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STICK01
Member
posted January 14, 2004 08:56 AM
With them all being built on the 68-72 Chevelle, etc... frames which car is better an why...I currently have a 2001 DW-8 4-bar and am looking to buy another bare frame or roller if the price is right. But have heard bad things about the DW-9's. Any thoughts....

STICK

zeroracing
Member
posted January 14, 2004 09:12 AM
We just got the call last week that our new DW9 was ready and i cant wait to pick it up. Had 2 dw8 previous to this and cant argue with them but I think the 9 will be better. They have a lot of the bugs worked out this last year and I am not scared at all. They are almost identical rear susp to the Skyrocket cars but i feel the DW is built a little better. Havent been around a Harris but I think they are pretty good cars as well.

FYI: We almost had a 9 last year but decided against it because of stories we heard but it turns out a lot of those first 9's were cars ordered with odd cage setbacks, mount locations etc.. so they would have been problems even on an 8. Now I wish we had gone with the 9 and been 1 year ahead of everybody else. When we ordered this car in November something like 8 out of 10 new cars were DW9 so there is bound to be a lot out there this year..

spde
Member
posted January 15, 2004 06:25 AM
You might want to look at the Pierce mod. Its
is what the Skyrocket and the new DW9 are based from. Just my opinion, though. Bob has some new stuff this year going on the car. This sould be a great year for him. Need any info let me know. thanks Spde
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STICK01
Member
posted January 15, 2004 03:34 PM
Spde,

My problem lies in that i already have alot of the older 68-72 chevelle style parts for the front end. That is why i want to stay with a DW, Hoffman, or A-Mod....

Unless someone has a very sweet deal!

4-bar
Member
posted January 17, 2004 05:43 PM
4-bar -

Can you elaborate on the DW-9 not being so versatile? And maybe a little more as to why the Hoffman and Jerry are better...I am wanting an informed opinion, not just an off the shelf "because I'm bent at the others" opinion.

STICK

[This message has been edited by STICK01 (edited January 19, 2004).]

wristpin
Member
posted January 19, 2004 04:29 PM
DW9s are really fast out of the box. Had one last summer and have a new DW9 coming for this season.---Oh, hey 4 bar i race mine with the halo and up rights cut completely off the car they're even faster that way!!! lol


dirtbuster
Member
posted January 19, 2004 04:39 PM
Just picked up our DW9 last week and after looking it over i am pleased with it. Only thing I wish i had done is requested both slider/shock mounts to be welded on in the rear. The way the car is set up now there are no sliders and rear springs are on jack bolts. If we decide to go back to sliders in the future we will have to weld another bracket on teh upper rail for it, but really no big deal. Also i wish they would have used clamp on brake bracktets instead of weld on because now if we change birdcages we will have to cut the brake brackets off and reweld or get clamp mounts. The way it is you can pretty much run it the way it comes home and thats it.. maybe thats what the previous poster meant by not being very versatile.

All in all im am happy pleased and cant wait to get it on the track...

spde
Member
posted January 19, 2004 09:14 PM
I understand what are you talking about lowers, spindles, gear boxes? The tech help you get from Bob or Denny or any of Bob's distributers is worth the $750-1000 worth of parts you have. You can post them on the forum and get top dollar!! (think Jammin will like that plug?) I can get you A's, gear box, uppers, and spindles anytime you need the metric stuff. The tech help you get is worth more than the parts are. I can tell you that if you own a Pierce car, Bob whats you to win, just as much as you do!! Can you say that when you are racing against DW's house cars, Hoffman cars? I don't think so. Good Luck and I hope this helps. Also, I got rid of all my chevelle stuff once also. I'll never go back. ltr spde


4-bar
Member
posted January 20, 2004 09:41 PM
I can only speak for Hoffman cars, as I have only had a Hoffman.

Last year was my first year with my Hoffman, and first time in a mod. I came from mini-stocks.

Jerry Hoffman, and Ed Potts have given me a ton of advise, helped me when I was struggling, answered many many questions, and steered me back in the right direction when I headed off on something that wasnt going to work.

As a new IMCA driver, and more importantly, a nobody out here driving one of his cars, Hoffman makes me feel like somebody.

I cant speak for the others, as they could have very well customer service as well, but I am very happy with our service from Jerry.

Hope this helps in some way,

Jim Pearcy www.toywagonracing.com

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