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I've fitted solid axles to the front of my FLY Lister Storms (I know some ppl prefer floppy fronts, but I had a couple of spare axles ok?). Having placed the cars on my chassis checker the front tyres are off the deck, just. Is it worth truing the tyres which would then give more overall clearance, or do I leave them alone?

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Hi

What I do......

I prefer the solid front because there is no chance that the wheel will flop around and bind somewhere. I just use plain pianowire. I do true the tires. I do this because I also file out the axle holes into an egg shape. This allows the entire axle to move up and down. Thus, no matter if I am on a raised rail, flush rail or recessed rail, the wheels touch and ROLL which looks good to me. If they are out of round, they bounce.

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Ok - I am interested - solid front axle on a Lister........ How?
 

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Get one Dremel or equivalent hand drill and equip it with a cutting disc. Offer it up to the motorshaft and ..
just lop the end off it


no worries!!

Thanks Prof, I'll true the tyres then. I don't want them bouncing



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Dogs... I wouldn't like to try and fix a dog with just a dremel and a large hammer...

But wait, you're right, it probably could be done...

 
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