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Old 04-25-2006, 12:56 PM
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Default Wild Willy or Lunchbox with Clod Tires?

Many years back I saw a Lunchbox with Clod Buster sized wheels and tires. Does anybody know how to do this? I want to get a wild willy,or Lunchbox and put huge tires on it. Thoughts? Anybody done this?

What do these adapters fit, and which rims could I use thereafter? Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:51 PM
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Default RE: Wild Willy or Lunchbox with Clod Tires?

Having owned a Wild Willy, a Juggernaut 2 and a Midnight Pumpkin (same chassis as the Lunchbox) I'm gonna say it's not going to be easy. I don't think anyone makes that kind of adaptor. I'm almost sure of it, actually.

I'm not saying one can't be made, but it'd likely be a custom job, because the Clod wheels have this funky 5 screw bolt on connection thing. You'd probably need to make an adaptor that modifies that part to then bolt in where a normal wheel would.

However, if you do either, do the Wild Willy. The front suspension on the Lunch Box won't work well with clod tires. The steering knuckle is locked with the front arm. So, as the arm changes angle, the wheel stays at the same angle as the arm, instead of holding angle with the chassis. That's why the tires are big round balloon tires, instead of something more squared off. Actually, when the truck is at normal height, from the front, the tires do like this:
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Default RE: Wild Willy or Lunchbox with Clod Tires?

Hmmm. I wish I could find that picture! Maybe I could just design it myself on my CAD system... Could be a market for such a thing, if it no longer exists. The Willy is my first choice. I have never had one of those. Currently I have an old Blackfoot, and I have owned several lunchboxes in the past...
What does the above mentioned adapter fit???
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Default RE: Wild Willy or Lunchbox with Clod Tires?

It says right in the description:

This wheel adaptor only works for the driving wheels (the rears on a 2WD car and all wheels on a 4WD car). With these adaptors, one can use wheels designed for Kyosho or new Tamiya cars.
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