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Old 12-28-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Does AKA make any 1/2 offset premount truggy tire and wheel combo's? I've looked at a few online stores but all I see is o-offset. Of the AKA line up which do you guys prefer for a red clay blue groove track? I've been using Proline for ever and find that some premounts are so badly made that their almost unbalanceable, so I'm looking for something different>
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Does AKA make any 1/2 offset premount truggy tire and wheel combo's? I've looked at a few online stores but all I see is o-offset. Of the AKA line up which do you guys prefer for a red clay blue groove track? I've been using Proline for ever and find that some premounts are so badly made that their almost unbalanceable, so I'm looking for something different>
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Does AKA make any 1/2 offset premount truggy tire and wheel combo's? I've looked at a few online stores but all I see is o-offset. Of the AKA line up which do you guys prefer for a red clay blue groove track? I've been using Proline for ever and find that some premounts are so badly made that their almost unbalanceable, so I'm looking for something different>
No 1/2 off set only "0" offset.

Red clay blue groove; My choice would be Medium Grid Irons for qualifiers and short mains up to 30 minutes unless hot outside. If longer go with Hards or Medium City Blocks.

AKA's are superbly balanced right out of the package.
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imo AKA's are good for balance outta the package but NOT perfect by Any means.
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the AKA wheels crack on the truggy. all four wheels have cracks on them after one day of use and i didnt drive it any hard or rougher than normal. i have seen a good bit of people have the same problem. so now i use proline or losi wheels with AKA tires.
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the AKA wheels crack on the truggy. all four wheels have cracks on them after one day of use and i didnt drive it any hard or rougher than normal. i have seen a good bit of people have the same problem. so now i use proline or losi wheels with AKA tires.
No issues here, all I run is AKA on my truggy. I do believe that they had some issues with the wheels cracking some time ago, but that has been resolved. If I remember correctly, AKA was swapping out cracked wheels for people.

For bluegrooved clay, I would either run grid irons or city blocks, compund would depend on surface temp.
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the AKA wheels crack on the truggy. all four wheels have cracks on them after one day of use and i didnt drive it any hard or rougher than normal. i have seen a good bit of people have the same problem. so now i use proline or losi wheels with AKA tires.
I think you may have some Gen 1 wheels.

Contact AKA on the 4th as they are closed for the Holidays.
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Like people have said. Right now there is only 0'' offset. And for the track condition and depending on the temperature I would go with medium gridirons. If you are running like 15 min mains and have lots of money softs with grip better but can also have to high of traction for some. If the race is for 30+min I would at least go with mediums and it the temps are high even hards. The balance on the AKA tires are really good compared to other but not perfect. Also for me and some others the AKA foams get better after about the 2-3 sets of tires on them. They get a softer and better for bumpier tracks.
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man i wish i new that earlier but they are pre-mounts and i bought them earlier this sumer. but how long after you purchase them do you have till they wont replace them anymore? they cracked the first time i used them. i havent had any problems with my AKA buggy wheels though.
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Does AKA make any 1/2 offset premount truggy tire and wheel combo's? I've looked at a few online stores but all I see is o-offset. Of the AKA line up which do you guys prefer for a red clay blue groove track? I've been using Proline for ever and find that some premounts are so badly made that their almost unbalanceable, so I'm looking for something different>
get the 1/2" wider hubs and run the 0" offset wheelsand use the chart as stated
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Thanks everyone. I have narrow and wide hub sets so I can run either one on my RC8T. I also race a MT that I use 1/2 offsets on and would like to interchange them between trucks. I'm undecided on the compound tho, soft or medium, dew to the colder temps right know I'm leaning towards the softs.
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Thanks everyone. I have narrow and wide hub sets so I can run either one on my RC8T. I also race a MT that I use 1/2 offsets on and would like to interchange them between trucks. I'm undecided on the compound tho, soft or medium, dew to the colder temps right know I'm leaning towards the softs.
If you are below 80* go soft, if below 60* go super soft. Unless the surface you run on is abrasive, then go medium and soft respectively.
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