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Old 08-30-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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im just curious if anyone has tried putting weight on the inside of the wheel? would it give the car more grip?
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I've put weight on the insides of wheels to balance them.. but never for "more grip".

Seems like there are much better things to do than to add to the rotating mass of the drive train.

There are an infinite amount of adjustments you can do to your suspension not to mention different tires and compounds.

The front tire grip can play a role in your rear grip as well... if your front grip is too great, the rear can break loose especially in the corners. Again, your front suspension can be adjusted as well.

Don't forget about adjustments to your slipper clutch and differentials.

You can change to different wings on a buggy and bodies on trucks. They are NOT all equal!

Adding weight to the wheels just sounds like a bad idea. In all sorts of racing, not just r/c, the idea is to go as light as you can for speed.

Just my opinion..

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Wheels are not the place you want to be adding weight. Same effect in changing to a set of much heavier wheels - any traction gain is more than offset by loss in acceleration. Heavier wheels will also make your motor run hotter.

If you're having traction probs, look to suspension tuning, not adding weight to the wheels. Xray buggy manuals have a great suspension tuning guide, they tell you adjustment by adjustment what each one does and how it affects the vehicle.
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Unless its a rock crawler i would stay away from putting weights on your wheels unless its small amounts to balance them
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