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Old 07-11-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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....guys......i have an old Associated RC12LW that i would like to carpet race this winter.........will hubs off Associateds new 12 scale car work on the rear of my 12LW???........don't want to have to buy a new car this fall.....but want to run the newer style rims.....thanks........Matt
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Depends on what diff rings your old car has. I can't remember if the LW had the small rings or the big ones.

The new car has the big rings. Gotta buy an axle if the LW has the small rings.
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....guys......i have an old Associated RC12LW that i would like to carpet race this winter.........will hubs off Associateds new 12 scale car work on the rear of my 12LW???........don't want to have to buy a new car this fall.....but want to run the newer style rims.....thanks........Matt
Yes you will need new hubs and axle. I think the LW had the diff through the wheel. Be sure to space the rear wheels so they are centered in relation to the chassis.
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I think the LW had the diff through the wheel.
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....guys......i have an old Associated RC12LW that i would like to carpet race this winter.........will hubs off Associateds new 12 scale car work on the rear of my 12LW???........don't want to have to buy a new car this fall.....but want to run the newer style rims.....thanks........Matt
or... you could order this from IRS.

http://www.teamirsrc.com/axles.html

Part number IRS2131
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yes the new hubs fit. you need them because all the new rear wheels are 3 bolts and also the big diff rings (especially the D-rings) work much better. But you will also need an axle to go along with the the dring hubs. So long as the rest of the car is in decent condition, upgrading the rear axle should serve you just fine. Only a national caliber driver might notice the difference between the one you've got and the latest edition cars. And if you wanted to totally upgrade your car to make it the equal of any of the current cars, then the only other thing you might want is the IRS 4-bolt rear pod conversion (they make it either with dampener tubes or with with associated style discs....your option). If you added a 4 bolt pod (which by the way comes with the low axle position side plates), and a large Dring axle and hubs..........then you'd have a completely modern tbar car that would be every bit as good as anything else of similar design that's on the market.
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or..

http://rc4less.com/Axles_&_Hubs/c24/...duct_info.html

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http://rc4less.com/Axles_&_Hubs/c24/...duct_info.html
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thanks guys.............Matt...........
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compare your options if you are intending to purchase individual parts to update your LW, there are plenty of great deals for used newer generation 1/12 cars.
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