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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:11 AM

Can anyone share personal experience or knowledge as to which model manufacturers 1:18 wheels are interchangeable, (i.e. putting Norev wheels on a Maisto, etc.). Which have similar posts, and so on?

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

Well Maisto and MotorMax wheels can be swapped easily if you take out the inner "fitting" on the Maisto wheel, and Bburagi - Maisto swaps can usually be done with a little change...
Universal Hobby Landrovers have a central screw holding the wheels and so can be swapped with any other wheels that use a central screw...

I haven't taken wheels of a Norev model... I may have a look later today if they come off easily... Cheers

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:25 PM

I'm not much for modding. But I did play around with wheel swaps a few times and I do know that Motormax wheels fit on welly hubs. And greenlight cars. At least the 3rd generation firebirds once you remove the wheels the wheel hub is held on by a screw,so if you remove the screw that allows for other wheels to fit
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:09 PM

Well, this is actually the question I have to ask.  I have about 45 1/18 scale American Muscle, Hot Wheels, Motor Max and Ertl's.  Which brand is it easiest to do complete wheel/tire swaps?  On some models, those "dogdish" wheels sure leave something to be desired!  So I'm just trying to improve the looks on a few that I have but don't want to get into a disaster and destroy something. I'm very mechinally inclined so not going to get lost. I just want to make a few I have look better.  If someone knows of either a video or directions on any of those I've listed, I'd appreciate it.  And if someone has an opinion on which maker of wheels is better than another, I'd also be happy to hear that.  Thanks.

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