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Wheel and Tire Question

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:44 PM

Hi:

    There  is an article in the April 2017 issue of Scale Auto magazine about creating wider tires . It was writen by Gary Kulchock . It clearly explains how to widen tires for just about any vehicle . I would check it out . T.B. 

 

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    February, 2017
Posted by Pops51 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:17 AM

Not sure of size but have a full extra set, rims and tires, for a 2010 Shelby gt500, they are staggered, but not aggressively so.  Bought a second kit to make changes, don't need them. Yours if u want and tell me where to send them.  New here, 1st post, so still learning rules.

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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:08 PM
That's a generous offer, Templar....but the '63 had a tire size of 205/75/15, and the Z06 has 275/35/18....a pretty fair difference. The '63 tires on a Z06 would look like bicycle tires....lol. That's a tough one.
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 13, 2017 9:16 AM

mustang1989

 

 
Don Stauffer

Not sure what you mean by staggered wheels.  Do you mean the left side wheels are not exactly across from the right ones?  Or do you mean that the tires are not exactly vertical- they lean?

 

 

 

Heya Don. Staggered wheels refers to the rear wheels being a different size than the front wheels. Vettes have larger diameter as well as the wider width.  Also, some oval track cars had axles not parallel, sometimes referred to as stagger.

 

 

 

Ah, front to back.  I was familiar with stagger side-to-side on oval track race cars, had not heard the term for a front-to-back difference.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:19 PM

Photobucket will be your key to posting pictures there buddy.Yes

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:27 PM

1:25 scale? I've got a pair of racing slicks from a 63 that won't be used if interested.

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Posted by paratrooper34 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:16 PM

Hi Joe, thanks for the welcome.  23 years active duty, almost all of it spent in light/airborne infantry.  And I would do it all over again as well.  

It looks like you need an external source for pictures, which I don't have.  Basically, the tires are the same size for the front and back.  C5 Corvettes have larger tires in the back (as do many performance cars) and it looks wierd to see them the same size.  But it looks like I have a direction to search now.  Thanks for the replies everyone.

mustang1989

Got any pictures of what you're dealing with here? Good to see a fellow Army member in here. I spent 8 years active as a UH-1H crewcheif and 6 years in the NG as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in a Field Artillery unit and would do it all over again.

Welcome to the forums BTW. I'm Joe

 

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:33 PM

I can't remember them, but I've seen several websites where you can get resin wheel/tire combos for different things. There is even a website that cross-references tires and wheels to the kits they came in. So, say you want a BF Goodrich All-Terrain in 30", it would call out what kit those came in. 

I recommend doing a google search for 'scale resin tires and wheels' or '1/25 resin wheels and tires', or similar. Search a bunch of times with different terms--you're bound to find something. I did this a while back for a Jeep kit I worked on.

Hope this helps,

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:50 AM

Don Stauffer

Not sure what you mean by staggered wheels.  Do you mean the left side wheels are not exactly across from the right ones?  Or do you mean that the tires are not exactly vertical- they lean?

 

Heya Don. Staggered wheels refers to the rear wheels being a different size than the front wheels. Vettes have larger diameter as well as the wider width.

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:18 AM

Not sure what you mean by staggered wheels.  Do you mean the left side wheels are not exactly across from the right ones?  Or do you mean that the tires are not exactly vertical- they lean?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:29 AM

Got any pictures of what you're dealing with here? Good to see a fellow Army member in here. I spent 8 years active as a UH-1H crewcheif and 6 years in the NG as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in a Field Artillery unit and would do it all over again.

Welcome to the forums BTW. I'm Joe

 

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Wheel and Tire Question
Posted by paratrooper34 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:06 PM

Hello All, 

    I am going to start a 2001 Corvette Z06.  I own a 1:1 scale and want to create this as accurately as mine.  I see in the kit that the tire and wheel combo is wrong.  The Z06 has staggered wheels; the kit does not.  This seems strange that it would be this way, but it is and it looks off.  I am at a loss over how to fix this problem.  Seems I should be able to find a set of tires with wider width tires in the back, but have no idea if this can be done or even where to find tires in the proper size.

Anyone have any ideas how to remedy this?  Anyone have experience building this kit (Revell)?

Thanks in advance.

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