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Guys.. after sunday bash.. im convinced i need to buy joes..



whats better / stronger..





Outback Welds (18 a pair)









or Velocity 6 Welds: (22 a pair)









i like the look of velocity.. but what u all reckon...

are they welds??? "Additionally, the Velocity 6 and Outback were designed and licensed
directly through the world famous Weld Racing, while bringing you their
same quality standards. Pro-Line 40 Series Velocity 6…undisputedly the
most innovative and stylish Monster Truck wheel to date."







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Well it all depends on if you want to strip hexes.



The outbacks need a special adaptor set that is avaliable from SC for around $50au (i think) that eliminates the hexes.



The outbacks are good but im kinda annoyed at the quality, im sure it was just a one off thing, but still annoying




Tell you what, i say get some spinners and drop it on its ass!
 

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i would go the welds with sc adapters. Skidd and toiletduck have both broken welds though, so its a matter of stripping hexes(a certanty) or possibly busting wheel centres. I have a spare set of dirt hawgs on velocity's.Had them for around a month and i stripped a hex, even though they were epoxied in
 

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tOiletduck said:
The outbacks are good but im kinda annoyed at the quality, im sure it was just a one off thing, but still annoying

LOL... how can you call it a 'one off thing' when you seen the same thing happen to me just 2 weeks earlier??


I'm going to call Proline tomorrow as they are not responding to my emails. Bastards!!
 

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Skidd said:
tOiletduck said:
The outbacks are good but im kinda
annoyed at the quality, im sure it was just a one off thing, but still
annoying

LOL... how can you call it a 'one off thing' when you seen the same thing happen to me just 2 weeks earlier??


I'm going to call Proline tomorrow as they are not responding to my emails. Bastards!!


I guess you have a good point there Andy




Let me know how it goes with proline.
 

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Well I think regardless of what design the wheels are, they're still
made of plastic and will break if you hit them hard enough.
You've got to remember the kind of forces that landing, not to mention
the twisting and jolting of an end over end crash must send through a
thin piece of plastic.



That said: I've never had a problem with my Outback Welds other than some lost chrome around the outside.



If you want stronger rims - buy steel ones.




-:EDIT:- Actually, I've heard that the Maximizer Beadlocks are very
strong, whilst still using a hex design, the plastic is alot harder.
The other benefit of beadlocks is they clamp down on the tyre and you
don't need to glue them to the rim. If you wanted you could change
rubber each time you go out.




I know Dan and his brother use Beadlock rims with great success? I'm not sure if they come in 40 series sizes though.



Edited by: jerrah
 

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The only wheels that you wont be able to strip the hexes in are the hot bodies wheels. $10US a pair but they dont come in 40 series so no big joes
 

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ok.. about the alloy ones.. i hear they bend ?. any1 got a pair and been bashing??.. do they bend?



i remember reading that if platic bends.. it returns to its shape... alluminium on the other hand deforms??? anyone?





(im only gonna consider alloy if they come in 40 series too)


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tOiletduck said:
Tell you what, i say get some spinners and drop it on its ass!


well with me considering a second savvy... i could convert it to a road
one (not untill i have enough dosh to DO up 2 savvy';s.. at the moment
i can do up one, and keep a stocker






ok.. thanks to ppl for contributing..

i think its between Outback Welds Vs Alloy if the benifits FAR outdo
plastic.. ill look into it.. ... if you know .. please post.. cheers
 

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For me one of the deciding factors would be how Proline handle their warranty issues. Everything I read on SC tells me they are really good with their returns and replacements... but I'm yet to see it.


I've left a voicemail message with a sales person from Proline, I'll let you know how I get along.
 

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jerrah said:
Do you have a photo of the rim failure you could post Skidd?

I haven't taken one yet but I can tonight and I'll put it up for y'all tomorrow. Mine and tOiletduck's were exactly the same failure... well I should actually say the rims looked exactly the same after the failure. Except mine was a rear left rim and his was a front left.
 

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Shoot azalinau a pm if you want to know about alloy wheels. He has a set of alloy sidewinders(very nice)
From memory he also runs an rb 28 so if there are any wear issues he would know
 

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Skidd said:
For me one of the deciding factors would be how Proline handle their warranty issues. Everything I read on SC tells me they are really good with their returns and replacements... but I'm yet to see it.


I've left a voicemail message with a sales person from Proline, I'll let you know how I get along.

Bit sad when you have to quote yourself ain't it?? but to answer the above I have started a new topic which may finish up as a "How Proline treated me" thread.


You can find it here..


http://www.ausrc.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1187&PN=1


Fire... so my advice has now changed to you... I think you should get a set of Velocities as they will be able to be fitted with an upgrade in the near future.
 

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Skidd said:
... so my advice has now changed to you...get a set of
Velocities
With this upgrade kit, the wheels will still suffer
from the stripped hex problem? It would seem which ever solution you go
for you'll either chew out the centres.



My Outback wheels are still flawless, if they give me problems I guess I could always use them on the TXT-1.



I would still recommend the Maximiser Beadlocks as strong wheels. (Never having owned a set myself)
 
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