CJA, not sure where you get QUOTE Slotit : 2.38 from
I have ten here and they are all between 2.34 and 2.35mm.
Now I'm going to have to check all my cars. Thanks, as if I had nothing better to do.
SCC have Slot.It Steel ProAxle's - rectified and tempered - 3/32" (2.38mm) diameter., which it is. 2.38125. But in the real world of metric. I is not so simple.
2.35mm = 0.092519" = 2.34998mm. 3/32 = 0.09375 = 2.38125. or a snug fit, tight fit.
Slot.it Axle, SCC racing bearings. Wheels. Down to you, that fit a Slot axle.
I think it is good that we have so many eager contributors to the forum.
DRH, you are right, they are different.
You will find that the axles on the Spirit Pug 406 are in fact different to the axles fitted to the standard Spirit BMW.
You could have inferred that from the original question "such as fitted to standard Spirit cars such as the BMW 2002".
SCS, partially right, "must try harder" ??.
The Spirit axles are pretty "rough", have you ever rolled one across a flatting block ??.
Never mind, basically, one's personal standards define "fit perfect" .
As an Engineer they don't "fit perfect" !!. Maybe your version of "perfect" is very different to anybody else ??.
How strange that anybody who professes to know what they are doing, would wish to run a Spirit axle in NSR bearings and fit Slotit hubs, Wow ??!!.
vbr Chris A.
Our touring car class at the club Burnt oak now Nascot Wood is completly dominated bt the 406 still running with the original back axle and original plastic gears, we even have down graded the motors to NC5 as they are so quick with the original motor.
I have slot it wheels on both of them, they both are superb cars.
There does not seem to be the need to run slot it axles as the original axle and gear are just as quick as those whom have changed to slot it.
I have not tried your test to see if they are perfect.
I do however run slot it gear in all other classes that we allow.
I have a Spirit BMW 635CSi and was thinking of swapping out the rear end for a mixture of Slot.it, SCC, BRM. It's so load. rattles. There are a few on the Bay of pigs which I was/am thinking of buying. But???
Thanks a lot for all your contributions.
My Spirit BMW 2002 (Pneuhoge, # 68) despite having so called 'calibrated ' components, ran terribly out of the box, with all kinds of fouling issues (pinion, motor shaft, crown) taking place and a front axle that was a bit too wide. Once these problems were sorted out however, the car became an absolue blast to drive and is one of my most enjoyable. Not very competitive in my club's Historic Saloon class however, which is for unmodified vintage saloons. Most others here run the Scaley Escorts and Cortinas . While the BMW is faster in a straight line, it is no match on the corners because, due to magnet placement so far forward, it is very tail-happy, compared to the Scalextric cars which almost feel glued to the track in comparison. My problem is that one of my rear rims has become loose so is now glued on to the axle. I would like a better fix than this so was wondering if I could adapt standard rims/tyres of roughly the same size (to keep within the 'unmodified' aspect of the rules) from another brand which would work on the BMW's axles as I have no idea where to get replacement Spirit rims for this car.
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