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07-06-2004, 07:15 PM
I currently have a 2003 Q31Z MTS chassis that I run with a Rotax in the Masters (400#) class. I am in the process of selling this chassis and will replace it with something new. I like my Q31 but I was looking pretty hard at the new Monza line. I was wondering if there was a better solution than what I have now. I race the majority of the time at Black Rock Raceway in Utah but sometimes travel to Las Vegas. I am 5'9" and 180 pounds.
Thanks in advance for your help,
07-09-2004, 03:53 AM
As you know, Tim Lobaugh won the very first Rotax Grands on the Q31 Z at Vegas. Ah, desert racing! To me the very best chassis we have ever come up with is the Q31 Z. They continue to work in all of the tag classes. From a competition stand point if you want to run up front, then you want the premium brand, Birel. If you are a recreational racer, then the Monza is a fine item. From a resale standpoint the Birel will sell faster and hold better value. Recently many of the West Coast guys have been going to the R31 and the R32. At this time it is probably best to go with the R32 due to the weight category. It is the same chassis as the new model shifter minus front brakes and comes with the 12 degree ( desired) spindles. There are 18 remaining in the country that just arrived. So your dealer has no worry about inventory at the moment. The new model is the R32 SP with the new body work. From a tuning stand point you should test both the new and the old body work which is called an intermediate kit. That means the old style pods on the new style attachment points. Note the Easy Karts are all running with the intermediate kit. That kart is an R30 and for me just too small of a tube size relative to your desired 400 lb Rotax category.
Long winded answer, but there you have it. Have your dealer call me and we can discuss a special consideration of a dual test if you are interested. Monza vs. R32 Garry
07-10-2004, 03:08 AM
Wish I had talked to you before changing my R32 for the R31. Its still a nice kart, but I just haven't been able to match the times I set in the R32. Master's class by the way.
07-12-2004, 06:40 AM
One never knows as each driver is different and each track is different. Obviously the only way to know for sure is to track test each one, but that can be hard to set up. I do appreciate your feed back for all of the customers on the forum so they can see the suggestions from users like yourself. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
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