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Front axle play

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I have 3 SCX rally cars, Fiat 131, an Escort Mk2 and a Fiat 124

The 131 has almost no play in the front axle (but still spins freely), the Escort has just less than 1mm and the 124 has just over 2mm.

The 124 looks odd as if pushed side to side the wheels protrude outside of the body. Now I can add spacers or cut the axle shorter so the car looks better or is the 2mm 'slop' an advantage?


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The "accepted wisdom" is that there is no universal answer
Try adjusting it and see if it makes those cars better or worse (or quite probably makes no noticeable differance).
QUOTE (f1rem0uth @ 2 Dec 2011, 21:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I was driving my car the other week around my track, after doing a dozen odd laps, I looked down at my car and saw that I had forgot to put my front axle and wheels/tyres on full stop!
With cars set up so the front wheels don't touch the ground, it rarely makes much differance if you leave them off all together.
Some types of car work best with the front wheels off the track, other's work best with the front wheels having at least some contact with the track.
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