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Good idea? Big Wheels on ECX Torment: 12mm to 17mm extension + 1/8 scale 17mm wheels

Good idea? Big Wheels on ECX Torment: 12mm to 17mm extension + 1/8 scale 17mm wheels

Old 11-29-2018, 02:04 PM
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Thumbs up Good idea? Big Wheels on ECX Torment: 12mm to 17mm extension + 1/8 scale 17mm wheels

Hello,
I am interested in getting bigger wheels for my ECX torment. Someone told me that the biggest they could go was 2.8" wheels, but then I discovered that you can get a 12mm to 17mm adapter to then use 1/8 scale wheels. Is this a dumb idea? I really dont know.

Here is the plan:

If I got this 12mm to 17mm adapter that also provides some extention:
ebay: 4pcs-N10178-12mm-To-17mm-Extended-Wheel-Hex-Hub-Adapter-Kit-For-RC-1-10-Car-Acc/192692302083

Could I then fit these wheels and have enough clearence to not need to cut the body?
ebay: 4-x-Hex-Hub-17mm-5-Hole-RC1-8-Off-Road-Car-Wheel-Rim-Prism-Shaped-Tire/152638550386

Any feedback is welcome!

Thanks,
Big Willy
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:58 PM
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Possible, yeah. Good idea, probably not. The stock axles won't like it. You can "upgrade" the axles to the Traxxas VXL shafts, they only need a little modding to fit properly.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:19 PM
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BobWillySmithJr, your stock Torment tires are, more than likely, bigger/wider than what you are looking at on eBay. Short course tires are about the same size as 1/8 scale buggy tires. In many cases, SC tires are taller and wider than 1/8 scale buggy tires. Me, I'd get some Pro-Line SC Badlands for the Torment and forget the 17mm adaptors. If you are wanting those tires/wheels that are on eBay just for the price, I totally get the whole frugal/low budget thing.

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