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#1 Rotorranch


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Posted 23 November 2020 - 02:40 PM

What's a good D-can chassis recommendation? My son wants to build a car for Jim Cunningham's proxy race. It'll be a S16D-powered hardbody Super Stock car. He prefers a sidewinder.

Any recommendations will be appreciated.


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Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:57 PM

I built one recently using a JK C25 center that I had no pans for.


I watch the drag guys with their specialty drag chassis doing this that or the other thing, but their chassis all flex because they are basically 2 rails of piano wire going front to back.


My experience on the drag track when playing around is that my road course cars are a whole lot stiffer and more balanced, and therefore don't tend to wheelie as much.


For instance - I have a hardbody mustang on the center of an old proslot wing chassi, and mounted by velcro and/or friction, and it runs fine (no wheelies). A JK truck chassis with one of those caterpillar supertrucks on it zipped right down without issue.... and another local guy used his retro cars to run in the drag races, even so far as bringing home a win.


So my thought is this - if you have a road course chassis that fits the body, start with that. Pull out whatever weight you want, but you're needing balance more than anything else.


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Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:18 PM

I just use a chassis like this with piano wire or stainless tube easy to build & I have not had any issues with them.

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