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Old 10-19-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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OK so I have been wanting to do one of these cheap car races and found out that PIR has chump car races and was thinking about picking up a 3 gen or early 4gen to do this. What do u guys think should I use a v6 or v8 and what has to be done to race ? An info would be awesome
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If you can run a V8, why would you consider a V6? lol
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:41 AM   #3
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Don't associate Chumpcar and Cheap! I'm on a team that runs a Miata, and even that is far from Cheap! I must say that it is very fun! Reliability is key, cooling and oil control are the two biggest chump killers. Next is hubs and brakes. I'd say a well put together V6 platform with your emphasis on Brakes and suspension would take you to the end. Every thing that bolts on a V8 car will bolt onto a V6 car. Plus the V6 car will be lighter and easier on the brakes and hubs.
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If you can run a V8, why would you consider a V6? lol
A V8 manual camaro/firebird starts out MUCH more expensive than a v6 manual car and *probably* need more stuff repaired (judging by the typical abuse levels). V6 cars also use less gas, which means fewer pit stops.
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Don't associate Chumpcar and Cheap! I'm on a team that runs a Miata, and even that is far from Cheap! I must say that it is very fun! Reliability is key!
True, I run a BMW

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We ran a Subaru in Chump car and BMR Tech and Beach Cruiser are absolutely correct about cheap and being reliable. Don't forget you have to trailer the car (my job) to and from the tracks and that can get expensive depending on how far. The great part about Chump car is seeing and driving the tracks you've seen on TV and YouTube and for us it was a minimum of 4-5 hours towing. Also look at World Racing League. Same tracks and format but run what you brung if it meets safety rules. (safety equipment also not cheap) WRL weighs your car and asks for an HONEST horsepower and assigns a power/weight class. I would LOVE to see a LS Camaro in either format.
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