I want to fit much larger tires on my Tornado EPX. The motor has already been updraded and I'll adjust the gear ratio as necessay. What is the hex size and offset for the Tornado? Can you suggest a monster truck tire that fits.
Oh yes, what about upgrades for things like axles. Are they available?
redcat has CVD driveshafts for upgrades. I prefer to use bits of nitro fuel tubing inside the drive cups to lessen the play of the dogbones. This makes them last alot longer.
On to tires.
Tricky part is the right rim. The offset needs to be such that the hex of the rim is to the inside (towards the chassis) so that it doesnt rub against the hub or a-arm.
I used traxxas rustler REAR tires. Now, I had to mod the tires on the front. These traxxas rims have a good offset, but have plastic "fins" on the inside of the rim. For them to work on the front, I had to cut away these fins.
I used Proline dirt hawg 2.2 tires on them.
Add on a heat sink to the motor, and it will compensate for the larger tires. tires larger than the ones I put on MAY rub the body when you turn.
See my thread "Cat 5 tornado"