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Old 07-14-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Wide Yeti wheel options

For my Yeti kit build, I'm leaning toward Rock Beast XOR tires. I like the idea of a wide tire on the Yeti. One thing I'm unsure of is what wheels to put those tires on. I feel like a wide tire like that should have a wide wheel, but I'm also concerned about having too much unsprung weight. There aren't a ton of plastic beadlock options out there, and none of them seem to come in wide widths. Anybody have any suggestions? I'm leaning toward the 35mm Chanquish wheels. For those of you with aluminum wheels on your Yetis, have you noticed any handling issues from the weight?

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Old 07-14-2018, 11:39 AM   #2
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I run aluminum wheels. I never noticed a problem. It had plenty of power even stock to pull the front up or flip it on a turn at full tilt

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Iím running GearHead beadlocks on mine, Aluminum and delrin .

http://www.gearheadrc.com/22wheels.htm





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Those 2.2" GearHead EZ-Loc wheels come in various styles and all-Delrin / half-Delrin, half-aluminum / or all aluminum, and list a width of 1.54" (39.4mm)

https://www.rpphobby.com/category_s/...arch=%20EZ-Loc

Also, if you are willing to run glue-ons, Crawler Innovations has a 1.5" wide SLW-hub compatible Double Deuce 6 Bolt 2.2 Crawler Wheel for very little money (around $12 a pair)

https://www.amainhobbies.com/crawler...r-5004/p451164



"Crawler Innovations is happy to bring another new product to the RC Crawling market. The 6 Bolt Performance Wheel is a glue on wheel with a 2.2" bead size, is 1.50" wide, and is designed to be used with Vanquish Products SLW hubs. The Axial Trail Ready plastic hubs also fit these wheels for the weight conscious comp crawler. 12 Stainless Steel Button Head hardware included. The is the lightest weight 2.2 competition wheel / rim on the market. These wheels really shine in the U4RC genre of rc racing. The plastic combined with the aluminum hex create a basher and racer friendly combo. The plastic wheel will flex on hard impacts while the aluminum hex prevents stripping."
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I run aluminum wheels. I never noticed a problem. It had plenty of power even stock to pull the front up or flip it on a turn at full tilt

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I'm not worried about wheel weight impacting things like traction rolling or wheelies. I'm more worried about how well the vehicle can keep the tires planted over bumps and chop at medium & higher speeds. Adding unsprung weight is great in a crawler, but in something that needs to react to bumps, it's not generally a good thing.
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Those 2.2" GearHead EZ-Loc wheels come in various styles and all-Delrin / half-Delrin, half-aluminum / or all aluminum, and list a width of 1.54" (39.4mm)

https://www.rpphobby.com/category_s/...arch=%20EZ-Loc

Also, if you are willing to run glue-ons, Crawler Innovations has a 1.5" wide SLW-hub compatible Double Deuce 6 Bolt 2.2 Crawler Wheel for very little money (around $12 a pair)

https://www.amainhobbies.com/crawler...r-5004/p451164



"Crawler Innovations is happy to bring another new product to the RC Crawling market. The 6 Bolt Performance Wheel is a glue on wheel with a 2.2" bead size, is 1.50" wide, and is designed to be used with Vanquish Products SLW hubs. The Axial Trail Ready plastic hubs also fit these wheels for the weight conscious comp crawler. 12 Stainless Steel Button Head hardware included. The is the lightest weight 2.2 competition wheel / rim on the market. These wheels really shine in the U4RC genre of rc racing. The plastic combined with the aluminum hex create a basher and racer friendly combo. The plastic wheel will flex on hard impacts while the aluminum hex prevents stripping."
Thanks. Some of that Gearhead stuff looks nice if I can manage to cough up the dough. The CI glue-ons aren't really something that I'm as keen about. If I'm willing to do glue-on wheels, there's a good assortment of plastic 2.2 stadium truck & buggy wheels to choose from. I really want to stick with beadlocks, at least until I find a tire & foam combo that I'm happy enough with to make permanent.
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