New research on cone shaped wheels
A few months ago I posted about a different way to mod wheels for racing. Here is the original article for those that want to give it a read: www.redlinederby.com/topic/cone-shaped-wheels/3989#comment-48446
After testing this technique numerous times it resulted in faster runs on the track as it reduces friction greatly. But I noticed that on cars with a wide wheelbase it provided other contact points. 6 to be exact. I used 2 Ferrari Italias for this demonstration since it has a wide wheelbase. In the first pic you can see how the outside-inside coned wheels rub against the track a total of 6 times (including on the wall) Here is picture #1:
Cars are going to ride the track walls on occassions so I had to find a way to eliminate that problem. I then started coning them from the inside-outside instead of from the outside-inside. It worked! If the car decides to ride the wall it will only do so on one contact point per wheel. Now I have 4 contact points in total. This resulted in faster runs since friction was reduced even more. Here is picture #2:
I hope this helps anyone that wants to be faster on the track!
Cheers & thanks for sharing your journey with coned wheels.
- Always glad to help the community! :) — Ralph_Technology97
Im gonna have to give this a shot and seewhat i can do with my builds... im still very new to modding and try to pick upp ideas to go faster and faster.... my most recent build would definitly beat the crap outt my first two.... probably by a mile!!!! im gonna try this out tonight !!!
- Nice! Hope these little tips help you :) — Ralph_Technology97
- I'm sure they will lol.... I have a sander that goes on my drill and that's how I've been flatin my tires to stick a little better but I'm sure I could use the same sander to do this as well..... Atleast I'm gonna give it a shot — RAGTAG_JIM
- Be sure to use a polishing felt to spin the wheel. It has a nicer surface for the wheel to spin — Ralph_Technology97
Thanks for the info & testing.
I noticed the gold wheel early 80s HotWheels had the wheels molded with angle and used smaller piano wire. I tested my DRAGtoon'd chevy2 custom car to one of my old corvettes..they are still hard to beat.
Good to have confirmation but I had thought it would make more sense to have the outside be the contact point for added stability as well. Is this just on drag tracks or have you tested it on fat track as well?