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    Older Nitro Sport Wheel/Tire setup and fuel questions

    Hey guys need some input here. I just obtained a older Nitro Sport from a buddy in which I'm in the process of getting running again. I'm kind of newb when it comes to R/C cars. A few guys helped recommend some wheels/tires for a traxxas Nitro 4tec I was messing around with just recently.

    I will need some tires for the Sport soon- the ones on it now look stock and pretty beat. I strictly plan on bashing with this car in the local parking lots, and some grass/dirt lots. I do not plan or racing in any events.

    Can you provided me with some info/links for tire/wheel setups that are inexpensive that perform okay. ebay/amazon/hobby websites are fine.

    Also at the time my buddy ran it, he was using 10% fuel. Is it okay to use my 20% from my 4Tec? TIA!

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    For tires I would use Pro line tires, anything they have is great! Also, you can use any % nitro fuel up to 33%.
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    You need to buy wheels specifically designed for the front and rear of the N-Sport, N-Stampede, or Jato. The front wheels use a bearing and spindle setup and the rear wheels use a hex.

    For wheels, I highly recommend RPM. I prefer their standard white wheels, but their chrome wheels also look great. It's worth nothing that the chrome will flake off over time; I have had good luck slowing this down by spraying the wheels with some clear coat (rattle can).

    As far as tires go, I highly recommend the HPI Geolandars for mixed terrain use.

    Personally, I'd stay away from cheap tires and wheels. You really do get what you pay for, and decent wheels and tires don't cost all that much.

    And yes, you can use 20% fuel even though the previous owner ran 10% (like Wolfslash16 said). Just make sure that you re-tune with the new fuel as higher nitro percentages require richer fuel settings.
    Last edited by cooleocool; 09-23-2013 at 04:27 PM.
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    Can you post some links directly to what I need? I dont want to buy a wheel/tire combo that doesn't fit or wont work.

    I'm doing some off road and some street/concrete bashing.

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    Like Cooleo stated, I'd stay away from those cheapo tires. If you look at their diameter, they are all fairly short (85-88mm). They tend to have foams that are way too soft or rock hard (some don't come with foams), and the tire compound is either too soft or too hard. And their porridge is always too hot or too cold. haha

    HPI Geolander Tires: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEXA3
    Inner diameter: 56mm (2.2")
    Outer diameter: 103mm (4.05")
    Width: 50mm (1.98")

    RPM 2.2" Revolver chrome (also comes in black)
    Front wheels: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMSZ1&P=7
    Rear wheels: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMSY9&P=7

    I was looking for white RPM 2.2 wheels but they are bit tougher to find since they've been discontinued.

    Pic of Geolander Tire:



    Pic of RPM 2.2" Chrome Revolver wheel


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    Is it worth it to buy the tires already mounted/glued to rim? Say like these?

    Front: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAXXAS-NITR...item25835d0e21
    Rear: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAXXAS-NITR...item23306c2123

    I don't so much care what they wheel style is... I'm just thinking from a labor/time standpoint. Not having to worry about/dealing with the mounting, glueing, drying instead just mount and go play?

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    They will work - however both of your links are for fronts.

    Here is a full set of front and rear: http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-5507-T...-/141043469885

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    huh..(I think the pics are wrong in my ad link) the part # are same as your ebay link...

    5577R
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    You know they had the right part numbers but both descriptions said they were fronts. Probably just a typo on their part.

    The link I gave you comes out to $4 cheaper for the set of 4 with shipping.

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    Thanks Dean!!!

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