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I just picked my new trailer this weekend and was setting things up yesterday. I am wondering what people are doing to support the center of the dragster when lifting the nose up.





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Been hauling mine lifted since 2007, never put anything under it, and never had a problem.
 
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Ive seen some use modified pipe stands and a support from the roof to the cage


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What the heck is all over your wires and floor, rocks? You racing in a rock quarry?

Man am I spoiled by my local track! No grass, no rocks, no dirt, and no escape from the scorching blacktop in the heat of the summer except to sit inside our enclosed trailers with a fan running!

Back to your original question, no clue, I don't own a dragster.
 
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No support planned or possible. When my dragster is hoisted up, my firebird will be below it.


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Just curious, when you haul a dragster normally I would assume you have a bladder supporting the center of the car, I know I do.

Why wouldn't you support it when using a lift?, obviously you cant if there is a door car under it, in that case why not rachet strap from the cage to the ceiling? I have seen that allot.


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Steve, all I can say is that I have several friends with this setup and none are supporting the car in anyway when there is a door car under it and all have been going down the road like this for many seasons.


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What the heck is all over your wires and floor, rocks? You racing in a rock quarry?

Man am I spoiled by my local track! No grass, no rocks, no dirt, and no escape from the scorching blacktop in the heat of the summer except to sit inside our enclosed trailers with a fan running!

Back to your original question, no clue, I don't own a dragster.


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LOL yes it snows here up north haha.

My yard is full of it right now and I wanted to get started on the trailer. Bucky my thoughts exactly. I have always used a bladder with all my dragsters. I would think this would need supported. My car is also double suspended so I need to lock it down. I was thinking of making a frame saddle and put a d ring in the floor and pull down some so it wont bounce.


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We ran with a support pole like this under the seat area and curved the top to cradle the bar. We noticed that the car bounced a lot less going down the road.

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Bob What do you think about a STIFF 50/50 shock attached to a trailer roof beam and to dragster main hoop to stabilze it?



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Always support the car when it's in the air. I fit my 240" mullis, golf cart, and a fox mustang with 6 Ft. of cabinets down the driver side. All this is done with a chassis support under the car. it's just round tube bent to hold the same chassis bladder used if the car was on the ground. The bladder sits on top of the base and slides under the car right under the drivers seat and inflate like you would if the car was on the ground.

Ed is wrong that there isn't room. Where the support goes the car underneath can't even get that far up without hitting the roof against the dragster.
 
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ED follows the advice of those he personally knows that have been hauling this combo for many years


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Always support the car when it's in the air. I fit my 240" mullis, golf cart, and a fox mustang with 6 Ft. of cabinets down the driver side. All this is done with a chassis support under the car. it's just round tube bent to hold the same chassis bladder used if the car was on the ground. The bladder sits on top of the base and slides under the car right under the drivers seat and inflate like you would if the car was on the ground.

Ed is wrong that there isn't room. Where the support goes the car underneath can't even get that far up without hitting the roof against the dragster.


If you could post some pictures that would be awesome. sounds like what I am looking for.


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I ran all over the place with one dragster hanging and never put a bladder under the one on the floor and never had any problems because of it so don't believe the hype.

A trailer isn't as violent inside as most think, I left a wrench on one of the wheelwells inside then drove 1300 miles to Florida and the wrench never fell off.
 
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In the days prior to bladders I knew of plenty of broken chassis in the trailer, including mine. Today with suspended cars, the suspension takes the beating. So you can put miles on the shock at the track or in the trailer. Some won't have any troubles. Some don't travel on Illinois roads.


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Danny Nelson made a stand to hold his bladder to support the car when it was in the air
 
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I ran all over the place with one dragster hanging and never put a bladder under the one on the floor and never had any problems because of it so don't believe the hype.

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I find it interesting that a few years ago the rage was you absolutely had to have a bladder to support the dragster during transportation or it will destroy car.

But you do not need any support when lifted?

Seems contradictory to me.
 
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It all comes down to choice really. You can follow the advice of a few, who have never had a problem, and take your chances. Or you can listen to the advice of those who have seen broken chassis of many major brands sitting instead of racing for the day because it bounced its way to the race track. I don't follow the herd mindlessly. And I take chances on some things that others don't. It's up to you. You have heard the FACTS. And if you are so broke dyck you can't support the middle of your dragster then you deserve worn out shocks and broken chassis. Big Grin


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