Here is some general information that people new to VTA might find useful.
VTA wheel selection
A quick search on TowerHobbies for HPI Vintage Wheels will show quite a number of selections (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...vintage+wheels
). Currently HPI does not offer pre-mounted Vintage wheels, so the tires will have to be glued to the wheels.
I have found that the non-chrome (matte or plated) wheels have less issues with the tires coming un-glued. Inevitably if I don't remove the chrome plating where you super-glue the tires to the wheels, I have issues with the tires pulling away (with the chrome plating) from the wheel.
If you are a new racer or have never glued tires before, I would recommend using the non-chrome wheels for your first attempt. You should have fewer issues with the tires coming unglued from the wheels, which can adversly affect handling. It is a good idea to check the tiire after a run to make sure they are secured all the way around to the wheel.
If you do decide to go with a chrome wheel, it is a good idea to remove the chrome plating where the tire contacts the wheel. There are many ways to do this from using a wire brush tool on a dremel to sandpaper. It is a good idea to use a dust mask while removing the plating.
A few additional items.
The front tires/wheels for VTA are 26mm and the rear tires/wheels are 31mm. Make sure to check your packages when you buy them.
The treaded Vintage tires are the only legal option. HPI makes Vintage Slick tires which are not legal. HPI also makes Vintage Drift tires which actually work quite well to drift outside.