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  • COT front tire rubbing

    it seems like the front tire of a recently purchased COT is rubbing on the body stiffening post that is right beside it (at least I think that is what it is called). Attempts at getting the wheel to not rub have proved fruitless. Can this post be removed without affecting the car? I don't want to just hack it off and later find out I really screwed something up.

    As a note, the wheel is nice and smooth without the body installed.

    Scott

  • #2
    The two posts serve the purpose as a lock down device if you were to install a solid front axle into the car such as if you wanted to move over to pro-wheels when running analog.

    Thus, you can remove it if you have no intention of ever doing so but I think you can simply bend them a slight bit to prevent the tire rub.

    Dave

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    • #3
      Thank you for the info. They are remarkably pliable as I've tried bending them over before. Should have added some heat, methinks.

      Scott

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      • #4
        As it turns out, there is a review for the SCX COT that did confirm the tire rub issue being those posts.

        Here is the article if you want to read it.

        http://www.homeracingworld.com/scxcot.htm

        Dave

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        • #5
          better to buy a Scaley COT next time

          Oh if only the wheel bases where the same so we could mess around combining the various bodies and chassis.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Black3sr View Post
            better to buy a Scaley COT next time

            Oh if only the wheel bases where the same so we could mess around combining the various bodies and chassis.
            I prefer the Scalextric COT's but have a goodly number of SCX cars due to the different liveries. This one was on deep discount and a livery I didn't have. I ended up removing the posts entirely and it is stopped the rub. Now I just need a new rear axle assembly as the rear wheels are so out of round that the car 'lumps' its way around the track.

            Scott

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