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And perhaps some useful Q & A for beginners (and others) here. Stocking the "war-chest"


Q & A

Q I have just bought my first slot car (1/32 Group C Toyota 88C) and am currently racing with a few work buddies, xxxxx xxxxxxx who purchases from you quite regularly pointed me in your direction.


We are racing on a wooden fairly fast track at the moment, and I am just writing with a few basic set up queries really!

What tyres can I run in group C?

What tyres would you recommend for this sort of track?

Any advice on basic up-keep and things to check over on a new car?

I would like to purchase a few necessary tools and spares to begin with, so what is a basic list of the things I should be looking at purchasing first?


A. Some tools can be substituted with whatever you already own for general use.

You don't need everything to start with, but over time you will undoubtedly buy many of these as you start to set up your cars.

The guys you race with can advise you what you may want from these.




A Phillips screwdriver that fits the pod and body screws well.

You can get them at various tool places, or I have specialized ones here.


They are more expensive but are good quality, and the tips can be bought as a replacement part.


A small "blade" screwdriver for motor fixing screws - on the Flat-6 and boxer motors which are high torque and should be screwed into the motor pod, not just press fitted into the mounting lugs. I don’t sell any myself. I suggest one with a blade about 2.5 - 3mm wide, and a handle of decent diameter, eg 25mm, it just makes them easier to use.


A grub screw tool which is a "torque driver" - they tighten to a safe limit then click. This ensures wheels are tight on axles, but do not strip the thread out. 0.95mm = “M2” size


Until you get one, you can use the small allen key taped under the box of most Slot.it cars J


A pinion press and puller for fitting and removing pinions from motor shafts.



Some good quality oil. I recommend the Sideways oil, I just started using it myself, and it made even a quiet car lubed with other brand oil that I sell, run quieter. I was so surprised I could actually tell the difference.





Some general screws for body and motor pods - you will lose some.... it's a given

This SISP28 is a packet of useful types for pods and for screwing some motors to the pod.



I actually swap out other "stock" screws to use these on my best cars as a part of my tuning.

Their smooth upper shaft prevents the thread binding on the body - which we usually run "loose" on cars to aid grip and balance.

Ninco N80910 http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=364


Some spacers. For angle-winder and sidewinder cars in particular, we use these to help set gear mesh.

PMTR1012 0.25mm http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=543


SIPA51 1.0mm http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1256


A packet of braid, either SISP18 or SISP19 from Slot.it, or some new ones from Sideways that will just be added to slotraceshop site in a few days.

SISP18 tinned copper http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=878


SISP19 Copper http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=661

Some people prefer one, others the other.... both are good.


Some 3mm grub screws, replacements for wheels, and for the top of the front axle mount, as a way of setting front axle ride height.



Some 6mm grub screws, for setting the front axle height from below. (We use grub screws above and below, adjusted to ensure that the axle stays at the right height for the wheels to just touch the ground with the guide fully in the slot, and spins freely.)



All grub screws are on this page of the shop.



A couple each of spare axles

51mm (2 pack) http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=87


54mm (2 pack) http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=751


Spare “stock” gears

9mm pinions and 28 tooth crown gears for inline cars

SIPI09 (2 pack) http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=192


SIGI28-bz http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=149


11 tooth pinions and spur gears for sidewinder and angle-winder cars

Pinion SIPS11 http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=197

Sidewinder spur SIGS1832-pl http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1376

Angle-winder spur SIGS1628-pl http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1677




Tyres for Group C cars. Use whatever the guys recommend, Peter knows his track best. Probably Slot.it F22 or N22


N22 http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1529


F22 http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1790


These tyres can be used on any Slot.it car equipped with the 15.8mm x 8mm or 16.5mm x 8mm hubs.

That is the Group C range and the "classics" range - from the 1970s like GT40, Alfa 33/3, Chaparral, Matra 670

Ps, if you want the fastest "classic" car, the Matra is new, and is stupidly fast, I know not why, it just is.


Basically any except the modern GT range and LMP of cars from them which use a 17.2mm x8mm or 17.2 x 10mm hub

When you get to those cars, the wider N22 is one choice, or the Sideways wider taller tyre


N22 http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1463


Pro-speed formula http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=129_134&products_id=1543


Hi-Grip formula http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=129_134&products_id=1541


I also sell some of the many sizes of NSR brand tyres which they market as supergrip and ultragrip. They are also very good tyres, you just need to figure out which ones fit which hubs, and under which car bodies, as they have a lot of different profiles.

But this is a common size to try sometime

For 15.8 and 16.5mm Slot.it hubs



for 17.2mm x 10mm GT and LMP hubs


That may seem like a lot of bits. Don’t panic, just start with what you need, and see what else comes up in time.

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