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Old 07-25-2002, 07:00 PM   #1
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i was wondering if someone could help me out here. i am currently racing at my first big race (roar paved nats) and i have warped around 2 sets of tires within 2 days. i am currently using the proline dish wheels, which worked great in new england where i normally race (track temps never go above 120, and the ambiant is cooler as well), but here i seem to be melting the wheels almost, since the supporting spines (do not know correct term, sorry) are bending, thus warping the whole wheel. now i will admit that i am hitting things, and that will break things, but is there any other wheel that might be able to withstand hits and the heat better? any help would be greatly apprecaited! thanks!
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Old 07-25-2002, 07:06 PM   #2
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I run Cross wheels here in Florida, never have warped one. If you want a wheel with a little more give, then I have used Echo's with no warping.
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The stiffest wheels I have found are the Tamiya's and the Sorex 24mm's BUT you might seriously break one or more of these wheels since you've already warped 4 Proline's. The Proline's will warp if hit hard enough, they're a little too flexible. The Echo's and the Cross are gonna be a little bit firmer than the Proline's but yet they'll be more flexible than the Tamiya's and Sorex's so to me these would be your best bet.
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Yep...everybody has it right. I race regularly on 140-160 F degree track temps...go with the Cross dish. Cheap too...when you buy them in the 8 pack!
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People over look this wheel but I think that the stock schumacher wheel is very sturdy and keeps it's form pretty well. Good luck at the nats!
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People over look this wheel but I think that the stock schumacher wheel is very sturdy and keeps it's form pretty well. Good luck at the nats!
I must agree 100%, these wheels are really strong.
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I have a couple sets mounted with the Tamiya dish wheels. I've never broken one, but i have warped a couple proline sets in the past.

I've never warped them bad, but enough to be seen.

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Old 07-26-2002, 05:15 AM   #8
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Ohh yeah forgot about the stock Shumacher wheel, very stiff and durable, the also area good choice imho
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Tamiya reinforced wheels!!!!!!


tried all the rest but seems like these are the ones that last and hold their own on hot and on an impact!!!!!
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You want stiff wheels? You want strong wheels? You want light wheels?

Nothing will come anywhere close to these babies!!

http://www.modeltech.co.uk/

Check out the tech pages- Wheels n tires.

RCP carbon graphite loaded plastic wheels! I have a set and I can tell you that you will probably bend your A arm pins before these wheels break or warp!! When you finished with the tires, boil them and start again with a new set of tires!!

You didn't say you want cheap wheels right??
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Default yep those are cool tires!!!!!!

just like the ones from tamiya


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DTM,

Those are really light an stiff, but I had issues with them being brittle, how about you ?
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Those are really light an stiff, but I had issues with them being brittle, how about you ?
Not really, I've run 4 sets of tires through mine and besides the normal rim edge rubbing they are still perfectly straight and useable.
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yokomo make some very stiff wheels. and so do jb and hpi , yok wheels are also quiet cheap think 5.99 for 4
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