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Kden46
12-19-2002, 01:36 AM
Hello I just wanted to ask if anyone knew what wheels these are?
Thank you for any help!

InspGadgt
12-19-2002, 01:50 AM
There's 2 ones like that I remember seeing...however only 1 I can think of off the top of my head. Tamiya has a 2 piece 5 spoke rim very similar to that. The rim itself is chromed very nicely and has a white 5 spoke insert. It looks to me like this rim with the inside blacked out and the insert painted silver.

Cychalen
12-19-2002, 02:25 AM
I think those are Tamiya 2-Piece 5-Spoke Wheels. Article number 50672 & 50672 (Wide).
They are available at Towerhobbies.
http://www.tamiya.nl/pics/tamoptions/50672.jpg
http://www.tamiya.nl/pics/tamoptions/50673.jpg

tkiddacr
12-19-2002, 09:32 AM
I think they are made by Kawada, called VX. And, whoever, photoshopped the rear one for a 'deeper" dish look.

Albertt
12-19-2002, 10:16 AM
I'm pretty interested in which company makes that MB S-Class body?

Cychalen
12-19-2002, 10:32 AM
I think it is HPI 7443 Mercedes-Benz AMG S-Class.
Here. (http://www.hpiracing.com/body-tcw.htm)
http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/bodies/7443.jpg

InspGadgt
12-19-2002, 02:43 PM
Yeah that's the ones i was thinking of Cychalen. The wide rear rim has a deep off-set like the one in the car pic.

tkiddacr
12-19-2002, 03:23 PM
Just scanned this from RCCA, October 1998 edition... I don't recall them making a deep dish (especially that deep!) set of them, they may have, but I don't think so. I think they would be very hard to find (in the US anyways) these days.

TRF Drive Hard
12-19-2002, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by tkiddacr
I think they are made by Kawada, called VX. And, whoever, photoshopped the rear one for a 'deeper" dish look.

Im with tkidd... those are kawada rims...;)

TRF Drive Hard
12-19-2002, 03:40 PM
Heck, that could be a SV-10 under the hood;)

KIWIRCGUY
12-19-2002, 03:51 PM
Tamiya made rims like that for their TA02W. The rear rims were that wide to make the car the W (wide version) They could also be made back to front so to speak to allow for less of an off set on the rear. They came with the TA02W Porsche kit plus a few more. The rims are held together with a few (4 or 5??) small screws.

Kden46
12-19-2002, 06:23 PM
Thank You all very much for your help!!!!:D
I want to get a set for my HPI BMW M5!

Cychalen
12-19-2002, 09:31 PM
InspGadgt.
Yes, the wide rear rim has a deep off-set like the one in the car pic. You have 2 types of off-set in this wheel.

KIWIRCGUY.
58172 Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2 (TA02SW) came with other type of wheels. The chrome part is the same but the face plate is different.
http://www.rchobby.kiev.ua/auto/img/58172.jpg

I think only 58165 Nismo Clarion GT-R LM and 58170 Castrol Toyota Tom's Supra bothe TA02W came with this type of wheels.

http://www.rchobby.kiev.ua/auto/img/58165.jpg http://www.rchobby.kiev.ua/auto/img/58170.jpg

S13 Drifter
12-19-2002, 10:56 PM
Wow! Those kits are awesome, especially the R33.