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11/19/2011 8:17 am  #1

Glue vs No Glue

Here's something I found interesting last night. We run two classes, one is a slip joint dragsters class and an extreme dragster class.

The slip joint class rules: must be a dragster any length 9"-12"
must run with no restrictions to the flex, no ties, any motor.
No glue on the tires or track.

The extreme class: Rules, must be a dragster, wheelie bars, no wheelie bars and any length, any motor, any size wheels, just bring it and race it. Yes glue is permitted.

Now I ran both classes, and one of the guys didn't have an extreme dragtster so I loaned him my slip joint to run the extreme class. I did
mention to him not to use glue, but being the old timer and expert he is,
he did glue.

Here's the numbers:
Slip joint race.   1.011 Left lane  1.007 Right lane
Extreme:          1.064 Left lane  1.141 Right lane

I think you now can see sometimes glue isn't your best friend.

How many of you glue your slip joints? And did you see any difference in the E.T.s?


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11/19/2011 6:56 pm  #2

Re: Glue vs No Glue

i clean the track put 2 strips of glue down it runs between 1.048 and 1.054 with no glue it runs 1.090


11/24/2011 6:59 pm  #3

Re: Glue vs No Glue

all of my slipjoints have american arm s16d's glue the tires and roll out twice to the tree, about 3 feet. go .940's like clockwork. one has a chinese arm and goes 10 flat- 10 teens with one roll out.


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