Share |
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Elite Chassis
 Login/Join
 
DRR Pro
Picture of 67TSCHEVY2
posted Hide Post
stay the h e l l away from spitzer ... took a friend of mine for a ton ...
 
Posts: 1142 | Location: middle georgia | Registered: July 20, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
as I stated, haven't heard much good about them and they have that reputation


O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
Picture of sc4087
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by "The Bender":
They still build a great car, but customer relations have suffered in recent years.

Have a friend with a new (last year) Spitzer TD that runs PDRA, he is running ET's very similar to what I was (even slightly quicker) and the car has been flawless.

Most running TD, especially on the NHRA side prefer a suspended chassis..........not Spitzers strong suit.


I own both currently and my spitzer is the absolute fastest and nicest car from the staging beams to the finish line I've ever driven bar none. Now, everywhere else on the track and pits it sucks. lol


Mike Greene




 
Posts: 491 | Location: Burleson, TX | Registered: March 23, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Paul S/Q
posted Hide Post
:
[/QUOTE]I own both currently and my spitzer is the absolute fastest and nicest car from the staging beams to the finish line I've ever driven bar none. Now, everywhere else on the track and pits it sucks. lol[/QUOTE]

exactly , same here ...we won alot with that SPITZER hardtail car including a D3 T/D R/U and a T/D championship ..it would go 6.0's N/A with some spray and never shake a tire ...Definately bouncy in the pits though ... It's gone now though so we'll see how the new Miller suspended car works ...
 
Posts: 754 | Location: hopefully pickin up a check in the winners circle | Registered: November 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR All Star
posted Hide Post
It used to be that builders would make the hard tail cars with slip joints etc for a flexy car, and soft tail cars more or less stiff chassis wise. Is this still the case?


Foxtrot Juliet Bravo
 
Posts: 5964 | Location: Illinois | Registered: July 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
Picture of "The Bender"
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Bucky:
It used to be that builders would make the hard tail cars with slip joints etc for a flexy car, and soft tail cars more or less stiff chassis wise. Is this still the case?


Yuppers

That being said, I have had two hardtail Horton cars, one was a 200" car that ran 8.40's back in the 80's that won several S/C races and was the D2 TRW All-stars representative in 91. In 2010-11 I had a 225" Horton that won races that ran as quick as 7.65 with a SBC. Both cars didn't have slip joints.....

This message has been edited. Last edited by: "The Bender",


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ

2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

2020 Bradenton NMCA Hemi Shootout Winner

2021 getting back into bracket racing........
 
Posts: 2986 | Location: Yes | Registered: July 08, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
Picture of TD3550
posted Hide Post
I have some older pics here somewhere where they produced cable slip joint cars. With an actual cable to control the flex. Here is an older cable car that was welded solid.

 
Posts: 1369 | Location: Under a Truck | Registered: August 23, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR All Star
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by "The Bender":
quote:
Originally posted by Bucky:
It used to be that builders would make the hard tail cars with slip joints etc for a flexy car, and soft tail cars more or less stiff chassis wise. Is this still the case?


Yuppers

That being said, I have had two hardtail Horton cars, one was a 200" car that ran 8.40's back in the 80's that won several S/C races and was the D2 TRW All-stars representative in 91. In 2010-11 I had a 225" Horton that won races that ran as quick as 7.65 with a SBC. Both cars didn't have slip joints.....


Probably not the most popular thing I will say, but I have always felt that hard tail cars all have their own personality from the different builders and how they set them up. But 4 link cars, well that's more straight forward. With the exception of engine height, everything in front of the four link brackets is pretty much the same functionally. And four links are pretty basic as well. Finding the right setup is a little more complicated. But when someone says that their soft tail car works so well......well they all ought to work pretty well!
Now the nice features, that's a different story.


Foxtrot Juliet Bravo
 
Posts: 5964 | Location: Illinois | Registered: July 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
the 2022 Elite Chassis 245" dual shock, swing arm car is completed and race ready, will be on the track next weekend.









O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
Picture of "The Bender"
posted Hide Post
Nice slicks......


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ

2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

2020 Bradenton NMCA Hemi Shootout Winner

2021 getting back into bracket racing........
 
Posts: 2986 | Location: Yes | Registered: July 08, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
nothing nice about them, won't hold air and wrong tire for the car/power


O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
quote:
othing nice about them, won't hold air and wrong tire for the car/power

whats going on her ed?? please share details and break down the new car build? build time? car looks amazing
 
Posts: 1404 | Location: united states | Registered: January 16, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Paul S/Q
posted Hide Post
Is that your sons new car Ed ? If so why did they put M/T's on it ? what tire is it? I might be interestd in them. I'm sure youre gonna put hoosiers on it ...
 
Posts: 754 | Location: hopefully pickin up a check in the winners circle | Registered: November 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
Not out car


O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR S/Pro
Picture of Lenny5160
posted Hide Post
In-dash speakers?


Tony Leonard
 
Posts: 2944 | Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN | Registered: March 18, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
Fan/ventilation diffusers. He will be the first to get a bj in a dragster Laughing Hard


O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by jenavet:
whats going on her ed?? please share details and break down the new car build? build time? car looks amazing

Mike, car took about 12 months from Elite largely do to outside vendor delays. Powder coating took 3 months alone. Waited on chrome and carbon fiber too.


O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of CURTIS REED
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by 1320racer:
Fan/ventilation diffusers. He will be the first to get a bj in a dragster Laughing Hard
.

Don’t hit your head on the steering wheel.



____________________________
2017 and 2018 Osage Casinos Tulsa Raceway Park No-Box Champion

2018 Div4 Goodguys Hammer award winner
 
Posts: 2361 | Location: KIEFER, OK. | Registered: August 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
posted Hide Post
Omg that is hilarious. Definitely making top ten list for the year.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: BG7X77,


BG
 
Posts: 699 | Location: Florence, SC | Registered: August 25, 2019Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of 1320racer
posted Hide Post
https://youtu.be/5hfYJsQAhl0


O'IT!

Offering 1st hand experience and advice based on 3 decades of on track proven performance

"if you guys are so broke dyck you can't buy USA made parts you need to stay the fuc at home that's the bottomline" ----Tim McAmis



 
Posts: 12038 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
 


© DragRaceResults.com 2023