Saturday, December 20, 2014

Axial Yeti Upgrade - PT 8 - Proline Super Swamper XL & Gear Head U4 Rims



Holy C***!!! Check out these MASSIVE Super Swamper XL tires made by Proline Racing!

One of the more exciting parts of building any RC car or truck is, installing a new set of tires and rims. One the Axial Yeti I wanted something that not only handles well in most of the terrain that I will be running it on, but also looks insanely badass on the truck!

Now Proline Racing came out with a larger version of their famous original Super Swamper tires, the 2.2” TSL SX Super Swamper XL tire that is a complete design replication from Interco Tire Corporation. The tire dimensions are as follows - 5.8" height and 2.25" Width. Witch is just slightly larger then its original  Interco 2.2” Swamper tire.

To learn more about Prolines newest Super Swamper tire, click here - http://prolineracing.com/tires/interco-tsl-sx-super-swamper-xl-2.2-g8-rock-terrain-truck-tires/


Now I decided to install these new Super Swamper Tires on to a set of Gear Head RC 2.2 Lightweight U4 Race Wheels. Wile these rims are a very simple wheel design. It dose allow for different offsets just by rotating the wheel in the opposite direction. Now these wheels are NOT beadlock, so a little light sanding is recommended to help the tires adhere to the aluminum rim better.

I used Proline's Tire Glue to mount these tires and rims
-http://prolineracing.com/pit-gear/pro-bond-tire-glue/
(EXTRA TIPS) - http://prolineracing.com/tools-accessories/glue-tips-3/

To learn more about Gear Heads Aluminum rim, Click here - http://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/gea22-07.htm


Also please note...If you are going to use the Gear head aluminum rims, you will have to use gear head wheel hubs. Unfortunately they designed their screw spacing to be different then that of the vanquish hubs.

Click here for the Gearhead Hubs that are recommended for the Axial yeti.
-http://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/geawhe037.htm
-http://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/geawhe040.htm



I hope you all enjoyed and are getting more and more excited to see this rig come to life! stick around we have a lot more to do to this before it heads out for its madden voyage!