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Seeming overnight I have 5 t-jets. I wan to replace the wheels on them. But where is the best place to get crome mags? I know about RRR but I am not sure they are slip ons. It says that all wheels come with tires.

On of the cars I bought I want to keep the mags but I am having a hard time finding the right size O.D. .400 I.D. .260 width .180 any Ideas?

I really wish the tire guys would put all three dimensions on there sites. How is Newbie to know the size of tuff one tires.

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Hey Brian, welcome to the awesome world of Tjets. Right from the start, I'll admitt that I LOVE the look of the RRR wheels......but they suck for racing. The reason being is they are usually out of round...and need trueing up in order to run worth a darn.

In the past I have had some great luck with trueness of the RRR wheels....but this last batch that I ordered a couple months ago REALLY sucked.

The tires that RRR include with thier tire and wheel combos ARE in fact slip ons.....all of RRR's wheels are designed to use a slip on tire.

I will STRONGLY vouch for RRR's new silicone race tires. These suckers stick like glue to the track....and I'm currently running a set of thin (designed for the front wheels) RRR silicones on the rear of my race VW Bug...and she runs like a rocket with them!

The RRR tires will also fit on "Vincent" brand wheels too.......check out MEV's website to order Vincent wheels..... I run these wheels on my Bug also...and also on a few other cars and they are extremely true.....at least the 5 various sets I ordered are ;)

Hope that helps,

Brian :thumbsup:
 

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Try these....

Greg Braun's site HO Slot Car Racing. He sells sweet aluminum mags....

http://www.hoslotcarracing.com/Main.html (scroll down a bit)

and there was an HT thread about these too...

http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=116873

or Mike Vitale's site (MEV Originals). He sells his own and Vincent Wheels....

http://www.tjets.com/index.html

or JW's HO Speed Parts. All machined hubs of all sorts and sizes.....

http://users.cescowildblue.com/jwsteed/JW.HTM

... of these mentioned I have had great performance with the JW's. Have not tried the others though.

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Thanks for the responses. Sorry I did not get back sooner.

Those ho slot car wheels look sweet but a little expensive for what I want at this time but someday I may want them :p

About the vincent wheels on the page it says

Depth E can use standard AFX/Tyco rear tires while A/B depths require a special tire which I now carry.
Is he the only one that carries these tires? Or do you just E depths for the front also?

thanks for all the help

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breaume said:
Is he the only one that carries these tires? Or do you just E depths for the front also?
Hey Brian, at this time I do believe that Mike at MEV is the only dealer in the US that is importing these Vincent brand wheels.

I've used a couple different combos of wheel widths on a few cars so far. :thumbsup:
 
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