Re: Straight Axle Desert Racer?
Are you guys trying to bait me? First, it's not all weight, but that is a factor. Second, I have a straight axle bronco myself, and I love it, but I'd be nuts to try to turn it into a racer. Third, the guy was talking about major surgery to get the straight axle on the truck to race it. If you feel you need a straight axle 4X4 to race, start with one. I wouldn't do it thought. You just don't see very many people in the know building straight axle chase or support vehicles any more, much less race vehicles. I can tell you with certainty that Perry McNeil, John Emke, Steve Spirkoff, Craig Stewart, and others here in cali have not build such a vehicle in years. That's because it's just not productive anymore for desert racers to build straight axle racers. It's much more cost effective to build other vehicles.
If you're going to rock crawl, or drive on ramps, by all means get a straight axle under your rig. But if you want to race, go independant.
Live with the disagreement, we're all brothers in arms against the greens.