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Postby Dragon245 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:45 pm

How do you get pershing road wheels off the suspension arms? :S
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Postby fv432 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:55 pm

very very carefully 8O 8O

There isnt an easy option for this but: i have got them off of a bulldog using wd40 to destroy the glue around the rims and carefully prise them apart (i did break 2 out of 8 :crazy: )
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Postby Dragon245 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:59 pm

cheers rob will give it a try
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Postby xrad » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:12 am

sheeesh...when did the Pershing come out???
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Postby philipat » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:14 pm

I used the WD40 method and offer one warning: go carefully and only use a little bit at a time. It softens the glue, but it also softens the plastic in the wheel. I cracked one road wheel. I've glued it back to together and drilled out the wheel bolts to use 0-80 screws and nuts to hold the wheels together instead of glue. So, we'll see how that works.

Key is that the two wheels are glued into each other via a flange on the inner wheel that extends into the outer wheel. Or, is it the other way around? I forget. FV432's Bulldog build has some more tips for this.

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Postby Rocketman » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:08 pm

Just get a chuffing great flat nose screw driver and tear em off, chuck em in the bin then replace em with the Tamiya rubber rimmed ones :D
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Postby philipat » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:29 am

Rocketman wrote:Just get a chuffing great flat nose screw driver and tear em off, chuck em in the bin then replace em with the Tamiya rubber rimmed ones :D


Are they a direct fit on HL's swing arms? Essentially how much work is it to trade the HL road wheels for Tamiya's?

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Postby Rocketman » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:58 pm

sorry for the slow response.

Kindo of.

Once the old wheels are off you can offer up the tamiya ones to the axles. First thing you need to do is sand a bit off the diameter of the axles to allow the tamiya ones onto them. BTW you need the bearings fitted into the \Tamiya wheels. Next thing you will fins is that the tamiya wheels sit too far back and foul the suspension arms. To stop this either fit washers or a second set of wheel bearings behind the Tamiya wheel. After that its just a case of put the hen long screw back into the axle and refit the front of the wheel and your done.

Im in the middle of going this now so will post pics when done.

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