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Old 01-15-2002, 03:22 PM
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I NOTICE THE YOKOMO AERO DISH WHEELS COME IN NYLON OR ABS. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? WHICH IS LIGHTER? I WOULD THINK THE NYLON WOULD BE STRONGER BUT HEAVIER, RIGHT?
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We pretty much never run the nylon wheels. They are too flexible, which makes the car handle inconsistantly. I believe the ABS Wheels are lighter too.
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Mo is right the abs rims are lighter and also a stiffer rim (which will give you a little more corner speed), this is not always a good thing though. If the rim design on ABS plastic is crap then the rim can crack and break. If you are a good driver and dont hit much, abs is better. If you want more durable rims go with the nylon rims, they can take more hits. Heres a list of some good rims:

Kyosho 15 spoke rims: medium weight, good design semi stiff, nylon plastic. (recommended) works well on gas cars too

Schumacher 15 spoke rims: Medium weight, good desgin, very stiff, Some other material (recommended), works well on gas cars too

Yokomo abs dish wheels: Light weight, ok design, very stiff, abs, good for national events where everything counts.

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Old 01-16-2002, 03:40 AM
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You can reuse nylon rims by putting the old rims into acetone and after a couple of hours you can remove the tyre.

In europe a lot of testing with rim flex has been going on.
With control tyres and low grip a flexible rim has somethimes proved to generate more grip.

the JB wheels are available in 3 diffrent stiffness
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