Post by texastornado on Mar 27, 2013 5:22:52 GMT -6
Can anyone tell me why some of the guys run their 1g wheels reversed on their cars? I noticed when removing and/or installing my wheels on the stock car the wheels flexed quite a lot and I don't want to mess them up after spending so much time on their prep. There has been discussion on this in the past, but I have not been able to find the thread. These wheels are Derby Worx 1g's with Evo's axles. I've worked on the axle bores and even tried 5kids approach of drilling a hole in the body at the nail end of the axle. Don't want to increase the bore any larger than necessary, but still need to remove the axles for re-prep. Just wondering if by reversing the wheels would it help with the flex problem. Thanks for any suggestions.
As ZZ said, they are run that way to ride on the side wall of the wheel, and not he tread. Due to the canting of the wheel you don’t want the wheel to ride on the thin tread. The car would lose so much energy at the bottom of the drop when the wheel thread flexed.