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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Re: Baja Wheel & Tire guys poll

Post by cdziak » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:09 pm

Tested them on 6s and they are fine so far. Not the best on pavement but I was expecting them to be. Truck flies nice with them. I jump my street and land in the neighbors yard. These things tear thru grass. Gotta get a scale to check out weight.
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Post by SV250 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:23 pm

Like Skillet said, I think most of the weight from Baja wheels are from the beadlock rims. Those Despardos should cut it down to the typical weight of MT wheels. Good thing is I dont thinks theyll ever discontinue 24mm. Too many 1/5 th scalers out there.

I think almost all the 23mm are gone. My next set up will be Bajas
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Post by cdziak » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:38 pm

I really like the sharp hex versus the semi-rounded one that comes stock with the Savages. The wheels and tires are Rovan. The 24mm hex fits perfectly and I like the positive feel of the hex nut versus the stock wheel nut. I bought the HPI baja wheel wrench which fits great and seems to work fine. I've read that some don't like it though and I can switch to a 24mm socket if need be.

I'm currently running the XL axles, wheel see how they hold up. I honestly don't think these weigh much more than the goliaths. They are about the same height but not as wide. The tires are firmer and don't balloon like the stockers.
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Post by johno096 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:53 am

Yer the bowtie and desperado knock offs are great and quite a bit cheaper aswell.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:05 pm

Heres my modded up XL 8O
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Post by braco » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:25 pm

Wow they look awesome on your Savage! Could you do me a favor and weigh one for me?
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Post by FluxNZ » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:00 am

They look great!  8)

LLkoolskillet how do the tyres perform on the road? Plenty of grip?
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:52 pm

Braco if your referring to my truck thank you and im sorry but i dont have a scale. i can tell you this, when i hold one baja wheel in one hand and a stock X gt wheel the other the baja just barely outweighs it. For the size and amount of plastic they really dont weigh a lot at all!

FluxNZ* Thank you. The wheels DO NOT BALLOON!!!! For real like i said earlier im serious i think i picked up a few mph's top end because of this. Grip...... well there slippery when new but once broke in there great. However i highly highly recommend the hpi sway bar kit. this will eliminate the truck wanting to roll over. It improves handling by at least 75%. I can put the GT2 wheels on and go 3/4 throttle in the grass and rip it hard right or left and the truck wont flip, all 4 stay planted, same goes for on road. Full throttle and anything will flip MT wise.

For anyone reluctant on getting these baja wheels... there really is nothing to worry about. The rim is stronger than 17 or 14mm hex rims and the style is sick! There isnt a lot of added weight either. Ebay has tons of sets for cheap. The only way to mount them is with the HPI 24mm hexs. I got mine for around $28 shipped! Total cost for my baja upgrade was $128 not bad considering the real price of them.

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Post by SV250 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:51 pm

The tarmacs are great on my Baja. I would really like to have them on the Savy. Looks great in the pics.
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Post by johno096 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:08 am

Braco would you like me to weigh my bajas there the same as cdziak's?
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Post by _dV_ » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:15 am

Baja wheels don't look like they have much sidewall on the inside. Can't be good for compliance over bumpy ground or cushioning landings from high jumps.

I think most Baja sized wheels are around 500gm. Too much for an electric Savage I think. The extra rotational mass + electric torque would be asking for trouble drivetrain wise. You would also need to gear down a lot.

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Post by SV250 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:07 pm

They cushion landings on a 25lb baja. A 11lb savage shouldnt be an issue. There are molded foams for baja wheels as well.
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Post by bronc4now » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:34 pm

[quote="cdziak";p="807180"]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.[/quote]

I like the body what is it ?
I'm also looking for bigger wheels for my flux ..winter fun is coming so I'm grabbing the b5 paddles and 24mm hex kit ..but i also was looking at proline trencher baja 5t rears. But proline has funny hex size on tower web site I see 22 and 23mm and proline makes a 23mm hex kit so can some tell me is it true will I also need 23mm hexes to run proline rims?
Also do you guys go down in pinion size only or is more needed to push the big 7.5 dia tires ? Thanks
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Post by braco » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:01 pm

[quote="LLkoolskillet";p="807362"]Braco if your referring to my truck thank you and im sorry but i dont have a scale. i can tell you this, when i hold one baja wheel in one hand and a stock X gt wheel the other the baja just barely outweighs it. For the size and amount of plastic they really dont weigh a lot at all!

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Yea I was referring to your truck, looks awesome! Thanks for info :)



[quote="johno096";p="807402"]Braco would you like me to weigh my bajas there the same as cdziak's?[/quote]

Yea! Thanks a lot.
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Post by johno096 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:47 pm

No worries braco ill do that later on ive got to go  :D out now but will do it when i get back.
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Post by bronc4now » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:12 pm

[quote="bronc4now";p="808151"][quote="cdziak";p="807180"]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.[/quote]

I like the body what is it ?
I'm also looking for bigger wheels for my flux ..winter fun is coming so I'm grabbing the b5 paddles and 24mm hex kit ..but i also was looking at proline trencher baja 5t rears. But proline has funny hex size on tower web site I see 22 and 23mm and proline makes a 23mm hex kit so can some tell me is it true will I also need 23mm hexes to run proline rims?
Also do you guys go down in pinion size only or is more needed to push the big 7.5 dia tires ? Thanks[/quote]

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Post by johno096 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:12 am

ohh sorry mate. im not sure about prolines site i have heard that they mix up hex sizes a bit but really not sure.
I didnt actually change anything to the geating on mine and it was fine.

Braco the weight of one of those wheels is 502 grams or did a quick conversion into pounds and they are 1 lb and 1.70 oz.
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Post by bronc4now » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:28 pm

Cool thanks I ordered the 24 mm hex set from hpi ..
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Post by cdziak » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:46 pm

bronc, didn't see this until now.  The body on my flux is JConcepts RC8T High Flow.  I saw the same hex info on Tower's site and it didn't make sense.  I went with the Rovans from ebay and they fit the HPI 24mm conversion kit perfect.
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Post by braco » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:10 am

[quote="johno096";p="808200"]
Braco the weight of one of those wheels is 502 grams or did a quick conversion into pounds and they are 1 lb and 1.70 oz.[/quote]

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