Why a matched set?
BSA manufactures wheels from 18 different molds, numbered 1 to 18. The wheels in your kit can be from any of these molds. You can see the mold number embossed on the inside of each wheel.
Problem is, each mold is slightly different. Wheels can have slightly outside diameters, different bore sizes, hubs and tread characteristics.
When every milisecond counts, you want each wheel to be exactly the same because small differences will make the car slightly off balance affecting speed. Just like the car you drive, your wheels should be "balanced" to get optimal performance.
Pinewood Pro Matched wheel sets contain four wheels, each from the same mold to give you optimal performance, balance and speed.
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Tips & Hints
When your wheel rubs against the axle head it creates friction. To reduce this friction, file the head back slightly using an Axle File to reduce the friction area.
Tungsten Putty is ideal for getting your car up to the maximum 5 oz limit. Drill a hole in the bottom of your car and insert Pinewood Pro Putty as the last step to bring your car to 5.0 oz. If the official scale weighs you in at 5.1 oz, simply remove a small amount of putty to bring it back to 5.0 oz.
Don't put a round peg (axle) in a square hole! Axle slots are square but your axles are round, making it difficult to get them to go in straight. Use a drill press or the PRO Driller to redrill the axle slot so you have a straight round hole to insert your axles
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