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- 4x Awana ® race ready speed axles
- You choose between 1,000; 2,000; 3,000 ; 8,000 ; 14,000 ; 60,000 grit axles
- Add the Super Tuner™ Axle upgrade for EZ quick, damage free fine tuning of all axles
- Add Bends to your axles to get the ultimate tuning
Our prepped have been deburred, shaped, straightened and sanded down to a 1000/2000 grit finish. From that point, each axle goes through a buffing process up to 60,000 grit. We use separate buffing wheels to ensure no cross contamination.
Then if you choose, we can seal the prepped axle with a Krytox sealing agent. Through our professional, industry leading, lubrication resources, we have found a substance that binds Krytox to metal. That’s right a metal sealing agent that has one of the most frictionless substances known to pinewood derby racing. This is NOT putting a drop krytox oil on it. This is binding Krytox to the surface of the metal. It’s like Teflon coating, but a different type of flurocarbon. It is NOT wet! It is DRY and will not interfere with dry lubes as it is bonded to the surface of the metal.
Yes you will still need lube. This coating will not effect the performance of graphite-meaning it will not gum up graphite. We know the physical properties of our products. Krytox sealant is to protect the raw metal so that it does not oxidize (rust) because after all the axles are made of iron (magnetic). If you strip the zinc coating, you need to protect your axles so they will not rust. Dry lubes attract water vapor therefore can rust your axles overnight if you leave you car in the garage. Believe it or not, just think about it.
You can’t even buy 2 of the tools needed to do this for under $25. Much less the files sandpaper, sealer, and buffing materials.
1000 grit Dry-lube axle pictured
We are gracing max average overall speeds of 12.5 feet per second out of these sets. or 2.45’s on a 35 foot metal track. No reason you can’t do the same.
Super Tuner™ Axles Upgrade
Tuning your car can be expensive on your pocket and on your axle polish job. Not a problem with our Super Tuner™ uprgade option. A simple cutout made on all 4 axle heads allows you make EZ fine tuning adjustment to each wheel without having to spend on $20 on a set of pliers that could damage your axle heads that you just got to a mirror polish. This is a must for those guys that plan on riding the rail or have to use BSA slots. Sure beats shimming with wax paper!
Run Your car on negative camber?
Fast cars are usually ran with negative camber wheels. The easiest way to achieve this is buy using bent axles. With a negative camber, the wheel is forced to ride against the outer wheel hub eliminating side to side wheel travel which will eat away your speed. The tooling for this costs $25 (press and rail riding tool) and is suggested to be done using a hammer. We have installed the same tooling in bench press to get precise, repeatable results with no scratches or marring. We are happy to provide your axle set to canter of choice if this is something your would like. Please also visit our YouTube channel to learn how to tune those bent axles!