy i help out makes some prety fast hobbies too but he doesn't have any imca , big names or money guys driving his cars but they are always a couple in the top 5 in hobby points at our track thats jerry dixon out of webster city. just wait a coupole year untill they get a few or my new road dogg race cars out there and they will be the ones to watch lol


istock59
Member
posted September 09, 2003 09:50 AM
Carlburg?!?!? Man, that's a name I haven't heard of in a long, LONG time! I thought those guys went outta biz, are they back?



eborcim
Member
posted September 09, 2003 01:23 PM
59 he just builds a few cars a year now my buddy has one he was a rookie this year and had it not been for rookie mistakes he would have won 2-3 races this year with it. back in the day tapper and craymeyer were pretty hard to beat in those dirt track products cars


istock59
Member
posted September 09, 2003 09:04 PM
Yeah 17j I remember both those guys in Stocks from Eldora. I used to help pit for a guy that raced there MANY years ago...


dirttechguy
Member
posted September 14, 2003 12:19 PM

in my "best" pinion intimadator chassis is the best car that i have seen in a long time they have went to a bolt on body it takes six bolts to take the whole back half of the car off and four for the front half the cars are as far as i know they are the lightest ones out there although i have not yet seen the new terminator and dominator cars to compare with i know that the winninest imca hobby stock driver in history uses the intimadator chassis


racer17j
Member
posted September 14, 2003 03:09 PM
tech guy bill would win in anything so it's kinda hard to say if they are a fast car or fast guys driving them kinda like thunders besides bill who has an intimadator thats fast everywhere they go?


66jj
Member
posted September 14, 2003 07:23 PM
just so you know a THUNDER CHASSIS that is racing in the pro am class at harlan has 9 wins and a easy championship. also the other thunder pro am with a rookie is a consistent top 4 car.

its still just a metric though with a cage in it lol.

waltonjr1
Member
posted September 14, 2003 08:29 PM
IMO any car can win if a good driver is behind the wheel.It doesent need to be a big name chassis to win.If we were talking about latemodels or something i would think different.I paid a experienced chassis builder to custom build my cage,but it sure wasent 15,000,thats crazy.You could only make stock chassis hook so much.If your car is set up and you have the right combo you should be able to compete w/o spending a fortune.JMO

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FastEddy
Member
posted September 14, 2003 11:05 PM
I second that walton!! I dont care who the driver is, if the car isnt setup right he/she still wont win. You dont have to spend a fortune to win. I have seen guys with a moderate eng and excellant setup win or place in the top 5 consistently.


dirtrace54
Member
posted September 15, 2003 02:46 PM
I also agree with fasteddy and walton. I have seen used track championship cars, still in decent shape sell for a 1000 around here roller. 15000 is for someone who wants to burn their money. If ya want to start out fresh, SLEEPYGOMEZ designed a cage kit for Stock Car Racing, or Circle track and you can purchase it from CSC racing in canada. Most of their cage kits are frieght free and I think the price is around 500 give or take. Hope this helps


hollywoods62
Member
posted September 15, 2003 06:00 PM
Is there a web site for PRC ?

Thnx Hollywoods6

istock59
Member
posted September 16, 2003 10:49 AM
In theory I agree with you FastEddy and waltonjr, but when I built a new car last winter, I went with one of the top-name IMCA Stockcar builders. Why? Couple of reasons.

1. Weld quality. A chassis shop that welds day-in and day-out will be better at it than I could be.

2. Setup help. Gets you in the ballpark initially.

3. Resale value. A 3 year old "name brand" chassis is going to be easier to sell than something you built yourself.

Just my opinions.



waltonjr1
Member
posted September 16, 2003 01:34 PM
I agree I-stock,ive paid a chassis guy to do my cage and x-bracing for the same reason as you,I knew he could do a better job on that part.As far as the rest of the car i can handle.I was just shocked to hear someone would spend 15,000 on a stockcar chassis.I can understand a couple thousand.What could this Larson chassis have to make it so expensive?

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dirttechguy
Member
posted September 16, 2003 02:14 PM
You know that when it comes to different chassis there is a ton of reserch involed even in a stock car or hobby stock frame ie--- different weld points slid back cages offset cages slid back bodies and slid back cages different bar location so when you say that anybody can win in any car when set up right yes you are right but that same guy in a GOOD set up car a good chassis will win more time after time you know a lot of p[eople still build there own cars for reasons of money or whatever thats fine but if you can spend the money to have a good car then you need to do so
I know that the intimadator chassis are a very good chassis to run BECAUSE bill does run them plus if you buy one ( and i dont work for them or nothing ) he will help you with setup plus bill is a really good guy and if you would happen to see him at a race and you have problems he could help you out cause he runs the same chassis not car but chassis you do and who better to ask then him
Just my two cents worth


istock59
Member
posted September 16, 2003 02:36 PM
I think the Larson chassis @ $15,000 is their complete roller. Basically bolt your motor and tranny in and go... I don't think anybody in there right-mind would spend that on an IMCA Stockcar chassis, but I guess you never know!


Mud Boy
Member
posted September 16, 2003 03:13 PM
I am having a new chassis built as we speak. The place is Rebel Chassis. These people are great.Go to the web site and check out the prices. They are 4 wins from 100 wins this season.www.rebelchassis.com


istock59
Member
posted September 18, 2003 08:44 AM
Hey hollywoods62, PRC doesn't have a website that I know of.

BUT... I was in JR Motorsports last night and they've got flyers from PRC. Give JRs a call and have them mail you one.


99racin
Member
posted September 20, 2003 04:37 PM
does anyone know the web for intimidator chassis? Or any other good sites.

[This message has been edited by armintroutracing (edited October 01, 2003).]

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