shrewdPanther46 wrote:MadCow2357 wrote:Getting T81 3 7/8 inch wheels from Banebots.com Do I need wheel hubs, or can I attach the wheels to the threaded rod without the hubs?
Also, I got a 1/8 inch threaded rod, but I realized how small the ball bearings with an inner diameter of 1/8" (outer diameter 1/4) would be on the frame, so I am trying to decide whether I should return the 1/8 threaded rod and get a 1/4 inch. It would bend less, and the ball bearings would be a more respectable size (around 1/2 outer diameter. This could just be the perfectionist inside me being a nuisance, but it bothers me.
1 inch by 1 inch wood is too thick for the frame, or am I wrong?
I need help... ... fast...
1) you need hubs
2) dont buy a thicker size just because "it looks better", unless if your threaded rod is actually bending under the force of the vehicle, you have no reason to buy a new rod (i doubt it would bend in the first place)
3) 1"x1" is perfectly fine... theres no harm in having a slightly thicker frame because it will only be more sturdy.
Thanks for the quick reply. I was told that the Buggy should be relatively lightweight, but I assumed the ball bearings would be about 1/2 inch wide when I bought the wood, since fidget spinner bearings are usually that size. I discovered though, that the bearings for 1/8 threaded rods were only 1/4 inches wide, and that is ridiculous. That is like the width of of esc key on the surface type cover I am using right now to type this reply. I wanted to use a more appropriately sized set of bearings, so I thought the bearings with a inner diameter of 1/4 and an outer diameter of 1/2 paired with a 1/4 threaded rod would be better (prettier, in my opinion).