Hello All, I'm new to the forum and just looking for answers. My sons PWD car tied for first at his pack race. Council Races were held today. He finished third. Both cars that placed ahead of him were running grey wheels. These cars were in a class by themselves both finishing 12 to 18 inches ahead of everyone they raced. In a couple of weeks we be going to disrict. I need more speed! Anyone know whats up with the grey wheels? Are they that much faster? In the past I've had an aversion to buying speed, preferring to earn it by polishing and etc. myself. I just hate to get blown out. Thanks, Tate
Post by beakerboysracing on May 3, 2008 20:05:10 GMT -6
Man 12 to 18 inches is huge. I would bet that these guys were running lathed lightened wheels and were just polished with graphite. But that in itself wouldn't get that much distance. there are alot more factors involved. need more info to help, ie what type of track you will be running on, what are the rules for the district race, details on your car like what is wheelbase, what is your com, what type of wheels and axles and their prep, what type of lube, hows your alignment. there are alot of factors but i'm sure the guys on this board can help. beakerboysracing
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought it was pack, district then council.
Referring to the grey wheels that are coated in graphite is really no big advantage to me , just a big mess.
I mean what is the purpose in graphited hub caps, or graphited parts of the wheel that has no friction or contact with anything. The speed is coming from somewhere else, possibly such as lightened wheels , further back weight placement, railrider method with lifted wheel , better alignment and weight placement.
Study the rules really well , do further research and find the advantages you can use.
Mainly railriding, alignment and weight placement and see if lightened wheels can be used; that will get you out of the hole a lot faster.