The Build – Part 7
The wheels and tires on the RC10 Classic are excellent reproductions of the original set. These tires were molded by Pro-Line and are a little softer than the originals. I’m happy to see that AE even included the cool plastic knock offs.
While the screw-together wheels are good for slower motors, anything faster will probably blow them apart. If you’re going to run a hotter-than-stock motor, I would suggest gluing the tires to the wheels after you’ve assembled them.
Our first step is to install the plastic insert into the tire as shown.
Press the rear half of the beadlock wheel into the backside of the tire and the front half of the beadlock wheel to the front side of the tire. Secure with the 3 4-40 screws. Be careful not to over-tighten these screws!
Install the plastic insert into the rear tires.
Press the rear half of the beadlock wheel into the backside of the tire and the front half of the beadlock wheel to the front side of the tire. I installed the ‘optional wheel insert’, however I’m not sure if it is needed with these tires.
Secure with the 3 4-40 screws. Be careful not to over-tighten these screws!
Press one of the flanged Oilite bushings into the front and backsides of the front wheels and slide onto the axle. Racers might want to install the 4-40 locknut, but I prefer the cool plastic knock offs. After tightening down, check to make sure the tires spin freely. If not, back the wheel nut off slightly.
Slide the rear tire assembly on, making sure the pin in the axle lines up with the slot in the rear wheel. Tighten down whichever wheel locking choice you’ve picked.
Stay tuned for part 8 – Installing the body.