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  • Independent Turning Front Wheels?

    I have been wondering about something and I’m hoping to get some input from the HRW members.

    I have put effort into having independent turning front wheels in my proxy racers thinking that this improves cornering ability, but lately I’ve been questioning this theory. It seems to me that a slot car naturally has an oversteer condition because of the guide flag anchoring the front end. One might think that having non-independent turning front would put some understeer into the car which should be a good thing.

    Anyway, I have seen little or no difference between the two setups. Looking for your input....

    Val

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    • scbDaryl
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      RE: front wheels.. It might depend on the quality of the independant.. As an example, look at the FLY Classics. At least some of them have two stub axles in the front. They are 1/8" The axles are plastic and the wheels are push on.. If there is no obstruction betweem the two stubs you can remove them and put in a full width steel axle. I have found the single axle to be considerbly faster.
      The stock stub axles has a lot of play and wobble, if the bushing were wider, and more substantial ( brass maybe) . These stubb axles get worse with time. I have never used nail polish or zero traction tires, but i imagine that it would increase the single axle's advantage even more.
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