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Old 02-25-2015, 08:44 PM   #7291
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So is there any advantage to the 2.4 wheels an tires on clay besides them looking good?
The advantage will be tread pattern selection. Tire manufactures are already producing patterns that you can only get in 2.4. None of the big players are accommodating to the 14 mm wheel hexes either in the 2.4 style and I don't expect to ever see it happen. Durango ran the odd sizes for quite a few years and none the big three tire vendors catered to it.
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So is there any advantage to the 2.4 wheels an tires on clay besides them looking good?
Not really its just a nice option getting closed cell with the tire.
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Not really its just a nice option getting closed cell with the tire.
well kinda. not all closed cell is the same. most everyone locally uses AKA red, even if the tires come with proline blue or dirt techs from JC. I would prefer cheaper tires with no foam and pick my own.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:01 PM   #7294
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well kinda. not all closed cell is the same. most everyone locally uses AKA red, even if the tires come with proline blue or dirt techs from JC. I would prefer cheaper tires with no foam and pick my own.
I was just saying I don't see much of a difference between 2.2 and 2.4.. All foams are not created equal. Lol
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:06 PM   #7295
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well kinda. not all closed cell is the same. most everyone locally uses AKA red, even if the tires come with proline blue or dirt techs from JC. I would prefer cheaper tires with no foam and pick my own.
I'm trying electrons with blue foams right now. I'm use to buying the red aka foams and Jconcepts tires, but the prolines with the blue foams are pretty nice. Although I heard the blue foams will break down fastest than the red aka foams. Guess time will tell.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:55 PM   #7296
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Anyone hear any updates about the rear suspension replacements? I've been busy with projects at work and haven't had a lot of time to do see when they're being pushed out.
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:49 PM   #7297
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Anyone hear any updates about the rear suspension replacements? I've been busy with projects at work and haven't had a lot of time to do see when they're being pushed out.
I'm wondering the same thing, I thought they were starting to make new one's Feb 5th? It's been 3 weeks. Are they making them here in the states or overseas?
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:14 PM   #7298
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Default 2.4 tires on 14mm hex wheel

I just mounted up a set of Evo chainlinks on stock x-ray wheels using the aka adapter kit. Very cool.
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I just mounted up a set of Evo chainlinks on stock x-ray wheels using the aka adapter kit. Very cool.
Interesting. Let us know how they hold up after a few races, I'd like to know if they work or last long.
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you can really only reuse the rears. the only reason to use 12mm is if that is what your LHS has. I am looking at maybe getting a 2014 car (with 2015 parts), and if i do, I will probably just run the 14mm wheels. Unless I can get the proper 12mm hexes on the cheap. Also, if you want to use 2.4 wheels, you might need 12mm hexes. not sure anyone makes those in 14mm yet.
Yea, I remember you are and I were talking about you may possibly get one.

I think I'm just going to stick with the 14mm wheels.
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Yea, I remember you are and I were talking about you may possibly get one.

I think I'm just going to stick with the 14mm wheels.
IMO, I would have a set of rear 12mm hexes just to try other rear you have for tuning.
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I'm wondering the same thing, I thought they were starting to make new one's Feb 5th? It's been 3 weeks. Are they making them here in the states or overseas?
Pretty sure XRAY make pretty much everything in house in Slovakia.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:17 AM   #7303
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IMO, I would have a set of rear 12mm hexes just to try other rear you have for tuning.
I may do that after these tires are shot on the stock wheels.
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The zero offset 12mm hexes are not for B5/KYO offset rims, the axle barely has enough threads. They will work with 22 style perfectly though. The +1.5 is real close to stock and the +2.25 is a touch wider with B5/KYO style rims.

GSHobby has 1 or 2 center diffs in stock for the guys looking. Call 479-648-1994 I don't think they are on their website.
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So after only 3 days of running my car I've noticed that the driveshaft pins show considerable wear. I've read that they do wear fast but I didn't expect it to be this fast. How often are you guys replacing the pins? Or rather, at what point should I replace the pins? I understand its cheaper to replace pins than outdrives but only after 3 days of running seems excessive to me. Are there any ways to prolong the life of the pins?
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