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Old 03-19-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Should I go to modified?

What are people's thoughts on going from 19t to modified?

I've been racing for 3 years now and doing 19t for 2 years. I'm pretty much a club racer who'll attend the bigger meetings if they're within an hours drive and my goals in this hobby are to have fun and improve my racing/driving.

As I can see the advantages of mod are that I want to improve my braking skills and go seriously fast! The disadvantages are that I'll cost more and I'll break more stuff.

The advantage of 19t is that I'm usually about 3rd or 4th in the A final at my club and I have 2-3 buddies that I'm always racing bumper to bumper with, and occasionally when I have a great day I'll take a win.

What do you all think?
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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Just give it a go, Drive faster crash harder
I went from stock to mod and have not looked back. I get my ass kicked every week and I would never go back to stock full time. I did put a stock motor back in the other week for a practice and found it so easy to drive after running in mod though. The best part about modified I find in my clubs is the people I race against, we all get up and have a blast.
I think the move from 19 turn to mod will be a lot easier for you. Give it a go , if you find it's not for you, you can always go back to 19 turn.
Good luck mate.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:22 AM   #3
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I would try MODIFIED! (Go fast and try no to crash). You need to rotate parts anyway. There are a wider variety of mod motors, You don't have to go negative zero. Get a motor that just exceeds your skill level. You will Love it.
The difference in stock you tend to try and over rive the slow speed.( a need for speed)
With mod you have to learn to hold back the need for speed and try to under drive because of the faster motor. And you will learn breaking and throttle control threw the in field. MOD racing should be called the BIG GRIN class, because the straight away is FUN! I live for the straight away .
MOD is what its all about.
Really would you rather watch a mod race? Or a stock race?
I've been trying to get some Mod started at or track. The other night they let me run my 5.5 with the 4300's and man was it fun.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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I never thought I would go up to 19t from stock, but i'm glad I did.

Now, given the choice I would rather race 19t if the track is big enough

Racing stock, 8.0fdr on a tight indoor track is a blast though!
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