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Old 02-27-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm still some what new to this hobby. I see a lot of people use different kinds of wheels. When I started to race someone told me to get the pro-line V2 wheels cause they were the best to get. So the only wheels I have used so far are pro-line v2's, losi and one set of panthers and I'm getting ready to try a set of AKA wheels. I do prefer the yellow wheels though.
Now I know there is a big differance in tires deppending on what conditions you run on. But wheels, does it really matter that much? So my question is what kind of wheels do you use and why?
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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i prefer the round ones usually white or green
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:44 AM   #3
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AKA Buggy wheels. They're approx. 5 grams lighter per unit than the PL V2's. 20g reduction in unsprung weight and rotational mass is nothing to laugh at.

You can dye them with Rit fabric dye if you like yellow.

The AKA's also seem to be more resistant to distortion; I've had several PL's distort through the years.

Truggy; I run the PL VTR (because you have to with the VTR's) and AKA for all else.

I've also run the JConcepts rulux Half-ups in truggy; just because the spokes are different and look mega-cool compared to the plain disc style wheels. They're super tough and never had an issue with 'em. They are a touch heavier than the AKA's; but I haven't weighed to see how much.
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I have seen a bit too many Half-ups break so I prefer dish wheels. Losi or AKA would be my choice, I find PL to be to soft.
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I personally like the AKA wheels. I have ran the exact same tires on non AKA wheels, and they do have a different feel to them. I think it has to do with the design of the AKA wheels. They are the only wheel (that I know of) that has a convex face to them. Most others are flat, or have a slight dish to them. The convex face may be keeping the wheels from distorting, which gives them that different feel. To be honest I am not sure. Maybe there is a physics engineer out here, that may be able to comment on that.
Just my conclusion.
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I've only run AKA but I havent found any reasons to not like them. They keep their shape very well.
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I haven't had any problems with the AKA truck wheels, but buggy wise I have seen many cracked wheels.
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I haven't had any problems with the AKA truck wheels, but buggy wise I have seen many cracked wheels.
I've seen just the opposite

Always a little fingertip crack on the inner bead.

I've had many PL V1/V2 buggy wheels distort and no longer run true; but not break. I've never had an AKA distort or break...yet.
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I had many AKA truggy wheels crack when they 1st came out but I dont see that happening anymore and AKA still makes the best wheel out there so I still run them. Lighter is better.
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I like aka buggy rims and pro line are good too.
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I haven't had any problems with the AKA truck wheels, but buggy wise I have seen many cracked wheels.
I have also had that with my AKA buggy wheels. But I like how they fit tighter with the wheel and rubber.

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I had many AKA truggy wheels crack when they 1st came out but I dont see that happening anymore and AKA still makes the best wheel out there so I still run them. Lighter is better.
I also found the same thing happening. Back in early 2009 I saw and had many AKA truggy wheels crack. But since mid 2009 to the present, I have never seen or had another one crack. They must if change them a bit.
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i prefer the round ones usually white or green
+1 I ain't too picky on wheels. Just as long as they are in good shape.
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AKA for everything unless the proline truggy tires are what works at the track and then you gotta use the VTR stuff (bummer)
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some rim/tire weight's can be found here.

http://www.tarzee.com/rcdb/btires.php

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