So, I got myself this here bolink legends for around $10 (it was in a box of other stuff that cost me $35)
it came with some old electronics, which still work great! (I'm trying to sell the motor, it was one of those Tamiya technigold ones)
but now I've got it with a 35T motor on 2S LiPo, and it is pretty perfect speed and acceleration wise for what i want to do with it (just tool around in parking lots, and set up tight courses on the basketball courts to test my skills)
but, the foam tires it came with were obviously not designed for concrete, they suck pretty hardcore.
the rear gets plenty of forward bite because of their large width, but get no side-bite, so I'm basically just doing doughnuts around the front wheels most of the time.
It's still fun though, and I really want to get some rubber tires for it so I can casually drive on-road, and have enough side-bite to keep it going in a straight line, and take corners without 100% countersteer.
Anyone know of any rubber tires for this kind of car? It looks to take the standard pan-car wheels. Bearings up front, and the 4-screw hubs in the rear.
I'm not really looking for capped tires... I was thinking more like a foam-filled touring car tire, that would also help soak up the bumps in the concrete a bit better.
EDIT: I just did a bit of different research than I was doing before, and I now see that apparently they don't really exist...
What kind of tread-like cuts could I make in the rear to make them have more side bite, but not lose their front-bite?
here's some pics, it's the cleanest looking RC I've ever owned lol.
These pics were from the mock-up with the 4-cell NiCd it came with, and the technigold motor.
my partially-trimmed modified body, I'm still trying to think of a paint scheme.
after the swap to 35T and 2S:
and, my sledgehammer body fit, only needing 2 holes in the side
I think i could really enjoy this car if it had some rubber tires on it!