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Old 05-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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So I bought these:

http://www.pantherteam.com/index.php...roducts_id=275

to go on these:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12286

and the tire is too big by 1/4" and I can't glue em up.

Where did I go wrong? Will tires grow if left out on a shelf for two weeks?

this is just not right. help.....
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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The wheels are the low profile wheels and the 38 series tires are made to fit the larger diameter stock wheels for the Losi 8ight T . I almost made the same mistake . I got in contact with A Main Hobbies just to double check if they were a matching size set . It's a good thing I did . The Gator tires are awesome on the stock 8ight rims . Hope this helps .
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:31 AM   #3
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Hmmmmm. Here's what it says on Amain:

"These wheels are the ones that come standard in the Team Losi 8ight-T racing truggy kit.

Note: These rims are designed to work specifically with Team Losi LPR style 1/8th scale off-road truggy tires. These rims are also compatible with the new line of Pro-Line and Panther LPR (38 series) truggy tires. "

Says it fits 38 series. They told you on the phone they would not?

Which ones do I need then? These:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/18825

I'll get a refund if that's the case. Mis advertised.
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I ran into the same thing. Both Losi rims you posted are the same diameter wise, just one is offset and one is standard. With Panther tires, make sure to clip off the little nubs from the molding inner lip, then mount them on the rim. You them have to wrap the outer end of the tire with electrical tape or the rubber bands. Wrap it so it makes the tire sits nicely on the rim. Then apply the CA glues to the inner bead. If you glue the bead in one shot, you have to apply the glue and once completed, wrap the tire again with tape, but tighter so it bulges the sidewall and really holds the tire completely around the rim. Do the same for the other side when it dries.

Also, make sure you heat gun or hair dryer the inner foams inserts so they expanded fully and remove all the packaging kinks from being stuffed in the tires. Second, make sure your don't catch the foams under the inner tire bead against the rim, as it will make the tire sit off the rim with a bulge.

The LPR Prolines have harder sidewalls and sit better when preparing them for gluing from what I have seen.
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Just got off the phone with AMain and they confirmed that the rims I listed, regardless of offset, were mistakenly listed as fitting the Panther 38 series tire. They do not fit.... Needless to say, AMain is awesome and is taking care of me and revising the site.

I think the first ones I listed are 2.7's and the second are 3.7's.

Thanks for the tips and replies!
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I purchased the Losi 7741 offset wheels and the Panther Gator 38 series tires and they fit just like they are suppose to. With A Main , help is only a phone call away . They are awesome ! Glad to hear they fixed you right up . I'm sure you will really those tires . They work really good for me .
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And I also put these foam inserts in . http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/17915 . Great combination .
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You want these

http://www.pantherteam.com/index.php...roducts_id=184
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I purchased the Losi 7741 offset wheels and the Panther Gator 38 series tires and they fit just like they are suppose to. With A Main , help is only a phone call away . They are awesome ! Glad to hear they fixed you right up . I'm sure you will really those tires . They work really good for me .
Both of the rims you listed are the same size, just different offset. What did Amain say about the rims?
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Just got off the phone with AMain and they confirmed that the rims I listed, regardless of offset, were mistakenly listed as fitting the Panther 38 series tire. They do not fit.... Needless to say, AMain is awesome and is taking care of me and revising the site.

I think the first ones I listed are 2.7's and the second are 3.7's.

Thanks for the tips and replies!

Uhhh... I don't think there is a 2.7 wheel for truggy.

I'm with Veedub, why did Amain say the panther's you first listed don't work with the wheels you first listed?

Oh, and the "offset" veedub is referring too has nothing to do with wheel width or wheel diameter. This refers to the hex part of the wheel that mounts to the aluminum hexes on the vehicle. It will, in no way, affect the fitment of tires.
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Here is my Panther Switch 38 series mounted on the Losi 1/2 offset rims using the method I stated earlier. Unless you got 38 series tires and MT or MTR style rims, then that will not work.

You can see both the 38 series and MT series both mounted on their respective rims.
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I called and they confirmed that these rims:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12286

do not fit on these tires:

http://www.pantherteam.com/index.php...du cts_id=275

I'll post up some pics this weekend to show the rims are easily 1/4 inch more like 1/2 inch too small...

They are sending me the "correct" rims.
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