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Assembling CO2 Dragsters

“We’re trying to manufacture in-house to show these kids the manufacturing process.”

– Justin Erickson, Bradenton, FL

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Wheels, Wheels, Wheels!

It's where the rubber meets the road. Whether speed or style is your thing, we have many options, styles, and sizes of dragster wheels.

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Axles & Retainers

Don't overlook the importance of axles on a dragster. Minimizing the friction at the wheels and axles can give a dragster an edge over the competition.

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Bushings & Washers

Champion CO2 racers have many speed secrets. While we're not privy to all of them, many do experiment with a variety of bushings, bearings, and washers.

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DIY Wheels

For advanced students who really want to push the engineering envelope, creating their own wheels can be a great enhancement.

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Products

Designed with style in mind, the GT-FX Wheels are not only cool, but can also be used as the front wheels on any car design. Especially good for shell dragsters as the axle hole goes all the way through the wheel. Injection molded.

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From $1.10

Use this self-lubricating material for axles. Lighter weight and less friction mean faster speeds.

$7.65

Jazz up your cars with our chrome axles. Nickel-coated steel axles create a finished look for race cars – plus the slick surface decreases the amount of friction produced. 1/8" x 70 mm.

$12.95

Use this self-lubricating material for axles. Lighter weight and less friction mean greater speeds. Cut these two-foot axles to desired lengths using the Precision Metal Saw, sold separately.

$2.25

Cut your dragster’s axle weight in half by using aluminum instead of steel! Buy these 1/8" diameter axles precut, or cut your own from our three-foot lengths. Use the Precision Metal Saw (sold separately) to cut axles to desired lengths.

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From $0.85

This solid brass axle material is an alternative to steel for CO2 dragsters, mousetrap vehicles, and other model vehicles. When used with brass bushings, this material has ultra-low friction to help you increase speed.

Rods are 12" long – cut them to length using a metal saw, sold separately.

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From $2.15

Students simply paint the hubs to match or complement their dragsters’ color. Tires and hubs are shipped unassembled. The hubs are white polystyrene. The Nitro tires are black polyethylene.

$25.50

Students simply paint the hubs to match or complement their dragsters’ color. Tires and hubs are shipped unassembled. The hubs are white polystyrene. The Super C tires are snap-on rubber rings.

$23.95

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