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#1 CARSHouston


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:17 AM

Local track is putting in a drag strip, trying to help by being one of the first to build a car.

Have a model car to use and bought a JDS Gasser chassis. JDS chassis is very nice with great instructions

Track is suppose to be 1/4 mile

We plan on running a simple break out series

Have a 16D to use

Measured the tires in the model and I'm using a rear that's going to be about 1.125 to 1.150 by .500 wide

What gear ratio should I use

for full 1/4 mile


1/8 mile

Can I run a rear tire that's only .435 wide?

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:59 PM

.435 tires will work better than .500. More consistent later in the day. The glue will get heavier as the day goes on. 3 to one for 1/4 mile. 3 1/2 to one for 1000 foot. 4 to one for 1/8 mile. Wipe your lane with lighter fluid or coleman fuel. Use koford light drag glue. That should give you a starting point. good luck! Oh, and download the Jegs perfect start practice tree on your phone.

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