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Old 08-29-2001, 06:53 AM
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All you guys that are talking about the OFNA wheels, are you talking about their Foam Dish Wheels or are you talking about their molded Touring car tires witht he spokes? I looked and saw a set of the Clear Blue Dish wheels and they looked funky but they were not the Dish Foam Wheels, the guy mounted Sorex Tires on them.

I may give them a try becaue it is only $8. I was not aware that the proline tires waraped also. I thought they would be better quality because the Pro's use them all the time where I race.

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Old 08-29-2001, 09:53 AM
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the only reason pros use them is because they have to. they like..love the proline bodies which kills 2 birds with one stone...free...free & free

who wouldnt run free stuff is the real question.
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Old 08-29-2001, 01:54 PM
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Mike,
The Ofna wheels come in several different colors and face designs.I have only used the dish lexan wheels myself which are designed to fit rubber tires.I don't race on foams but would imagine that the Ofna wheels made for foams would perform the same.The Pro's use Proline wheels because their free and they don't hit stuff.On the other hand........I do hit stuff and the money comes out of my pocket.Once a wheel is warped,its trash along with the tire its mounted to.This really sucks if the tire is three runs old........been there,done that!I guess it depends on your track layout and what they use for boarders.
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Old 08-29-2001, 02:50 PM
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does anyone use trc tires? I'm not a fan of trinity but I found that they (rims) seem to hold up very well. always hated prolines because the rims flex. yeah it gives you more bite but if you hit a turn wrong they're goners.
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TRC wheels are what I and many others use at my local track. The Jaco brand is great also. If you can manage to stay off the boards and keep them warp free then you're guaranteed a superb run with lots of traction.

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Old 08-29-2001, 03:20 PM
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they are the best. imo but a little $xpensive
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Old 08-29-2001, 04:26 PM
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this site seems to be pretty cool. i' ve been trying to get onto rctouring for like 2 weeks now then somebody at the track let me know what was going on. glad to be back
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Old 08-29-2001, 05:32 PM
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cool I just found out about them a couple of days ago
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Old 08-29-2001, 05:34 PM
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other than a couple of different subtle changes it feels like "home"
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Old 08-29-2001, 06:42 PM
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I am talking about the Ofna wheels that you glue rubber tires onto.

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You run a pivot ball car? That is actually why I tried the Ofna wheels, as they are larger inside, and do not rub the arms/hubs. I ran Corally, and the Pro-line wheels rubbed pretty bad.
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Old 08-29-2001, 10:51 PM
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The best wheels to use right now are the ones from www.speedtechrc.com!!! They are dish rims and come in a set of four for $4.50!!! They hold their round quite well, do not break as easily as others out there, and their price fits almost all budgets!!!
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Yes, I must agree the rims at www.speedtechrc.com that are $4.50 for a set of four are extemely durable.
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Old 08-30-2001, 05:31 AM
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i would rather have a rim warp, than break.....or crack...you can still use it when it is bent, if it breaks you cant use them....the only wheels i run are proline.....i will use hpi or yok in a pinch......but never ofna....i have seen good drivers break rims, often.....remember, saving 12 bucks on rims will cost when the 15 dollar tire and 5 dollar insert cant be used....actually the best rims are the losi ones.....i have actually reused them....they hold true, and i have never broken one......also very stiff.....
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Old 08-30-2001, 07:59 AM
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Question about the XXX-S and the front end. I was thinking about buying a flat sheet of Graphite and cutting it out to attach it to the chassis and the Body Mount to make it more firm up there. I see that I can screw it in where the Sway Bar Kit can connect to the car. If I do this am I going to screw up the geometry of the sway bar because it will be mounted a little higher or am I worrying about nothing? Also I heard rumors that Losi is coming out with a Short shaft and body shock Kit for the Front of the XXX-S and Trinity is coming out with the Brace that I described. I think that the Short Shaft and Body will be nice for the car. just like the one conversion kit that they made for the Steet Weapon.

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Old 08-30-2001, 09:24 AM
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You should be alright with the mount a little bit higher Mike.
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