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Old 06-18-2007, 07:24 PM   #16
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id just stick with pro-line rims
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #17
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Maybe the quality isn't there and some are softer then others. I haven't had any issues(yet) but reading all the people on here who have makes me want to switch just to be safe. I HATE baking tires off.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #18
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i have been running panther wheels for 2 years and have never once had a stripped hex. well over 75 sets in use in my trailer. i cracked one rim when my throttle servo stuck and wide opened into the pit wall.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:43 AM   #19
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Ive noticed the loose fitting 17mm hex but never stripped one out. But I know people who have.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:22 PM   #20
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I've using panther wheels for 1 1/2 years, they are cheaper than proline, comes in better colors (for my taste) and they work flawlesly ...

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I have used them for a couple years as well never broke one or stripped out the hex. Had them on Jammin and Mugen with no issues there. Now I have found out one thing that has me concerned on them that I never noticed till a couple weeks ago. when brand new they are fine, but I have noticed that after running them around 20 minutes worth or so they get really soft. And I do not use anything other than a little water to clean them. I actually noticed it on an old set that I could squeeze it and almost touch opposite sides..LOL Looked and sure enough every single set that I had ran a decent number of times were like that. so I would say if they are that soft chances of breaking one would be slim, however it would not be the most true rim.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:53 PM   #22
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Here in Australia they are big as they are cheaper and work as good if not better than pro line tyres. I use Panthers on my Ad2 as well.
I cant say anything about the rims as we don't get them. Mark.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:07 AM   #23
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I brought up this question at one of our local tracks and everyone who uses Panther wheels has never experienced any problems.

I did have a Pro-Line tire come off a wheel but that was my fault not the wheel's.
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Ive noticed the loose fitting 17mm hex but never stripped one out. But I know people who have.
I got a free set at the silverstate race in boulder ran them their and they work good for that track they keep it wet and they have carpet in some of the corners to help get over the jumps so you don't spin the tires to much
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i will keep with pro-line and ofna i have 2 sets of broken panther wheels in my box right now
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I've run 2 sets with no issues on my 8ight.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:41 AM   #27
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I have run two sets now with no problems. I couldn't beat the price, $5 for four when I buy tires at my LHS.
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I've got Pro-Line,OFNA,Panther & Advanced wheels in my box now. I use them each of them about the same. I haven't had any issues with the Panthers. I first picked them up for the color choices. I did notice that the wheel seemed alittle less rigid than the others. Try a set and see for youself.
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I have used them for a couple years as well never broke one or stripped out the hex. Had them on Jammin and Mugen with no issues there. Now I have found out one thing that has me concerned on them that I never noticed till a couple weeks ago. when brand new they are fine, but I have noticed that after running them around 20 minutes worth or so they get really soft. And I do not use anything other than a little water to clean them. I actually noticed it on an old set that I could squeeze it and almost touch opposite sides..LOL Looked and sure enough every single set that I had ran a decent number of times were like that. so I would say if they are that soft chances of breaking one would be slim, however it would not be the most true rim.
Same thing here!! I like Advantage rims, they are about the same price and are much more durable.
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If you break it down to per wheel costs. I use the Werks wheels now. same price. alot stronger and the white is brite. I have about 100 panther wheels and i prefer the werks.
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