Baja Wheel & Tire guys poll

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Which Baja Wheel combination?

4 Front Wheels
3
9%
4 Rear Wheels
26
76%
Front / Rear Setup
5
15%
 
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Baja Wheel & Tire guys poll

Post by cdziak » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:36 pm

Ok, I'm tired of stripping hexing on my Flux. I want to go 24mm and have a question. Those of you that run Baja 24mm wheels, do you recommend (4) fronts (narrower width), (4) rears (wider), or Front / Rear? These will be going on my Flux HP XL.

Suggestions / Opinions appreciated. Yes I know they add tremendous weight.
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Post by rhysdejager » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:23 pm

how much lighter are the fronts than the rears?

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Post by MarleyG » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:59 pm

i can only imagine that the more rubber on the road the better handling will be

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Post by johno096 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:38 am

i run 4 rear wheels only because im not the sort of person to care about wheel weight
and bigger is always better IMO :D

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Post by cdziak » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:23 am

I was thinking 4 fronts or fronts at least up front would help steering. I'm all for bigger meaner better, but I'm trying to make a wise choice.
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Post by johno096 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:31 am

yer ive only got stock steering servos and nothing has gone wrong yet.
im thinking of getting a different servo only to get better steering. dodge
said that his hitec servo on his custom puller truck turns his baja wheels no
problem on carpet.

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Post by braco » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:30 am

Sorry to hijack this thread cdziak, just one question... I'm sure you tried all tips how to keep those hexes like new. Especially Heir's tip with the pin. It didn't hold up for you?
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Post by cdziak » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:03 pm

braco- I am going to try the pin / drill method for my 2350. For my HP (XL on 6S) I want a solution instead of a bandaid. I'm not knocking these other methods at all, but both of my flux trucks are stripping hexes. Big mean baja wheels on the XL work.

johno096- I currently run a 5645mg digital servo on my Flux HP and a 645mg analog on my 2350. Steering servo is my first upgrade, always. I can't however bring myself to spending the $100+ on a titanium 79XX series. I like Hitec servos btw. I have a Hitec servo for steering in all 3 Savages, my Blitz, & my Crawler King. There's nothing wrong with a stock servo, just that they don't have the strength.
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Post by johno096 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:35 pm

ok then i cant justify spending that much on a servo either thats why im just waiting for mine to fail before i get a new one.
As for the wheels you should be fine ay as i said ive run mine with the stock servo for a while now with no problems at all.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:34 pm

I run 4 REAR Baja Tarmac wheels on my XL w hpi's 24mm hexes. IMO this set up has gained me at least a 2 to 3mph top end. The tires do not balloon at all and handling has improved a lot on the street. When you stand them side by side with the Goliaths there are a tiny bit shorter and narrower.There actually about as wide as stock X tires. So the Front baja wheels would be a lot narrower, my thinking is that handling would be worse with them. Weight wise they weigh a little more than the terra pins and less than the goliaths. The rubber is super thin and doesnt weigh crap its mostly the plastic rim that has the weight behind it. As for my servo i use the hobbico CS-170tg and love it, $84 shipped off advantagehobby.com. Turns the wheels on the ground even in grass stopped. I love this mod and think it looks siiiiiiiiiick!!!!!!! 8O

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Post by cdziak » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:44 pm

LL are you using Baja wheels with the tarmacs? I was reading on towerhobbies tonight while looking at the proline wheels and their info says 23mm hexes. This has to be a typo. I'm currently looking at a set of 5B rears (4) with the block tires. I like the star wheels but I also like the Desperados. Do you use the tarmacs off-road at all? I'm not about to invest in 2 sets of baja wheels / tires just yet.

I have a set of Phaltlines on blast wheels and a set of Goliaths on blast wheels. I use the Goliaths mainly on my nitro.

And thanks for the info.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:16 pm

[quote="cdziak";p="803812"]LL are you using Baja wheels with the tarmacs? I was reading on towerhobbies tonight while looking at the proline wheels and their info says 23mm hexes. This has to be a typo. I'm currently looking at a set of 5B rears (4) with the block tires. I like the star wheels but I also like the Desperados. Do you use the tarmacs off-road at all? I'm not about to invest in 2 sets of baja wheels / tires just yet.

I have a set of Phaltlines on blast wheels and a set of Goliaths on blast wheels. I use the Goliaths mainly on my nitro.

And thanks for the info.[/quote]

I am using the Baja 5B star wheels with the tarmacs. I got them for $100 shipped. Now as for running them off road they grip pretty well but like i said there thin rubber so i ripped my left rear open and trashed the foam didnt even scratch the rim tho hehe. I was running in gravel with rocks here and there. I personally believe that i hit something sharp cause i had run the wheels a few times before the shred. Im talkin ran them real hard tryin to leave rubber on the asphalt like i did with my GT2 wheels. If you want to run these tires on road there perfect. For off road i would suggest getting the proline bowties or knock off knobby tires. I was thinking about tries on the 5T Those stadium wheels i think they would be fun but the handling might suffer. I personally think these rim/tire combo is sick as F*&K

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Post by cdziak » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:20 pm

Ok, that's what I expected. Haven't decided on a tire yet, but need general purpose. That link is a decent price, minus the $25 shipping from HK.
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Post by NickRummy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:58 pm

Are you guys using HPI's 24mm hex adapters to use the baja wheels on the savage axles? If so, how are they holding up?

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Post by skinner970 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Wish this was a poll and pics...I wanna see more pics of baja rims on savage as sounds interesting.
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Post by cdziak » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:41 pm

I finally picked up a set of knock off bowties on knock off desperado wheels. They should be here this weekend I hope. As for the 24mm adapters, they are beasts.

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We'll see how long they hold up.
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Post by johno096 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:32 am

The 24mm adapters are holding up great for me to i love the baja wheels on mine.
Heres a picture of mine with the bajas on. Its an old photo but it does the trick. Ive gotta get some new pics.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:28 pm

Ill post later but my 24mm are holding up great as well on my XL.  The baja wheel combo is a nice upgrade esp if you ise the right hexes.

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Post by cdziak » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:35 am

Well Johno096, that's the same set I picked up.  I listened to the pollers and got 4 rears. $60 / pair off ebay. I'm using HPI's 24mm conversion so I hope that's the right hexes. Amazing that there are desperado and bow-tie knock-offs out there.

FedEx brought them to me today at 12pm: 8O  :D

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Can't wait to go out on 6S and see what my motor temp will be. Still running stock gearing.
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Post by skinner970 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:02 pm

Those pics posted are sweet! Think I may go straight to baja wheels next!!
Cdziak how did they hold up???
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