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Old 08-24-2007, 01:36 PM
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what are good wheels/tires

Are these any good

for wheels: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJJ86&P=ML (are these strong)

for tires: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDT90&P=7

or these http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUM93&P=7


does anyone know the # of teeth on the CB and Spur gears
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:07 PM
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You can use the traxxas dish wheels and dye them what ever color you want and they are only about $10 for all 4. As for tires you want Moabs, Yokohama geolanders or hpi dirt dawgs. For on road you want something like road rage tires.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:47 PM
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I really like the Yokohama geolanders for bashing and general use. For dirt track I like snake eyes or bow ties.

for rims I run rims from www.rc-parts.com about 98% of the time. the traxxas dish rims are good too, but I tend to crack them.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:49 PM
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IMO dish rims are great they are cheap and you can dye them. Also for tires i would say maobs for hardcore off raoding where ground clearance matters. But for just a plain dirt feild or smooth area something like the proline dirt hawgs or dirt works would be best. Those are smaller tires (height wise) so you will not be so top heavy and flip. For on road it is road rage all the way. But i would wear out your stocks tires before you switched to raod rages.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:28 PM
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would these shorten the wheelbase too much http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJGS0&P=ML
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:38 PM
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what do you mean?
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:59 PM
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shorten the distance between the front and rear wheels which would give it a rougher ride
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:08 PM
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Those are 40 series moabs. Those are like 7" tall. You want 2.2 moabs. You can get moabs on ebay for about 35 a set.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:12 PM
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yeap... those are for the T/E Maxx and others that size.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:34 AM
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Those are 40 series moabs. Those are like 7" tall. You want 2.2 moabs. You can get moabs on ebay for about 35 a set.
Or you can get these from tower for only 25 for all four...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LM0895&P=3
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:32 AM
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Nick thats only for 2 tires.
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wheelbase is axle to axle. it doesnt change unless you move the axles.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:11 PM
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Nick thats only for 2 tires.
No that is for all four...

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This is for 2 only. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLDK4&P=ML
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:39 PM
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If thats the case thats cheap.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:57 PM
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is carbon fiber stronger than aluminum as well as lighter????....if so here is the vantage chassis...3.5mm thick, the mudguards are integrated.....they also have driveshafts
[link]http://www.vantageracing.com/site/v2-images/images/JA0301.jpg[/link]
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:21 AM
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is carbon fiber stronger than aluminum as well as lighter????....if so here is the vantage chassis...3.5mm thick, the mudguards are integrated.....they also have driveshafts
[link]http://www.vantageracing.com/site/v2-images/images/JA0301.jpg[/link]
Carbon fiber is stronger and lighter and you can get them on ebay from 60-120. I think
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:03 AM
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looks like that will be next for my jato
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wont the engine run hotter becuase its a smaller peice of aluminum its mounted too?
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:36 AM
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You should run a few degress hotter because the alum chassis actually disapates some of the heat from the engine. But the people who sell them usually say it has only a small effect and you shuold only go up a degree or 2. Like i said thats what thye claim. Honestly i dont think i would buy that chassis its to much money IMO.
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yeah. big money for me. I just bought a house. that puts my yamaha chopper on the back-burner too! someday....................
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i found a few new ones on ebay that sold for like 60 dollars...one had a few hours left and was at 25, both brand new, so i will see what happens....which isnt bad compared to the traxxas chassis
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i found a few new ones on ebay that sold for like 60 dollars...one had a few hours left and was at 25, both brand new, so i will see what happens....which isnt bad compared to the traxxas chassis
Yeah 60 aint to bad but i think when i buy a new chassis it will be the aluminum ones that are silver. Olnly in 30-40 range.
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how does the jato do on grass with mobas
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It dose pretty good. But if it is thick grass or tall it wont work good. No ST will.

Also it is recommened not to drive nitro rc cars on cars becasue it over works teh engine. Unless it is real hard grass.
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It dose pretty good. But if it is thick grass or tall it wont work good. No ST will.
wrong...hpi mt2 is 4wd and will get through grass a little better than the rest, but thats the only ST that stands a chance
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