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Old 10-16-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Ok I made this thread because I was wondering. Why some people use Spokes vs Discs and vice versa. I could be wrong but I can see the Disc maybe being a little stiffer than the Spokes. Then the spokes being lighter than their disc counterpart? These are just guesses so I was wondering if anyone has some real answers. Like what they do for performance.
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Spokes, for their look. Im tired of seeing the same thing at the track all the time.
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Spokes, for their look. Im tired of seeing the same thing at the track all the time.
you guys should make spinners then
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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If you have a monster truck or buggy that has pivot ball type of hubs spokes let you make adjustments without removing the wheel. If you buy the dish you either have to drill a hole or remove the wheel. Oh yeah, the look of spokes is better...
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I was tired of the dish rims also. So I bought the Xray rims for my 8ight. Several weeks later realized the Losi rims handle better on the Losi buggy cause the Losi rims are larger diameter. I wish Losi had spoke rims. Or Proline to make some LPR buggy tires with large diameter wabash wheels.
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Spoked rims let the dirt out ,dished rims catch it and hold it ! If you run in a wet condition you may notice the car gets real assy halfway through a qualy this is from the extra weight of the dirt, here in NewEngland it can be a real issue,specially when it's real damp out at night (ETMR races Saturday nights)
and the fluff will get packed in dished wheels .
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Spoked rims let the dirt out ,dished rims catch it and hold it ! If you run in a wet condition you may notice the car gets real assy halfway through a qualy this is from the extra weight of the dirt, here in NewEngland it can be a real issue,specially when it's real damp out at night (ETMR races Saturday nights)
and the fluff will get packed in dished wheels .
I've found just the opposite to be true. Dirt packs in between the spokes from the outside. I like the way they look but I won't run them.
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dishes for me. I used to think that spokes were lighter and that would pose as an advantage but when I finally got to compare the two, there wasn't really any noticeable difference in weight.
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dishes for me. I used to think that spokes were lighter and that would pose as an advantage but when I finally got to compare the two, there wasn't really any noticeable difference in weight.
I'll second that... but here's my thing: Disk wheels are more visible, ESPECIALLY as you run and they get dirty... the spokes collect dirt and the visibility goes away. Now, I keep a set of spokes around to adjust my pivot balls... but otherwise, disk wheels all the way. I think the spokes might survive better if they crack during a race (and I've broken wheels before) because the crack is gonna stop with just one spoke. (They don't call me "Captain Crash" for nothing!)
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I normally run dish wheels because I really not much of a fan of the spoked ones. The one thing I like about spoke wheels is that I can tell when my wheels lock up when on the brakes.
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Dish for me I like the look i've had spokes and got rid of them just did'nt like the look and Dom I'm "Captian cart wheel"
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I prefer the look of spoked wheels but I have seen far more spoked wheels crack than dish. Maybe it's just me, but that is one reason I don't run spokes.
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Hi,

Spoke rims let your brakes cool + its easier to adjust pivot balls on a mugen.

my 14 cents.
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the thing i have expiriences with Dish rims is that they bend more than spoked rims(just me). there must be some reason the pros run with dish.
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thats why GRP made dish rims with slots its so the Mugen boys can dial in easy
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