Magnets & Gauss Meter


Magnets can make a big difference in the way a slot car performs, both in terms of speed and handling. Upgrading magnets is one of the best ways to improve the performance of any slot car.

Increasing the strength of a slot car's traction magnets will improve handling and cornering speeds, while improving the motor magnets will increase straight-line speed.

When increasing traction magnet strength it's important to remember that a stronger traction magnet will exert more downforce due to the increased magnetic attraction of the magnets and the track power rails.

This increased downforce may actually slow a slot car down if the motor is not powerful enough to overcome the additional drag that stronger traction magnets can exert.

The table shown below lists the relative magnet strengths for all factory box-stock ready to run (RTR) slot cars. All magnet strengths were measured using an AlphLabs Model 1 DC Gaussmeter. Your meter may give slightly different results, but the relative strengths of various magnets should coincide with the table below.



Factory Box-Stock Magnet Strengths

  Tomy AFX Motor & Traction Magnets Gauss
 

  Tomy AFX Super G+Plus Motor Magnets 950
  Tomy AFX Super G+Plus Traction Magnets 1425
  Tomy AFX Super G+Plus Traction Magnets (Gray 2-Dot) 1750
   
  Tomy AFX Mega-G Motor Magnets 1150
  Tomy AFX Mega-G Traction Magnets 3450
   
  Tomy AFX Turbo Traction Magnet 975
  Tomy AFX SRT Traction Magnets 3450
   
  Tyco Motor & Traction Magnets Gauss
 

  Tyco Magnum 440x2 Motor Magnets 850
  Tyco Magnum 440x2 Traction Magnets 1575
   
  Tyco Magnum 440 Motor Magnets 850
  Tyco Magnum 440 Traction Magnet 900
   
  Tyco HP7 Traction Magnet 950
   
  Aurora Motor Magnets Gauss
 

  Aurora ThunderJet Motor Magnets 425
  Aurora A/FX Motor Magnets 425
  Aurora Magna-Traction Motor Magnets 500
  Aurora A/FX Super II Motor Magnets (Blue/Yellow) 750
  Aurora G+Plus Motor Magnets 900
   
  Auto World Motor & Traction Magnets Gauss
 

  Auto World ThunderJet 500 Motor Magnets 900
  Auto World ThunderJet 500 Ultra-G Traction Magnet 2400
   
  Auto World X-Traction Motor Magnets 975
  Auto World X-Traction Ultra-G Traction Magnet 2400
   
  Auto World Super III Motor Magnets 1450
  Auto World Super III Traction Magnets 3200
   
  Life-Like Motor & Traction Magnets Gauss
 

  Life-Like/Rokar M-Car Motor Magnets 1450
  Life-Like Tracker Chassis Traction Magnets 2700


PolyMag Magnet Strengths


Along with factory box-stock magnets I also sell a line of Polymer magnets that are direct replacements for factory box-stock magnets. These magnets will greatly improve the performance of any box-stock RTR slot car, while still allowing the use of your wall-pack style power packs.

The table below shows the strengths of the PolyMags I sell, along with the percentage of increased strength each magnet yields.

These magnets are a great way to improve the performance and handling of any box-stock slot car without having to increase the motor's power or upgrade your DC power supply.


  Tomy AFX Magnets Gauss Increase
 


  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly Traction Magnets 1750 22.5 %
  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly-25 Traction Mags 2650 85 %
  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly Motor Magnets 1600 70 %
       
  Tomy AFX Mega G Poly Motor Magnets 2200 90 %
       
  Tomy Turbo Polymer Traction Magnet 1275 30 %
       
  Tyco Traction Magnets Gauss Increase
 


  Tyco HP7 Polymer Traction Magnet 1300 35 %
       
  Aurora Motor Magnets Gauss Increase
 


  Aurora T-Jet Polymer Magnets 1800 320 %
  Aurora A/FX - Polymer Magnets 1800 320 %
  Aurora A/FX - MT Polymer Magnets 1950 290 %
  Super II Polymer Motor Magnets 1800 140 %
         
  Aurora G+Plus Neodymium Magnets 2850 215 %
       
  Auto World Motor Magnets Gauss Increase
 


  AW T-Jet 500 Polymer Magnets 1800 100 %
  AW XTraction Polymer Magnets 1950 100 %
   
   
 

These magnets are direct replacements for the original Tomy SG+ Gray 2-Dot traction magnets legal in most factory box-stock classes of racing.




Professional Gauss Meter

Professional Gauss Meter
A high-quality gauss meter is essential for accurately measuring and matching motor and traction magnets.

If you're really serious about your racing you'll want a precision instrument capable of accurately measuring a magnets strength.

The Professional Gauss Meter shown at the right is what I use to test all of my magnets. It can accurately measure motor and traction magnet strengths up to 20,000 Gauss. That's well beyond the range of any slot car magnet sold for slot car racing purposes.

View Professional Gauss Meter in Pop-Up Window Professional Gauss Meter $299.99

PolyMags

PolyMags improve the performance of any box-stock ready to run (RTR) HO slot car without the need for motor upgrades or expensive DC power supplies.

These magnets are direct replacements for the box-stock magnets they replace. They can be installed in any existing chassis by simply removing the old magnets and replacing them with these stronger magnets.


  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly Motor Magnets $16.99
  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly-35 Motor Magnets $24.99

  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly Traction Magnets $12.99
  Tomy AFX SG+ Poly-25 Traction Mags $19.99

  Tomy AFX Mega G Poly Motor Magnets $12.99 Temporarily Out of Stock

  Tomy Turbo Polymer Traction Magnet $9.99

  Tyco HP7 Polymer Traction Magnet $9.99

  Aurora T-Jet Polymer Magnets (Pair) $14.99 Temporarily Out of Stock
  Aurora A/FX - Polymer Magnets (Pr.) $14.99 Temporarily Out of Stock
  Aurora A/FX - MT Polymer Magnets $14.99
  Super II Polymer Motor Magnets (Pr) $14.99 Temporarily Out of Stock
  Aurora G+Plus Neodymium Magnets $28.30

  AW T-Jet 500 Polymer Magnets (Pair) $14.99 Temporarily Out of Stock
  AW XTraction Polymer Magnets (Pair) $14.99

  

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