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Old 04-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Wheel replacements for kyosho inferno st-us truggy?

Evening chaps, I've torn a tire on my truggy and have had a hard time sourcing a replacement via my LHS. As such I've decided to replace the wheels altogether, and am in need of some advice. This is purely a basher, and is primarily run in large tarmac areas, with very light off-road use occasionally. I'm looking at maybe swapping for road tires, or possibly even buggy tires. My truggy takes a 19mm hex fitting, is there much available?

I'm not looking for race-spec rubber, just some that fits and i can throw on to bash about The cheaper the better, really. Oh, I'm in England, in case location is relevant.

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Evening chaps, I've torn a tire on my truggy and have had a hard time sourcing a replacement via my LHS. As such I've decided to replace the wheels altogether, and am in need of some advice. This is purely a basher, and is primarily run in large tarmac areas, with very light off-road use occasionally. I'm looking at maybe swapping for road tires, or possibly even buggy tires. My truggy takes a 19mm hex fitting, is there much available?

I'm not looking for race-spec rubber, just some that fits and i can throw on to bash about The cheaper the better, really. Oh, I'm in England, in case location is relevant.

Thanks in advance for any ideas

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Unless you have changed the hexes it should take 17mm hex.. There were a few trucks back in the day that ran 19mm though, bt none come to mind ATM.
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Well, in all honesty, I've not measure the hubs, but I was told that they were 19mm. I'll check when I get home. The hole in the centre of the my stock wheels looked smaller than that in the 17mm wheels in my LHS.

If it is indeed a 17mm fitting, does this mean I can run any 17mm wheels, or am I still limited?

Also, my hubs are definately not anodized blue

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Additionally, though I mentioned street or buggy tires, if this adds any complication then it can be disregarded. It was only an idea, regular truggy replacements would be absolutely fine also.

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Additionally, though I mentioned street or buggy tires, if this adds any complication then it can be disregarded. It was only an idea, regular truggy replacements would be absolutely fine also.

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There is a road tread for truggy/mt rims called Road Rage I believe.. But and Rim with a 17mm hex will bolt on, but the gearing will be off, IE Your truck will be slower with buggy wheels.. But it should get to top speed in a hurry..
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Right, so does this mean (I hope it does) that I'm mistaken about different brands using a different hole size (for the nut/bolt on the wheel), despite using the 17mm fitting? I hope this makes sense.

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If a truggy uses 17mm hex for their wheel you'll be able to use that same wheel on any brand.

Check out the for sale section too, there are some good deals on new and slightly used tires all the time.
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Well I technically only need 1 tire, as I still have the rim and foam insert, so maybe the for-sale section would be ideal. Sorry to keep asking, but I want to be certain...... all 17mm wheels will fit? I don't wanna waste my money. Anybody know for sure?

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Well I technically only need 1 tire, as I still have the rim and foam insert, so maybe the for-sale section would be ideal. Sorry to keep asking, but I want to be certain...... all 17mm wheels will fit? I don't wanna waste my money. Anybody know for sure?

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Do you want a tire or a wheel? You keep saying both..

ANY 17mm HEX wheel will mount on your 17mm Hex Hubs. I am not saying they are ideal, but yes they will mount up.. Since you are bashing it doesn't reall matter...
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Either a tire, a wheel, or a set of wheels would be fine. Ideally it'd just be a single tire, as this would be, by far, the most cost effective solution. My LHS, despite stocking various truggies (including my Inferno), don't stock a single truggy tire. Not exactly ideal.

Also, I've just got in from work, and so have been able to measure the hubs. There is a 14mm hex, with a (plastic) 19mm hex fitment connected to it, though it is easily removed. Does this mean I can use either a 14mm or 19mm, or should this type of fitting always be used with the 19mm 'adaptor'?

Bit annoyed to find that neither were 17mm
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Just another thought.......

Would the 19mm adaptor bit have been replaced by a 17mm adaptor on the newer model, or is it more likely to be a 1-piece 17mm, with no adaptor fitted?

If it's the former, then perhaps I could aqcuire one. Though I suspect the latter is more likely.
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Just another thought.......

Would the 19mm adaptor bit have been replaced by a 17mm adaptor on the newer model, or is it more likely to be a 1-piece 17mm, with no adaptor fitted?

If it's the former, then perhaps I could aqcuire one. Though I suspect the latter is more likely.
I'm assuiming oyu bought this used?? I would look into getting the proper 17mm hexes for the ST-RR, and get a set of standard off-set wheels, with your choice of tires for it.. Not sure who or why anyone would want 14mm or 19mm hexes. If you use the 14mm hex you can mount basically any T-Maxx wheel..
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