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Author Topic:   new driver tips?
posted June 16, 2003 04:50 PM
Hey everybody.I'm a new guy here. I've been driving an IMCA stock car for two years and I want to start building an IMCA mod. I'm only 19 so my budget is kinda low. I already have a 406 with good mid-range torque. What I need is a chassis. Any tips on what to get and any baseline setups you can give me? I run a 1/3 mile and a 1/2-mile with moderate banking. I know Speedway sells pretty cheap chassis and I know Dirt Works are widely used. Any help would be great.

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posted June 17, 2003 11:35 AM
Look for a good complete rolling chassis from a reputable local driver. Your probably gonna need their help to get you started, setups make sure their willing. I can't stress enough how the little stuff adds up so make sure it's complete, nothing bent, and good parts. For a new driver in a mod I'd stay away from the 4 link until you get some seat-time.

posted June 20, 2003 11:56 AM
make sure you have all of the tools you need to set the car up also, I bought a 99 Harris and decided that if I was going to pay that much for a car, that it was going to have the best of everything. I noticed that my collection of tools (scales, caster/camber guage, timing light, and so on) also went up.

posted June 20, 2003 01:05 PM
I would offer you the advice of not buying a older car. Get something newer than 99. The cars have changed so much in the last 3-4 years, that with a older car you will be at a disadvantage from the begining. You can pick up bad habits from a older car that's bent or not handling right. Get a car that you can get help with also. I mean tech questions anwsered fast. Also mods are not a limited budget car. I got a 2003 Pierce mod and we have 16000 invested, no motor, no trailer. If you want a older Pierce mod let me know I got a couple frames/rollers. 573-216-4836 gl ltr spde

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