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Wheel specs.

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by Bw56, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Bw56

    Bw56 Pinewood Ninja

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    I was surprised to get temporary possession of 17 sets of untouched BSA wheels and 3 sets of untouched Revel wheels. I did what you think I would do. I measured and weighed them. Then I put them back as they came from the packages. Wheel hop and runout were estimated to the best of my ability using calipers and gage pins to compare to. All other specs were checked with pins, calipers and scale. Simply put they all suck. What surprised me was the wheels people prefered over the others. I'm assuming the molds are not as good as when preferences were formed or I'm missing something altogether. What say you all?
     
  2. TRE

    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Racer Pro Race Winner

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    They all suck until you machine them...out of the tube they will have runout
     
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    AceMontana District Champion Pro Racer

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    Have you measured radial and lateral runout?
     
  5. Bw56

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    Yes, comparing it to gage pins or calipers by eye from axle bore.
     
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    Charles Studer Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    It is hard to eyeball those criteria. To say .002"......just saying
     
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    Bw56 Pinewood Ninja

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    Not going to argue that, I should have set up the dial indicator. I have regretted not using a dial indicator from the beginning. But when doing your job you can tell the difference between .500 and .510 inch cylindrical rods by just looking you get lazy. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda, next time I will.
     
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    Charles Studer Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    I know that one two....
     

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