R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2002, 06:50 PM   #1
Tech Elite
 
madweazl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 2,579
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default Which wheels and tires?

Who makes a decent set of wheels out there for the XXX-S in 24mm? I dont like white, I'm not opposed to aluminum. Which do you like.


We will be running on a pretty high bite concrete from a tennis and basketball court that is in very nice shape (brand new). It has a slight texture to it that is very fine, like most tennis courts I imagine.
madweazl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2002, 06:57 PM   #2
Super Moderator
 
Grizzbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posts: 3,063
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Well, if you're talking about wheels for racing, then stay away from aluminum, they'll just get dented up & never run true again, plus they're likely heavier than plastic wheels(& saving weight there is important in reducing rotating mass, much more important than keeping overall car weight down). If you just don't want white, you might have a look at Speedmind's wheels, they offer all of theirs in white, black & bright yellow(& there might be one or 2 more colors that I can't remember right now). Their wheels are light, strong, & are available in a number of styles that actually look pretty cool.....
__________________
Bob Seay
Tamiya TRF417, TA05v.2, TRF211XM, M-05ver.2R, XRAY X12, Associated B5m Factory Lite

Go Pokes!!!
Grizzbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2002, 08:21 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,596
Send a message via Yahoo to Doug Gaut
Default

Yokomo has a new wheel out that is SWEET!! It is strong and true. Part number is TW-1012Y-2 for the flourescent yellow wheel. They also have a white wheel made from the same material.
Doug Gaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2002, 08:28 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
madweazl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 2,579
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

I was poking around the Orion website and they have wheels out now too. They have soft, hard, and very hard. Tried any of them?
madweazl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2002, 08:30 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 3,117
Trader Rating: 69 (100%+)
Default

speedmind or tamiya rims - inexpensive but strong. theyre also available in black or yellow, if you dont like white.
marvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2002, 10:44 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Norman AR.
Posts: 1,954
Send a message via AIM to ZER01
Default Re: Which wheels and tires?

Quote:
Originally posted by madweazl
Who makes a decent set of wheels out there for the XXX-S in 24mm? I dont like white, I'm not opposed to aluminum. Which do you like.


We will be running on a pretty high bite concrete from a tennis and basketball court that is in very nice shape (brand new). It has a slight texture to it that is very fine, like most tennis courts I imagine.
You don't like white? Dude, I don't want to sound like an ass but appearance isn't what is gonna make you win. You need to seriously check out Losi's new dish wheel or if you just can't have white wheels, Team Orion makes a very hard fluorescent yellow dish wheel. Link below.

LINK
ZER01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2002, 10:51 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
seaball's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,303
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to seaball
Default

yok dish is probably the most popular for racers. the right balance between weight, durability, and flexibility.

a super tough wheel that looks great are the 24mm 12 spoke wheels from schumacher that come in white, gray, and black. now in econimical four packs.

also i like the orions because i prefer some flex for contact patch purposes. i will buying some of those when asphalt starts back up.
seaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2002, 11:21 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Norman AR.
Posts: 1,954
Send a message via AIM to ZER01
Default

To tell you the truth, I'ved use Pro-lines, Sorex, Echo's, Losi's, Orions, HPI's, Cross's and Tamiya's. I've found some wheels to perform better at some tracks where they don't perform worth a flip at other's so it's another parameter you'll have to experiment with. Here's a tip though, the Team Orion "Hards" are softer than Prol-lines and will warp if your a board slapper. Sorex's are a very hard plastic, I think it's called ABS plastic and they will crack in half or punch out their center hex area. All these wheels have differant width's and differant rib heights(OOH, that's a new one ) which will change the way they perform with the same tires-Tires are your primary tuning factor!
ZER01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 06:45 AM   #9
Tech Elite
 
madweazl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 2,579
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Yes, the appearance is a big factor to me. Out here I have no way of dying white wheels and I'm trying to get people involved in racing out here. Eye candy will be a major contributor in snagging more people for sure, besides the fact that I wouldnt and havent ever run a white wheel.

Gonna try out the orions, priced pretty well too. Probably go with the hards since I'd rather be slow than broke, hehe.
madweazl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 09:13 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
seaball's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,303
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to seaball
Default

hey proud, thanks for the info. i actually called orion to get an idea of what people were running. they told me all of their guys are running the extra hard dish wheels. i was looking for a wheel with the flexibility of a cross. i was hoping that the hards would give that to me. i have a full set of orion premounts that came in a trade. they work really well, but i dunno the compound or wheel. they are so soft that i just figured that they were the soft ones, but maybe if the hards are softer than prolines, that is what i have.

what do you think of the cross wheels? i have some of the take off glr's and every set has at least one warped wheel after only a few heats. i'm really dissappoinded. everyone talks them up, especially the schumacher guys. i've tried mounting myself, and with the glr's. some of my wheels have some small cracking in the webs of the spokes near the hex area. seems like the wheel stays round, but that the hex area gets knocked out of alignment.
seaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 09:35 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Norman AR.
Posts: 1,954
Send a message via AIM to ZER01
Default

