View Full Version : Axle Length question

11th Jan 2020, 02:31 AM
Measured the axle length on my atlas car at .56 and found a set of metal wheels at a .55 axle length.

So my question is can I use these wheels being the length is .1 difference as I don't want to have issues with the truck and runability of this car.

Any help is much appreciated

The Ol' Curmudgeon
11th Jan 2020, 11:23 AM
I don't understand the question, Vince. Let's just say there's a lot of "static" in your post.

If understand, the axle length of the Atlas wheelset is .560" (actually .563") and replacement metal wheelset is .550" (if it's a Fox Valley wheelset, it's .553"). Then you might have a problem with .010" too much side play.

But it's probably worth trying just to see if it works.

11th Jan 2020, 04:05 PM
Paul it's new to me also but you did figure it out thanks for deciphering my gibberish.

Sorry bout that math/calculations are one of my bad subjects.