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  1. Theres no news really. Mohawk took on the airborne street stocks. I doubt theyll be open but I'd like to be wrong.
  2. While you can probably make it happen for not a ton of money the jump is going to cost a lot in the long run. Talking to some late model guys they spend 1000 on birdcages alone. Then you're looking at a complete floor and torque arm change for the car and you're probably looking at big changes to the rest of the frame. Basically I don't know what it would cost but I would guess it may make entire chassis obsolete. Someone also brought up a good point on motors. When we hook the cars up more the motors matter more so that 13.5k w16 now gets smoked by the 25k smallblock.
  3. Cost of a 4 link is going to be a lot more. You could spend probably 1000 on birdcages plus everything you need to go with it is going to be a lot to start out. The frames are probably going to have to change to accommodate the changes and your motor will be more important. If you buy literally everything that comes out that's the new hot thing then that's your own problem. I saw someone win a sds race on what appeared to be 10 year old afco springs judging by the lack of yellow powder coat. The bird cages are 340 from bicknell. The top mounts are 230. Left side is 300. You should already have the front springs so you need 2 or maybe 3 backs. That's 200 in springs. You're up to a grand total of 1070. I have a hard time factoring in getting shocks done becuase you're already go to be doing that over the winter. We are probably going to disagree on how many shocks you need but every successful person I've seen on coils this year isnt changing them throughout the night. 90% of people dont need a spring smasher. Sportsman guys really dont need one since you cant run spring rubbers anyway.
  4. The cost of coils and left side really isnt that bad. The left side costs about 300 installed. Switching my car over was about 1000 to left side and coils and you could have done it for less if you wanted. Dialing in coils shouldnt be that hard for most people. I think coils are easier than bars overall and they're cheaper in the long run.
  5. At a few of the races we went to this year we would have had 0 cars left if everyone did that. I got 2 flats in 2 weeks in heat races for no apparent reason.
  6. So I drive 3 hours to a race and pack it up in the feature becuase I get a flat? I'd just stay hone the next time
  7. W16 is still going to cost you 16k american to get setup to start. Sure the motor is 13500 but that's still almost 3 602s. You're probably buying more expensive fuel and you'll be harder on tires. Aluminum body shocks are like 150 more expensive. I'm not sure what a refresh is looking like on a w16 or how fast they get them fixed if you have a problem. Even if you have the money to do it theres the question of why move up? How many guys in sportsman could move up and be competitive in a 358?
  8. They had one when it was asphalt and they attempted to make a dirt one but that never worked out. The sportsman class is mostly local guys but there isnt a huge incentive to move up. Spend 20k on a motor to race for something like 1200 to win? And even then if you're just moving up maheny raabe and bernier are going to be impossible to keep up with
  9. More people in the area by Fulton. Theres so many tracks up here and just not enough people to support a full class at every track 3 nights a week
  10. Well it was already a rule for the SDS so the whole conversation hasn't really gotten us anywhere
  11. They basically try not to penalize you. If it looks remotely flat then they'll probably let it go.
  12. If you had 2 lbs in it you would be riding around on the rim and I'm sure they wouldn't say anything about it
  13. Yeah the rule only says you cant bring out the yellow and change a non flat tire
  14. Pre tech is all bodies and saftey anyway so I'm not really sure if it matters. Even if they did more stuff you can just change it after you leave the tent anyway
  15. He means in the same night for the same class. If you inspect 5 cars they should be inspected exactly the same for those 5 cars that day