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Old 12-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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I had a foff that i ran a few times, parted it out and am now building a new one. Anyways Im pondering wheels for the new rig. I had proline beadlocks on the last one and lost a bead after a few packs. I also didnt trust the plastic hex's at all. Im a big fan of slw compatible wheels but most slw compatible wheels are 1" wide or less. Id like at least 1.5" wide wheels that are also lightweight. Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking of old stampede wheels with slw hubs mounted to them. Stupid idea?
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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I had a foff that i ran a few times, parted it out and am now building a new one. Anyways Im pondering wheels for the new rig. I had proline beadlocks on the last one and lost a bead after a few packs. I also didnt trust the plastic hex's at all. Im a big fan of slw compatible wheels but most slw compatible wheels are 1" wide or less. Id like at least 1.5" wide wheels that are also lightweight. Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking of old stampede wheels with slw hubs mounted to them. Stupid idea?
I had Crawling Calvin make a custom set of Foff wheels for my rig. Strength of them is unmatched. here is a link to my build
DRV KRAWLER FOFF'en Formula Offroad

Cost is very reasonable and durability is bullet proof.

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Old 12-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks, those wheels are pretty much what im after.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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RPM makes some "wide" offset crawler wheels that I believe are 1.5 inches wide. I believe they come as either the Revolver or Clawz style.

And they are cheap.
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I had Crawling Calvin make a custom set of Foff wheels for my rig. Strength of them is unmatched. here is a link to my build
DRV KRAWLER FOFF'en Formula Offroad

Cost is very reasonable and durability is bullet proof.
I'll second that, Calvin made a set for me and they are the Dog's Do Dahs !!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
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I've been running cheap GMade MudRock plastic beadlocks: 2.2 Mudrock Beadlock wheels (Black) : Gmade Dealer Webstore

I was building my foff on the cheap with mostly spare parts but wanted a lightweight wheel... I did not expect them to last more than a few runs but they have been on there since I built it.

I really like how wide they are.
I first mounted the Sand Paws on regular crawler wheels and they were too narrow, made the tires balloon up.

I did crack one hex running into a unseen sewer grate at full throttle.
But they are so cheap, I just picked up an extra set.
I also added the hop up beadlock rings which I believe helps strengthen them... I've never lost a bead (ProLine Sand Paws).
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:59 AM   #7
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Dune Sport Formula Offroad 2.2 Beadlock Wheels
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I've been running cheap GMade MudRock plastic beadlocks: 2.2 Mudrock Beadlock wheels (Black) : Gmade Dealer Webstore

I was building my foff on the cheap with mostly spare parts but wanted a lightweight wheel... I did not expect them to last more than a few runs but they have been on there since I built it.

I really like how wide they are.
I first mounted the Sand Paws on regular crawler wheels and they were too narrow, made the tires balloon up.

I did crack one hex running into a unseen sewer grate at full throttle.
But they are so cheap, I just picked up an extra set.
I also added the hop up beadlock rings which I believe helps strengthen them... I've never lost a bead (ProLine Sand Paws).

I had a set of those years ago. Good wheels for sure, i never had an issue with them. Too bad i sold them awhile ago
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:03 AM   #9
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WOW ive never seen/heard of those wheels before! I like them alot!

I did end up picking up a set from Crawlin Calvin. Price was more then right and with slw hubs i can fine tune the width. Awesome vendor to work with as well
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