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Old 02-21-2014, 04:19 AM
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Guys,

I need some help with picking up a set of rims for my Kyosho EP Fazer Kobra.

http://www.kyosho.com/eng/products/r...duct_id=108353

I intend to build a second set of wheels, with foam inserts (unlike the original ones that have no foam) and I would like to pick different rims this time.

Can someone please help me with the rim characteristics?

Thanx in advance!
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I don't see a scale listed but it looks like it's just a regular 1/10 buggy. Does it have 12mm wheel hexes?
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Does it have 12mm wheel hexes?
I' not sure...

http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/support/in...r_KOBRA_ex.pdf

Well, yes it is a 12mm hub, I found some info...

What about offsets?

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I think most use a standard 0 offset.
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Thank you!

So, what sizes (front/ rear) Should I be looking at?
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Check out these two companies... They do wheels and tyres

http://prolineracing.com

http://www.jconcepts.net

look under 1/10 buggy... It will be a bit of a learning curve. There is so much to chose from.

Personally I like JCconcepts more.... And the Rulux wheels look cool.... Only thing they come in sets of 4... So u will have to buy a set of fronts and a set of rears.... But u will end up with 2 full sets of wheels

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Or..... Even do a search on eBay for 1/10 buggy wheel..... Just looking now there are some very cheap and stylish wheels and pre mounted tyres
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Good points taken!

Thanx!!!
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I don't think that I will be able to match the offset however.

The factory wheels don't look like zero offset as far as I can judge by looking at them. It looks like some positive offset is applied, but I can't measure it nor find it in the literature.

All I know for sure is that they are exact match to the Lazer ZX-5 wheels.

Is it a big deal if the offset is different on the new set?
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To be honest I don't know? Umm it might be worth shooting JConcepts a email.
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Yeah, I' ve already shot a couple to stores selling wheels and I hope I get something useful in reply...

I' ll try JC as well.
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As the body don't cover the wheels (or has to match with the same width as with onroad bodies) i guess the offset is not of big importance here. The only thing is that it will make the car more stable with more offset.
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Thank you Lars,

As I understand it we're talking about negative offset - am I right?

What is more useful (or less harmful) here?

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Arrgh, i never remember what is negative or positive offset... But yes, i think that negative offset will widen the stance off the car, hence make it more stable.
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I was under the impression that negative offset doesn't exist in RC.
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Central, you're running into the same problem I had recently. That is: How does one know if a given wheel will fit your car, as far as how deep the wheel is on the hub side? Answer: YOU DON'T! And it pisses me off. You can't even tell by trying to peer thru the bag. Forget about buying on line, because it's a total crapshoot. Unless you can go down to your local hobby store and get the guy to open a bag or two for you to check, OR get a recommendation from someone who owns your same car, plan on having some wheels around that you can't use. I was fortunate enough that my LHS guy had some spare hub-adapters that allowed the wheels I bought from him to work on my car. The wheels were too deep on the hub side, meaning the wheels set further inboard, and interfered with the steering linkage. The hub adapters added some length and pushed the wheels out so they didn't interfere. TEST-FIT WHEELS ON YOUR CAR B4 YOU GLUE UP THE TIRES!!
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Central, you're running into the same problem I had recently. That is: How does one know if a given wheel will fit your car, as far as how deep the wheel is on the hub side? Answer: YOU DON'T! And it pisses me off. You can't even tell by trying to peer thru the bag. Forget about buying on line, because it's a total crapshoot. Unless you can go down to your local hobby store and get the guy to open a bag or two for you to check, OR get a recommendation from someone who owns your same car, plan on having some wheels around that you can't use. I was fortunate enough that my LHS guy had some spare hub-adapters that allowed the wheels I bought from him to work on my car. The wheels were too deep on the hub side, meaning the wheels set further inboard, and interfered with the steering linkage. The hub adapters added some length and pushed the wheels out so they didn't interfere. TEST-FIT WHEELS ON YOUR CAR B4 YOU GLUE UP THE TIRES!!
I have also come to that same conclusion myself...

Another solution is to buy the exact same rims and get done with that.
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