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Old 08-25-2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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what do hobby shops charge for a set of rims these days?

and is it best to just buy pre glued foam tyres and rims of buy rims seprately and use inserts??
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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Depending on what track you run depends on rubber or Foam and also personal pref. Check out http://www.frontlinehobbies.com.au for reasoble prices on R/C stuff
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i got some pretty nice rims for about $20 that wit out any tyres but.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:33 AM   #4
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so a set of 1/10 touring car rims are what roughly $30 from a shop?? chromes more expensive etc... and are there certain style rims better for racing?
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style of rims aren't that important really as long as they are not too soft. Whats important is tyre and insert choice. One of the most imprtant options in racing!!!! Do you race nitro or electric? What surface? night or day?
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i race nitro in the daytime....
so putting your wheels together with inserts etc, is just as good as buying premade foams and rims???
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Rubbers - Rim, insert, tire.

Foams - Are usually pre-mounted on rims.

It depends on what your doing, bashing or racing? if racing is the track surface clean?
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Southern Cross Hobbies has Ride, Sorex, Pit Shimizu, Yokomo rims starting at about $10.00 up to $20.00 for chrome. 4 pack.
Call Stu on 02-9793-9992.
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Radiomodels in Perth has a full set of rubber tyres on special now for $30... (yes thats rim, inset and rubber)


I believe thats pretty cheap for rubber?
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Schumacher Rev-Lites are $ 15.00 a pack of 4 ...and there nylon , not plastic.
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If you live in sydney, go and visit southern cross hobbies or hobbytown for good prices on rims, inserts, and rubber. both have good variety and can help you out with what you need.
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My rims cost $13 for 4.
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foam is much cheaper than rubber and better grip all the way to the rim and you don't have to worry about 100's of insert combos/ rim combos and compound combos. And before this starts into a rubber v's foam war I am out of here, I am not trying to start somthing.

for a set of foam's it will cost you about $50 a set of four (rims and foam all mounted up ready to race, and go for 40 front and 35 rear or some call them Pink rear's purples fronts.

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(prices for sets of 4)
Rubber: Around 39 bucks including postage (RMS special).
Foam: Many brands, come to around $35 inlcuding postage.

Coxy, what brand foams are you paying $50 for? Must be good! Prolly why I crash so much, cheap tread hahah.. (nah, im on L plates...)
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yeah they will be for racing,
i was thinking of just getting a set of chromies for practice/bashing or when im at a show hehe

wasnt sure if getting them off the net was cheaper than a shop, probably not by the sounds of things
and im on the gold coast by the way.....

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