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Help finding wheels and tires for Senton 4x4

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bikerbob951, Nov 16, 2017.

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    I've been looking for suitable road-oriented wheels to swap onto my new Senton 4x4 to preserve the stock tires, since most of my lunchtime bash sessions will be on pavement. I'm very new to rc trucks so I'm still learning, and it seems that finding suitable wheels that won't skew the gearing too badly may be difficult. Also, these wheels use a 14mm hex, which seems like a very odd size.

    Here's the stock wheel and tire specs:
    • Black nylon wheels, 14mm hex hub
    • 2.2" (56mm) outer bead, 3.0" (76mm) inner bead
    • dBoots Fortress multi-surface tires with foam inserts
    • 1.7" (42mm) wide, 4.1" (104mm) diameter
    How hard would it be to swap to a more standard hex hub each time I switch wheels? Also, goes without saying but I'd prefer a wheel option on the cheaper end of the spectrum.
     
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    Wow. I wonder why Arrma decided to go with 14mm hexes on this? I thought finding 17mm short course wheels was difficult for my Senton BLX. I can't find anything for 14mm short course wheels. I'll keep looking though and let you know if I find anything but it would probably be the best if you could switch the hex out to 12mm. That would greatly open your options for short course wheels.
     
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    14mm is not real common, especialy for Short course.

    I did fine these Traxxas "Slayer pro" SCT wheels, 14mm hex, no idea of the offset -
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/traxxa...atin-chrome-black2-slayer-pro-tra5974/p182953

    Then add any SC tire.
    Maybe https://www.amainhobbies.com/prolin...slick-tires-2-m4-pro10113-03/p448141?v=439408
    Or
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/duratrax-bandito-sc-onroad-tire-c3-2-dtxc3798/p642441

    Or - Option three and cheapest - buy another set of the stock tires, and just burn one down -
    https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGWZN&P=ML

    Yeah, no kidding. I get it that plastic 12mm hexes are pretty easy to strip for a MT and SCT, but aluminum replacements are cheap and common. Hopefully the axle size is something common, so aluminum 12mm hex from another brand will direct fit. If not, then this is a huge negative for this kit.
     
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    I was thinking that they went away from the 12mm hexes because of stripping as well but I think it would have been better if they went to 17mm. Like you said though, 12mm aluminum hexes aren't expensive and eliminate the stripping issue for the most part.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the assistance. Yeah, finding anything 14mm is extremely difficult, I think I'll go with what Jerry-rigged recommended and pick up a second set of stockers once these current tires are about half gone. In the meantime, I'll do some research on the axle diameter to see if other hub sizes will work.
     
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    Might be worth a try, I've got some high speed bits that small. Sounds like a winter project to me!
     
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    Definitely let us know how it goes if you try this or another route. I'm sure there will be more people with the same question!
     
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    Will do, I enjoy blazing a trail! I think my LHS has the Traxxas SCT wheels mentioned above in stock, so I might go pay a visit with my calipers to get some measurements to compare to the stock wheels.
     
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    Just opened my son’s Arrma Granite 4x4 for x-mas and his uncle bought him some proline sand tires for the snow and that’s how I got to this thread because they won’t fit. Anyone figure out an easy fix for the odd size hub?
     
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    I think you need to get some 12mm hexes and use those to replace the stock 14mm ones that are on the car
     
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    please report back on what you guys find and what works.
     

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