Car Tuning Tutorial

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The objective of this tutorial is to show how to prepare a car for racing, specifically for the Austin Slot Car Club Challenge.

The seven videos, made in 2012, followed the series rules of the same year. Although rules may change with time, they normally describe or limit the parts that can be used on the slot car, not the techniques used to prepare it. As you make your way through the videos, please take time to understand what is being done and why; when you are done, you should be able to prepare any slot car for racing.

Part #1: Straightening a chassis.

Part #2: Motor break-in.

Part #3: Tire selection & truing.

Part #4: Gear selection.

Part #5: Guide selection and motor pod install.

Part #6: Front axle height adjustment.

Part #7: Lubrication, body install and center of gravity.

All the videos can also be found in our YouTube channel.