Hey seaball, no problem. Personally I use the Sorex wheels for their rigidty and trueness but if your a board slapper these will crack and break. I've got a set of the Team Orion "hard" and they are pretty soft-softer than pro-lines. The hards are notorious for warping. Team Orion's "extra hard" should be the ticket because they will be stiffer than the pro-lines yet forgiving enough not to crack or break. I've got numerous sets of premounted take-off's on cross wheels and personally I don't like the wheel because of it's ribs on the inside and the soft material they use. I run take-off tires with the take off medium insert and with that wheel there is an air gap that isn't suitable for my applications. I just got a new schumacher mission and the wheels(they look like cross wheels but they are grey and schumacher is the manufacture) that came with it look to be good. They are real strong but not the ABS plastic Sorex and Tamiya uses. I still gotta mount a set up and experiment with them so I'll keep you posted.
ZER01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 10:05 AM   #12
Tech Elite
 
seaball's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,303
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to seaball
Default

yeah, proud, those are the wheels that i referred to in my first post on this thread. they are awesome. they stay ultra true and will not break, no matter what. i just wish that they had a bit more flexibility for performace reasons, not durability. i think you'll be happy. i've been running proline 1095's on these wheels with the ribs shaved off using the newer blue take off insert. for the cs-xx tires, i was always a bigger fan of the original charcoal insert that take off was using. now the air gap with the blue ones is too large for my liking. grips like hell, but i always end up with a set of tires rendered unusable by the ribbing effect near the inside wall. now i use those inserts in my proline tires, and hpi's or echo's in the takeoffs. good luck, i think you'll agree.
seaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 12:02 PM   #13
Tech Fanatic
 
fabolousRC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Jakarta...lah
Posts: 933
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to fabolousRC Send a message via Yahoo to fabolousRC
Default

I don't now if these wheels I'm using for my car is legal or not, but I have a pair of Ofna black five spoke wheels 26mm (I think they're 2.0 too instead of the usual 1.9). I mounted sorex 20Rs (I race nights and the weather up here is usually pretty cold) 24mm and it fits like a grip...except..for the gap.

Just on the "looks" standpoint, these wheels to me add the aggressiveness to any of my car. To see it perform (it's a -3 offset wheels too) and constantly took a beating without major damage both on my electric car and my old stolen nitro car is awesome.

They usually sell these at a hobby shop for $8.95 for a set of 8.

well..that's my $0.02
__________________
Tamiya DB01 Durga\Kyosho Lazer ZX-5\Kyosho Turbo Optima

Lex Tyler Paints \ Norcal Hobbies \ Bay Area Peninsula R/C Club
fabolousRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 04:00 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
madweazl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 2,579
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Fab, so you really still have a Turbo Optima? Sweet, that was my dream car when I was about 11 years old. I had actually started saving change and anything I could get my hands on in the hopes that I would some day be able to own one. I didnt take long for me to realize that I wasnt going to be able to get it without support from my parents and soon after cashed it all in for quarters at the arcade, lol. Parents thought I was crazy for wanting an rc car but it was in my veins by that time. About two years later I bought a Panda Monium, lol. I got it and a radio but didnt have enough for anything else. A guy my aunt worked for gave me a B&M Juice Machine (nice old charger for anybody that doesnt know about it) and some SCE battery packs which I promptly destroyed. I thrashed this little car, man did I thrash it, lol. I remember, oh, haha. This is good, it had the 3 speed manual speedo and I had lost the nuts that held the motor wires down to it so I just super glued them (oh the life of a 13 year old, hehe) on. We slapped an old Twister mod motor in it (what ever happened to Twister) and started haulin ass up and down the street. Before long I actually burned clear through the tires, no bull here, they seperated at the sidewall.

About 1 year after that my mother took me down to the local race track (Outlaw Hobbies in Highland) and we met the guy my aunt worked with (Dennis Taylor from Team Losi, same guy that gave me the charger) and he had a little surprise for me. It was a brand new JRX2, well, not brand new, it was his car! It was so awesome, basically it was a JRX Pro about a year before they came out. It had the ball bearing diff gear, long shocks and towers up front (were actually rears mounted up front) and it had the H arms on it. It was funny, I couldnt get any of these parts at hobby shops when I broke them. I remember one time going down there and asking for the replacement parts, the salesmen told that Losi didnt make these parts. I promptly pulled them out of my pocket and showed him. Dennis sent out the then prototype parts and I was back in business.

Wow, a trip down memory lane, lol. Sorry bout that guys, I have a big old grin on my face now though
madweazl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2002, 04:24 PM   #15
Tech Regular
 
LouisB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Guernsey, UK
Posts: 404
Default

I like tamiya blue dish wheels for the look and stiffness, but if you want a slightly more flexible and durable wheel from my experience HPI 5 spokes are great, and look good in black
LouisB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M8, JR XR2I, XTM, HPI Wheels, Old Dynamite racing tires. Muggy Wheels ridindirty R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 23 10-09-2008 08:56 AM
WTB LARGE MT WHEELS TIRES & WHEELS 17MM + STIFF REVO SPRINGS jsm11 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 5 07-18-2008 09:11 PM
5 sets of wheels/tires. slick, treaded, and drift. 4 dish wheels bionictony R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 07-12-2008 09:02 AM
1/8th Buggy Tires, wheels NEW! AND...TMaxx/Savage Tires/Wheels. mblgjr R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 13 06-16-2008 10:47 PM
WTT Rc10 T4 T3 wheels and tires for XXX4 wheels and tires supralative R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 05-13-2005 08:17 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net