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thestug
2011.08.25, 03:22 PM
Do these exist. I am looking for plastic rims that look like performance rims. I am trying to build a scale looking drift car, but the only scale rims I have found are the R246 TE37's. Which are machined and very expensive. I have also found a few plastic rims that are scale from other cars, but they are almost always in the wrong offset.

Eman
2011.08.26, 09:32 AM
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k41/willis67017/Forum%20Pix/mzh130ms_b.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k41/willis67017/Forum%20Pix/mzh130g_b.jpg

Only ones I could think of.

color01
2011.08.26, 08:34 PM
Unfortunately I don't think there is anything like that for the MA010. Aluminum wheels do look nice though, and the R246 TE's are actually a pretty good deal. :rolleyes:

thestug
2011.08.29, 02:45 PM
I love the rims pictured above, because I think they would look great on my M3 body. Where have you seen good deals on the R246 TE37's? Every where I look it costs me about $30+ for 4 rims. I think to get TE37's for all my 3 of my favorite bodies would be about $90, becasue none of the sizes overlap. It's hard to beat. $6.67 a pair for 3racing aluminum rims.

mitchy2759
2011.09.14, 11:15 AM
Unfortunately I don't think there is anything like that for the MA010. Aluminum wheels do look nice though, and the R246 TE's are actually a pretty good deal. :rolleyes:

brian, is there any advantages on using aluminium wheels on awd fr and rear (beside the looks)? don't this just add more weight to the car?
i assume in rwd it will help with the low grip surface, is this right?

color01
2011.09.14, 01:56 PM
No, I think the advantage is in vibrations and roundness. :) Aluminum wheels are CNC machined by their nature, and they spin almost perfectly true (unless you bent one). On high-grip surfaces this is useful to avoid chatter. On low-grip, they don't flex at all so I would think that spoked plastic rims (PN spokes, Atomic TS, Atomic S6) would provide more grip.

But yeah, aluminum wheels + trued tires = oh my god my wheels can spin foreeeeeeeevvvvveeeeeeerrrrrrr.................... ............... :cool: