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    Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    i found these drift tires with rims and i was wondering if they would go on a redcat lightning?
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    which ones...dont see any in the post.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    hahaha sry i forgot to put it in here it is
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    Anyone got a picture were it needs to be locked up with jb weld our playdough?

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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    hahaha sry i forgot to put it in here it is
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    Need more information as to if those wheels are 12mm hex or pins [sm=confused.gif]
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRLD4&P=SM

    Tower (who has good tech data when you need it) says they are 12mm hex, 1" wide and 2 1/2" in diameter.

    http://www.redcatracing.com/itemdetail.asp?basepartno=LIGHTNING

    Redcat says the stock lightning tires are 26mm wide (about an inch) and 65mm diameter (about 2 1/2").

    I do not have a lightning, but if their hexes are 12mm like the other Redcat vehicles, I would guess those tires and wheels would work.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help


    ORIGINAL: islandturbos

    Anyone got a picture were it needs to be locked up with jb weld our playdough?
    don't use jb weld that stuff will harden and you'll never get it out. you need to fill the diff carrier not the housing with playdough or silly putty even a heavy grease will work. but not jb weld. the diff looks like this. you take out the screws and fill this with playdough or silly putty. who ever told you to use jb weld is not very smart it's a bad idea.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    Any 26 MM tires and rims with a 12mm hex hub will fit the lightning.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    We only use our cars for drifting and if that is the case jb weld is perfect. Its a preference thing. Yes jb weld is perminent but thats the route we went because thats all we use the lightnings for.
    So I guess I am not very smart lol
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    islandturbos,

    The photo posted by ranger a couple of posts above is the diff assembly that is inside the gearbox. Refer to the exploded views in the manual. I posted a link to a manual at the end of this post for your reference. Give it some time when going to this link as it is a big pdf that takes some time to download. Look at the exploded views of the front and rear gear boxes on page 15 of the manual in the link.

    You need to remove the gear box from the vehicle. Remove the cover of the gear box (#10 in the exploded view). Then you will see the diff assembly inside that is in ranger's photo above. Pull out the whole assembly and remove the 4 small screws (#17) that hold the ring gear (#4) on to the diff box (#9). Once the ring gear is off, you will see the planetary gears (#11) inside. That is where you put the "stuff" to completely lock the differentials reversibly or irreversibly. Then reassemble the diff assembly, put it back inside the gear box, put the cover back on and reinstall the gear box in the vehicle.

    Good luck!

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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    if you guys dont know if those will fit does anyone have any suggestions to which ones to use
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    nubzorz,

    We did not say they would not work. I said they were almost exactly the same as the stock tires in width and diameter. My only uncertainty was whether the lightning has 12mm hexes. AllAboutFunHobbies said any 26mm x 12mm hex tire would work. The Tamiyas you are looking at are exactly that - 26mm x 12mm hexes.

    By the way, I fixed the link to the Tower data in my original post.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    Those will work most if not all touring car tires are either 24/26 and have 12mm hex adapters.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help


    ORIGINAL: bkfamily1

    nubzorz,

    We did not say they would not work. I said they were almost exactly the same as the stock tires in width and diameter. My only uncertainty was whether the lightning has 12mm hexes. AllAboutFunHobbies said any 26mm x 12mm hex tire would work. The Tamiyas you are looking at are exactly that - 26mm x 12mm hexes.

    By the way, I fixed the link to the Tower data in my original post.
    thanks alot. yea i didnt say u said they didnt work i said if you guys dont think they will work do you have any suggestions but yea i think im gonna get them or ill get some extra rims and buy the set of 12 from clermont
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help


    ORIGINAL: islandturbos

    Anyone got a picture were it needs to be locked up with jb weld our playdough?
    dude dont lock the diff with jb weld. if you do it will be permanent. use playdough.
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    dont use playdough either it dries out very quickly and i heard it rusts metal pretty easy since it takes the oils off of it
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    RE: Will These wheels and tires go on my lightning??help

    Sombody here on the forums suggested i use paper to lock the diff, it sounded like a great idea that i am willing to try.


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