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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 PM
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Default 1/5 Scale Wheels & Tires on XXL

I just grabbed a set of 1/5 scale rear Bow-Ties on Desperados, I'm having to mod the HPI adapters to work on the XXL though. First I had to drill the center out to allow the axle to go through it, hopefully I didn't just destroy these adapters for nothing, now I'm having to lengthen and widen the slot for the axle pin. If I destroy these adapters, I'll grab the 23mm ones and wrap them.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:48 PM
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looks good ,not overkill at all! i just got an xxl and wonderd about usin 1/5 stuf,thanks for the info.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:26 PM
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Nice job, looks sweet! Can we get a pic or 2 of the adapter mounted but without tires? Really curious about the fit of the adapter over the axle.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:40 AM
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looks great
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how much
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Can u elaborate what you did?i just got lst2 from a trade and I got some spare Baja wheels/tires.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:00 PM
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Default RE: 1/5 Scale Wheels & Tires on XXL

The adapters are from the Savage Baja Flux which have a smaller diameter stub axle. This requires drilling the center out to the LST 8mm diameter. Sounds like the LST hex pin is a larger diameter. Another option is wrapping 23mm with aluminum tape (used for sealing duct work) to bring them up to 24mm.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:17 PM
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oh ok..so u just drilled the part where the pin goes..i think second option would wear out easily.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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Sorry I haven't updated this, I'm moving to England and my house is getting packed tomorrow. I decided to scrap the Savage adapters (I'll try them later), and I found a set of the Proline 23mm hexes. The HPI ones were too much of a PITA, it's damn near impossible to find washers that'll fit over the stub axle and in the adapter. It was way easier to use the 23mm, I wrapped them with some aluminum tape to fill the gap, I haven't had a chance to run them. It'll be about 2 months before I even see it (let alone drive it), I've got a few things to fix on it and I'll be able to run it. I weighed the Bow-Ties and my stock ones, and the weight difference wasn't that big, I lost my notes so I'll have to reweigh them.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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That's pretty badasssssssssss....
I only concern would be weight.... How heavy are those suckers?

Should make for some top end either way
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How was that on the clutch?
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I moved the pictures and can't edit my previous posts.











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