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Old 12-17-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default BB's in the tires????

I have a Losi Night Crawler 1/10 scale. I want to put more weight on the front end so it wont tip backwards so much. I have bead lock tires on the crawler. Are BB's the best way to go ,or is there another way??? Thanks!!!
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Good question. I know they offer weights that replace the standard bead locks, and also weights that go inside the tires.
I bet BB's would work though... Anyone have any real world incite?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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BB’s sound like a good solution. I say try it out and let us know.

I have added lead (fishing weights) to the front before and that worked.

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Well, I pulled the foam out of the front tires and put about 8 oz of BB's in each tire. The result is bad, to much weight on the front. It has lost the ability to crawl up the wall for sure and it labors on turns. Anyway, I am going to put the foam back and look for another option.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:21 AM   #5
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2.2" & 1.9" Wheel Weights HOW TO Temp fit to CR-01 wheels tire weight.wmv (5 min 18 sec)
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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Need to leave some of the foam in!! Then fill the rest w BBs. Cut half the foam off them try. My friend puts lead shot in his real crawler tires!Ive seen it done on a Losi & it worked beutiful!....Good luck.

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Old 01-21-2011, 09:41 PM   #7
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i use stick on lead around the rim as does many other crawler driver get it by the stick at a tire shop
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Inside of the tire or on the inner part of the wheel?
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
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Inside of the tire or on the inner part of the wheel?
BB's would go inside the tire. So 1/2 foam, and the rest B's the foam would still rest on the rim, the rest of the tire cavity would be filled with BB's.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:33 PM   #10
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Sleepy,

Where can I get the weights shown in the video that wrap around the the rim with red tape? thanks
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bb's work well i did what sleepy said my axal ended up weighing total 8 lbs and would crawl most anything with half the foam the tire would conform to the rocks better and had the weight to hold it there .

cons : makes tire no good for any type of speed . noisy .
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