I have a 2000 Grand Prix with a super charger on it. Getting ready for the off road derby/bump and run or whatever you want to call it. I am fairly new at the sport so I just wondered if anyone might be willing to throw a few pointers my way. I moved the battery have a boat tank that stuff is easy. What else should I look at doing, what are the weak points of that car? Bringing everything but the kitchen sink with me to the race so if it does break I should be able to weld it, cut it off or beat it back into submission.
I ran a 2001 hundai Elantra that did really well for me. I did a lot or research, and the Volvo s40 seemed to have the highest HP and torque compared to all other 4 Clydr cars that year vs. considering the car weights.
Is there anything else I need to consider other then HP, torque and weight?
I just found a 01 S40 for $400 and am going to start working on it right away. Any other prep tips
My experience from running all around Michigan FWIW
1) Short tracks/Fig 8's- newer cavi's, grand am's and other small body gm cars with the 4/6 cyl seem to scoot pretty well out of the hole and turn a little better than the larger W body platform
2) Longer tracks/muddy tracks- W bodys with 3100/3.4dohc/3800's better mid range/top end speed in low gear, also much less work to make last and don't have to deal with aluminum suspension parts. As for the 3.4's awesome engines if you get them running well, can be a PITA to get to run well!!!
3) Of course each car has its pro's and con's to it but in general that has been my observation
-PS nice run at mayhem T-Brell
Your right on. We have short mud tracks around here and my 97 cav with a 2.2 moves and corners great. Ran it 6 times so far and came away with 3 firsts, one second, and one third. The only race I didn't place i got hooked on another car early and was 2 laps down and still manage to make up those laps and finshed 5th in a 7 car feature.
Last Edit: Aug 17, 2015 16:34:50 GMT -5 by lostboy