Which Turbo Jig is Right for Me?

The Turbo Jig and Turbo Jig XL work basically the same.  They are key  to building fast Pinewood Derby cars.  They each perform the following functions:

  • Drilling of the front and rear holes at the proper height and angles

  • Indicate/measure the proper bend angle of the axle (when using a bent axle for steering)

  • Indicate/measure the proper amount of body inset for the front wheel

  • Indicate the proper drill depth for axle holes

  • Drilling of axle glue holes

The main difference between the Turbo Jig and Turbo Jig XL is the ability for the Turbo Jig XL to drill all four axle holes without removing the car body from the jig.  This is the preferred method by many pro racers as it ensures the distance between the front and rear wheels is a precise amount.  This is beneficial when using one-piece fenders where the gaps between the fenders and wheel must be tight.

 

The Turbo Jig XL has these additional features:

  • Ability to measure/verify the height of the front and rear of the car

  • Ability to measure/verify the inset of the front wheel

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Turbo Jig XL – Hybrid:  Good for drilling precise wheelbase cars.  Can choose desired wheelbase at checkout. Do not have to remove the block from the Jig in order to drill all four axle holes.  Has both a straight front axle hole and a hole with the steer built in.  This gives the racer maximum flexibility to accommodate strict or changing rule sets (i.e. no bent axles) as well as increasing builder skill.  Can indicate/measure the correct amount of axle bend for proper alignment.

 

Turbo Jig XL:   Good for drilling precise wheelbase cars with straight front axles holes.  Can choose desired wheelbase at checkout.  Do not have to remove the block from the Jig in order to drill all four axle holes.  Can indicate/measure the correct amount of axle bend for proper alignment.

 

Turbo Jig – Hybrid:  Has both a straight front axle hole and a hole with the steer built in.  This gives the racer maximum flexibility to accommodate strict or changing rule sets (i.e. no bent axles) as well as increasing builder skill.  Can indicate/measure the correct amount of axle bend for proper alignment.

 

Turbo Jig:   Good for drilling cars with straight front axles holes.  Can indicate/measure the correct amount of axle bend for proper alignment.

Turbo Jig - Four Wheel Touch/Steer:   Designed for rules that do not allow bent axles and require all four wheels to touch the track.  Steer is built into both front wheel axle holes.