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  • #16
    I think that using a chassis with a low center of gravity is a key factor in whether the front wheels are needed. If the rules mandate that there must be front wheels that touch and roll it still would be an interesting experiment to see what might happen without them. It would be easy enough just to remove the front tires.

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    • #17
      Wow. A lot to digest. I think for now I'll stick with the tiny front wheels and O rings not touching the track. I suppose it's wiser to follow the fleet until I discover for myself what works best on this track. Thanks for the great info.

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      • #18
        Another difference between HO and 24th that would come into play is how on an ho track the rails are up 10-15 thou, where on a 24 track the braid is flush or a few thou down.

        roll on!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Florida Dave View Post
          Wow. A lot to digest. I think for now I'll stick with the tiny front wheels and O rings not touching the track. I suppose it's wiser to follow the fleet until I discover for myself what works best on this track. Thanks for the great info.
          I am certain that you will find that none of the folks (at least none of the front half of the pack) at your track will run with the front wheels touching the track............this applies to virtually all 1/24 cars running on sponge tires on a commercial "glued" track..........the more serious wing cars do not even have front wheels,...just wheel decals stuck to the body. The physical size of the cars, and more importantly, the ability of the outside rear sponge tire to compress in a corner completely negates the need for any stability provided by a "touching" front tire. In fact, a touching front tire can cause launching in the banked corners.

          Non touching front tires have been the universally accepted norm for the type of cars you are running for going on 50+ years.........for a reason

          On Cars running on club type tracks with "hard" tires (rubber/silicone/urethane) the set up is very different, with the front tires touching and acting as outriggers to stabilize the front end (and therefore the rear end) of the chassis. This front end support is needed, as with "hard" tires, the outside rear tire does not compress well in a corner, (unlike a sponge tire) and, if the fronts are not touching, the car tends to "tilt" and lift its inside rear tire, which results in several not so good issues.

          So for what you are currently running , no fronts touching !!

          Cheers
          Chris Walker
          Last edited by chrisguyw; 07-29-2020, 12:08 PM.

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          • #20
            About 75+% of my cars (steel, stainless steel, brass and plastic chassied), the front tires are about 1/32nd to a 1/16th off of the track surface.
            The reason is friction. There's normally a large difference in cornering speed with tires on the track, vs., tires not on the track.
            On my cars that it's difficult to raise the front tires, to reduce the diameter of the front tires...they get coated with clear nail polish.

            Mike

            P.S. - To answer the original question - No...front tires are not useless. On realistic looking cars, the car would look rediculass without front wheels and tires..! On my wedge, steel chassied cars, yeah, no wheels or tires. No room under the short bodies anyway.
            Last edited by Mike-; 10-10-2020, 10:45 AM.

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            • #21
              Some folks may find this Thread useful, particularly the input from Moby Dick.

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              • #22
                Jeremy Clarkston has an opinion on the subject...


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                • #23
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