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    Touring / Drift car different wheel offsets

    Hi guys,

    Is there any logic in having the rear wheels with a bigger offset then the front wheels? does it give any positive/negative/no effect?

    Thanks!

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    Well it looks cool! But drift is can be adjusted with the slipper clutch no matter tire size.
    35mm rear and 32 front
    http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/a...pse5f9c39b.jpg
    32mm tamiya wheels/tires
    Last edited by gorilla2891; 12-08-2013 at 08:33 PM.

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    Here is with hpi lp32mm front and 35mm rear. These are the discontinued grip tires i got from jasons-rc in japan

    http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps474a821c.jpg
    http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd7db46da.jpg


    Here is with tamiya wide 2 piece wheels and tires.

    http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4b2a05f2.jpg
    Last edited by gorilla2891; 12-08-2013 at 11:11 PM.

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    My personal experience with a wider rear is that the amount of oversteer increases.

    I can see some logic in that, since the outer wheel gets the most traction in a corner, and the distance of the wheel to the center of the car increases due to the larger offset, the turning torque is also increasing.
    Nobody is born with experience

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    most of the links don't work bro...
    Can you explain about the slipper clutch adjustments?
    And do you still have the part numbers?
    Thanks bro!

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    Sorry I moved my rc pics to this folder after posting. When you tighten the nut on the slipper clutch,(pinches spring to spur), it will give you more power to rear. At the factory intial setting my rally would swap ends if I even looked at the throttle. So now I have loosened the clutch so I get a little oversteer with full throttle but totally controllable. The tires help too. I will gather the part numbers and post in a bit.http://s887.photobucket.com/user/gor...1/slideshow/RC
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    part #s for hpi lp32 33460 and lp35 33461 wheels. Tires, LP32 33489, LP35 33490. These tires are rubber grip tires that are discontinued, but you can still order from japan and china. I had to make tire inserts out of thin double sided foam tape from hobby store. It worked really well. If someone can find part # for inserts, please share. Do not wast your time with the available LP drift tires. pointless hard plastic and not even fun. I have those on a set of lp29/32 wheels.

    The Tamiya 2pc wheels/tires are SP-673 and 53214, with foam insert #OP-230. These are super wide touring tires. I painted centers silver to match paint scheme. I ordered a second set of wheels to install a lower profile set of hpi tires, #4513, w foam insert. The hub on the tamiya wheels are too deep and will contact the knuckle or outer bearings. A little dremel and sanding fixed that. Easy to do cause they are 2pc and the centers pop right out.

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    Thanks for the reply bro !

    Are those the good tires? Or the plastic ones-
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYJX2&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYJW0&P=ML

    If so then go with 35 and 32 from Jason rc?

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    Can't edit for some reason....
    I checked also in jasons rc, he has the 33489 but he doesn't have the 33490, instead he got the 33470 but I can't figure out if they are the plastic ones or not... if you could please help I'd very appreciate it.

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    These are the plastic ones. The other place I found my tires was rc mart. If that is a banned supplier and doesn't show up, just pm me. The 33470 are plastic drift tires, stay away from them.
    Quote Originally Posted by barakhav View Post
    Thanks for the reply bro !

    Are those the good tires? Or the plastic ones-
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYJX2&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYJW0&P=ML

    If so then go with 35 and 32 from Jason rc?
    Last edited by gorilla2891; 12-10-2013 at 07:43 PM.

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    well jason's is out of the 33490, and I cannot find them anywhere else. So they might be gone. Even the tire inserts are disco. I ordered another set of 33489. Guess when these wear out I will have to go with the 31mm 5413 tires all the way around on the lp32 rims... These tires are awesome. I wonder why they stopped making them.

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