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Old 08-25-2003, 10:10 PM   #1
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Are the TRC wheels any better than Jaco? I have been running Jaco on my Pantoura and the fronts seem very weak. It doesn't take much of a hit to break the center out. I wish CRC made 1/10th wheels like the 1/12th dish wheels.
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I have never run TRC pan wheels but the sedan wheels have a tendency to warp after a big hit, other then that there very durable. When I used to run my super F1 I never had a problem with the jaco 1/10 fronts cracking or warping.
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The new Jaco wheels are much better, and they are slightly bigger which results in more contact patch with the same given foam sidewall height and a LOT better clearance for the hubs and steering components.

Needless to say, I like them a lot.
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Has Pro-Line discontinued the Jaco line, or did they just sell it off? Jaco no longer appears on the Pro-Line website.
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BigDog - do you know is the new jacos wil fit the Mission without any dremeling of the hubs or spacing?
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Has Pro-Line discontinued the Jaco line, or did they just sell it off? Jaco no longer appears on the Pro-Line website.
Jaco is now a separate company - they work with SMC; http://www.jacoracing.com/
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Back to the original question, we still run a bit of 1/10th pan roadcourse racing (i.e., like the pantoura but mostly wide cars acutally) here in Southern California (our thread is here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/forumdis...p?s=&forumid=5) and we see a lot of warped Jaco rims but almost never actually break the center out. On the other hand, those of us that run the TRC’s have virtually no complaints so take it for what it’s worth…
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I have run both new style rims and I cant say which ones are better except i hate the ugly yellow. I painted my rims black.
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The new Jaco wheels are much better, and they are slightly bigger which results in more contact patch with the same given foam sidewall height and a LOT better clearance for the hubs and steering components.

Needless to say, I like them a lot.
I did notice that in the last pair I bought one wheel was significantly wider than the other. Maybe I just got some of the older wheels. I have broken out the centers on three wheels so far.

I am going to buy a set of the TRC wheels to try out.
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Thanks, Mark
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Also, FWIW, Jaco runs a forum here at Rctech:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/forumdis...?s=&forumid=64
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