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vw rabbit vs. dodge daytona Which car would you buy

 
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signcre8r



Joined: 10 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: vw rabbit vs. dodge daytona Which car would you buy Reply with quote

Hi everyone.

We have the chance to buy two different cars and we're trying to decide which one to buy.

We run in a 4 cylinder division that requires the cars to be completely "stock". Rules restrict DOHC, turbos, 12 valve max. etc.. The track we run at in northern New Hampshire (Riverside Speedway) is a high bank 1/4 mile oval.

First car is a Dodge Daytona 2.5 five speed. car has lots of new stuff....springs, struts etc..

Second option is a rabbit 1.8 five speed

Both cars already built is similar "race ready" condition.

Daytona comes with a boat load of parts, 8 tires, twelve rims, doors hoods etc.

The rabbit no parts, no tires etc..

I've done a a bit of research and looks like the rabbit has a bit more power stock. However the Daytona seems to have a better handling package.

700 dollar price difference with the daytona being more money.

Which car would you buy?
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cajracing



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Location: Pueblo, CO

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally ran a Daytona last year, and so did Daytonapony. I finished second in points with this car. They are good cars to run and easy to set up. You may have a better advantage with yours with it being a 5 speed. The only catch is you have some exhaust restrictions with the manual transmission. I couldn't tell you to be exact what that is, so you may want to check the rules if you haven't already.
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lansingsportsrage.com



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riverside is a neat little track.

When I lived in New Hampshire, I took in the races there once.

I think you should double check the 2008 edition of your rules for the Cyclone and Daredevils Divisions (cool names btw). I do NOT see where DOHC or 16v cars are not allowed.

http://www.riversidespeedway.org/2008_RULES/CYCLONES.pdf

http://www.riversidespeedway.org/2008_RULES/DAREDEVILS.pdf
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signcre8r



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops Sorry we're running the street stock division.......stock 4 bangers!!
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lansingsportsrage.com



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since the VW's have to carry extra weight and can't run as much camber.. evidently it is the hot car, because they have to try and slow it down.

I'd want to run the hot car.

Anytime the rules allow a type of car which has a specific advantage over every other type of car, you'd think that would be the one with the most potential.

JMO.
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