Can I shorten up the track length on my sled by putting on larger diameter rear idler wheels? Does anyone know what wheels may be larger in diameter and would interchange with scorp with the same shaft? Just an idea. If I could shorten up the bogey track 1 inch then maybe I could cut down and shorten the tunnel 1 inch too. Years ago,when I installed a lil whip track in a stingeroo, I noticed what a difference it made to use smaller wheels from a sting. It made the track "stretch" out a little. Would larger wheels do the opposite the other way? I dont know where to find larger wheels.
Last Edit: Apr 6, 2012 9:23:39 GMT -5 by pararailer
actually I was planning on making new tabs on the chassis to drop down the bogey assemblies. that would adjust for the larger wheels. I not only would like to shorten it up, I think id like to lift the rear of the sled too.
Post by mooreperformance on Apr 6, 2012 12:09:16 GMT -5
I was doing a little research on that (back in the old days) because larger wheels will make the sled faster (it is easier for the track to make the bend around larger wheels than smaller wheels). I found out that the stock Scorpion rear idler wheels are the largest in the industry! I found much larger front drive sprockets than the Scorpions (they are a real performance improvement too) but the Scorp tunnel isn't large enough for them. I think that (since I did my research years ago) the idler wheels have been made even smaller for more suspension travel (Pararail II). Good luck finding bigger wheels (there may be some) but I don't think there are any larger than the original Scorp wheels!