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Thread: Buying New Tires/Wheels, what else do I need?

  1. #1 Default Buying New Tires/Wheels, what else do I need? 
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    I'm looking to buy another set of beadlocks for the rear, and the Tarmac tires so I can run on asphalt. I have a few questions:

    1. I'm looking at buying new beadlocks for the rear, do they include the rings, or do they need to be purchased separately? These are the wheels: http://www.hostilehobby.com/product_info.php?cPath=108&products_id=990&osCsid= ebd48b2068beb625cbecc2f1a3a6f17a, these are the rings I'm referring to: http://www.hostilehobby.com/product_...ecc2f1a3a6f17a

    2. Do the tires come with something in them, they look like they have foam in them, but they say foam not included: http://www.hostilehobby.com/product_...ecc2f1a3a6f17a

    3. Should I buy these foams anyways? http://www.hostilehobby.com/product_...ecc2f1a3a6f17a


    Any help would be appreciated, I'm hoping to place the order tonight, so hopefully I can get it by next weekend.

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    You're gonna need to buy the beadlocks separately. They don't come with wheels.

    Also the tarmac tires do not come with foams as don't any HPI back tires. About fronts I don't know since originals are still going strong.

    Have you thought buying whole rear wheel/tire combo? Like this:

    http://www.hostilehobby.com/product_...ecc2f1a3a6f17a

    You'll get wheels, foams and beadlocks. And spare set of dirtbusters practically free. Just add tarmacs, remove the dirts for later use, put on tarmac tires and your're good to go.

    Foams, wheels and beadlocks are total 58,97 if I calculated them correctly. Then you'll still need those tarmacs. If you buy whole rear tire/wheel combo
    it'll cost you 62,99. So you'll get brand new dirts for about 4 bucks.

    Just a thought.

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    Rims do not come with rings
    Front tires come with foams
    Rear tires don't come with foams

    If you look at overall costs and don't mind having an extra set of rear stock tires you can buy tires mounted for FAR less than buying it all separately.

    http://www.hostilehobby.com/product_...ecc2f1a3a6f17a

    Complete rears mounted $60.00 plus Tarmac tires = $88.00

    Seperate
    Foams $35.00
    Tarmac $28.00
    Rims $13.00
    Beads $12.00
    =========
    $88.00

    Basically if you buy a set of rears mounted and then the Tarmac separately you end up getting a free set of rears..

    Clayton
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    Damn, you guys really look out for people on this forum. I hadn't even considered buying the whole set, didn't notice the price difference on it, good call.

    I will definitely buy it the way you guys suggested, I'm all for getting the most for my money.

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    Glad if we can help. That's what folks are here for.

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