For all you scale enthusiasts, RC4WD has recently announced Patriot 2.2″ Beadlock Wheels for your rig. These heavy duty wheels are CNC machined from aluminum and come with scale detailing to make your truck look good while out trail driving.
* Outer diameter- 2.2″
* Width- 1.28″
* Fits on standard 12mm Hex
* Weight- 3.73oz each
The part number for the Patriots is #Z-W0158, they have a street price of $129 for a set of four, and they are available right now. For more information hit up This Link to head over to the official RC4WD website.
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If you are looking to uber-out your 2.2 rock crawler or scaler Gear Head RC has some new wheels to consider. Their 2.2 Five Star EZ-Loc Wheels look sweet and should be up for some serious abuse. Some of their features and specifications include-
* CNC machined out of aluminum
* Made in the U.S.A.
* EZ-Loc makes mounting tires easy
* Reversible for two offset options
* Drive: 12mm Hex
* Size: 2.2″
* Weight: 4.4 oz each
* Width: 1.54″
* Offset: .085″ or -.275″
The part number is #GEA22-02, street price is $149 for a set of four, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Gear Head 2.2 Five Star Wheel Gallery
Axial has some new officially licensed Trail Ready beadlock wheels for your Wraith, SCX10, or AX10 Ridgecrest. These new wheels feature Axial’s IFD system that make it a snap to give them a fresh new look.
A three piece beadlock design keeps things scale and make sure your 2.2″ tires are well secured, while adjustable breather holes allow you to fine tune performance. All hardware is included, including both narrow and wide hubs to fine tune the width of your rig.
The wheels come in pairs and in two different styles- all black (#AX08141) and with chrome outer beads (#AX08141). MSRP for a pair is $17, for more information simply click THIS LINK to head over to the Axial website.
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Axial Trail Ready HD Series Wheel Gallery
Pit Bull Tires are perhaps best known for their 1:1 and Atv/Utv tires, but they have also made quite an impact in the scale crawling scene. Their latest tire, the Rock Beast II is now shipping and ready for your driving enjoyment. Some of its key features include-
* Komp Kompound™ for outstanding grip
* For use on 2.2″ rims
* Stepped Lugs aid in lateral traction
* Multi-Varied Tread Blocks for maximum traction, especially off-camber
* Inside Ribbing
* Integrated Sidewall Protectors
* Over-The-Shoulder Lugs
* 5.75 inch Mounted Diameter
* No Foams included to save you money
* (2) Two Tires per package & (1) Decal sheet
* Weight – approximately 5.2 ounces per tire (w/o foam)
* Part #PB9002NK
Street price on these bad boys is $30 per pair and they are available right now. Hit up the official Pit Bull Website for more information.
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To paraphrase Lee Iacocca Charles Wilson, as goes full scale, so goes our hobby. Axial has a new set of large tires for rock crawlers, and in the announcement for the new Ripsaws Axial says
Within the 1:1 crawl & off-road race segments, overall tire diameters have been on the rise, literally and directly influencing the R/C crawl segment… So that’s why you’re seeing massive 2.2″ tires mounted on a 1.9″ scaler rig. The Ripsaws are molded with Axial’s sticky R35 compound, have an overall height of 5.5″, and include standard foam inserts.
Unfortunately Axial hasn’t updated their website with complete information, so no word on availability, but MSRP is going to be $35.00. Also check out the Axial blog that goes into a lot of detail on mounting these massive monsters on the SCX10.
Axial Ripsaw gallery
1:1 scale off-road tire manufacturer Pit Bull Tires is jumping into the r/c arena. Their first mold is the Rock Beast XOR 2.2″ crawler tire, which is modeled after their full scale Rocker LT tires. The Rock Beast features a multi-varied tread pattern that they say increases forward, reverse, and lateral traction. Pit Bull is using their proprietary Komp Kompound™ rubber which is suitable for daily bashing and competition according to them. You’ll be buying them by the pair and foam inserts are not included, but a decal sheet is.
Check out Pit Bull’s site for more info.
Losi‘s got a new set of fat meats for 2.2 class rock crawlers. The new Boss Claws are actually patterned after the popular 1/8 scale Eclipse treads, with a ton of smaller, pin type lugs. The sidewalls feature large, multi-edged lugs on the outside and have webbing on the inside for better support during side hilling. It’s said that the smaller lugs provide better traction and more precise driving by reducing
The Boss Claws are molded in Losi’s red compound for long life. MSRP is going to be $29.99 and they should be hitting the market in late June.
For more info check out Losi’s site.