R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,303
Default Buggy tire cross compatibility

Can the wheels/tires/inserts of different brands be mixed? I'm looking mainly to use proline tires with aka foams/wheels viceversa. Heard some brands have fitment issues. Thanks

Last edited by redbones; 04-06-2011 at 04:34 PM.
redbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
jmaxey51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 3,917
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redbones View Post
Can the wheels/tires/inserts of different brands be mixed? I'm looking mainly to use proline tires with aka foams/wheels viceversa. Heard some brands have fitment issues. Thanks
in buggy, yes they all can be interchanged (if AKA grooved foams, nongroove is to hard). but for truggy, some do and some dont interchange.
__________________
Jonathan Maxey - Mugen Seiki USA, Alpha-Plus Engines, O'donnell Fuel Team, Sweep Racing USA, M2C Racing, Airtronics, TritonRC.com, RC Renew, 4C Hobby Supply
Mugen MBX7 / Alpha-Plus Engine / Airtronics M11x
Mugen MBX6T / Alpha-Plus Engine / Airtronics M11x
Mugen MBX7 Eco / LRP / Airtronics M11x
jmaxey51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,900
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I was wondering the same. I noticed that the grooves in the foam for AKA(3) and proline(4) are different numbers. I assume the internal ribs on the tires are also different, making them incompatible cross platform.

I have an extra set of the new AKA reds, but wanted to try a proline tire...
__________________
Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI4
TLR 22 3.0
Apex RC Proshop
inpuressa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
jmaxey51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 3,917
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

people use AKA foams in almost all tires with great results...the red AKA work just fine in proline.
__________________
Jonathan Maxey - Mugen Seiki USA, Alpha-Plus Engines, O'donnell Fuel Team, Sweep Racing USA, M2C Racing, Airtronics, TritonRC.com, RC Renew, 4C Hobby Supply
Mugen MBX7 / Alpha-Plus Engine / Airtronics M11x
Mugen MBX6T / Alpha-Plus Engine / Airtronics M11x
Mugen MBX7 Eco / LRP / Airtronics M11x
jmaxey51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,303
Default

proline has five grooves as opposed to AKAs 3 groove.




does that make any difference as to what tires can properly fit?
redbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Jerm13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: VB, VA
Posts: 3,237
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

I got a set of Proline Snipers with AKA Black foams on JC wheels but that was for a buggy. Seamed to be good. I did have a problem with Proline Sc tires on JC rims. They didnt want to seat to good on the outer bead. I had to trime them. But I also had about every truggy tire on JC Maw-ups and they all worked great. Although I havent tries the proline VTR tires yet. I think its a different tire diameter.
Jerm13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
World GT Club Racing - To spec or not to spec is the question???? Mr. McGoo Electric On-Road 722 11-01-2014 06:05 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:35 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net