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  • #2
    Well done tutorial on this change. This is my current favorite thing to do with the slot.it Group C cars. I use the newer SW pod made to accept flanged bearings. I use ball bearings just β€˜cause I can and I haven’t entered any proxies yet. The body clearance issue showed up in a Porsche 962 with the the spur gear rubbing on the underside of one of the rear deck ducts. A little careful Dremel work easily took care of it. This is a great conversion for someone just getting into serious tinkering .Straightforward and rewarding.
    Mike V.
    Western North Carolina

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    • #3
      I am curious why you would do this. Online should have better balance but more friction loss. As I recall from the 60s, sidewinders put more weight on the rear tires.

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      • arroldn
        arroldn commented
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        More weight on the rear tire gives: Better traction, Better cornering speeds, Better braking. But I'm a rookie. I'll let the big boys chime in.

      • Kevan
        Kevan commented
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        Same car, SW vs IL = no contest, SW FTW!

      • Brumos RSR
        Brumos RSR commented
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        This may help with deciding if a SW configuration is right for you. Check out the cars from the World Championship Proxy Group C builds.
        https://www.hrwforum.com/forum/hrw-a...oting-now-open
        Last edited by Brumos RSR; December 1, 2021, 08:34 PM.

    • #4
      I changed my Slot it 962 to a sidewinder config with a 22.5 predator motor from SCC and beat my track record with it . With Quick Slicks.

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      • #5
        Converting a SlotIt GrC to SW is a no brainer if rules allow, I have a XJR14 with a Shark 22 and it beats most NSR Moslers on our wood track and it's so easy to drive.

        ...flexy wing mounts would be a good idea, I made a pair from a 1mm thick sheet of black neoprene rubber and superglued them to the wing and rear mount
        Kevan - Isle of Man
        Life is like a box of Slot cars...πŸš“πŸš—πŸššπŸšœ

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        • #6
          Just for fun, I converted a Carrera DTM Audi sedan to an NSR EVO King anglewinder. It really moves now!

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          • Kevan
            Kevan commented
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            I'll admit AW is my 3rd choice.

          • Bal r 14
            Bal r 14 commented
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            I would prefer sidewinder, but I had several anglewinder pods and NSR EVO King motors just lying around and several poor performing Carrera cars.

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          Similar conversion here with Shark 25K, slot.it ball bearing pod and Quick Slicks CB43F tires on CB Designs 10mm wide wheels. Holds my track record, too. Just finished the orange and yellow Shell livery car the same way to keep it company πŸ˜„.
          Last edited by Mickey thumbs; December 1, 2021, 08:19 PM.
          Mike V.
          Western North Carolina

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          • #8
            Originally posted by SA Garage View Post
            I changed my Slot it 962 to a sidewinder config with a 22.5 predator motor from SCC and beat my track record with it . With Quick Slicks.
            That must be the original release looking at the chassis. Nice work!

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            • #9
              The really difference here is with an in-line the pod will flex between the motor and the axle. That small flex will impact handling. If you want to try to experiment with an inline, try adding bracing from the motor to the top of the bushing holder. You will see a significant improvement with the handling.

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Tuner28 View Post

                That must be the original release looking at the chassis. Nice work!

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                • #11
                  Yeah I have had this one for a while and decided it needed upgraded . Has always been a favorite livery of mine . I really am impressed with the motor so I bought 2 more for future builds. 22.5 predator !

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                  • #12
                    Thanks for the vid jrrclk and for sharing your conversions above guys. I started my first conversion today. Waiting on a pinion and gear, but did a test fit with parts I have on hand and it's looking good so far. I'm using the stock motor and it has enough axle clearance. I'll need to cut the shaft on the end bell to allow room for the tire.

                    Edit. The new chassis had plenty of clearance for the spur gear so no need to cut. New pic attached for the test fit.
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                    Last edited by code; December 15, 2021, 06:30 PM.
                    Mike
                    Oz

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                    • chrisguyw
                      chrisguyw commented
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                      Hi Mike, You may want to consider reversing the Spur (with the boss on the outside).......this will give you a bit more space between the spur and the tire which will allow you to run the spur fully on the pinion without the pinion rubbing the tire.

                    • code
                      code commented
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                      Hi Chris, thanks, will do. Some chassis material needs to be slightly removed in that area to accomodate the spur gear with the boss on the outside. I'll do this on a new chassis I'm waiting for, as the one on this car is the original without the front axle adjustment.
                      Last edited by code; December 14, 2021, 12:08 AM.

                  • #13
                    Love the tutorial, sharing visually is great for newbies!

                    It's trial and error and personal preferences as to which is 'better', particularly if keeping the motor spec the same. So many ways to slice it is what makes our hobby so much fun!

                    Some of my best Slot.it cars are Inline, exactly as they came, even after attempting to 'improve' them. GrpC, DTM, GT, all screamers! Learning to change the setup is the best take home message so we all recognize the options. Claiming one is better than the other, I'd beg to differ,,,er, rather race you over it, if given the chance
                    Tony
                    ... Hobbit Racing...
                    ...Tampa, FL, USA...
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                    • Kevan
                      Kevan commented
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                      Group 5 proxies and more recently GT3 proxy show time and time again that if there's room to fit one, SW is best.

                  • #14
                    Originally posted by code View Post
                    Thanks for the vid jrrclk and for sharing your conversions above guys. I started my first conversion today. Waiting on a pinion and gear, but did a test fit with parts I have on hand and it's looking good so far. I'm using the stock motor and it has enough axle clearance. I'll need to cut the shaft on the end bell to allow room for the tire.
                    The Slot.it motors are smaller than the NSR so NO need to change to the reduced diameter axle.
                    Last edited by Tuner28; December 14, 2021, 12:20 PM.

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                    • Kevan
                      Kevan commented
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                      or grind a flat on the side of the can.
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