Building, preparing and tuning a slot car for a race is a fun part of the hobby. Some people just like to add some lubrication and change their tires before going to a race. Others want their car to be the best it can be. For those people, we have created The Ultimate Checklist for tuning a slot car. If you go through this list every time you’re preparing a car for a local club race or a long proxy race, we can’t promise you’ll win every race but you’ll certainly have one of the best handling cars on the track.
We also have prepared over the years a multitude of articles, charts and tips on tuning many aspects of a slot car. Some of those articles are recent, others are (really!) older but the basic principles still apply, even if the cars, tools and parts that are mentioned in those articles are sometimes different or have simple been replaced by something else. Look through those reference materials and we're sure you will learn a thing or two.
* Of course, make sure the race or club rules allow each modification we’re suggesting. We sure don’t want you to be called a cheater!
The Ultimate Tuning Checklist
Go through this list every time you're preparing a car for a local club race or a distant proxy race and you're sure to have one of the best handling cars on the track. Une version française est également disponible.
Slot.it Gear Ratio Chart
Along with the gear ratios, you will find information on all available Slot.It gears and notes about their usage. Keep it as a handy reference when building cars and ordering parts.
NOTE: Those articles were written many years ago may be outdated in some cases.