Everybody’s Scalin’ RC4WD saves the day!
For a lot longer than I would like to admit I have been getting frustrated trying to mount my Pro-Line Racing BF Goodrich all-terrain KO2 tires on a set of RC4WD 1.9 wagon wheels. I finally found out I needed the inner beadlock rings from RC4WD to work with Pro-Line tires; which I will be renaming lifesavers! I learned a long time ago that I’m not good at gluing tires. Either get the glue all over the tire and on my hands or get my finger get stuck to the tire and that makes for an awkward couple hours; so beadlock was the best choice for me.
Wagon wheels can be tricky if you do not have the holes lined up at just the right spots, they just don’t turn out so well. A little trick can be just by simply making a mark on one side of the rim and another on the other rim helps a lot in lining up the wheels perfectly so the rims set the way it’s designed to.
When you got your rims lined up take the two M2.5 x 14MM screws and put them across from each other on the rim. Then, start to tighten them down, a little here on this one, a little here on that one. This will bring the tire and the rim together evenly. Pretty basic stuff right? Not If you don’t have the RC4WD Pro-Line blue inner rings. Without the blue rings the tires and wheels don’t line up and you will never get them mounted properly. Talk about a lot of frustration over something very simple. Once I had the blue rings inserted, I had the tires and wheels mounted in about 25 Minutes. Hence the new name I made up RC4WD lifesavers.
I chose to mount them on the RC4WD Gelande 2 Cruiser and couldn’t have been happier with my decision. The right set wheels and tires can make your rig really stand out. So, you can treat this as a public service announcement. If you have a set of RC4WD wheels and a set proline tires you are going to need the RC4WD blue inner rings AKA lifesavers. Now you know and knowing is half the battle! Till next time!
Parts, part numbers, links:
Pro-Line Racing BF Goodrich All-terrain KO2 1.9” G8 Rock Terrain Truck tires: SKU: 10124-14
Rc4wd 6 Lug Wagon 1.9” Steel stamped Beadlock Wheels Chrome part number: Z-W0002