Re: Finding a good Drag Car
G'Day Ford Cowgirl,
Well firstly, make sure its a Ford!
There's really a lot of personal preference to it......ie: what car you want to race. Any car can be setup for drag racing.....do you have a car type in mind?
Vehicle weight is a big player. The heavier the car the slower it is, so if you want to go fast and not spend a lot of $$ on a high horsepower setup, a light car is the go.
Budget is a big player the faster you want to go, the $$$ go up and up! Do you have an idea of 1/4 times you want to run or are you just looking to have some fun?
Things that would be nice to have on the car or come with it are mainly heavy duty parts.....you don't want to have to keep reparing things:
Very generic things listed....and you definitely don't need all of them. You can build it up over time and have lots of fun in the meantime.
Driveline: gearbox (with good stall converter or clutch), low diff ratio gears, strong axles & tailshaft loop and strong uni joints
Suspension: 90/10 shocks up front and softer suspension on rear
Either some type of caltrac/slapper bar setup on rear axes if leaf sprung
Drag slick tyres on rear with skinny front runner wheels/tyres
Line lock on the front brake line (for burnouts to warm up tyres)
There's a start!
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