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Old 04-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #101
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Try McMaster, they can be ordered for like $0.38 a piece!
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Yes, I think I will go that route. Axial spacers are over $4 for a pair plus shipping!!! At that rate I will have over $60 in just spacers!

Kinda no longer makes it a cheap mod anymore!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #102
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McMasterCarr also has 1/4'' solid delrin rod for .55 cents a ft. You will need a 1/4'' drill guide to center drill the delrin,but this is very cost effective for making your own spacers.I know they make 5/16'' delrin tube with the proper i.d. for a 3mm screw.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #103
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McMasterCarr also has 1/4'' solid delrin rod for .55 cents a ft. You will need a 1/4'' drill guide to center drill the delrin,but this is very cost effective for making your own spacers.I know they make 5/16'' delrin tube with the proper i.d. for a 3mm screw.
As of last week, the oversized 1/4" delrin tubing is only available in 5' lenghts. Smaller sizes were on bo for 3-4 wks.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #104
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As of last week, the oversized 1/4" delrin tubing is only available in 5' lenghts. Smaller sizes were on bo for 3-4 wks.

When you say ''oversize'' 1/4'' is that more like 5/16''? I've seen some @ the hobbyshop before that i believe they got from Mcmaster that was labled 1/4'' and had the hollow hole that a 3mm would tap into,but it was actually bigger then 1/4''.
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When you say ''oversize'' 1/4'' is that more like 5/16''? I've seen some @ the hobbyshop before that i believe they got from Mcmaster that was labled 1/4'' and had the hollow hole that a 3mm would tap into,but it was actually bigger then 1/4''.

Yes its. 040" oversized and the 1/8" hole is .040" under sized.
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Yes its. 040" oversized and the 1/8" hole is .040" under sized.
Sweet thanks for the info.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #107
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so i gave this a try using my stock AXIAL wheels and i dont think it came out to bad i still need to get ahold of some hubs then make my new face plates. i also need to buy some spacers i gave a try at making my own.

well i dont have a drill press so i tried this with the drill it went fairly well but next time i think i will use a 4"grinder with a cut off wheel insted of the dremel tool

thanks for showing me how to do this it saved a few bucks sesne i dont need to buy new ones now
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #108
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Nice job using what you have to get the mod done they came out great
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:58 PM   #109
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I followed your lead and came up with these.3oz lighter (per wheel)than my slwv4's, and tons more room for knuckle weights. Thanks



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Old 05-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #110
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Those came out killer,it's endless what you can do with your own rings.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:08 AM   #111
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So fare so good.

To make sure it's flat i use a milling bet.

The next step you'll need a 2 5/8 hole saw.

Make sure your drill is at low speed .

Then take your old rings clap it to the new ring and use a 1/8 drill ,drill them out at the same time after you drill one hole use a old 3mm to keep it lined up.



What kind of material is that your using for the face of the wheel? And how thick is it?

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I use two kinds, for the solid faces i use 1/8in acrylic and for the drilled out faces i use 3/32 polycarbonate.But be carfull with the acrylic it is a little brittle
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:12 AM   #113
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Had a few extra slw laying around so to the drill press i go












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That came out nice. What did you use for the yellow face?

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That would be 1\8in acrylic,so far they are holding up i hav'nt taken a big fall with them yet. Some say they might be to brittle.
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Are you using spacers between the hub and the face of the wheel?

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Are you using spacers between the hub and the face of the wheel?

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As you see in the pics there are no spacers just VP hubs.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:53 PM   #118
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Very cool mod. I have a set of proline beadlock slash wheels with shredded hex's I think I will see if this will work on them. Thanks for the great write up.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:56 AM   #119
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I am on this also with some old axials that worked well last night. I am debating what to use as spacers to make sure they are exact, yet not insanely expensive. I have a pretty good small project chop saw and will probably get some aluminum tube and just be really careful to make sure my cuts are precise.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:38 AM   #120
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Porch mechanics.

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