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  • RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

    Thought you guy might want to see this!!

    I have been very excited like most to get my hands on a set of these wheels. After a long wait they are finally here. These wheels are for my Quad Cab Dually build. I have delayed my project in anticipation of these wheels to hit the market. So letsgo try them on.

    I received the package from RC4WD. As always they package the wheels very well. Each one provided in there very own bag to prevent damage while in transit.




    At first glance you will notice that they provided some additional items that were not listed on there website. Extended length axle stubs. I was very pleased to see these. I figured I would be trying to recess the wheels in some way to get a nut to tighten up on the stub. However with this addition, I will have no need to modify the rear axle.


    This photo shows the front and back of the Front Wheels.


    Here is the front and back of the Rear Wheels.


    Here is the included surprise. The extended thread length axle stubs. Looks like RC4WD did some homework!!



    I am using TLT axles for my Dually build. They are the narrowest set of axles I could easily find. RC4WD also offers some axles that would also work. These could be used on several different axles on the market today.

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    Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

    I chose to mount the rear wheels first. I used RC4WD’s straight axle kit on the rear of my TLT axle. So I didn’t use the extended axle stubs, but you will see in the photos that the provided axle stubs will work perfectly and provide plenty of thread for the wheel nut to grab onto.

    Here is the rear wheels mounted on a regular TLT axle to show spacing while using the standard knuckle assembly. As you can see, there is just the right amount of offset.

    This shows my altered rear axle and the amount of room.


    In this photo you can see the amount of thread that sticks out with the standard axle stub. Once the RC4WD provided stub is installed there will be plenty of room for the nut to grab.


    I chose to use RC4WD Mudslingers for the test shots. They look meaty on these wheels.


    Mounted to the TLT axle.


    The rear wheels fit perfect. No issues at all with these. RC4WD hit a homerun in my book for providing the extended length axle stub. The wheels set perfect on the TLT axle.

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    • #3
      Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

      The next step is to mount the front wheels. I admit that I was worried about the offset on the front wheels.

      Shots of the Front wheel assembly.

      Recess on front wheel. Looking from the front of the wheel into where the nut tightens.

      This shows the rear of the wheel and the amount of offset.


      I set up the RC4WD front wheel on the TLT axle and also a HPI wheel I had used for mock up on my build. This gives you an idea of the offset.
      RC4WD front wheel.

      HPI wheel offset.


      Once again the RC4WD Mudslingers mounted on the front wheels.


      Mounted on the Front TLT axle.


      As I said I was worried about the offset on the front wheels. Well these photos speak for themselves. Some guys may like the wheels sticking out. However, I am not that kind of guy. I did send RC4WD an e-mail asking them to cut down the inside about 8mm. This would make this wheel sit about the same place the HPI wheel sits. This is my opinion would be perfect.



      Over the top view of the rear. No wheels peeking out. ?

      Side view from the front.

      Front View.


      I am very happy with the wheels. The front wheel offset can be improved upon a little. The wait for these wheels was well worth it. If RC4WD makes the changes to the front wheels to help them get under the body more, then I would have to give these wheels a 10 out of 10. Overall these make my dually rock! Thanks RC4WD.

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        Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

        I wanted to show you guys what I asked RC4WD to do on the front wheels. This show the difference of the HPI wheels versus the RC4WD dually front wheels.

        Spacing open for use on the RC4WD wheel.

        Spacing on the HPI wheel.

        This shows the difference of them mounted with the body on.
        RC4WD wheels

        HPI wheels.


        Like I said above in the previous post. About 8mm would help tuck these wheels under the body. Making them perfect in my opinion.

        Please post your thought.
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

          wow, great write up tom.

          thanks!

          those looks really nice!!

          tucking the front in some more would make them perfect!

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            Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

            Nice write-up and thanks for sharing it over here.
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            • #7
              Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

              Nicely done Tom.

              You're right about the HPI offset...that offset is dead nuts on!

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              • #8
                Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

                There in the process of making some new front wheels. Hopefuuly I'll get a set to try out. Make the 350 look even better.

                They plan to sell thru this series and then onto another style.

                I'm done with the instruction sheet for mounting the body to the Timberwolf chassis. Now I need to diassemble and reassemble it. Then its build time!! by the way John...got the crushers! Thanks

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                • #9
                  Re: RC4WD 1.9 Custom Aluminum Dually Wheels Review

                  Originally posted by Racer4Life
                  I'm done with the instruction sheet for mounting the body to the Timberwolf chassis. Now I need to diassemble and reassemble it. Then its build time!!
                  Are you working for Hua and Mike???
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