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Old 05-03-2012, 01:04 AM
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hi guys, ive had a bit of a look around on a couple different sites and noticed theres no plastic/delrin 1.55 rims?

do they exist?

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so after an evening of googling and foruming ive come to a seemingly common question. why is there no plastic/delrin 1.55 wheels on the market??

anyway... looking for tamiya M chassis rims as theyre apparently 1.5 inch, of which is still too big for my little ford, but im gonna wait till they're here to actually make that decision.



$5 + $3 post. cant complain at that. and theyre a set of four, with brake discs!! so the plan is these wheels on my ford (1:18) with 1.55 MTZ tires.

hopefully theyre not too big. i was planning on cut/shutting the tires to fit the 26mm rims but dont actually want to cut a set of $50 tires.... so gonna try them first at the size they are.
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I have always wondered this! But never had 1.55 tyres, please report back with the results!
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will do. so when they turn up, ill post pics of how they look and fit.

im expecting them to look too big. 39mm in 1:18 scales out to something like a 27inch rim!! even if its a 1:15 scale like people keep telling me the body is, thats still a 23 inch rim.
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I think you're in for some trouble. If you have 1.5 wheels and RC4WD 1.55 tires they aren't going to fit properly. I can't speak to all combinations, but I do own some 1.5 wheels (B-Square maybe? Can't remember offhand, but made for the Tamiya M-chassis cars) and I bought some RC4WD 1.55 Dirt Grabber tires. When I tried to mount them, they sort of rattled around on the wheel. You can go the other way, stretching a 1.5 tire over a 1.55 wheel, but I'm pretty sure you'll be disappointed with what you're trying to do.
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cool thanks for that bit of info. The original plan was to cut n shut the 1.55 tires to suit my 1.0 rims anyway, so if thats how it is, well, fair enough. I bought the 1.5 rims coz they were cheap and if they work then great.
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The answer to this is simple.

1.55 rims were an invention of Rc4wd to better suit the 1/10 scale crowd.
Why they didn't just go for 1.5 or 1.6 I don't know.
I think there was a vote and it was a 50/50 split between 1.5 and 1.6 rims so Rc4wd split the difference.

So in answer to your question, there are no plastic rims in 1.55 because Rc4wd haven't made any.
Other manufacturer have focussed on 1.9 because it holds a larger part of the scale market, as well as 1.9 comp crawlers.
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yea, nice bit of info there thanks. Makes sense too i guess if rc4wd are the inventors of the 1.55.

Learnt a bit of history today
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this info is in my build thread as well, but not everyone goes there.. so here is the result after getting my MTZs today.



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ended up being a waste. i should not have cut it. now im gonna need to get another pair or im stuck with three tires...
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Wait did you buy the 1.9's or the 1.55's? and are they Tamiya M-chassis wheels or RC4WD 1.55's?
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theyre RC4wd 1.55 MTZs, but stretched onto 1.9 touring car rims in that pic.

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woops, this pic>>



and editing again:

i should have mentioned, the QLO rims are 1.0 so i cut down the 1.55 to suit the 1.0 thinking there would be enough sidewall to give me a taller tire without being massively tall. but they ended up being the same height as the Miclaws after the cut if you include the buldge of the sidewall. so really, i should have gone for a taller tire again, something in the 90-100mm range to cut down.

but, after seeing the MTZs on the truck, im waiting for my 1.55 rims to turn up before i decide what to do as far as fitting them to the ford, or keep them for another build later on.
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heres some more pics with the MTZ slipped over the Miclaws.



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ok, rims turned up today. theyre either too small or too big... FML....

clockwise from top left.

1.5 + QLO Miclaw
1.5 + Losi Claw
1.9 + 1.55MTZ
1.5 + 1.55MTZ

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If you took out one section of the MTZ they would probably fit perfect on the rim and be the better size for the ford. Don't know if you want to cut another one but it is an idea.
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