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Old 09-13-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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I have an old Xray T1 I am thinking of turning trans am. From what i have read the 26mm fronts only come in 0 offset. I know I can space the wheel out at the hex 2 or 3 mm but it still won't be 200mm. How are you trans am guys setting up your 190mm cars as far as wheel options. The HPI website says you can use 6mm offset front and rear but I only see the 31mm width in 6mm offset. I wouldn't think the wide tires would work well up front.
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i think its in the way the wheels are made, they are made to make a 190 car a 200 and the 6mm rears are for the camaro, cuda shells as they are 210 in the rear. but i do think that even my car will need a few spacers to make the wheels look not so tucked in.
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I run an FK04, I use the 26mm up front and the 31mm in the rear, slap a vintage body on it and run. It looks and handles perfectly normal.

Look at this real TA car. Mine looks like that. The rear tires at the fender are closer to the body than in the front fender:

http://www.trans-amseries.com/images/_MTR4062.jpg
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The fronts are only 26mm with 0 offset and the rears are 31s on 6 offset, and no spacers are needed for any electric car. You can't run the wheels/tires any other way—it's mandatory that you run narrow 26mm tires up front and the wide 6 offsets in the rear for all cars. The bodies fit perfectly on just about every chassis, and look great.

Personally, I run stock hexes on my car, and a 1mm plastic wheel shim on all 4 corners just to make it a tick wider all around, and still tuck under the fenders.
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