Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 18 of 18

  1. #1
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    Help me get big tires for a volcano

    Any really big wheels and tires that will fit this truck? any other mods necessary to make it a monster?
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Carlsbad, CA
    Posts
    322

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    only thing about big wheels is 1) Your car wont go as fast) and 2) It can eat at your engine because it takes more power to turn em.

    But besides this they own.

    I dont have any tires sorry
    1/10th HiMoto Eldorada

  3. #3
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    bump, any other brand truck wheels that'll fit?
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    howard beach, NY
    Posts
    16,490

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    the truck will actually go faster, just wont be as quick off the line, not to mention stress on the engine, gears etc. from what i can see they have the same rims as traxxas so i would think traxxas rims would work.
    125 characters and 2 lines is not enough to list my RC obsession!!!

  5. #5
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    i knnow the dinamic part of the bigger wheel/tire trade off, i need to know for sure if certain wheels will fit my truck just for the looks part
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    York, NE
    Posts
    473
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    You just need to make sure they use the 12mm wheel mounts and you should be able to find quite a few that will fit.

    The Traxxas T-maxx wheels I got for my Hurricane were 17mm.
    1/8 Redcat Hurricane XP Buggy/.27 motor (4.43cc)/tuned exhaust
    1/10 Redcat Volcano STX truck/.18 motor (3.0cc)/tuned exhaust

  7. #7
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    thanks xeller, maybe a few suggestions for 6-7" tire/wheel combo, also a link were to buy would be great
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    York, NE
    Posts
    473
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    WHOA....6 or 7 inch??....I don't know that I would be putting that big of a tire on the Volcano if you leave everything else stock (gears...clutch etc) I wouldn't recommend going much bigger than whats on it now or you are going to be opening up a big can of worms...there are already probs with clutch springs and gears stripping and melting on these trucks...simply slapping huge tires on the truck and creating that much extra load will just amplify the problems and cause some serious headaches I'm afraid..

    Even on my 1/8 Hurricane...putting the T-maxx wheels and tires on (they are 5 1/2x3)..has caused some issues and my buggy has all metal gears and a heavier duty 3 shoe clutch...I have melted the clutch shoes down quite a bit..(it was slipping pretty bad)...even though the clutch still works fine with my stock wheels and tires on (just engages later now which I actually LIKE)....I also need to gear it down a bit...I have taken them off for now until I can gear down and get heavier clutch shoes and springs...

    So...unless you can find a better clutch and lower gears..(METAL GEARS) I would advise against going much bigger than stock right now...I'd also go with aluminum hubs and c-hubs as you will be putting a LOT of extra stress on them with the big tires...especially the front ones (steering arms) which is a weak point as it is.
    1/8 Redcat Hurricane XP Buggy/.27 motor (4.43cc)/tuned exhaust
    1/10 Redcat Volcano STX truck/.18 motor (3.0cc)/tuned exhaust

  9. #9
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    ok, any ideas on where to get these parts? or maybe interchangeable with other brands? help i want my truck to look down on the competiton
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    York, NE
    Posts
    473
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    Jeeperscreapers found some aluminum front hubs (steering arms) and hub mounts (door type mounts as called in Redcats parts list..lol) that worked on his truck...he didn't post the part numbers so maybe you can P.M him for them or maybe he'll read this and post them...

    He said they were from the HPI mt2...but there is also a CEN mt2...not sure if they are the same or not so exact part numbers would help tremendously..

    As far as metal gears go....not sure about that as I haven't had any probs with MY Volcano yet so I haven't done any research into that...maybe someone else has and will post...but I'm sure there HAS to be SOMETHING out there that will work...

    I know Redcat has come up with some aluminum upgrades for the truck that are suppose to be available by the end of the month...they have them listed but I don't see the parts I mentioned above on the list but I'm sure they are working on those as well since they are by far the weakest links in these trucks.
    1/8 Redcat Hurricane XP Buggy/.27 motor (4.43cc)/tuned exhaust
    1/10 Redcat Volcano STX truck/.18 motor (3.0cc)/tuned exhaust

  11. #11
    jeeperscreapers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Halls, TN
    Posts
    254
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    The hubs and mounts for the HPI MT2 is what I used on mine.... Theyre made by MTG.... dont know a part #.... just search ebay for hpi mt2 and get the ones made by MTG... only thing is the outside bearings are a little small but they work... I got some replacements for $3 off ebay as well..... ALSO the biggest problem with them is the screws for the turnbuckles are a tad big... So you can either just force them in..... OR buy the ball head that goes on the shocks and just bore the hole out a tad with needles nose pliars or something and run a screw threw it into the nut on the ball head..... it's a lot of words but its really a very very easy mod. pm me if you need ne more info !
    Savage X , Sure Fire . 32 , Hot-Rod Pipe , Escalade body , HEAVY Mods for HEAVY Bashing

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Deer Park, WA
    Posts
    52
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    The aluminum ones are from team gpm racing products alloy front knuckes P# NMT2021 and the C-hubs are P# NMT2020B at www.asiatees.com

  13. #13
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    So i went ahead and got some wheels/tires for my truck, i got the Hot Bodies 7.7" Chopper Wheels with Fireball Tires, hopefully they will fit i should be getting them somtime next week, i'll keep you posted and will have pictures for you guys, thanks for the help, any other advice you have is welcomed[8D]
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  14. #14
    jeeperscreapers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Halls, TN
    Posts
    254
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    i think those big tires are gonna look bad ***...... BUT i think theyre gonna destroy your transmision parts
    Savage X , Sure Fire . 32 , Hot-Rod Pipe , Escalade body , HEAVY Mods for HEAVY Bashing

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    York, NE
    Posts
    473
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    7.7"??....WOW!

    Yer gonna burn up your clutch and strip your gears bubba...but at least it'll LOOK cool while you are doing it...lol!

    Good luck!
    1/8 Redcat Hurricane XP Buggy/.27 motor (4.43cc)/tuned exhaust
    1/10 Redcat Volcano STX truck/.18 motor (3.0cc)/tuned exhaust

  16. #16
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    so i finally received my wheels/tires[X(], they are just massive, hex fits right but i need longer front and rear lower arms[:@], didn't think of that one, need help i really want to install these on my truck, also need body mount extensions any ideas?
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    434
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    Sorry to not have caught you sooner, but didn't you read my post in truck thread?

    I could have saved you alot of $!!!!!!!!

    with all of the parts we have found in this forum thread you can not run larger tires of that size with out having clearing issues.

    the search prompt at top of page works wonders.
    savage le sts d30m-savage axial 28-hellfire ss mach 28

  18. #18
    cartronicshn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    tegucigalpafco. morazan, HONDURAS
    Posts
    382
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Help me get big tires for a volcano

    thanks, but at this point all i need is help in getting these parts for my truck, maybe you could help? i need the longer arms and dogbones for this application, maybe aluminum that will fit this truck, i was told that hpi trucks are very similar, but i need to know for sure before i invest in these parts, is not like i can go to my nearest hobby shop and try them on, i'am in Honduras so please help!!
    VOLCANO ALUMINUM STX, LIGHTNING VX, TORNADO XP, HURRICANE XL, SMARTECH MEGA, TAMIYA BLACKFOOT, XP PRO, 3 CRAWLERS, WAITING...


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:52 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.