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Old 12-02-2009, 11:01 PM
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Hi i was wondering where i can find some nice alloy wheels for my rs4-3 ? any advice ?
Old 12-03-2009, 09:23 AM
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Hi i was wondering where i can find some nice alloy wheels for my rs4-3 ? any advice ?
If you are talking about metal wheels, I don't know. There was a company called Crazy Nuts racing that had them, but I heard they were a scam and or not in business anymore. Proceed with caution if you find them.

If you are talking about alot of different style wheels that look alloy for your HPI, then tower hobbies has a huge selection. Be careful to buy the right tires for the right wheels. On each of their items they have a tech link you can click which gives some guidance.


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Old 12-03-2009, 11:10 AM
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I've seeen aluminum wheels here and there but they are quite expensive

What do you want alloy rims for though?
Old 12-03-2009, 12:25 PM
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If I am correct RD logics makes alloy wheels
Old 12-03-2009, 03:09 PM
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Thanks you guys for all the helps. I just thought it would be awesome to have alloy wheels on thats all. So will it effect the performance of the car ?

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If they are heavier then it would be bad for acceleration, braking, handling etc

But in reality I doubt it would be too noticable
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If they are heavier then it would be bad for acceleration, braking, handling etc

But in reality I doubt it would be too noticable
Yeh I've seen them on some rs4-3 burning some laps on the track, so i figured it probably wont be that bad. Anyhow, would you know any good site to get them ? I've check the tower and other few but they just have the truck ones or ugly ones for on road...lol. Thanks
Old 12-04-2009, 01:50 PM
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What is your goal with the application? Weight savings? Balance? Rigidity? Durability? Aesthetics?

A recomendation would be more accurate with a specific application mind, as different manufacturers produce wheels for many applications. Some are lightweight, some are for scale appearance, some are for precision.....
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Aluminum wheels too heavy. Just go buy a set of Foams. Or Hpi TE37 or one of their drift style wheels.
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And what shell is the car?
And what look are you going for? Tuner? Drifter? Muscle?

To be honest I recommend against alloy rims. They are expensive, bad for performance, and there are some extremely nice looking "replica" type rims available. And when you scratch your alloys (and you will) you'll feel really bad

But to answer your question, they only alloy rims I've seen were Tamiya ones which I think were on ebay and were about $100 or so
Old 12-07-2009, 12:58 AM
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Oh i see. Thank you. Yeh that's another dilema that I am worrying about getting alloy wheels. Well I guess I'll just get some plastic wheels then. Thanks all !!

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