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Another thread asked about gluing wheels on the axles. I brought up that I do, plus fixing a pet peeve of mine, toy appearance of tires sitting on the surface. IHMO it gives the appearance that the vehicle has weight, when the contact patch is flat. Go out and look at your personal vehicle, do you see completely round tires sitting on the ground? Military modelers really obsess about this, you can spend more money getting resin wheel/tires that bulge out too, the Bf-109 tires even has the correct toe-in angle. So why not do it to your cars? It also fixes the dreaded tripod when the assembled suspension is not perfectly built. For example, this Ford is Box Stock, it did the tripod, so did one tire more. You have to put it on the flat surface, get a worm's eye view, rock it, pick the "lowest" tire to do more. I use the Dremel with the sanding drum, working sideways (sucks when not glued on the axle and you go with the tread ?), and do a hollow in the center, so the contact is at the edges, otherwise you still see daylight. Lay down flat a sheet of rough sandpaper on the bench, do the front, then back wheels, again sideways. Sprinkle a little baking soda (talcum powder could work better) on the bench, shows the contact really well. Pet peeve fixed! ?