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    Whats a good chassis for nascar racing

    I have been away from the hobby for quite some time. What is a good chassis for oval and road course Nascar style racing. I'll be using a 16d motor and 4.5 wheel base on a commercial wood track. Also some basic gearing info. Thank in advance for your help. Slot Dog

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    4.5" wheelbase will limit your choices. You're most likely going to be limited to the JK Cheetah 7 and the Champion Turbo-Flex. Both are good. Most people find the Turbo-flex easier to drive, build and setup, and they take a hit really well. The Cheetah 7 may be faster, but might be a little harder to drive... Some consider it "Twitchy", but in the right hands, it seems to be a bit faster.

    Gearing would be dependent on the track. I would talk to the local fast guys, or the track owner and find out what they suggest for the chassis, body and gearing for your particular tracks.
    Michael Colvin

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    Another choice is JK Products 4 1/2" Chassis with Slot (stainless steel) - JK25231S.
    http://www.e-slotcar.com/product/9351.aspx

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    Agree with Mike. Just getting back into racing; take the Champion 1st and the JK Cheetah 7 later. Track AND Motor both impact the gearing. Your raceway should be able to assist...

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    Another option with the JK is that you can change pans for oval racing to bias the weight without adding lead weights with aluminum pans...wish he offered a brass left side pan...

    FCR is another world as well. We race them around Chi-town in standard form and with hardbody kits with one inch tires. Stretching womps is also common for a lighter hardbody.
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    If your rules allow modified chassis, I build a 4" "Cheatah" chassis with extended guide tongue and 4 1/2 wheelbase that is lighter than any of these and outhandles them on many tracks.

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