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I M O once the weight gets up toward a couple of ounces i think that the FTE advantage disapates with increased weight...
in the 113 gram H.D.S I & 2 the 5 spokes won often,
in the 35 gram featherweight challenges the FTEs rocked,
in the chevelle half of the 45 gram cup series the FTEs ruled,
so far in the 56.669 gram top sportsman II - #1 = FTEs, #2 = 5 spokes,
middle weights ... T.B.D.
Changing the wheels and axles...did it make all the cars faster than they were before the surgery? They really look cool, but I have found some cars without FTE wheels are faster than cars with them...has anyone else here found this to be true?
Changing the wheels and axles (FTE's)...did it make all the cars faster than they were before the surgery?
It's suppose to.
Over the last year, I've switched out quite a few FTE wheels. It's rare that I make a car go faster. I'm sure if you can only do one modification adding weight makes the biggest difference.
I believe that cars with the FTE wheels, weather you you added them or they came stock, will roll better and farther than a car without them. But for some reason, I can only get this to work out (To be quicker) with about 1 in 10 of the racecars I build. It's very frustrating.
There's other factors...
Has anyone here raced a lighter weight car against the heaver weights to see how they compare? I know when you are going down a ramped track the heavier cars would probably have the advantage at making speed. But when the track hits the flats, (depending on how long your straightaway ) the lighter cars might give the heavy weights a race for the money.
Preacher, have you been keeping up with our races in the forum? There are lots of different wheels racing in our Middleweight Challenge mail-in tournament.
I need too...just been busy working on my track, and getting a few new cars.
i know, i changed a little more than the wheels - TURTLE DECK TEE ;
hot heap body sans front fenders and grill, with a trimmed '34 coupe seat, dash, and extra steering wheel as an air cleaner, on a stretched wheelbase '34 ford coupe base, with stock rear wheels up front, madfast rears and an A-OK's grill n' mill sans lights.... needs a series to fit it !
Looking good guys!
Volkswagen Thing, gangsta' style
Nice, that's the Thing Daddy Warbucks would be rollin' in.