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Old 02-08-2014, 09:49 PM
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Yes buldge sidewall would be desired I just ordered these landie wheels with those tires to play with:



They use pin instead of hex so no disc brakes with this setup, but I still plan for brakes for the other wheels setups. Not quite sure how the offset will end up but I'll soon see hahaha the wheels are reaaalllyy nice lol

I think I will have to mod them to shorten the sidewall too, not quite sure how high they will be once wrapped around smaller 1.55 wheels, but given they are 80mm high on semi wheels (1.7" wheels) and the target diameter is around 60mm, the 0.15" reduction will not make up for the 20mm over. I can probably be st more than 60mm and still look scale if I shoot at the offroad escort tire setups like this, they have taller tires than the tarmac ones



I like they are narrow 20mm too. Did not know they were 2 piece! Thanks for the explanation, makes perfect sense now!

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:21 PM
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nice work. keen to see it happen!

its possible you may be able to mount the tires up as they are, probably a small battle tho. my 1.7 rims are the same outer diameter as my 1.55 but the beadlock ring is smaller on the 1.55.

see what happens when you get them i suppose.
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heres a good shot right next to each other. 1.55 on the left, 1.7 on the right. both wearing 1.55 mud thrashers.

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Old 02-09-2014, 07:32 AM
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Ok but why does the left 1.55 wheels look the exact same diameter as the 1.7 on the left? Did you mean the wheels are both 1.77 but the tires are different?
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Ok but why does the left 1.55 wheels look the exact same diameter as the 1.7 on the left? Did you mean the wheels are both 1.77 but the tires are different?
I think he means that the actual wheel size for 1.55 and 1.7 are the same diameter (or very close), however, to fit 1.55 and 1.7 tires respectively, they use different diameter inner beadlock rings. It will be interesting to see if your 1.7 tires work on the 1.55 wheels.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:20 PM
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Ok, I think the part I dont understand is how the 1.55" wheel would not be 0.15 inch smaller than the 1.7?? The reason I ordered the 1.55" is because I thought they were 1.55" diameter. Can someone confirm what is the actual diameter of the 1.55 landies rims? The apparent lip diameter diameter is what I am after.

Thanks for your help guys!
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:02 PM
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i can tell you that the bead is where they measure it, as for my rims, the 1.55 is definitely smaller bead than the 1.7 but outer diameter is nearly identical between the two. maybe 1.5-2mm less on the 1.55 rim.

i know mixing up units there, but i use metric here in Aus.. lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:08 PM
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Ok thanks haha yes we are "units confused" here in Canada too and I use metric and inches all the time (both mph and kmh on our speedometers lol)

Any chance the 1.55 landies are a different design and actually smaller than your model of 1.55 ?
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i would imagine the landies to have a 1.55 bead like normal, but for o.d. im not sure as i dont have a set to check. they look very similar to the 1.55 "steelies" tho.
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I have received the landies wheels and the rig tires, I am at work so no pic yet. Obviously and as expected the rig tires are way too tall but if I use them on this project they are just going to be a starting point for tire modding so that's ok.

Initially, reading 1.55" diameter I was hoping for even smaller than the mini wheels, but as you guys told me they are in fact a bit more than 1.75" apparent diameter (46mm), which is quite a bit larger than mini tires/wheels. The wheels have kind of a double step lip so I might try to machine the rc4wd wheels to remove the first lip step to make it smaller (maybe 41mm) and fit inside mini wheels, not sure yet. This might make the wheel look wierd/less scale.

I will be playing with the parts tonight and see what seems to be the best plan. The good part is there is actually more space inside the wheel for brakes compared to mini wheels, so that opens up some other options.

Overall happy to have these parts because they are very nice and well made!
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:48 AM
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Here are some pictures:

The rig tire just mounted without beadlock, the tire is a bit too loose on the rim:



The wheel with a mini tire next to it (3Racing tire):


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Old 02-17-2014, 12:02 PM
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A quick mspaint mod, I removed the outer lip of the wheels and dragged the wheel over the tire to see how it would look:


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Old 02-17-2014, 09:35 PM
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Did some tests with lego tires from a technic crane I have, they almost fit






Size reference of the rig tires:



I think they are a bit too large for steelies on the escort, we'll see if I have the balls to machine them to a smaller diameter..

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:55 PM
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Wow Fred! Those Lego tires look like they will work pretty good! Are they wide enough though?
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:13 AM
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They are pretty narrow, they would be ok maybe for skinny factory street tires but maybe not for the gravel rally look I am after. Maybe they would look better if seated correctly though, right now they tend to slip inwards because the tire inside diameter is smaller than the rim.

I ordered piano wire for the front sway bar/control arm locator too, in 1.6mm. I need to come up with an idea to hold the bar through a hole in the arm, maybe if I can find a threads tool small enough to fit small bolts on, bit my bolts are M2... 1.6mm is probably too small for M2
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