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As I managed to get my neon Super G wheels back on Ultra G today, I thought "these are the coolest buggy wheels ever". But are they? What do you think are the coolest rc car wheels? Here is my submission

Tamiya Grasshopper 2 Ultra G by CTE RC

They are nice wheels to start with, but the colour is just 👌 Would love a matching set of Super Hornet wheels. 

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It's not a popular opinion, but I think my favourite style is the turbine-type wheel issued with models like the current Tamiya Honda City Turbo:

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The set is distinctive, with an interesting appearance that is so rarely seen in RC cars. It also mounts some cool-looking tires in those Advan HF-style treads:

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The Michelin TRX-style tires that also fit are not bad, either!

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Loved those wheels, too. Had them in white on my Parma beetle converted Subaru Brat, where they still are on.

My favorite wheels probably still are the teardrop wheels of the Vanquish/Egress, together with a weak spot for the Camlocks nowadays.

If it has to be newer, then the 5 star ones on the original Top Force Evo in orange.;)

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my first set are mst ajustable rims i do like deep dish wheels 

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my second set are on the purple manta ray 5 spoke running foams i still have them

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and 3rd mini lites i think they are hpi wheels paired with hpi slicks again deep dish jobies

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For me it is probably Tamiya 50676. Especially when paired with a classic Mini shell and 55Ds.

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Great topic. I love the early gold wheels (Super Shot, Fox, Monster Beetle) because they always seemed to denote that the cars that wore them were somehow special. I don't like the their fragility however. The original Hot Shot style wheel is a classic I never tire of. TXT-1 wheels are good-looking monster truck rollers. The Egress's lightweight black wheels look refined yet sinister. Living through the days when neon was king, I too, harbor a love for the day-glow Super G wheels. If I had to nail down a favorite, I'd guess I'd say Avante Cam-Locs. They're quite unique which makes them well-suited to the Avante.

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14 minutes ago, Saito2 said:

Great topic. I love the early gold wheels (Super Shot, Fox, Monster Beetle) because they always seemed to denote that the cars that wore them were somehow special. I don't like the their fragility however. The original Hot Shot style wheel is a classic I never tire of. TXT-1 wheels are good-looking monster truck rollers. The Egress's lightweight black wheels look refined yet sinister. Living through the days when neon was king, I too, harbor a love for the day-glow Super G wheels. If I had to nail down a favorite, I'd guess I'd say Avante Cam-Locs. They're quite unique which makes them well-suited to the Avante.

So you seem to need the Avante black special wheels: Retro neon, and Egress design.:D

I have to admit I bought a set for my Avante 2001 as alternative...

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The Sees aluminum rims for the King  Cab.

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Loving it! Can you post some pictures of these wheels? I don't know the road wheels at all and only some of the monster truck wheels

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Not Tamiya but I just got a set of Kyosho Tomahawk wheels and I think they are great , I also like the Dyna Blaster / TR15T / Street Rover wheels and tyres combo . I also have thing for the Kyosho Sideways wheels and tyres , they are like steam rollers !!

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1 hour ago, GTodd said:

The Sees aluminum rims for the King  Cab.

Sees and Tecnacraft aluminum wheels were always the ones I drooled over back in the day. Advance Mini-Mags, too.

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When it comes to custom wheels,

I´m totally proud of my Aluminum Monster beetle rims by RC loverr:

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They are not cheap, but fantastic Quality and finish... 

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1 hour ago, ruebiracer said:

I´m totally proud of my Aluminum Monster beetle rims by RC loverr:

Very nice , which reminds me , how could I forget my awesome custom made one off aluminium Bruiser wheels

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7 minutes ago, KEV THE REV said:

Very nice , which reminds me , how could I forget my awesome custom made one off aluminium Bruiser wheels

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now thats just wheel porn right there:lol:

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all of these i like very much, so click on all, just purchased the JCONCEPTS Trans AM body, and MST makes some awesome changeable offset rims.

"Wheels does the Body Good"

 

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Those aluminium monster truck rims are lovely! I am a big fan of the Egress wheels too. I love them on my Thunder Dragon. That said, the other set of wheels I have for that are high up on my list. These are full random, Chinese ebay vendor specials that I bought about 10 years ago when I briefly flirted with getting my Thunder Dragon running again. 

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Full boggo 2.2s but I REALLY like them. So much more character than disc racing wheels. 

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4 hours ago, GTodd said:

The Sees aluminum rims for the King  Cab.

Never heard of these before, but found some pics. They are amazing! 

 

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My Street Rover wheels

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and my Lowride Pumpkin wheels

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and also my Jeep Wrangler YJ wheels

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These aluminum touring/drift wheels are kind of cool...

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I also like these...

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And these Gearhead RC 2.2" bead locks:

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My near completed Striker restoration submission.... fronts are Kyosho, rears are Traxxas I think?

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12 hours ago, THE SMOOTHEE said:

There’s just somethin special about em.

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They are for sure out of the discussion for me. :wub: Can´t be beaten. Scale Looks, bead lock, and totally Right on the beach. And that already 40 years ago...

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