Today i want to talk about new wheels for my scx 24 empty hobbyist race wheels. First, let me start with a disclaimer. I received the empty hobbies raised wheel, free of charge for testing and review purposes. I was reached out by mack thompson from empty hobbies. If i would be interested in testing out his 3d printed wheels, i told him that i’ll test him out with one condition that i will provide my honest feedback good or bad. He agreed and sent them out to me so big. Thank you for the opportunity now that i got that out of the way let’s take a look at the empty hobbies race wheels. As most of you know, i’ve been running. The rc forward drive stand steel bit like wheels with the rc four wheel. Drive rock paper tires, i’ve been quite happy with them. It added 44 grams of additional weight down low to help with the cg adding 11 grams to each corners, but that weight down low comes at a hefty cost, adding 19 percent additional weight to a stock c10. In addition, it has quite a bit of rotational weight since the weight is distributed to four corners. It does not help with weight distribution either. So i’ve been looking for a new solution and that’s where empty hobbies, race wheel, seems to fit the bill or does it so let’s find out? Mack thompson runs empty hobbies from canada and he sells his wheels through facebook i’ll make sure to post the link to his facebook page in the description part of the empty hobbies.
Experience is getting wheels custom for your rig. He has several weird choices to choose from. So you choose the design of the wheel, the width out that you need and the colors you want. In my case, i decided to try out the raised wheels or the silver bead lock rings with black rims. It took him a few days to 3d print them and send them out. He sent me the tracking number so that i can follow the package here. Are the empty hobbies race wheels? I received them with the screws mounted, so you can see the completed wheels when you open the package very nice touch. I also received some hexes with it and hubcaps. It is a nice touch that he included an extra hex and the hubcap here’s. The bead lock wheels disassembled, it comes in three pieces with the stainless steel screws hardware included. I am really digging the look and the quality of the wheels. Let me know what you think in the comments now the main reason for the wheels the weight it weighs in 7.2 grams. In comparison, the stem steel bitlock wheels weighs 13.6 grams, and i have two sets of 3d printed beadlocked wheels. They range from 6.5 grams to 6.3 grams. You might be asking why didn’t, i just use a 3d printed bead like wheels. It comes down to the design. I have the hr brass knuckles installed. With the 3d printed bead lock wheels. The screws will rub against the brass knuckles so making it unusable unless i pick up a hr plus four millimeter wide track.
Steel drive, stub lexus set, but with the empty hobbies raised wheels. I no longer have that issue due to the design which is a big plus after the install i got a chance to test it out. So let’s take a look at some of the running videos. Yes, so hmm, Music, Music, Music uh for the pros customization. You can choose the wheels, the width, the color specific for your rig. The quality of the wheels looks quite good. The install is super simple. I can use it with hr brass knuckles without any modification and it’s lightweight compared to rc4 wheel, drive stamped steel, but lock wheels, saving 25 grams, but not super light where it hampers the cg. As for cons, there are two very minor ones and both have to do with shipping. It took me roughly three weeks after i placed the order. It took few days to print them out and roughly two weeks to reshift from canada to california. The other minor con is the shipping cost it’s a bit steep at 10, but it is being shipped from canada. My sauce for the price and quality is a great addition to any stx 24 and it should meet the needs of many of you out there. It allowed me to have a bead lock option for my tires, while keeping the weight much more manageable. I was bit worried about ordering 3d printed wheels without seeing the quality first hand, but now that i have used it and tested it, i have no qualms about ordering and recommending it to my viewers.
I hope that you found the information on empty hobbies. Race wheels, informative and useful. Let me know if you would consider picking up one up and if you already own one, let me know your thoughts on it. Please like and subscribe, and hit the notification bell to be notified of future videos.