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Old 11-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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What do you prefer? Some friends of mine say that dish wheels make a truggy handle better than the spoked wheels do. I don't believe that it makes a difference. What are some of your thoughts?
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What do you prefer? Some friends of mine say that dish wheels make a truggy handle better than the spoked wheels do. I don't believe that it makes a difference. What are some of your thoughts?
I use spoked on my buggy and i can't tell a difference. I don't think it makes them handle better it just keeps rocks from coming in through the spokes was my impression of the reason for dish wheels. I've run them both and have sets of each and can't tell any difference in handling, speed or anything else for that matter.
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What do you prefer? Some friends of mine say that dish wheels make a truggy handle better than the spoked wheels do. I don't believe that it makes a difference. What are some of your thoughts?
Spokes are sexier, but dish wheels are generally a wee bit stronger and don't tend to trap as much mud/dirt. As for handling, I dare think that you'd have to be quite a skilled driver to notice the difference unless you go from really cheapo rims to maybe the new AKAs.
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If you run a pillowball car. I think spokes are a must. but either one gets the job done.
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You won't notice anything different between spoke and dish until the spokes are all caked up with mud...
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Thanks for the replies. I kinda thought they were full of it.
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I find that I'm into style / flash.
going fast and looking good.
Im liking the spoke style ( odonell, rulux ) rims just concerned with cracking.
Thinking , as long as i land my jumps correctly, ill be fine......
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I find that I'm into style / flash.
going fast and looking good.
Im liking the spoke style ( odonell, rulux ) rims just concerned with cracking.
Thinking , as long as i land my jumps correctly, ill be fine......
My Rulux's have been really tough and I don't get the swirl marks on them from scraping things... Yeah, I'm a bad driver... lol. They do tend to gather dirt a little easier. I really don't know if their lighter I haven't weighed them. But they do look nice IMO. I didn't really choose them I bought 2 complete sets of JC tires premounted on them, brand new, on here for a good price. With my punisher, the Rulux's, and those blue star cut JC Wheel nuts (haven't got these yet, soon) it'll look tough. I'm not the greatest driver by any means but at least I keep my truck looking nice.
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Dish. Why? Because no reason to make a race car pretty just make it do its job and eliminate the risk of breaking the flashy parts. I do have a pair of the split six pro-line rims and they are beefy and strong but just like dish better.
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A friend of mine was saying that his truggy handled a lot better with dish wheels on it but I just couldn't figure out why it would make difference. There's nothing wrong with dish wheels I just like the rulux wheels. I like the way they look.
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I have used both on my Buggy, could not feel any difference, until later in the race.
We water our track and the spokes get more mud in there.
But the spokes look beter, dont appear to be any weaker.

The spoked Rulux's (yellow) with my alloy front and rear hubs on my old XB8TQ looked great

That is now sold and I am awaiting the arrival of my MBX6T
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I have used both on my Buggy, could not feel any difference, until later in the race.
We water our track and the spokes get more mud in there.
But the spokes look beter, dont appear to be any weaker.

The spoked Rulux's (yellow) with my alloy front and rear hubs on my old XB8TQ looked great

That is now sold and I am awaiting the arrival of my MBX6T
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