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Cant your axles! The PRO 2.5 degree Bent Axle is a single PRO Super Speed Axle that is bent 2.5 degrees and has a slot cut in the head so you can easily turn it with a screwdriver.
Why do you need a 2.5 degree bent axle?
The simple answer is to reduce friction. When your wheels make contact with the car body, there is more friction than if the wheel rides against the axle head. Using our bent axle, you can make the whee ride towards the axle head where there is less friction. Less friction means your car goes faster.
Our 2.5 degree bent axle makes this process simple. The axle is pre-bent in the perfect spot away from the center of the wheel and it has a slot cut in the axle head so you can easily turn it with a flat blade screwdriver.
The 2.5 degree bent axles are typically used to cant the rear wheels, while our 1.5 degree Bent Steering Axle is used on a front wheel to get your car to steer straight.
Our bent PRO Steering Axle is made from one of our PRO Super Speed Axles so you get all the advantages of that axle including a mirror like finish with nickel plating, two grooves and the head is beveled to minimize friction where the wheel makes contact.
You can also use our Bent Axles to create a Rail Rider car.
Rail Riding involves guiding your car gently into the center rail while canting the two rear wheels outward so the wheels migrate toward the axle head. Building a Rail Rider requires three bent axles; a 1.5 Degree Bent Steering Axle for a front wheel and two 2.5 Degree Bent Axles for the two rear wheels. The fourth wheel, generally the front left wheel, would be raised so it doesn't touch the track which increases car speed because the raised wheel doesn’t require any energy to get started.
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