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Looking for Short Course wheel recommendations for racing

Old 06-22-2018, 06:32 AM
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What's your go to wheel for 1/10 Short Course racing? I'm currently using DE Trinidads but was wondering if anyone has found anything better.

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Old 06-22-2018, 06:49 AM
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type of track / dirt and kind of dirt .
is track watered... and how often.
temperature.
size of track.
Truck/car being used
motor used.
skill level of driver.
in door or outside.

it matters.

rears I run AKA Enduro3..
loose sandy. large track. 17,5 motor. SC5M truck, skilled. outdoor. 75 to 95 degrees. intermittent sun and shade from trees.

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:19 AM
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DE Trinidad is my go to wheel but I also like the Jconcepts Rulux wheels since they are so cheap(Slash offset is $2 a pair).
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DE Trinidad is the best wheel I've used. JConcepts Hazards are my 2nd choice
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I run Avid's Sabertooth wheels because they are really light and strong. But I run 2wd 17.5 SC and wheel weight is very critical.
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Not a fan of anything with thin spokes especially on a 4WD, for example just had one such wheel die on me as all the spokes snapped. Although in fairness it did last for a good 60-70 packs, the Blockades that were on them were just starting to bald out.

I like the ol' KMC hex wheels on my SC10/SC5M, unbreakable pretty much. Too wide rules-wise for racing with the SCTE, though.
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all depends of what the surface is and how much grip you have and how that stays thru the race day or night. tri dots are my start tires on sticky watered clay.i like the drit I get in corners and the sure grip in straight or whoops.
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The DE Borrego wheels are good. If you are running 4WD I would also suggest to convert to 17mm hex's. The Borrego 17mm hex wheel is strong and stiff and never strip a wheel hex. it is not scale with spokes, but I don't care about that.
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I for one would love 17mm hex on my SCT even if just to get cheaper practise tires (1/8 buggy tires). But even if I still could find a conversion, all of them seem to make the SCTE too wide, enough so that the wheels would rub/hit the body edges.
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I for one would love 17mm hex on my SCT even if just to get cheaper practise tires (1/8 buggy tires). But even if I still could find a conversion, all of them seem to make the SCTE too wide, enough so that the wheels would rub/hit the body edges.
That seems to be the case with production parts. I made 17MM adapters for my SCTE from hubs designed for other cars and Ten-T axles. My 17MM hex is just barely wider than the 2.5MM cross-pin that holds the hub in place. I use the DE 17MM hub Trinidad SCT wheels. Because my hubs are so narrow, the wheels needed to clearanced to get full steering throw. The tires don't rub the body but it is still about 1/3 of an inch over ROAR legal width.

I have no problem doing this for myself but I can't imagine a manufacturer trying to sell a product and telling the user they need to modify their wheels for it to work.

I did this so I didn't ever have to worry about hexes stripping with the 12MM hubs. I've never tried to run 1/8th buggy wheels on the SCTE.
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