pro track wheels
Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:45 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:54 AM
All Pro-Tracks are available anodized in Red, Blue, Black, Gold, and Purple. Or raw aluminum, un-anodized.
It's my experience, with slot car drag racing, that under a model car body, the fronts and rears appear a bit small. Almost as if the wheel wells are way too large. Some racers have found much larger wall-thickness O-rings for tires, but I have yet to find them.
Check their site for photos and sizes............
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:25 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:17 PM
I like micro nitro's selection. I was looking for like the weld magnums also. I really don't like the pro tracks rear ones the more I look at them. who makes a decent one?
PM micronitro, he can most likely machine what you want. Jim is a great guy to deal with.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:30 PM
I would check out Micro Nitro on here unless there is a specific pattern you're looking for. If you going to spend roughly $35 for Pro Trac you might as well pay the extra $5 or so to get something that will definitely work. Just my two pennies worth.
MicroNitro wheels are really nice but I don't understand why some folks seem to think that Pro Track wheels won't work for their application. I know that everyone has their opinions and likes/dislikes but I have yet to find a Protrack wheel that didn't work for what I wanted. Just saying.
Here are some examples.
I've used them on Mickey Thompson fronts, Frontrunners, Monogram/Revell rear slicks, So Real/Pegasus, Compresins and even some older MPC fronts that come with the old pro stock kits. No problems on any of them getting them to fit just right.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:42 AM
fitment on bodies or tires either. Larger O-rings can be had on line or in your local hardware stores. I buy mine in bulk at mcmastercarr online.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:07 AM
I may not have explained what I was attempting to say correctly the first time. I have a tendency to do that !!!
I was going from my experience in slot car drag racing and being forced to use the ProTracks as they come from the factory. The rears, with the foam rubber, are just too short of a diameter to really replicate a true drag slick. At 1 3/16", they are short compared to a GoodYear, or Hoosier, in scale. The fronts, with the puny O-ring they come with, at 3/4", just appear way too small in the wheel well of a model car body. In slot car drag racing, this is called "hardbody racing", since there is also Lexan bodies being used. But, those Lexan bodies are terrible for detail compared to a styrene model body.
If you're building a static model, then you wouldnt use the foam rubber anyway, and strip it off. Same with the front O-ring. You'd just use a Front Runner, or a BIG O-ring anyway. I guess I was really not thinking about a static model when I chimed in before !! In slot drag racing, the front tires dont even touch the track, anyway. Im sure that's the reason for the puny O-ring.
Micro Nitro can make some extremely nice wheels, maybe nicer than ProTrack. And you wouldnt have to mess with stripping off foam rubber. Same money. Plus the ProTracks have that mounting hub on the backside that you'd have to hide somehow. Not sure how you guys have worked around that. Ive never used ProTracks on a static model, so Im lost on that one.
There are a couple other slot car drag car manufacturers out there, that make really nice wheels. JDS, who has just recently become a member here, and WRP. Both can be found at www.bracket500.com. Check either of them out, also.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:26 PM