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fluxhappens
01-28-2010, 09:40 PM
Which one should i go for, the wheel extensions will cost 30 bucks, the extended arms run 150 unless someone else besides flm makes them? Any one have either and are you happy with your choice?
Thanks?

e-savowner
01-29-2010, 12:10 AM
Kershaw Designs has some extended Savage arms.

http://204.186.93.64/Savage1-6thScaleConversion.htm

They're part of his 1/6th Savage conversion, but you can still buy the arms separately.


Is money an issue? If not, go for the extended arms.

I don't know how well those wheel extensions will hold up, but I would rather install XL cups/bones and 1/2" offset rims, which would give about a total extra inch at each corner.

fluxhappens
01-29-2010, 12:48 AM
I would get the flm extended arms over the kershaw cause there is no drilling and they are a direct fit and 50 bucks cheaper.

what the FLUX
01-29-2010, 10:56 AM
Depends on what you want, if you like the look of the FLM arms go with them, but if you just want to widen the track them go with XL axles (direct fit on flux) and offset wheels. I did.

Eman77
01-29-2010, 02:16 PM
Seems to me that you'd be more durable going wider arms - wider axles just means more stress on that part. Maybe folks have had good luck with it, and that's great. But just widening the axles a bunch seems like you're asking for it on a heavy truck like this.

fluxhappens
01-30-2010, 02:28 PM
Ok, since everyone seems to think offset wheels are the way to go, any one have a good recomendation as to what wheels are good to go with? I prefer beadlocks cause i have had them before, but are they good to have with flux power? If not are either of the references made above for the blue frooves or the other company with the alumnium wheels good?

Aero007
01-30-2010, 10:32 PM
what is blue frooves ?

depending on the size of tire, hex choice, and then color etc.

i'd pick offset (as in "non-standard") rims, either 3.2" tall (standard) , 3.7"(LPR - narrow), , or 4.0" (VTR - narrower), or if staying with dishes - 40 series - WIDE

1: rock solid hard imex rims (take ultimate beatings)
2:losi/proline dishes ( semi of light+durable)
3:rulux spoke rims (light weight, fast)
4: whatever can be dyed, whatever thats not black :rolleyes:

edit: beadlocks..dont like screws those places..

jeffp
02-01-2010, 09:46 AM
Seems to me that you'd be more durable going wider arms - wider axles just means more stress on that part. Maybe folks have had good luck with it, and that's great. But just widening the axles a bunch seems like you're asking for it on a heavy truck like this.

The XL extended axles are hardened steel, not flimsy aluminum... not going to break these!

Eman77
02-01-2010, 02:38 PM
4: whatever can be dyed, whatever thats not black :rolleyes:

edit: beadlocks..dont like screws those places..

Hey hey hey! I likes me black rims. :D

fluxhappens
02-01-2010, 10:35 PM
i have decided to go 1/2" maximizer beadlocks with Proline maxx mashers cause alot of people seem to stay away from extending things. And Blue Grooves are dual offset rims meaning they can be reversed for 0 to 1/2" offset.

Flyin High
02-09-2010, 08:12 PM
You shouldnt get wheel extentions, or extended a-arms. You should try a set of Spi Racing Wheels.
http://www.spiracingwheels.com/2009/mtwheel.htm
they are WAY better then any other wheels.They dont bend,strip.or break. They are made out of 6061-T6 Aluminum. you can get them 14mm or 17mm with the small hole or big hole.They have a 1 inch offset!! No more turning over when you go into a corner, You almost have to turn the truck over on purpose to roll it. Even if you were to bend one or strip it or break it, send it back and Spi will replace it for FREEE! I am a Spi team driver, I have been driving for Rick since April of 2008. I love the spi's. I have bashed them as well won with them several times. I have never bent a set. They are good rims for just about everything. Shelf queens,racing,bashing,pulling,Anything!. They go for 95$ for a complete set of 4, You will not ever have to worry about desroying another set of rims. All you have to do is get a set and bolt them on. No moding for them to fit or anything. They are defintly worth every penny.
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