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10/31/2014 5:38 pm  #1

wire size

what size wire you use  and how stiff should car be


11/01/2014 7:25 pm  #2

Re: wire size

That's a loaded question with many possible answers. It would help if you were more specific as to what kind of car you were building, and what mtor and ET you were looking for.

To start off with, the common wire sizes used are .047, .055, .062, and .078.

Typically, .047 is used for the wheelie bar upper rails. .055 and .062 are more commonly used in 2 and 3 rail configurations for the main rails, as well as the wheelie bar lower rails. .078 will make a very stiff car, and is my preference when building Index cars.

The stiffer the car is, the wider the tire will need to be in order to hook up, and the reverse is true for more flexible cars.

If you are running a car with a powerful motor, or a heavier car such as many hardshell types, the stiffer your chassis will need to be, and the wider the tire will need to be as well. Very light cars, and weak motors can get by with a really flexible car and narrow tires.

Knowledge does not equal Understanding, and the Truth is the Truth, no matter what you think of it...........

11/03/2014 6:06 pm  #3

Re: wire size

thanks that helped  new to  this and lost but trying

     Thread Starter

4/23/2019 5:51 am  #4

Re: wire size

I use B caps or Beanies. they are filled with gel, look like a wire nut, but are crushed, Kliens can be used for this


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