We have given away 30 Spec/Tuner kits so far !! Thanks everyone for your interest in this division. I posted a picture of the Spec/Tuner car I built in the "Car Photo" section for everyone to see and get an idea of what they look like assembled. One thing I noticed when building the car is that if you narrow the front dominate side and cant the axle, you may have a problem meeting the 1 3/4 clearance rule when you mount the peg on the non-dominate side. If you run into this problem, it is fine to use a small spacer between the peg and body to move the peg out to meet the 1 3/4 requirement. I cut an extra Lester Racing peg in half and used it as spacer and it worked perfect. With this being a new division and the kits just now starting to circulate, if anyone has any issues or questions, please feel free to post them or drop me a line and we will get them figured out and answered for you.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2010 17:08:51 GMT -6 by Lucky 13
This spec/tuner class is going to be extremely fun!
I worked on those Derby Worx wheels this weekend for Spec/Tuner. I really like those wheels! There was very little run-out in the machining of the wheels. With respect to quality of machining, these wheels are better than the other ones that are sold on the market based on a small sample size of wheels.
I polished and waxed the axles and wheel bores. That is it. The axles fit tight in the wheel bores. Graphite, with small particle size, might work better with these wheels. I used Max V. I like the new applicator on the bottle.
These axles might benefit from some grooving to be able to hold graphite. I don't know. I have never run grooved axles with graphite.
I entered the car in the Stock Class for this weekend. It will be the one with the graphite on the wheels! The car is slower than the oilers.
I am sure there will more speed in the bore/ axle prep and possible axle grooving as racers find more speed.
It will be interesting to see if the track times go down in Spec/Tuner throughout the year. I am sure that the times will increase in the summer when the humidity goes up. I cannot get speed with graphite when the humidity starts going up!