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Dunbar
Member
posted February 12, 2004 10:46 PM
would you rather run an mid 70's car or a metric? I just built another car and sold it couldnt pass the money up on just a roller. Just from what I've seen out of the metric cars they just dont seem to handle as good as the 70's. Just dont know if it's cause the 70's are heavier or what the deal is. Just wanted everyone's opinion.


allan
Member
posted February 13, 2004 08:05 AM
camaros and novas have better front ends than metric cars.its harder to get front end geometry right on a metric.


zeroracing
Member
posted February 13, 2004 11:10 AM
like the other mentioned the weight is a factor if you run big track like we have around here it's a bigger advantage to be lighter then to have the handleing if you run 1/4 miles then it's a toss up but around here it's getting harder and harder to find anything but metrics to use as builders


77k
Member
posted February 14, 2004 01:00 AM
I have won 3 championships in metric cars as factory stocks, just takes a little long to learn and fine tune.


joetaylor
Member
posted February 14, 2004 09:11 AM
I feel that I have the best of both worlds. I have a metric frame with a chevelle front stub the car handles like a dream couldn't bee happer. Also get to run a bigger rad. And I don't have to deal with the flexy flyer B>S> It was a mess to build but glad that I did kinda on my own no one has tried this set up. not mush help need though. again real happy with the set up.

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DSMFANATIC
Member
posted February 14, 2004 11:43 AM
check out the top 20 in wissota streets not one nova,chrysler,ford.\,or big body gm. I dont race wissota either, but when they post numbers like 70 plus street cars showing up in wisconsin and the feature is all metrics that has to mean something.

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rat406
Member
posted February 14, 2004 07:20 PM
If your rules will let you run a comaro go with that. Batesville' $10,000.00 has gone to a camaro all but one time and that car was an AMC ??? (who would ever think that) starting in 96. I have ran the old big cars the metric and camaro if your track is big & wide with sweeping corners the old big boys are ok. metric they spin the rear tires off so you cant use much HP. Camaros the best all aroud for (stock cars)Good luck and have fun


Kent
Member
posted February 26, 2004 03:20 AM
metric chassis are just great but you have to do your homework and do alot of serious thinking to make it work right. Comaros are great but you CAN get a metric chassis to handle just as good as a comaro! If you read some of the chassis set up books that are available you can learn quite a bit!


Eljojo
Member
posted February 27, 2004 04:05 PM
If I had it to do over, I would build a Nova. I love my Camaro, but there are so many tracks here in the SE that won't allow them. Wonder why?


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