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Old Jan 02, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Has Anyone Converted 1/8 to use 1/5 Wheels?

I would like to put 4 of the Pro-Line 1/5 Baja Bow-Tie rear tires (LINK) with Desperado wheels on my 1/8 buggy to create a super-bad monster buggy.

Is there any way I can get conversion hardware to go from 17mm to 23mm wheels?

It should look something like this when finished (image below).

I'm sure some gearing would need to be changed . . . if I can get this to work, it could be a cool project.

I'm betting this has already been done before but I couldn't find any projects like this (1/8 using 1/5 wheels & tires).

Thanks
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Old Jan 02, 2012, 08:09 PM
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about 4 years ago now my mate put some kong tyres on his savage x ss that were easily another 2-3 cm in diameter that any baja tyre, they did work except it was so sluggish as each tyre weight was about 550g, and 4t was a nitro so not much torque.
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Old Jan 02, 2012, 08:35 PM
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It was just another crazy idea that probably has zero practical application value.

Maybe it will lead to something useful in the future - who knows.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 10:03 PM
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It was just another crazy idea that probably has zero practical application value.

Maybe it will lead to something useful in the future - who knows.
i was considering the same thing with my flux hp. wanted to put 7in chevrons and gear the pinion down 5 teeth or so. let us know how it works out!
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