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Old 04-15-2018, 03:40 AM   #1
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Hello, im looking a hard tail 225 dragster to race, never owned one before. on that note can someone tell me how the cage is suppose to fit, is there only certain classes I can run or can I bracket race it at my local track any help would be greatly appreciated. I hope this is the correct section if not I will remove
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:32 AM   #2
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The car would fit into Super Comp or brackets, probably not a good choice for Comp or TD. It's more like how you fit the cage and how well it matches the rest of the chassis. The seat lay back angle is also a big factor. Take extra time and look for chassis fatigue and cracks especially in the frontend area. Do not buy if the chassis does not have a NHRA chassis certification tag.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thank you
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: New to dragsters

Hacksaw gave you some good advise. Must have a current tag!
You need to be comfortable in the seating position. Need to see
how you reach the pedals,chute release,and shifter. Find out
who built the car. I have had three dragsters and quite familair
with them. Have any questions just fire away.
Good Luck
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adjustable pedals is a good option to have if you want to change drivers a soft tail car would be a better option hardtails can bounce around alot in the shutdown area
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Is the shutdown area of you local track smooth, like some of the other folks stated the hardtail can get unstable on tracks that are not smooth. Sounds like you have a fun plan, put a thead in the build section on this site.

Like Hacksaw said try to find out as much as you can on history of the car before you purchase it, contact previous owners if you can.
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:38 PM   #7
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What class do you plan to run? What ET do you plan to run? These are big factors as to
what type of dragster to run.
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