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Old 05-26-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default 1/8 Buggy wheels... Spokes or Dish????

Any body know of a performance loss or gain of running either one..... Let me know your opinion!.. I'm thinking about switching to spokes because I like how they look. I think if there is any loss in performance it would be minimal.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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i dont know about other co., but prolines dish wheels are lighter then there wabash wheels...
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Hi Steve,
I don't know if it works the same on 1/8th buggies, but I used to run Kyosho STR (spoke) wheels on my Revo and they were great until the track got muddy. The mud would push right through the spokes and throw everything out of balance.
We ran together out in Lorain at the Money race I pitted next to you.
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Spoked rims wont' pack up with dirt and mud as badly as dish rims, but they aren't as strong as dish rims either.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:23 PM   #5
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spoked rims won't offer as much aerodynamic efficiency as dished rims.

but seriously, dish rims are better because they won't pack up with dirt as easily and they are stronger, I had a set of wabash wheels that looked great, but they cracked in several spots after a couple days racing.

But the big downside to dish rims is that when they do pack up with dirt, it doesn't come out, unless you run $70 worth of fiorni wheel scrapers. But if you don't run on a track that gets real muddy, don't worry about it.
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I like dish best 4 racing
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i like the habao 5 spokes there just as strong and look better then the dish, dishes are like assholes every bodys got them,i cant see the differance
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Hi Steve,
I don't know if it works the same on 1/8th buggies, but I used to run Kyosho STR (spoke) wheels on my Revo and they were great until the track got muddy. The mud would push right through the spokes and throw everything out of balance.
We ran together out in Lorain at the Money race I pitted next to you.
Yeap, I remember..... Thanks for the Info!
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Thanks guys for all your input, I think I'll stick with dish!
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unless you run $70 worth of fiorni wheel scrapers.
i run the xtream racing carbon fiber scrapers, and they only costed my $8.00...
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I like spoke myself.When im on brake's down the straight, or in the air i can see what the brake's are doing with spoke wheel's. That way i can tell if the binders are too loose, or the car is slidding on the track during breaking.But it's all personal prefence.Honestly i ll get whatever's cheapest. And currently Racer's Edge spoke's are the cheapest for me to get.
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When im on brake's down the straight, or in the air i can see what the brake's are doing with spoke wheel's. That way i can tell if the binders are too loose, or the car is slidding on the track during breaking.
You can do that with dish wheels, just put one of your favourite stickers on each of your wheels, looks cool and is easy to see what is happening, wheelspin or lockup etc...
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when stuff sticks on the rims my spokes hold less mud but are touffer to clean out. all my dishes hold mud/dirt like its going out of style.
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I lke the looks of spokes, but when a track get muddy they suck. To solve my problem (because I like to see my wheel speed in braking and in the air) I took dish rims and diped half of them in rite dye, making them half white and half(my choice) orange.
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i like dish myself.....
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