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Old 03-20-2017, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default Truggy losing drag races

I have a hyper ss truggy running 6s and am losing all the drag races that I race in at work. The other guys at work all have buggys on 4s and some 6s. The problem is that mine won't stay down. Wheelies so bad I can't keep up. I locked my center diff and plan to run fwd for the next drag race. We do this on pavement. I know these aren't drag race cars but it's what we do. It's a mines faster than yours thing. And I think mine should win. It's geared higher it's lighter and more powerful... any suggestions??
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:57 PM   #3
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Throttle management, a custom rigged wheelie bar, or a little weight added towards the front. I know guys who made traxxas rustlers stupid fast and they had tons of lead weights on the chassis just to keep them on the ground. They sell stick on lead weights. I don't know what they are made fore but their is always fishing sinkers and velcro from home Depot. Good luck.
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Locking the center diff will cause for wheelies all day. Transfering power to the wheels with traction. What diff oils have you tried in the center?
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:37 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by 1/4milecrazy View Post
Locking the center diff will cause for wheelies all day. Transfering power to the wheels with traction. What diff oils have you tried in the center?
Agreed. When you locked the center diff, you lost the ability to bleed off power to the front wheels when wheelie-ing.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:58 PM   #7
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I'd start with internal shock limiters; decreasing the amount the front end can rise up will help a lot. A more primitive method would be limiting straps; I've seen a few people make their own from braided fishing line among other things. If drag racing is really all you do with it maybe look into a 1/8" thick lexan sheet or something similar and make a skid-plate like front bumper and mount a rear wing on the front? Cut the slant out of the rear wing and leave the vertical "flights?!" there are many things you can do. The more details we have the better we can help you get heading forward, faster. (;
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