Revo wheels and tires

Revo wheels and tires

Post by Dre » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 09:04:17



Hi all, so I went and ordered a set of Revo wheels thinking that they would
fit on my E-maxx using the e-maxx tires, but I was sooooo wrong.  These Revo
wheels are massive!

Now T/Emaxx wheels and tires are the same as Savage so I stupidly thought
that Revo ones would be also, but they aren't, totally different bead design
too, more like an 1/8th scale buggy.

These wheels are also wider than the E-maxx ones and since I dont have the
wide suspension arms I assume that these wheels when fitted with tires are
going to foul my steering and shocks????

So my options are:

a) get tires to suit the Revo wheels and if they foul get wide suspension
arms (getting the wide arms would help with the handling also)
b) get different wheels to suit the E-maxx and sell the Revo wheels (but
then keep the non-wide suspension arms)

I really want something better looking than the totally scratched to hell
stocko ones I have on there and I thought I saw that you get Revo style
wheels if you get a stadium maxx or something (or are they the same style as
Revo ones, but smaller in diameter and width??)

So if I go option A, do I need to get standard Revo tires or is there
something out there that'll run the same or similar diameter to my stock
E-maxx tires?

Cheers Dre

 
 
 

Revo wheels and tires

Post by \ » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:09:07



Quote:
> Hi all, so I went and ordered a set of Revo wheels thinking that they
> would
> fit on my E-maxx using the e-maxx tires, but I was sooooo wrong.  These
> Revo
> wheels are massive!

> Now T/Emaxx wheels and tires are the same as Savage so I stupidly thought
> that Revo ones would be also, but they aren't, totally different bead
> design
> too, more like an 1/8th scale buggy.

> These wheels are also wider than the E-maxx ones and since I dont have the
> wide suspension arms I assume that these wheels when fitted with tires are
> going to foul my steering and shocks????

> So my options are:

> a) get tires to suit the Revo wheels and if they foul get wide suspension
> arms (getting the wide arms would help with the handling also)
> b) get different wheels to suit the E-maxx and sell the Revo wheels (but
> then keep the non-wide suspension arms)

> I really want something better looking than the totally scratched to hell
> stocko ones I have on there and I thought I saw that you get Revo style
> wheels if you get a stadium maxx or something (or are they the same style
> as
> Revo ones, but smaller in diameter and width??)

> So if I go option A, do I need to get standard Revo tires or is there
> something out there that'll run the same or similar diameter to my stock
> E-maxx tires?

> Cheers Dre

Measure the backspacing on both of them.  If the backspacing is the same on
both wheels, even if the Revo ones are wider and taller, they'll sit the
same on the spindle and shouldn't rub or *** up the steering all that
bad.

Pop the wheel hex in the back of the Revo wheel, place the wheel shiny side
down on a table, then measure the distance between the surface of the hex
and the edge of the wheel (ruler will be vertical).  Do the same for the
stock wheels.

My guess is the backspacing will be similar, but the Revo wheels will have a
larger offset to compensate.  A big problem with 1:1 wheels and z-rated
speeds, but a non-issue with our little guys!

Doc

 
 
 

Revo wheels and tires

Post by Dre » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:50:10



Quote:



> > Hi all, so I went and ordered a set of Revo wheels thinking that they
> > would
> > fit on my E-maxx using the e-maxx tires, but I was sooooo wrong.  These
> > Revo
> > wheels are massive!

> > Now T/Emaxx wheels and tires are the same as Savage so I stupidly
thought
> > that Revo ones would be also, but they aren't, totally different bead
> > design
> > too, more like an 1/8th scale buggy.

> > These wheels are also wider than the E-maxx ones and since I dont have
the
> > wide suspension arms I assume that these wheels when fitted with tires
are
> > going to foul my steering and shocks????

> > So my options are:

> > a) get tires to suit the Revo wheels and if they foul get wide
suspension
> > arms (getting the wide arms would help with the handling also)
> > b) get different wheels to suit the E-maxx and sell the Revo wheels (but
> > then keep the non-wide suspension arms)

> > I really want something better looking than the totally scratched to
hell
> > stocko ones I have on there and I thought I saw that you get Revo style
> > wheels if you get a stadium maxx or something (or are they the same
style
> > as
> > Revo ones, but smaller in diameter and width??)

> > So if I go option A, do I need to get standard Revo tires or is there
> > something out there that'll run the same or similar diameter to my stock
> > E-maxx tires?

> > Cheers Dre

> Measure the backspacing on both of them.  If the backspacing is the same
on
> both wheels, even if the Revo ones are wider and taller, they'll sit the
> same on the spindle and shouldn't rub or *** up the steering all that
> bad.

> Pop the wheel hex in the back of the Revo wheel, place the wheel shiny
side
> down on a table, then measure the distance between the surface of the hex
> and the edge of the wheel (ruler will be vertical).  Do the same for the
> stock wheels.

> My guess is the backspacing will be similar, but the Revo wheels will have
a
> larger offset to compensate.  A big problem with 1:1 wheels and z-rated
> speeds, but a non-issue with our little guys!

> Doc

You know thats so obvious and I do that kind of stuff with my 1:1 scale car
hobby all the time I have no idea why I didn't do it :)

Okay so hopefully they are more offset to the outside of the truck, if thats
the case then I wont have to go wide suspension arms, but I'll need some
tires.  The stock Revo tires look a bit on-road for my liking, however I
haven't seen them in the *** so they could be just as chunky as the
savage ones.

I'll have to go looking for tires then, I'll let you all know how I go, I
dont remember seeing many aftermarket tires for a Revo (but I haven't got
one so I haven't really *looked* for em)

I still hope the tires end up being roughly the same size (OD that is)
otherwise my E-maxx will look a bit funny :)

Cheers Dre