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    Looking at buying an Atom

    Thought I would check out this Forum and collect more info on the Atom before I make a decision about buying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgoetz View Post
    Thought I would check out this Forum and collect more info on the Atom before I make a decision about buying one.
    Step 1, determine where you want to drive it. Track only? That makes things easier. If you want to drive on the street, goto step 2.
    Step 2, see what is required to register it in your state.
    Step 3, buy mine!

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    Autocross and some track days.
    I can register anything in Wyoming, dirt bikes, ATV's, snowmobiles and lawn mowers, no problem.
    I need to find out what classes they run in, like A Mod, B Mod or hopefully lower classes.
    I need to know what the red line (maximum RPM) is and the top speed in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
    Stuff like that, I will probably go to other sections of this forum for that kind of info.

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    On the MU3/F35 transmission in the GM ecotec based Atom's the speeds are
    1st - 38 mph
    2nd - 73
    3rd - 109
    4th - 144
    5th - 180

    at 7000 RPM

    Revs to 7200. With valve springs and taking out the balance shafts, you can get it to 9000 or so.

    Some guys have a quaife 6 speed conversion for their F35's though.

    Dont know on the Honda's
    the high profile toy thrower

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    What kinds of track days do you normally run and what direction are you wanting to go? Club events, NASA etc?
    Fun or real competition?
    Which tracks do you normally run at?
    AtomII #73 for sale, PM for details.

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    My track days would be at Miller Motorsports Park near SLC, Ut. I am mostly a Autocrosser competing in Super Street Prepared class in the SCCA with a modified 04 ZO6 Corvette.

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    Then you'll really like a lighter car. Light's where it's at.
    Most road courses I ran 3-4th, plenty of torque to grunt out of a turn and carry a straight. Very seldom did I use 5th, Miller and Fontana front straight. I'd suspect with the ecotec you'd run mostly 2nd on a autox.

    Me and that "Subaru" car ran there. Classic big blower vs big turbo challenge that weekend.


    Forever long straight to stretch it's legs..
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