Pinewood Freak

Pinewood Freak header image 2

Picking your wheels

January 4th, 2006 · 3 Comments

The wheels that come in the BSA kits are not all the same. They look alike, but they’re created using different molds. Some molds aren’t very round, some have crooked axle holes, and some have smaller holes than others.

Crooked axle bores are no good. With all that work you’ve done to align your wheels, you don’t want to install crooked wheels. And if you want the extra speed edge, using a matched set of wheels will ensure that all your wheels spin the same way. Maximum Velocity has a chart of the different wheel molds and their characteristics.

Your car will have a little extra edge if you pick a matched set of wheels. You can buy BSA wheels in packs of five from Scouting supply stores for just over a dollar. Buy several boxes and pick yourself a matched set. You can also buy a set of already matched wheels directly from Maximum Velocity.

Comments

3 comments so far ↓

  • John Ritchie // Apr 13, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    have all your wheels from the same mold will not ensure that they are all the same, i have seen this for myself. There can be very significant differnces.
    What is more important is runout and wheel size.
    feel free to contact me if you have questions

  • VietAppoime // Jan 12, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Hi people!!! I want introduce my new year foto.

  • Reed C // Mar 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    True, the same mold can create differences in the wheels. True the wheels, and get them to match size and weight.

Leave a Comment