View Full Version : new rims!!!

3series takumi
10-15-2003, 06:40 PM
whoohoo!!! more rims to use. i took some of the new xmods wheels and put them on the minix with about 15mins of mod work. they look sweet! now i have 4 styles of rims to run with and better tires to use on them too!!

i love xmods or shall i call them mini-x-mods :)

next is suspesion!

i got a suspension set, a 3 rim style set, and 4 tire set kit for $28 at the local radioshack

10-15-2003, 10:36 PM
Are they wider than stock? If so, they might look better with the mini-x lexan bodies than stock rims. Do you think overland or mini-z or mini-x tires fit those rims?

3series takumi
10-15-2003, 11:15 PM
they are about 1mm wider, they have a seam that runs along the middle that matches with the seam of the tires so they hold on. that will work for overland tires but not for miniz tires

10-17-2003, 12:32 AM
Heh, ive been waiting to see if any xmods stuff could be used on the mini-x. So how much work did you have to do to get those rims on takumi?

I still have to wait for tiny to restock the mini-x wheel nut wrench, stupidly I didn't order it when I got my X. I suppose I could try something else, but I'll wait for the proper tool after half stripping many body screws already.

3series takumi
10-17-2003, 08:16 PM
it is very easy. the holes are the same size but xmod wheels hole had a flat side that grips to the xmod shafts. i just used a drill to get rid of that flat side and then used a dremel to cut a groove to fit the pin of the minix axles. about 5mins per wheel for me. i think that these rims work better than the original wheels cause they fit the axle perfectly.

as soon as a get a camera workin you will see my minix using the the spring suspension of the xmod. it looks just like a 1/10th scale turing car now. next i will put that suspension on the back and make sway bars. then i will be done with the suspension tuning

keep an eye out for my next post!

10-17-2003, 09:17 PM
Awesome :P

Doh, I'm waiting for tiny to restock that stupid wheel nut wrench, tho I'm not even sure if my ratshacks have xmods in stock yet. I don't know much about RC suspension, is the design of the xmods suspension better than that of the Mini-X? My own take on it is that the Mini-X suspension looks like that of a toy while the XMods looks more like that of a real car (and by extension a 1/10 car as you say).

Anyway, excited to see how your suspension mod turns out takumi. Will you be able to adjust ride height with it? I know on the current X you can lower the rear, but not much else...