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Old 04-07-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Can I run wider wheels on my TA05-IFS?

I just got a TA05-IFS but I have a couple of 200mm bodies laying around that I want to use. Are there wider wheels and tires that I can use that won't look stupid all tucked in? I'm new to this TC thing. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...+3mm&search=Go
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Thanks for helpin out a newbie! So it's the offset that's important huh? I need to figure all that out.
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The more offset, the wider the wheel. With zero offset, your car should be around 190mm wide. Idealy you would need wheels with a +5 offset, but I don't know if they make them that far out. You can also add a little more by running spacers or wider wheel hexes. Just be carefull becaues if you run too many spacers, your wheel-nuts won't have enough thread to lock onto, and they will fall off...
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I have been running the RCGT series here in SoCal. The majority of us run 200mm bodies with staggered offset wheels. I am currently running a MR-S body with HPI Volk TE-37 and run +3 offset in the front and +6 offset in the rear. A couple of friends of mine run a 200mm NSX body with +6mm wheels all around. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:50 PM   #6
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I ordered some 6mm offset wheels from Tower today along with my new charger. Stupid me should have searched first! I'm normally pretty good at that. Oh well, thanks again for the help and advice.
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