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#1 vdel11


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:44 AM

I decided to get back into racing and I have always built my chassis from scratch or kits. The scratch built and kits were hit or miss more often miss on handling, I just never could figure out how to set a chassis up so I just went with what I made. I have watched, read, studied all the tutorials and the outcome was always mediocre at best. I would like to purchase a chassis to run on Tom Thumbs King track that would be consistent with no evil traits.  My problem is i.e: .if  I have a chassis made I will at some point take it apart and probably ruin the benefits of having a built chassis. I have always had a problem of wanting to take everything apart.

So what should I do buy or build?


I just thought of something else I have three or four kits that are semi assembled or complete can someone use these as a starting point for a build or are the new chassis so much better than 5 yr old chassis tech?

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:06 AM

I recommend that you buy a new or used chassis that is well proven to be able to win or at least be competitive on the tracks that you will be racing on. Check over the various chassis on Slotblog under "scratch built chassis". Then when the inspiration hits you, build your own chassis.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:14 AM

Vince,  I don't think we've met yet.  I hope to meet you soon at an ORS race!  I too build (tinker) with chassis.  Give Josh Crutchfield a call.  You can't beat the quality or price!

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:21 PM

thank you all

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

Vince you also might want to consider a Bud Bartos car or a Cap Henry car. Both have built winners for that track. Cap has a website on here in building cars  and Bud's cars are on slotblog regularly. In fact right now and on ebay.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:32 PM

Look at the race reports from the various racing orgs. You will just about always see a Bartos, Crutchfield, or Tony P. built chassis on at least one of the podium spots for coupe and Can Am. Most noteably is thr JK x25 chassis.

If you decide to build your own coupe/Can Am chassis I would recommend a R-geo Dragon Slayer 7, JK X25, or a Dominator Jackal (shameless plug lol).


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