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A babied car is bad, here's why ... (archive)

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Posted by Brad on October 19, 1999 at 12:42:50:

In Reply to: Buy stock vs. modified? posted by Skid on October 19, 1999 at 00:39:44:

Babied cars usually have NOT been driven correctly. TYhese engines need to be driven to redline very often to keep them in good shape. This is not a wife's tale, ask any competent s14 mechanic. In fact, a frined bought a babied car for he track with 70k, it blew the first time n the track, DINAN said it was because the car had not been driven hard enough for the first 70K, they could tell by the way the engine looked.

These are race cars form the factory, high reving machines, that need to be DRIVEN to stay reliable. I bought a heavily modified track car, did more mods and the car is very strong even with over 110K on the clock.

Secondly, mods are very expensive for this car. Even for me, who owns a aftermarket comopany and gets everything at cost, it adds up -- QUICKLY!

If you want a track car buy one from a CCA memeber somewhere who took care of it, but not babied it. A hard driven car does not equal a thrashed car, this is a flaw in your logic!

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