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Welcome in the 09/10 season with Windtunnel Racing Products. What's New.......what isnt new? We have a new line of inline axles, Touring car tires in different sizes, All new detail on the newest and fastest line of oval bodies and guys there is much, much more to come. Jump over to www.windtunnelracingproducts.com Take a peak at the precision parts area to see the new axles. Hit the rim section for rims and as things are ready they will be announced but we are going to go the extra mile to bring you the best products possible and with the lowest price available

Also, with the introduction of our Touring car tires we will also have custom decals available to match them to your body or any design you wish.

Good luck this season everyone and watch Windtunnel Racing Products very close. We are going to turn the R/C world upside down:thumbsup:
 

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If your looking for the cutters for the auto machines I will have part of my order this week sometime. Then all we need to do is....tag, bag, inventory and they will be ready. I will have another batch ready shortly after this next one arrives.

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Glad your happy with them Raymond. Even though the original run was not as pretty as some would like:cry:, they work just fine......but with the newest run we are very, very pleased with the appearance and function now:dude:

Keep turning those laps

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Hey Rob got a question for you. I have been running WT orange and blue side springs. I want to try the V hive what would you statre with? Asphalt with caps..

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Generally Ritchie with the Barrell springs of any type I advise guys to start one rating heavier and work from there. They work from both ends really and will start with the softer feel and progress. Once you find the ones you will have a very good car......especially with lipo racing. In heavy testing done now as well as before they were released there was not a single spring that could touch them.:dude:

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Hi Rob,

Getting ready to order some tires for the oval season. Noticed the new compounds listed on the site, need some answers.

The new Platinum compounds - you call them "natural rubber" which I take to be like the Pink/Magenta/Purple group, right?

The new Plum - same as Green/Blue but softer? Maybe like the old Yellow?

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We are in the middle of major changes right now Jim. Plum is nothing like either of the current compounds. As soon as we can disclose what they are I will make an announcement. I will say that in testing They are a very good tire. Hopefully we will have things in place by Monday night

Rob @ Windtunnel

Dont forget about the new inline axles. Greatly improved from the first batch and we will also have some new body announcements as well. New detail and other stuff coming

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I picked up some of the new axles to try them out. Gotta tell ya, they don't look real pretty, but should work out just fine.

They seem a little rough, as the bearings don't slide on them real smoothly. It also took some serious work to get the Muddslide king pins through them. I'll give them a go this weekend and see how they do.
 

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I picked up some of the new axles to try them out. Gotta tell ya, they don't look real pretty, but should work out just fine.

They seem a little rough, as the bearings don't slide on them real smoothly. It also took some serious work to get the Muddslide king pins through them. I'll give them a go this weekend and see how they do.
Hi Cory,

If the axle you are talking about is a Windtunnel axle it is not a version 2 "PE".
I also looked and could not find where you purchased any axles direct from us off our site. Also the version 2 "PE" axles have not shipped to Hobby Shops yet. They began shipping to customers on Aug 18.

Each and every Version 2 "PE" axle that goes out the door is personally inspected. How do I know this? I do it. I inspect every one of them. That's right. Every one of them.

What do I look for. First is the cosmetic appearance. Every area of the axle must be as smooth as can be, from the shaft to the inner portion of the king pin hole. These axles are SMOOTH.

Second, I check the fit to a bearing. One thing we have found is that 1/8th inch bearings from different companies vary in inner diameter ever so slightly. So we had to take this into account when we set tolerances to our axles. I use 6 different company bearings including steel and ceramic to test fit every axle. Plus each axle shaft is pre polished. Our axles were designed to have the tightest fit to a bearing that can possibly be manufactured using the most up to date machine tools available. Again we want no slop.

Third is the king pin hole. I check every king pin hole for any burrs and I test fit a properly prepared king pin. WE WANT NO SLOP. As a matter of fact we feel that every king pin should be polished to fit. But we know that some racers also want to pull a king pin out of there parts box and have it fit without much work. So if that is the case then a slight reaming of the king pin hole using a 1/8th in file may be what some will want to use. We don't recommend that. But one thing is certain. A Windtunnel Version 2 "PE" 1/8th in inline axle king pin hole will have no slop in it if the king pin is properly prepared. Remember "If the front end isn't correct than nothing behind will be either"

So I could go on and on but one thing is certain. The version 2 "PE" Windtunnel 1/8th in inline axle that began shipping on Aug 18, 2009 has the smoothest finish possible and has the tightest tolerances that can possible be done using the most up to date machine tools available.
 

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Windtunnel HP Front End KIts

Windtunnel HP front end kits are once again listed. They have been on fire again lately so those of you who were trying to order and alerted me to this I thank you.


