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Old 04-23-2009, 10:18 AM
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Are the RJ Speed drag cars any good? I see the need to upgrade to wheel bearings. Besides that are there any other issues I should be aware of?

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Old 04-23-2009, 08:57 PM
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i was lokng at them but f u car spend the money the gms drag spec kits is sopposed to be alot better based on evryone that has answered me
i my self am going to go a head and just get get me a walbern
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:53 PM
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Are the RJ Speed drag cars any good? I see the need to upgrade to wheel bearings. Besides that are there any other issues I should be aware of?

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One thing I found out is the plastic hubs are prone to splitting in half. I don't know if the plastic is cheap or what.... I have two sets of hubs and they are both cracked. One set was installed but never ran.
I am making some aluminum hubs this weekend. I can see myself paying $30 for a set of hubs when I have the tools to do them myself.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:19 AM
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i have an rj speed funny car. and it is awesome. but the car was expertly worked over by tim smith.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:53 AM
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Is the hub issue due to running bushings rather than bearing? I really like the idea of building a nitro pro mod dragster, however there is no organized drag racing locally so I'm afraid I will quickly become bored with it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:10 AM
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Is the hub issue due to running bushings rather than bearing? I really like the idea of building a nitro pro mod dragster, however there is no organized drag racing locally so I'm afraid I will quickly become bored with it.
No, the bearings won't keep the hub from splitting. It may just be me. But I would recommend upgrading to aluminum hubs though.
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Is the 4pk fasst better than the 6ex fasst w/o servos
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:04 PM
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there is a track pretty local to you ..trax 70 brownsmills nj we race every other sat sat in may it will be an afternoon to evening starting at 3pm
once a month we host an IMDRA regional event june 20th and 21st we will be hava GMS sponsered event

check us out at trax70.com follow link to new website and regester to get to forum its free to be a member
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:09 PM
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Thanks, I've been to trax 70 Just happened by one day nobody there. Definately need to make it back some time. But it isn't near by for me, I'm clear down in Cumberland county. Near the Del. Bay, looking at a good hour and a half each way. Guess it depends on how badly I want to race. Thanks and I will be up to check it out.
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wear can i get aluminun hubs for my rj speed pro mod harleymike@live.com
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I would also like to know where aluminium hubs can be ordered from? One other thing: how many guys run races with the throttle servo and micro switch option? It means instantaneous full power. Is that hard to control? Is an ESC and brushless motor the better option?
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:33 PM
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www.teamwalbern.com
www.grandmotorsports.com
www.dragraceconcepts.com

Not many People run the Micro Switch set up anymore. With the New Technology they are going faster with brushless set ups. The best part of the Brushless deal is not Cutting arm,Brushes Springs ECT.
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I havnt really been able to take mine out yet so no broken hubs, but were those 3 links to places I can get aluminum hubs?
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