R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2013, 05:39 AM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Default NOOB ALERT: Hpi Firestorm 10t wheels

Hi, I am new to Rc nitro cars, just looking for a bit of advice:
From what I can read the wheels that are on my HPI firestorm 10t
Are 55x50mm 12mm hex nuts, I'm looking at wheels online
And I don't understand if any other wheels will, if there bigger/smaller
But there still 12mm fitting would they still fit?
Any advice appreciated thanks for having me on the forum
Im looking to staying.

Paul-Drift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
Tech Master
ozziii's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Echuca, Victoria, Australia.
Posts: 1,420
Send a message via Skype™ to ozziii

They will fit if they are a 12mm hex but the wheel offset & diameter can cause other issues. If the offset is more to the inside of the wheel then there is a chance you could have clearance problems & the inner edge of the rim/tire could contact the body, suspension arm or shocks etc.
A larger diameter rim/tire combo will have an effect on the gearing, in effect giving the car higher gearing & a higher top speed, but before you think good, more speed, remember that you will loose low down performance, acceleration will drop off & the motor will have to work harder to get the car/truck moving which can cause more heat build up & wear.
Going to a bigger diameter wheel/tire would really require changing the gearing to suit, maybe a tooth or two less on the pinion gear. Smaller diameter wheels/tires will have the opposite effect.
If the size difference between aftermarket wheels/tires is only slightly more than the standard wheels/tires then it might be ok but if its more than a few mm's then a gearing change will most likely be needed.
Stuff I like & use.
JQ Racing 'THE Car' Black Edition, NAA-GODZILLA engine,
Sanwa MT4 radio, NEO+ fuel, MAX & Ultimate Racing Oils,
SWEEP tyres, Savox servo's.
ozziii is offline   Reply With Quote

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 11:30 PM.

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