Re: I got my FVM Metal Wheels today...
- I grabbed my Gundersuns as they are the heaviest of the MTL's and feel the most drag, rolling the least with assistance. I popped in one trucks worth, making a more than noticible difference in rolling distance. With both trucks done, wholly cow ! Now almost self rolls !
Dropped my order for a few hundred axles. Yeah, a bit pricey for everyday MTL production but WOW do the box, hopper and Gundersuns roll !
SF Bay Area Z
--- In email@example.com, "Robert Ray" <pray59@...> wrote:
> Jeff wrote:
> > Bob, you only compared to the AZL 33" wheels but referenced replacing the MTL wheels. David K Smith references them to be the same 0.151" (and AZL as 0.152") so that means the MTL couplers should remain the same height. Did you measure axle point-to-point ?
> Axle points measure .403" on FVM, and .396" on the MTL, so I would suspect they were both designed to be .4", shrinkage with plastic, and gauge expansion with the metal pressed into an insulated bushing to account for the few thousandths difference. Under the 4X optivisor, the FVM's are identical to the MTL wheels size wise.
> Coupler height is the same between FVM and MTL equipt MTL trucks.