Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    29

    Metal wheel suggestions?

    I took my TRX-4 Sport out today and it ran great for most of the places I was crawling

    I noticed that itís pretty top heavy, but my buddies were telling about about metal wheels to keep the weight low

    So - please suggest a set of metal wheels for my crawler to keep the weight low to the ground

  2. #2
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    124
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyle View Post
    I took my TRX-4 Sport out today and it ran great for most of the places I was crawling

    I noticed that itís pretty top heavy, but my buddies were telling about about metal wheels to keep the weight low

    So - please suggest a set of metal wheels for my crawler to keep the weight low to the ground
    I really like the Gmade SR beadlocks. They are fairly easy to assemble, and decent weight.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    RC Qualifier IndyBama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Bama
    Posts
    470
    SSD makes some great wheels as well. I run the 5 slot steelies on my truck. Easy to mount up

    Sent from my SM-J327VPP using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    278
    I needed this thread a week ago lol.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    RC Racer RC Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    233
    Have you looked into brass portal covers, diff cover, etc.?

    I installed those on our sport model and saw a big improvement in traction. I think as a general rule, youíll see more of an improvement when you add to the unsprung weight, rather than adding rolling or sprung weight.




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    29
    No I haven’t heard anything about that. Care to share some detail or links? Thanks a bunch!

  7. #7
    RC Racer RC Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyle View Post
    No I havenít heard anything about that. Care to share some detail or links? Thanks a bunch!
    Hereís just one link for the outer covers. The outer covers are universal, the inners are front and rear specific.

    There are many brands, and many different parts that you could conceivably convert to brass. One warning though- while it does add weight where you want it for climbing; if youíre descending, the stock drag brake will struggle to slow the vehicle down.


    https://www.amainhobbies.com/samix-t...4-4013/p709366


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    RC Racer RC Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    233
    I ended up getting a bunch from a brand called Treal on amazon. So far, so good.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    29
    Ordered some brass portal covers and spring retainers

    Should help with weight distribution, thanks guys

  10. #10
    RC Racer RC Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyle View Post
    Ordered some brass portal covers and spring retainers

    Should help with weight distribution, thanks guys
    Nice! Good luck


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    RC Racer RC Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    233
    When you rebuild the portals, Iíd recommend getting some marine grease and applying that to the gears. Much better than the stock grease, especially if you plan on getting wet and muddy.

    Yamalube comes in a nice big squeezie tube thatíll last you forever.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by RC Dad View Post
    When you rebuild the portals, I’d recommend getting some marine grease and applying that to the gears. Much better than the stock grease, especially if you plan on getting wet and muddy.

    Yamalube comes in a nice big squeezie tube that’ll last you forever.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Great idea! Just ordered some

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •