Machined Bent 1.5 Degree PRO Graphite-Coated Steering Axle (1 axle)
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The PRO bent 1.5 degree Graphite-Coated Steering Axle is a precision machined, nickel plated, polished axle with our exclusive friction-free graphite-coating so you can easily steer your car and make it FAST!
This steering axle has a slotted head so you can easily turn it with a screw driver. The bend allows you to easily and gently steer your car left or right to either make your car roll perfectly straight down the track, or gently guide it into the rail to make a rail rider.
Steering your pinewood derby car is a critical speed adjustment and it is the most challenging and time-consuming aspect of building a pinewood derby car.
If your car doesn't steer straight, your wheels hit the guide rails, causing your car to lose valuable speed.
The PRO Graphite Coated Steering Axle is made from a PRO Super Speed grooved and nickel plated axle. To use the steering axle, just replace one of your front axles with the PRO Graphite Coated Steering Axle and gently turn the axle with a screw driver to make that wheel steer left or right until your car rolls straight for 6 to 8 feet. It’s as easy as that!
You can also use the steering axle to create a Rail Rider car, which is a technique we recommend for experienced car builders.
- You can not see a 1.5 degree bend with the naked eye!
Just roll a non-bent axle on a flat surface, and roll our bent axle on a flat surface and you will see that the bent axle doesn't roll as smoothly.
- Why is the bend only 1.5 degrees? ...because your axle only needs to be turned a few degrees to change your car steering. A bigger bend will make it impossible to make the small steering adjustment that you need to change your car steering.
- We recommend PRO Graphite powder to add additional lubricant to your axles. Even though your axle is graphite-coated, remember that "more graphite is always better".
- Do not use an oil lube on graphite-coated axles.