Next step is to make a uniformed, flat tread as addressed by most packs. Mold marks are removed while retaining near full tread/beaded edges. Outer wheel diameter will always be 1.170 or greater because of our machining process. Milled using CNC lathes makes the treads nearly identical to factory casting. We have a dedicated lathe for this process. The axis is fixed and never moves. What this means is that all wheels that we produce have the most consistent repeatability that we can offer. There is no other way to do this. We can control all the variables By doing so, rough edges are not present on our wheel tread.
Compare the outer treads of these three wheels. First is stock, the second is the leading aftermarket seller, the last is ours. Even the most expensive aftermarket wheels have this tell-tale sign. With that in mind, we figured out a way to machine our tread to near identical to uncut wheels.
|Next is to make sure the flawless hub is true in diameter. We ream the inner diameter to a true bore size to make sure there is a uniformed inner diameter. Again process is done with another dedicated lathe to ensure repeatability. It does nothing else.|
We do not reduce the width of the wheel. Since most packs do not allow this modification. Most are very descriptive about this modification.
We do not “true” the edges as that changes the width of the wheel which makes it illegal according to 90% of the pack rules.
We do not modify the inner hub portion that is closest to the body. Since we do not reduce the width of the wheel, there is no need to trim this area to make it appear to have the same gap.
Outer hub is modified. As per most packs rules, they allow this modification by addressing it. Or do not address it as a violation of rules to modify this area.
|Outer hub is retained. Per pack rules|
- OTHER THINGS ABOUT OUR WHEELS
- Wheel retains all of the lettering and numbering inside and out
- Lighter Wheel weight than stock BSA wheels, decreasing rotational inertia, thus allowing quicker starts and overall times. However, not so light that is noticeable. Every thousand of a gram counts!
- Can be run as is, or polished with Novus/plastic polish to remove micro scratches. You choose!
Lastly our wheel set that is not mold number matched. After all, the odds of getting all four matching wheel molds are not in your favor. That is the very first thing our judges look at to determine if aftermarket wheels are purchased. They do not even have to pull wheels to look. WE OFFER MATCH MOLDS if that is something you are interested in. Just click the option. #4,6,12,16 molds are never used.
And just for general knowledge. These parts (wheels) cost about .02 to make (if even that) . I don’t make them. And I am more than positive, there is no real quality control other than does it look right. We do our best to make them better than what they come out. Just remember that the wheels never begin with good quality control. They are NOT perfect, and never will be. They are not machined from solid plastic, they are injection molded. No matter what modifications are done to them, they are not precision wheels. You have to accept that. If your expectations are greater than that, I ask that you go and visit the location where these are made and watch them being made for an hour. See who is making them and watch the quality control process. We do our best to make them fast!