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PEDDLER
Member
posted August 22, 2003 11:42 AM
What do you think of the tech support from the following;

Harris
K-Mod
DirtWorks
Jet
HOT
Smiley

Rate from 1 to 10,,,10 being the best.

Consider phone calls, chassis construction, parts availability, chassis repair, and general information.

Thanks

rockit
Member
posted August 22, 2003 03:44 PM
as long as you were buying parts from then it was ok .but when you were not buying that much they did not want to waste time talking to .the only chassis listed that i have drove was smiley car 2000 .on the scale of 1to 10 it would be about 5or 6


uforacing51
Member
posted August 23, 2003 11:29 PM
I have talked to Reece at Harris several times this year and he has been very helpful and talked to me as long as I wanted to bore him with my problems. I now have car handling much better.


PEDDLER
Member
posted August 24, 2003 03:54 PM
It doesn't appear that there is a whole lot of opinion on the chassis builders tech support.



dirtbandit
Member
posted August 25, 2003 06:54 AM
I have driven/owned a few differant chassis'.
I hate to knock any builders, and couldnt rate them because it depends on who you have dealt with within the company.
When I ran a DirtWorks it seemed that Steve Crane(Texas) and Curt Spaulding(Michigan) were most helpful.
I will leave it at that.
If money was no object ,I would probably have a Skyrocket. I remember years ago when Kelly was with Harris,he didnt $ell things to guys that they didnt need! He gave sound advice to guys that were struggling, and running the competitors make of chassis. I never forgot that!
I now have a Harris. I too deal with Reese over there. (this morning in fact)
He is very professional and knowledgeable.
I trust him, and thats saying something!




rockit
Member
posted August 30, 2003 08:10 AM
ok no one has the cars listed.or is the suport that bad and no one wants to talk about it .what not talk about all brands .want new car for next year and dont want something that i cant get info on. just trying to get to front and win one maybe .


HarrisMod#30
Member
posted August 31, 2003 07:45 PM
there is a couple maybe 3 guys at my track that have skyrockets for sale one is the track champ and the other that might be selling was 2nd all 3 cars were bad fast and as 97 stated kelly is awsome for tech suport only problem is $ the two that are for sale they want 10 g for a roller and if the other guy desides to sell will be around the same price if not more i'm sure


mod7
Member
posted September 01, 2003 09:16 PM
The only two modifieds that I have owned are a Dirt Works and a Smileys. As far as construction of a particular car, the Dirt Works and Smileys cars both constructed very well. For tech, I think I would go with Dirt Works. Dirt Works are also easy to set up get and maintain. I like Smileys cars, too. They have their good points. Such as, they are a well constructed car. I tested the door bars and other bars on that car on more than one occasion. Smileys are built within an hour of my shop, that is always a plus. As far as the set up goes on a Smileys, they are fairly simple. The one thing I learned on the z-link is keep your heims, bar length, spring and shock combinations right. If you don't stay on top of the maintenance of the z-link, you will be way off. I mean WAY off. I am probably going to get another Smileys car this winter, but I will get one with 3-link capabilities as well as 4-link and z-link. I think it is up to what the person likes in a car. Every car, no matter what the make is can be fast. You just have to get the car to do what you want it to do. It's not that hard to figure a race car suspension out and get the most out of it. Good luck on your decision.


leftturn73
Member
posted September 02, 2003 10:14 AM
I run a Harris and have found everyone at Harris to be very helpful, from Charlie, Justin and Reece. As mentioned they are always willing to listen to me ramble and never try to sell every thing on their shelves. My next chassis will probably be a Harris, great car, service.


rockit
Member
posted September 16, 2003 09:01 PM
come on guys lets here it about support on any make of racecar


norightturn
Member
posted September 17, 2003 08:09 AM
I have a '03 K-MOD the car is awsome and the tech support is the same, Steve Kosiski is one of the most knowledgeable in the business.I would buy another car from them in a heart beat."WINNING DRIVERS BUILDING WINNING RACECARS" K-MOD


spde
Member
posted September 19, 2003 12:42 PM
I'm a distrubuter for Pierce Mods. I have sold 5 cars this year. Not great but its a start. I get my guys any info they need! I talk to Bob and Angie 2-3 times a week. If you want help and not lies, they the peaple to go too! Bob's retiring next year and staying at the shop to support the business. He's gonna travel to support the peaple running his cars. Go to the track and ask Gary Clark (DW) to come look at your car, see if that happens. I don't think so. I don't think you can get better help than Bob. As far as a Skyrocket, it's a Pierce car. Why buy it sencond hand? I have meet Kelly and I like him. Kelly has hepled me more at the track than any DW/HOFFMAN house car has. I know business is business, but I know Bob want's all of his guys to win and run up front. By the way he has NO house cars!!! As far as the cars go, most every major builder has copied this suspension system, in some way. So why not get it from the guy how thought it up? This is my opinion. If I can help call me anytime! Gl ltr Kevin 573-216-4836


spde
Member
posted September 19, 2003 12:46 PM
Look for the 100% IMCA legal Pierce Mod in 2004. It will be the Pierce car w/ Dirt Works decals on the side. Or at least legal until they change the rules again. Gl Ltr Kevin

[This message has been edited by spde (edited September 19, 2003).]

Burnout
Member
posted September 22, 2003 03:33 PM
Hoffman Race Cars,Orongo,Mo. on a scale of 1-10 I would give them a 12 they go beyond regular tec support to help you win.417-673-7426 Ask for Jerry he`s the Man


dirtbuster
Member
posted September 22, 2003 03:48 PM
I have always had good luck with DW whenever I need some help or answers to my questions. Just this past weekend we raced with Gary Clark from DW and i asked him if he would could come look over our care when he got a chance and he did. Just like I saw him make several stops in the pits talking to the DW drivers.

I am not saying DW is the absolute best, every body may have a little different opinion. But there are a lot of DW cars out there to pull knowledge from and either get parts or repairs for. If you buy a one off car or a chassis that is less well known you may be on your own trying to figure it out. I think DW cars are well built, better than a lot i have seen. They have a good balance of lightweight yet durable.




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