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Starsky5000
2011.06.06, 08:15 PM
I finally bought 2 pairs of aluminum wheels for my mini z:

It's the Kyosho Route 246 RAYS rims :

http://www.rceasy.com/2010/03/31/kyosho-route-246-rays-rims-for-mini-z-mr-015-02-03/

Anyway specs on the sheet that came with my Lamborghini Countach body specifies 1MM offset Front wheels and 3MM offset Rear wheels. I couldn't purchase the 1MM offset front wheels because they were none but they did have a pair 1.5MM offset front wheels. Will .5mm make a difference in how the body looks with 1.5MM instead of the 1MM wheels?

Thank You.

EMU
2011.06.06, 08:17 PM
I would recommend 0mm rather than 1.5mm. It still looks good on that body (I had one), and handles better and protects the wheel, and chassis more...

Starsky5000
2011.06.06, 08:36 PM
I would recommend 0mm rather than 1.5mm. It still looks good on that body (I had one), and handles better and protects the wheel, and chassis more...

I already placed the bid then posted here asking if 1.5mm will be okay. Also I looked on ebay for a 0MM Front Offset but they had none.

Atomic-USA
2011.06.06, 09:48 PM
Besides wheel offset changes this upcoming item would also help:


http://www.egrmart.com/b2b/images/banners/AR-279.gif
*ignore the typo

xmodcanuck
2011.06.07, 12:43 AM
It really depends on the body. An extra .5mm offset can be the difference between rubbing and not when turning. I have +1.5 on my Enzo and they work fine, but if I try +3 (AWD, stock is +2.5) on my 08 Subaru WRC they rub.

And you could have looked harder for the 1.0mm offset rims. I found them very easily for my NSX.
http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=20867&cat=0&page=1
http://www.kenonhobby.com/R246-Mini-Z-MR0150203-Rays-CE28N-Bronze-Front-Wheel-10mm-Offset_p_44235.html

xmodcanuck
2011.06.07, 01:21 AM
And I just read this while looking around.

It's stock offset. I use the wheel offset chart at Atomic Mods when purchasing aftermarket wheels. The only car I found wrong so far was the LP500 Countach as the front wheel offset was +1 too wide up front and I had to trim the fenders for it to turn.
Other than that the chart is pretty acurate.
The Team Atlis wheels are pretty cheap for such a nice set of aluminum wheel's and the overal quality is pretty good. Their nice and light weight.

Looks like your +1.5 are going to be no good. Get some 0 or +.5.

color01
2011.06.07, 02:10 AM
Additionally, an extra 0.5mm can be the difference between super-fast turn-in and instant traction roll. I had to rework my setup when I went from +2N front wheels to +1.5N, that one small change forced me to rebuild my front end several times! :eek:

herman
2011.06.07, 02:59 AM
glad to hear you were able to choose your rims...

some bodies you can get away with .5mm some you can't... don't really have the body so i can't really comment...

but to be on the safe side, you can go less than what's on the spec sheet (not more)... or if you have access to somebody who has a 1.5mm front offset... and see how it does on your body...

or you can check out the specs below if you like them in bronze...

R246-1621 (CE28N for MR-015/-02/-03; 1.0 mm offset Bronze)
R246-1661 (CE28N for MR-015/-02/-03; 3.0 mm offset Bronze)

dunno if they are wide or narrow rims though...

another set of alloy rims that you might want to consider are team atlas rims... they look pretty cool too...

good luck

Starsky5000
2011.06.07, 04:17 PM
What offset should I get for this Countach body. The 1MM or the 0MM Offset???

I got 3MM Wide Offset for the rear. I guess that seems fine. No problems there since no one mentioned any its the the front wheel offset thats the problem.

I'm lost. If I knew the answer I would purchase the wheels right away.

EMU
2011.06.07, 04:21 PM
I personally would use 0mm Narrow front, 1W rear. With such a short wheelbase, widening the track will make it quite sluggish. I used to drive that body for a while... and I always used 0n/1w when I used it... (AWD I used 2.5N/1W)

Starsky5000
2011.06.07, 06:18 PM
I personally would use 0mm Narrow front, 1W rear. With such a short wheelbase, widening the track will make it quite sluggish. I used to drive that body for a while... and I always used 0n/1w when I used it... (AWD I used 2.5N/1W)

You were right Emu. I called Kyosho and they recommend 0 offset for the front wheel & 1 offset for the rear wheel for the Countach body.

Okay can someone please give me a link to where I can purchase Kyoshos Rays Aluminum wheels 0MM Narrow Front, 1MM Width Rear?

xmodcanuck
2011.06.08, 10:16 PM
Okay can someone please give me a link to where I can purchase Kyoshos Rays Aluminum wheels 0MM Narrow Front, 1MM Width Rear?

Like I said before, you just gotta look around a little.

http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=21382&cat=0&page=2
http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=21383&cat=0&page=2
http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=21247&cat=0&page=1
http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=21255&cat=0&page=1

Depending on where you live, your LHS might have these in stock as they are a Kyosho brand.
Aside from the shop I posted links to, there are other places that sell/stock this item. (RCKenon)