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Old 08-25-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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so I've been practicing some road racing here @ Socal Raceway, i took a turn flipped *full speed* and tagged the pole. Shattered my new disc wheels. Anyways, what is a good disc to use on that sort of track.

hpi/yokomo or what? thanks in advance...
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tamiya are good
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Ok,

so I've been practicing some road racing here @ Socal Raceway, i took a turn flipped *full speed* and tagged the pole. Shattered my new disc wheels. Anyways, what is a good disc to use on that sort of track.

hpi/yokomo or what? thanks in advance...
There are so many out there that will get the job done. I wouldn't recommend a hard compound, a medium compound wheel is good. You probably want it the wheels to flex under impact and return to it original shape. A harder compound will cause the wheel to break. Once it breaks, the whole tire is donel.
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tamiya are good
No way!

Tamiya dishes are as brittle as they come and shatter on impact.
(and this is coming from a self-confessed Tamiya freak... )



Scumacher RevLites seem to be a lot more resilient, but
even then I've managed crack a couple.
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Orion makes a really good wheel that can take some good hits and not tweak or crack.
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where i run (track with PVC dividers), speedmind rims can take a beating - i havent wrecked one ... yet ive been using their 5-spoke wheels but im pretty sure they have a discs available.
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has anyone tried the discs made by Ofna? I think I will try those next.
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I would 2nd it on the Tamiya wheels. I have not broke the dishes but have many that have bent, giving you that nice wobble effect. It wasnt even that hot of a day either and they bend.

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I think whats most important for a wheel is one that will not bend. Crashes which break wheels are rare, so I vote for a rigid wheel. Tamiyas are good for this reason, and are cool also because you can get them with 0 or 1mm offset. Yokomos are similar and work well. Both are inexpensive compared to Prolines.

Wheels to keep as big a distance from as you can are take-off spoke wheels (bend city) and anything made of aluminum, which is too heavy. The new dish Take-off wheel is much better, but some of my friends in nitro broke them this weekend.
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Up there when I said "break" I didn't mean shatter into a 1000 pieces like glass...


When your wheels start to wobble after impact... take a close look.
Chances are, they've gotten fractures and cracks which cause
the wobble. Sometimes its only the tyre thats stopping the
wheel from flying apart.


Best non-dish wheel I've bought so far is Kyosho's multi-spokes.
Made for the V1R, they're nylon super-tough and they have a
flat profile at the back - no reinforcing bits to snag your suspension.
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I agree with WC.

While the Tamiya Dish wheels are excellent when new and spin perfectly true, they are very brittle and don't take well to even the slightest knocks. I have had several lose large sections of the outer rim after side swiping the boards.

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avoid HPI/Hot Bodies rims at all costs.. they are pieces of shit!
my rear ones broke and i didnt hit a thing! damn thing broke in the center/hex area.. AVOID!

EDIT: talking bout the dishes.
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Hotbodies wheels are awesome especially the inch ups I havent broke one yet!! and also HPI's are very good you must have had a serious crash or knock to have done that.

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so, no one has tried the ofna discs? I guess I'll find out tomorrow how they work.
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I like the ofna dish...haven't had a problem with them mounted with Sorex 24mm's. I also like it cause it was black and came in packs of 8 for cheap
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