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Thread: Home Made 1.55 wheel/tires

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    Default Home Made 1.55 wheel/tires

    Bigbird gave me an idea when he was over for Thanksgiving Dinner. I had some great tires mounted on 1.9 wheels that I think just look wrong, so I something about it.

    These are Losi Rock Bashers mounted on some touring car wheels, 0mm offset. I cut the back ring off some old Tamiya mini wheels and glued it to the centre of my 1.9 touring car wheels. I then took a warn out set of Losi Mini T rear tires and cut them in half, trimmed them a bit and stretched them over the ring like a bib. I glued it all up and viola! The Tamiya wheels are 1.7" in diameter. RC 4wd '1.55' wheels are 1.8" in diameter.

    I know it's not the best job, but it's not bad for 45min. work. It'll do for the comp on the weekend. I love these tires. The truck goes anywhere with these on it.

    This is what they use to look like:





    This is what they look like now:




    Last edited by matt c; 10-13-2010 at 08:52 PM. Reason: added a 'before' picture

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    Those give the truck a nice ride height.

    Colin

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    now i see what you did, i like it. i cant believe the difference, looks way better with the smaller rim!!
    Last edited by BIGBIRD; 10-13-2010 at 10:42 PM.
    IF IT DOESNT MELT ITS NOT FAST ENOUGH!!:D

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    Maybe the scalest wheel/tire proportions I've seen. Looks awesome, Matt!

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    wow those look killer! good work

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    koomz Guest

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    wow matt nice job buddy...looks so scale.

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