Why would you want lathed wheels?
BSA Lathed Speed Wheels
When a race can be won by a fraction of a second, it is important that your car has every advantage.
outside and inside treads are lathed
Why lathe the treads?
Wheel Tread is "Trued"
What is a "trued" wheel?
Precision lathing "trues" the wheel tread to the axle center line,
hubs are squared
Why square the hubs?
Wheel hub is rounded, resulting in wobble when it meets car body
Wheel hub is squared, reducing friction and wobble
Wheels are Lighter
Why do you want lighter wheels?
Wheel bore is reamed
Why ream the wheel bore?
Outside wheel rim is trimmed
Why trim the rim?
Wheels are a Matched Set
All wheels are not created equal. There are many slight differences between each mold when they are made. To achieve optimal performance, your wheels are matched as a set, giving you perfect balance.
Lathed Speed Wheel Options
BSA Lightly-Lathed Speed Wheels
.2g lighter............fast start, faster speed!
BSA Ultra-Lite Lathed Speed Wheels
.5g lighter............faster start, faster speed!
Want the fastest wheels on the market?
Look at our friction-free
PRO Speed Wheels
You get all of the above precision lathing,
Wheel Tread is "Trued"
to Gain Speed
Just like the wheels on your family car,
your pinewood derby car wheels need to be
balanced and tuned for optimal performance.
Imperfections in your wheels cause your car to bounce, vibrate and turn to one side or the other,
resulting in lost speed.
To increase your car speed,
we have precision lathed, tuned and mold matched your wheels,
resulting in increased speed.
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
Need a little extra weight on weigh in but didn't bring extra weight with you? Use a coin! Here are the weights of US coins in ounces: penny .11 oz, nickel .17 oz, dime .07 oz, quarter .18 oz
Nyoil stays on your axles throughout the race, unlike powdered graphite that blows off every time your car goes down the track. This gives Nyoil coated axles a speed advantage if your car keeps racing.
Put a clear Gloss Paint Sealer on your car to protect your cool paint job from dirt and graphite smudges.
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