O'Donnell might have that much money in his Elan, but it's been done
over a period of 30 years and one class change (from AP to DM). How's
that for longevity? That comes at a cost average of $3333.33 a year.
These costs, of course, are rumored unless you have asked either one
directly. Oh, BTW, if you're referencing the A Mod Phantom, it's
Milligan, not Mulligan, and Joe Cheng is the owner, Milligan keeps it
Dave Whitworth wrote:
> My point (opinion) was that if they jumble the classes and your MR2 is no
> longer competitive, you can either run "the wrong car for the class" or get
> the "right " one. If they change the prepared/mod rules you can make more
> changes to your existing car that will make it competitive.
> Just like the O'Donnell's and Mulligan who have (rumored) $100,000 in their
> cars, there are plenty of competitive people in stock like yourselves that
> didn't spend a fortune. There are plenty of budget variations on either
> My kuhmos on my Neon lasted about 45 runs, not even all on concrete. That
> was what I based my question on.
> The most important thing to me is that I am having fun for spending the
> amount of $$ I did.
> See Ya
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mari L Clements" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 9:59 AM
> Subject: was Re: BSM/SM2, now: Hoosier tire life underrated
> > > Then you add tires yearly costs: I'm told that it would cost about
> > > $2-3k a year to keep tires on a Ralt and to keep it running. How much
> > are
> > > those competitive Hoosier DOT tires? $800 a set? How long do they
> > last?
> > > 40 runs.
> > FYI...the Hoosiers Eric won CS on in the ProSolo Finale had way, way, way
> > more runs on them than 40. Try all day Sunday and Saturday afternoon at
> > the Peru warmup. Essentially, if he wasn't in the car running, I
> > was--for about 9 hours straight--plus the 20+ runs they had on them at
> > the Pro when he made his fastest time. *And* they still have a lot of
> > life left.
> > They also cost about half what you suggested, but then, they were '99
> > tires. Our 2000 set for Nationals themselves were $600.
> > One more thing. Our MR2 cost $5500. The swaybar was $130, shocks less
> > than $650. We got one set of spare wheels for $50 (and they had nearly
> > new Toyo Proxes on them!), one set for $150, and a third set for $200.
> > We don't have $25K in our car, trailer, tires, and tow vehicle combined.
> > Yes, competitive stock class vehicles can be expensive, but no, they
> > don't have to be.
> > mlc
> > '91 MR2 NA
> > -----anything after this, I didn't write, and don't necessarily agree
> > with----
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