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Old 03-08-2010, 05:01 PM   #16
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hey jaminkrazy, they are j concepts rulux not proline. My bad.

Will those fit my aka tire and foams?

Sorry bout the misunderstanding.
Yep they should be fine. I'm not sure if the Relux wheels are the new "tall" style wheels. If they aren't it may be worth getting some AKA or proline v2 wheels for those tires.

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truggy or buggy. buggy will work. aka truggy wheels have a bead and proline vtr does not. not a fit for truggy at all
Yeah, he said VTR so he must mean truggy tires. In which case they won't mount right up without modification to the wheels.

BTW I disagree about the mounting bead. The buggy style bead of the VTR tires is one of their biggest positives for me. They mount up easier, are a stronger bond and are lighter too. It's the T-Maxx style glue bead that is out of place on most truggy tires. It took too long for someone to finally use the buggy style bead on truggy tires. A much needed improvement IMO.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:17 PM   #17
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yup the concept wheels i have are the shorter ones. But they are working fine for my crime fighters. But my bowties and calibers are on the taller proline wheels you are talking about.

I had ofna foams in my city blocks. The tires were coming separated from the foams, and the foams were coming of the side of the wheel and almost off the wheel entirely.

Will the aka foams make a difference??? or is the super soft compound to much for the wheels i have? I have alot of the "regular" shorter wheels. Crap.
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Best bet is to use tall wheels with closed cell foams like the AKA's. I like to run a brands tires with their own foams and rims for the most part. Makes things go more smoothly. In other words I use AKA rims and foams with AKA tires. I use Proline rims and closed cell foams with proline tires. J-concepts with J-concepts, etc...
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Yep they should be fine. I'm not sure if the Relux wheels are the new "tall" style wheels. If they aren't it may be worth getting some AKA or proline v2 wheels for those tires.



Yeah, he said VTR so he must mean truggy tires. In which case they won't mount right up without modification to the wheels.

BTW I disagree about the mounting bead. The buggy style bead of the VTR tires is one of their biggest positives for me. They mount up easier, are a stronger bond and are lighter too. It's the T-Maxx style glue bead that is out of place on most truggy tires. It took too long for someone to finally use the buggy style bead on truggy tires. A much needed improvement IMO.
no no no, u misunderstood me. i meant the akas have beads and therefore u cant put vtr's on them.
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Best bet is to use tall wheels with closed cell foams like the AKA's. I like to run a brands tires with their own foams and rims for the most part. Makes things go more smoothly. In other words I use AKA rims and foams with AKA tires. I use Proline rims and closed cell foams with proline tires. J-concepts with J-concepts, etc...
+1 same here. except i only run AKA
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no no no, u misunderstood me. i meant the akas have beads and therefore u cant put vtr's on them.
OK, I see. I actually read your post a couple of times and couldn't tell which you meant. But yep, no way VTR's would mount to AKA wheels.
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OK, I see. I actually read your post a couple of times and couldn't tell which you meant. But yep, no way VTR's would mount to AKA wheels.
Have you even attempt this? I have 2 sets of Calibers on AKA dish wheels and they have performed flawleslly in more than 10 races. No modification needed. If not convince yet, I will take pics of mine tonight and post them here to clear any doubts that this can really be done!
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truggy or buggy. buggy will work. aka truggy wheels have a bead and proline vtr does not. not a fit for truggy at all
Truggy, no mods on the wheels whatsoever.
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Have you even attempt this? I have 2 sets of Calibers on AKA dish wheels and they have performed flawleslly in more than 10 races. No modification needed. If not convince yet, I will take pics of mine tonight and post them here to clear any doubts that this can really be done!
So you put 4" tires on 3.7" wheels?
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Truggy, no mods on the wheels whatsoever.
Why would you want to use AKA wheels with VTR tires? VTR tires and wheels are molded to work with each other.
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Have you even attempt this? I have 2 sets of Calibers on AKA dish wheels and they have performed flawleslly in more than 10 races. No modification needed. If not convince yet, I will take pics of mine tonight and post them here to clear any doubts that this can really be done!
please post pics.
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I am going to give the calibers a try this weekend. I like the cityblocks but like the mounting bead of the VTR better. Why would you run a 4.0 on a 3.7 rim. that doesnt make any sence.
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Have you even attempt this? I have 2 sets of Calibers on AKA dish wheels and they have performed flawleslly in more than 10 races. No modification needed. If not convince yet, I will take pics of mine tonight and post them here to clear any doubts that this can really be done!
I haven't tried it, BUT I have mounted multiple sets of both brand of tires, and don't see how it would work or why you would want it too. They use a totally different mounting system. Maybe they WILL glue up but without modification to the rims they won't be "right".

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please post pics.

+1 I would like to see this.
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I will post pics as soon as I get home, I am still stuck at work.
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