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Old 10-21-2010, 04:57 AM   #31
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You do in kart racing. We would switch from spun aluminum or cast magnesium to adjust for traction. But then you have no springs or shocks. LOL

In RC I have known guys at our local track play with various wheels and liking the softer ones for indoor.
Haha! Alloy wheels do flex a little but as long as the material has not reach it yield strength it should sprung back to its original shape. A little bit of flex might aid traction but if the wheel's roundness is out then you start having problem with handling...
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:52 AM   #32
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reinventing the wheel? I don't think so. Losi did this on the xx buggies 15 years ago.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:39 AM   #33
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Actually, the title of this thread should read as:

[Sarcasm ON] "Reinventing the wheels??" [Sarcasm OFF]

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Old 10-21-2010, 10:16 AM   #34
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I am not aware of any full scale car racing that uses rigidity of wheels as an tuning option, as far as I know, all kind of car racing would want their wheels to be as rigid as possible, a soft wheel can easily be out of its perfectly round shape causes imbalance and erratic handling...

IMHO, we already have enough tuning options on our buggy (chassis flex, diff oil, shock oil, shock spring, shock piston, shock rebound, droop, suspension travel, toes, cambers, caster, wheelbase, sway bar, wings downforce, tire compound, inserts, etc). Soft wheels will probably throw out all your settings...
I agree that there is an abundance of tuning options which sometimes makes finding a good setup difficult, but new products are what helps the industry grow as well as keeping things interesting and fun. Without the development of new products, the progression of what these cars are capable of would plateau and in turn would IMO be the demise of R/C at least from a racing standpoint. I say the more the better!
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We do a lot of things in scale that don't always ring true in 1:1 situations.

I don't foresee having an option to stiffen the wheel to be detrimental overall.

It's like any tune point. It can potentially benefit those that grasp how to utilize it and hinder those that don't. Same with any adjustment.
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Why do you have to buy the inner wheel stiffeners
separately? Shouldn't JC package them together?
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Why do you have to buy the inner wheel stiffeners
separately? Shouldn't JC package them together?
For the AKA wheels, the inners last longer than the wheels itself, so it would be cheaper in the long run for the customer.
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Personally I think the AKA design looks better
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Is any one aware of a tool to make rims round again and realign the hub to the rim? I have a simple concept but figured I should ask before I re-invent the wheel rejuvenator.
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