Making wheel inserts for the Pioneer Dodge Charger.
I wanted to race this beast. But needed something a bit smother on the rear. Wood track painted with Polyurethane. So swapped out the std axle and gear for a Slot.It. main reason here, I can play with gear ratios for a better run on our club track. So, Slot.it wheels it also had to be. Had to keep her looking as close to original as I could.
Using a file, File away the hump, take your time.
Wheel should fit snugly over old plastic wheel. Now using a sharp knife, spin up dremel and hold blade to wheel as in photo, making sure you have as much of the new insert for the wheel. Like the photo to the left.
and clean up using a drill. as photo to the left, you may not even have to do this. Fit insert to wheel, it it sticks out, clean up. Getting the new wheel insert out of the wheel, use a smaller axle, or as I do, a small allan key.
The end result.
So, which is the original and the one I made?