As mentioned with the axles.......if you use another brand you may not get an accurate fit. Windtunnel King pins are matched to our axles. Do not mix brands if possible. And the PE has just began to ship so if you have older ones they will not look as clean but will still function just fine:wave:
 

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Hi Cory,

If the axle you are talking about is a Windtunnel axle it is not a version 2 "PE".
I also looked and could not find where you purchased any axles direct from us off our site. Also the version 2 "PE" axles have not shipped to Hobby Shops yet. They began shipping to customers on Aug 18.

Each and every Version 2 "PE" axle that goes out the door is personally inspected. How do I know this? I do it. I inspect every one of them. That's right. Every one of them.

What do I look for. First is the cosmetic appearance. Every area of the axle must be as smooth as can be, from the shaft to the inner portion of the king pin hole. These axles are SMOOTH.

Second, I check the fit to a bearing. One thing we have found is that 1/8th inch bearings from different companies vary in inner diameter ever so slightly. So we had to take this into account when we set tolerances to our axles. I use 6 different company bearings including steel and ceramic to test fit every axle. Plus each axle shaft is pre polished. Our axles were designed to have the tightest fit to a bearing that can possibly be manufactured using the most up to date machine tools available. Again we want no slop.

Third is the king pin hole. I check every king pin hole for any burrs and I test fit a properly prepared king pin. WE WANT NO SLOP. As a matter of fact we feel that every king pin should be polished to fit. But we know that some racers also want to pull a king pin out of there parts box and have it fit without much work. So if that is the case then a slight reaming of the king pin hole using a 1/8th in file may be what some will want to use. We don't recommend that. But one thing is certain. A Windtunnel Version 2 "PE" 1/8th in inline axle king pin hole will have no slop in it if the king pin is properly prepared. Remember "If the front end isn't correct than nothing behind will be either"

So I could go on and on but one thing is certain. The version 2 "PE" Windtunnel 1/8th in inline axle that began shipping on Aug 18, 2009 has the smoothest finish possible and has the tightest tolerances that can possible be done using the most up to date machine tools available.
I have no idea what version they are, I walked into the hobby shop and got them cause I had to have them.

The axles that I purchased were not very smooth on the shaft and the kingpin took quite a bit of forcing to get in. I am not saying that you are supplying an inferior product, please don't misunderstand. I'm just saying THIS PARTICULAR set of axles leave much to be desired.:thumbsup:
 

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We are aware of the undesirable cosmetic apearance. That's why we now have our version 2 "PE" available. You will have no trouble even with the version 1. Just do alittle work on your kingpin and the kingpin hole in the axle. You want both smooth and the kingpin POLISHED.

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Hi Cory,

If the axle you are talking about is a Windtunnel axle it is not a version 2 "PE".
I also looked and could not find where you purchased any axles direct from us off our site. Also the version 2 "PE" axles have not shipped to Hobby Shops yet. They began shipping to customers on Aug 18.

Each and every Version 2 "PE" axle that goes out the door is personally inspected. How do I know this? I do it. I inspect every one of them. That's right. Every one of them.

What do I look for. First is the cosmetic appearance. Every area of the axle must be as smooth as can be, from the shaft to the inner portion of the king pin hole. These axles are SMOOTH.

Second, I check the fit to a bearing. One thing we have found is that 1/8th inch bearings from different companies vary in inner diameter ever so slightly. So we had to take this into account when we set tolerances to our axles. I use 6 different company bearings including steel and ceramic to test fit every axle. Plus each axle shaft is pre polished. Our axles were designed to have the tightest fit to a bearing that can possibly be manufactured using the most up to date machine tools available. Again we want no slop.

Third is the king pin hole. I check every king pin hole for any burrs and I test fit a properly prepared king pin. WE WANT NO SLOP. As a matter of fact we feel that every king pin should be polished to fit. But we know that some racers also want to pull a king pin out of there parts box and have it fit without much work. So if that is the case then a slight reaming of the king pin hole using a 1/8th in file may be what some will want to use. We don't recommend that. But one thing is certain. A Windtunnel Version 2 "PE" 1/8th in inline axle king pin hole will have no slop in it if the king pin is properly prepared. Remember "If the front end isn't correct than nothing behind will be either"

So I could go on and on but one thing is certain. The version 2 "PE" Windtunnel 1/8th in inline axle that began shipping on Aug 18, 2009 has the smoothest finish possible and has the tightest tolerances that can possible be done using the most up to date machine tools available.
bill, im sure hes talking about some of the older axles! i ve got a couple that i had to chuck up in a drill press and work over just to get the bearings to slide on to them. and i know they are some of the oldest ones from way back. i know your latest batches were real nice,cant wait to try the new version:wave::wave:
 
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