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7200 crate engine rule good or bad idea? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Desert Racing' started by Jerry Zaiden, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Jerry Zaiden

    Jerry Zaiden Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking about the popularity of the 7200 class and what it takes to build a competitive truck and costs accociated with it. Now a high dollar V6 is in the $40,000 range that builds around 550hp.

    What about also allowing the same V8 engines in Pro-Lites that are in short course? Crate engines that are around 400 hp that cost $7500 shipped to your door. Allow these to also race with the V6's?

    I think this would make 7200 by far the most popular class.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. 43mod

    43mod Active Member

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    makes too much sense, see the Samco thread.
     
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  3. pdailey

    pdailey #billsson

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    I could see if the class is hurting. But it's not, instead it's the opposite. Leave it alone.
     
  4. LBug1

    LBug1 Member

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    bravo sir!!!!
     
  5. Kyle_HnM

    Kyle_HnM Member

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    Would the torques be similar? Can one of the 7200 guys chime in with what torque their motors make?
     
  6. possemotorsport

    possemotorsport Member

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    Excellent idea............it would make the class bigger & better
     
  7. TMorford

    TMorford Active Member

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    Agreed. If its not broken, dont fix it.
     
  8. squirelmurphy

    squirelmurphy Active Member

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    I'm sure the engine builders would hate it. Besides, wouldn't a 7200 with a crate motor basically be a R8 Trophylite or Protruck? I know that they are different, but crate motors belong in spec classes, imho.
     
  9. henderoni

    henderoni Member

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    Great idea! Let's take the fastest growing class in off road racing and screw it up.
    Brilliant!!
    If you want a spec class, they are already out there, go race there.
    This is obviously working, let it continue to do so.

    Also, this has been addressed ad nauseum, please use the search function.
     
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  10. Kritter

    Kritter Krittro Campbell

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    bad rule. Lets any bro dozer sportsman yahoo run a pro class. Race sportsman if you want a v8 mini truck. I still think pro lite was ruined allowing crate motors.

    7200 is popular enough as is. No need to ruin it.

    1450/1400/1800 is the perfect class you speak of or go race an R8. We need less yahoos in the sport and lowering the cost of entry to a premier class only brings more yahoos and makes it no longer a premier class.

    Not everybody can own a ferrari but everybody CAN own a Fiero...I wouldnt want to watch Fiero racing other than Lemons and crash and derby.
     
  11. y2kbaja

    y2kbaja Well-Known Member

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    Casey made this class several years ago, took the rule book and tossed it out the window and said 3 rules: track with, 6 cyls, and look like a truck. Too many rules will hurt a class that isn't hurting.
     
  12. Western Motorsports

    Western Motorsports Active Member

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    Well Jerry....I guess you got your answer. Next subject please.
     
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  13. Kartman

    Kartman Media Goon

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    Its a great class, leave it alone.
     
  14. philofab

    philofab Powered by Optima

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    Bad idea...

    Most of them couldn't fit a V8 anyway.
     
  15. Kartman

    Kartman Media Goon

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    Jerry, are you trying to run your TT in 7200 now?
     
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  16. SEANY

    SEANY Well-Known Member

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    Pro lite was also a great class until someone had this same bright idea.

    Leave it alone.
     
  17. LaMonte

    LaMonte Member

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    Jerry would have two less spark plugs to worry about if he had a V6.
     
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  18. PAB

    PAB 40's rock!

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    We run the least HP in the class and we say don't mess with it, the class is just starting to get good.
     
  19. Nessy

    Nessy Active Member

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    What motors are these trucks running and is there a max displacement?
     
  20. Western Motorsports

    Western Motorsports Active Member

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    We are running a fuel injected 3.6L....With some head work, JE pistons , Motec and headers. 372 hp's with 215 lbs of torque with a RDE turbo 400. That is it. We have been developing these motors for over a year. We have decided to move up to one of the bigger engines and focus on the championship. I will probably sell these motors later or keep one to put in a Buggy, I haven't decided yet.

    The displacement in this class is unlimited.
     

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