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Old 03-15-2008, 06:29 PM
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Default 'SOON with AVY rims/tires

When I Bash My 'SOON, I like to use AVALANCHE rims n tires. This Saves My EXPENSIVE Tires for the Track.
It also gives me a Bit more Ground clearance.....Some folks wanted to see Pics,,,so here they are......
Lol...You'll Notice my Futaba Xmitter in the Background, those of you who Know me will know WHY its Futaba and not Redcat!
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:34 PM
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Well I can tell you that the Avalanche rims are weak. My son has broken several and Im done with them. This is not from hard hits or landings either. Never saw a wheell break so easily. I just went out and bought a set of Maximizer beadlocks. I have read that they are very strong and if it breaks its just 4.00 for a new faceplate instead of the whole wheel and I dont have to glue them.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:35 PM
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Looks GOOD!!!!!.....
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I hear Ya TwoMany....Ive broken a lot of Redcat rims on my other trucks...
I Dont Bash my Monsoon too hard....
If I Break it, I want it to be on the TRACK, Darn it! Lol...
Im sure I'll break em soon enogh tho, and then I'll get some Disk Rims n MT tires

Beadlocks sound like a good idea. I looked at the Maximizers online....How does THAT bead lock system work? Screws, or something else?
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it looks nice with those rims
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I think it looks damn good with those rims on there. Kinda makes me jealous.
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it looks nice with those rims
Thanx Ed....The Redcat rims DO look cool, huh?
Those tires Stress my Servo out tho...Lol
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:57 PM
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I just installled the beadlocks. They install in a series of rings and then you use screws to attach the outer plate to the inner rings. There is no way these tires can come off. The plastic just feels heavier and thicker. You dont have to worry about teh chrome coming off if you clean them also. I love teh way the redcat wheels look but its not worth the aggrivation of replacing after every few runs.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:01 PM
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Ok, I have to say I like those even better.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:07 PM
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They have different colors to. Yellow, black,green and white. They do look pretty bad ***** though.
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they look nice but there is something about a monster truck with chrome rims
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If I was to buy some of those I would have to get a new body and paint it black as well. That would look insane.
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Yes I know I do like chrome but not having good luck with redcat rims and chrome starts to look like crap after a while from the oil and dirt.
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where did you get those at? Off of Redcat or what? I might look into getting some.
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If I was to buy some of those I would have to get a new body and paint it black as well. That would look insane.
RED body looks good with Black rims TOO!
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I got them from my local shop. You can get them online or even ebay. They are Maximizer 3.2" 17mm beadlocks. NOT cheap at all. They were $25 a pair.
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WOW...maybe I will just keep the stockies and save the money for other things.
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I got them from my local shop. You can get them online or even ebay. They are Maximizer 3.2" 17mm beadlocks. NOT cheap at all. They were $25 a pair.
Thats not Bad at all if you Think about the $$ you will save in the Long Run...
And The Equivalent PROLINES are a Lot more....$38...
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I have spent 23 on stockers that keep breaking so yes I will save money.
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If you want just your basic 40 series strong rims for the Avalanche [link=http://www.xtm-dealer.com/XTM%20Mammoth%20Tires.html]17mm hex 40 series[/link] work real well and a set of 4 is only about 28 bucks [:-]
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If you want just your basic 40 series strong rims for the Avalanche [link=http://www.xtm-dealer.com/XTM%20Mammoth%20Tires.html]17mm hex 40 series[/link] work real well and a set of 4 is only about 28 bucks [:-]
That was what I was thinking TOO, untill I had THIS problem with the Glued on tires that are installed on my Volcano: I Washed them in soap n water (too much water[:@]) and the water got inside the tire on the foam. Now they are so out of Balance that I cant go faster than 1/2 throttle without the tires literally BOUNCING up n down. One set of tires n foams ruined, because BOILING the tires for removal will kill them ,,,right?
If I had Beadlocks, I could just Dis-assmbled and replace the ruined Foam.....Big cost saver.
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If you want just your basic 40 series strong rims for the Avalanche [link=http://www.xtm-dealer.com/XTM%20Mammoth%20Tires.html]17mm hex 40 series[/link] work real well and a set of 4 is only about 28 bucks [:-]
I have tried that also. I just dont like teh look as much.
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Keep them babies out of the water........LOL...........guess I just like the smell of glue and Nitro [&:] I wouldn't have done Yellow with that color body.......Black might have looked a lot better
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Lol....No more Water!....
Heh heh....I TALK a good game sometimes and I POST enough that Folks sometimes forget that I am BASICALLY still a Newb at this RC thing.
Less than a Year experience....I'm Still learnin Stuff every time I do anything RC related.
I'm usually learnin the Hard way!!!.....No more Water!............
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