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Old 06-02-2016, 07:17 AM
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Questions?? R/C Drag Racing - what's the perfect platform?

Just recently, I've wanted to get into drag racing. I have a close friend that has the Traxxas drag tree and races every weekend. It is my understanding that the scale drag track is 132' long.

With that being said, I would like to get as much information as possible. Any suggestions, input and help would be great appreciated.

Every weekend, a variety of cars come to the track. Some of them are highly modified Traxxas Rustiers, Ofna GTP's, short course trucks, etc. So when I think about starting a build, I'm overwhelmed with options.

Here are my initial questions;

Do I want a 2wd or 4wd platform?

Are the RJ Speed/Bolink funny cars or dragster good options, or just a waste of time?

Any suggestions on a good model to start with?



I'm sure I will have more questions, but these are the ones that are nagging me the most.

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Well you could show up with one of these soon, lol

http://www.primalrc.com/

Mine is on preorder as a roller and I will convert it to brushless. Car is over 5' long
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Originally Posted by Aauman88 View Post
Well you could show up with one of these soon, lol

http://www.primalrc.com/

Mine is on preorder as a roller and I will convert it to brushless. Car is over 5' long
That is crazy....lol. I can't imagine what the cost is, even for a roller. I think I will stick to something tried and true, within my limited abilities
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$1500 RTR or 1250 roller.
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Those are point and shoot. Seen those run by a local drag racing club few years ago. I used a Traxxas Rally few years ago. Added Mamba system. We ran 100 feet, any more and no room for stopping. Most were running between 50-60mph in that distance.
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Originally Posted by Aauman88 View Post
$1500 RTR or 1250 roller.
Ouch! That's a dozen RJ Speed dragsters....lol
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http://www.dragraceconcepts.com/Elec...hassis_c76.htm

I've heard great things about these chassis'. If you want cheap I've seen a lot of guys run rustlers and E converted Jato's with foam tires and custom wheelie bars.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:44 AM
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I run two 1/5 scales one gas one electric, we run 132'.
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