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Old 11-11-2002, 06:48 AM   #1
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Hey there... I'm a rookie who has probably made the age-old mistake of buying expensive gear only to realise that I suck at driving. But no matter, I will keep practicing...

I've been trying to test the aerial performance of my 414M2. It's really quite good at barrel rolls... on the down side, my wheels tend to get warped pretty quickly... I was using Tamiya dishes...

What kind of wheels are most suitable for rookies...? durability is key, I guess.
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Proline or Orion- they're soft enough to spring back into place, but firm enough not to hurt performance.
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Old 11-11-2002, 08:14 AM   #4
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yeah... the tamiya dishes seem to be definitely on the stiff side...

dishes or spoked wheels guys?
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:50 AM   #5
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You might try Cross dish wheels. Extra strong for nitro use.
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Old 11-11-2002, 02:48 PM   #6
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I haven't had any problems with yokomo rims, and I race plenty of nitro as well... HPI rims are soft, but they are very prone to warping so stay away. No one mentioned them, but some think there soft construction will make it bounce back... It does, but its never the same again. Prolines are great from my experience as well.
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HPI Dish wheels warp to easy, Yokomos are really never that straight to begin with. Pro-Lines are good but I have found that Orions are probably some of the best I have ever tried.
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Interesting... I haven't had a warped rim nor one that broke for a year since I've been using Yokomo's.

How much do Orion's JB wheels cost? I just can't find any though.
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Wheels made of Polystyrene plastic (Yokomo) tend to break if hit a little too hard. They also melt if put in acetone or boiled to remove the tires.

Wheels made with Nylon (HPI, Pro-Line, RPM) will flex more and are much less likely to break. (OK to boil, put in Acetone)

Wheels made from Lexan (Ofna) are somewhere in between.

What has now become the wheel of choice for me, are the new Yokomo "Precision" molded wheels. (they say Yokomo on the sides) These are strong enough to sustain the abuse of Nitro racing without warping or breaking. A plus is that they come at a decent price.

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Wheels made with Nylon (HPI, Pro-Line, RPM) will flex more and are much less likely to break.
Unfortunatly, they are also more likely to warp too. I used to love using Pro-Line Wabash wheels, since they look really nice, but I found they would wobble a bit after a few hard smacks into the wall or from another driver. I've been using the Sorex dish wheels with much success. Very stiff and lightweight.

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Don't boil Tamiya wheels either... total warpage.
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i had just finished melting my yokomo dish wheels trying to remove the tires by putting them into acetone. and THEN i find this thread.... ..... so yeah...what way is there to remove the tires then? no way? alright, peaches.

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For wheels made out of Polystyrene, I don't think there is a way to reuse them.
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Schumacher wheels are by far the best.
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I'll 2nd that.
Schumacher wheels all the way, they are nice and firm i find.

I bought some other brand, for the same price as teh Schumacher ones and they cracked at the top after slight hit into the side of the tracks, no good at all.
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