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Old 07-22-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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anyone using the losi buggy rims or the new proline v2 rims? just wondering the +/-. thanx
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TTT im also interest in this, I know the LPR helped my truggy a bit
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i believe the losi wheels only work w/ losi tires but proline states you can stretch regular tires to fit the V2 wheels. im sure they will be beneficial. looks to be out of stock everywhere right now
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i believe the losi wheels only work w/ losi tires but proline states you can stretch regular tires to fit the V2 wheels. im sure they will be beneficial. looks to be out of stock everywhere right now.
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allan: "The V2’s are 1.3mm wider and 3mm taller than the traditional size 1:8 wheels. All this transfers into a stiffer sidewall for less sidewall flex enhancing stability and connectivity with your 1:8 buggy. This is achieved by using the same size 1:8 tires that you use now. Simply stretch standard tires over the V2 wheels and you’re ready to go."

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Old 07-22-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
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i have some v2's mounted up but just wondering what others are seeing as good/bad +/-. i do see its going to give a larger footprint but what about catching ruts? proline said most of their drivers were running them last weekend at the worlds warmup II.
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I just ran my v2's last weekend for the first time with Komodo 2 tires. I cant say I noticed a difference, nor did my lap times differ. But who knows, I am staying v2 for now. I had too many variables I changed up, so it isnt fair to really have a strong opinion on the wheels yet....
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I have pro-line tires on losi rims. Works fine, just stretch em.
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I cant really think of any negatives..

maybe an extra 2 grams weight per rim on the car?

it does add more surface area to bite, probably doesnt let the tire balloon as much either, especially if you tape it.
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I raced on the new V2 Proline wheels last weekend, and noticed quite a difference in traction. I think they might be onto something with this wheel. I also heard they are making a V3 thats in the new size, but lighter than the standard wheels... thats a big ++. I heard that from a proline sponsored driver but its not confirmed news yet.
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Taller wheel diameter will allow for a shorter sidewall. Thus you will have a more agile tire that should have more 'performance'. Response should be quicker and with a 'taller' tire you should have a bit more top end as well!

The only time this type of wheel isn't a benefit is on a very blown out track. There the extra sidewall can help absorb some of the rough.

All in all the new taller wheels offer a performance advantage. It isn't the biggest change you'll make to your car but there is a difference.

Also the new AKA wheels and tires are of the LPR variety. Should be available 2nd week of August.
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I. I also heard they are making a V3 thats in the new size, but lighter than the standard wheels... thats a big ++. I heard that from a proline sponsored driver but its not confirmed news yet.

Wow, that would be interesting. These V2 buggy wheels are already pretty light. They just have a thin plastic rib to but up against the tire bead instead of the traditional channel. I weighed a V2 buggy wheel at 40 grams and an OFNA true light wheel at 35 grams and a regular OFNA rim at around 46 grams.
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Taller wheel diameter will allow for a shorter sidewall. Thus you will have a more agile tire that should have more 'performance'. Response should be quicker and with a 'taller' tire you should have a bit more top end as well!

The only time this type of wheel isn't a benefit is on a very blown out track. There the extra sidewall can help absorb some of the rough.

All in all the new taller wheels offer a performance advantage. It isn't the biggest change you'll make to your car but there is a difference.

Also the new AKA wheels and tires are of the LPR variety. Should be available 2nd week of August.
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