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ninnimuggins 02-13-2014 04:10 AM

Still having wheel problems on my Tornado. Need some help.
Ok. I am in need of road tires for my Tornado EPX Pro. There are tons out there. I am reluctant to buy because I am not sure what dimensions to go with. I have the measurements for the stock knobbies but cant find road tires that are the exact dimensions. My question is really what harm will it do running a tire that is larger/smaller on it. Most descriptions do not list the offset which could be a problem too not fitting on the axle. The offset is the only measurement I do not have. If the stock tire has an outer diameter of 80mm would running a 65mm cause damage to the motor. The rears are 40mm wide and the fronts are 30mm. What about running a thinner tire? Would it cause damage? As long as the tires are 12mm hex and the offset is right, would any size work? I am also wondering what is the offset that I need to match?

What is everyone else running when they have their Tornado on the pavement. Links/photos would be a HUGE help. Wont you please help me stop melting my poor knobbies on the street.

Redcat James 02-13-2014 07:10 AM

The easiest thing to do would be to use the stock wheels and order some new tires from www.prolineracing.com , you will have to glue them on but they have alot of options.

ninnimuggins 02-13-2014 02:28 PM

So just get another set of stock rims and order the Proline tires that match the dimensions?

Redcat James 02-13-2014 03:26 PM

That's my recommendations, I don't know of a front wheel for a 4wd the has a 12mm hex. I know the Kyosho, Associated and Losi 4wd have a 12mm hex size for the rear but not in the front.

ninnimuggins 02-14-2014 02:25 PM

They are all 12mm hex. The only thing different from front to back is the width. The rears are about 40mm wide and the fronts are about 30mm. I got some Proline tires that will work. Now the hunt is on to find the rims. Gonna go with HPI's I think but waiting for the tires to get here so I can make sure they fit. Still haven't got the offset of the stock rims yet. It appears to be a mystery to everyone even to people at Redcat LOL (I called their customer service number). If I knew how to get an accurate measurement I would do it myself.

Redcat James 02-14-2014 02:42 PM

I don't remember getting a call here? Our cars are the only 1/10 scale 4wd buggy that uses a 12mm size hex on the front. We are not aware of another company that makes 4wd buggy front wheels that fit our vehicles, if you find one please share. :)

ninnimuggins 02-15-2014 03:49 AM

I typed that wrong. I was meaning they are 12mm hex all around, not that there are other cars that have a 12mm hex front.
I am currently working on a setup using the Proline Dirt Hawg tires. I think I have the rims that will work as well.

Redcat James 02-17-2014 07:30 AM

I was at a Hobbytown Saturday and a guy had a Tornado S30 that had aftermarket wheels and tires running on the off-road, I didn't get to see the car up close thou. Maybe he replaced the front 122mm hexs?

WakeRider93 02-17-2014 09:03 AM

Hey guys, I recently upgraded my tires and rims on my tornado. I but 2.2" RPM wheels and Proline Trenchers. I know these are off road but it should give you an idea. I used a wide offset wheel so I wouldn't have to worry about limiting my steering. :cool:

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