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Old 12-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #194
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
So does that mean you can use standard front wheels?
The wheels do fit.
The bearing is a "tight fit", but it goes in, just.
Ordered up some flanged bearings to test it out.
Did some measuring with non-flanged bearings, and seems like it will be ok.

Jaco front wheels have 3mm more offset than the RM wheels.
We can shim them out, there is room on the axle.

Jaco NIB front wheels are roughly 45.5mm dia
If you bolt those on, the RM will sit at 4mm ride height.

They should work down to 43.5 ish where the RH will start dipping below 3mm.

As someone mentioned at the track the other day, when the tires get too small for the RM, there will be a lot of life left in them for standard 12th scale cars.

So I guess it works out, since the rear Jaco wheels bolt right on too.

Also noticed if you flip the rear pod insert around, there will be room to run smaller tires for club racing.

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