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(Tutorial) Import Racer rims on Hot Wheels Enzo


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#1 OFFLINE   gafotes

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 01:50 PM

This tutorial applies specifically to the Hot Wheels Ferrari Enzo and to 1:24 Import Racer wheels.  With a little creativity you should be able to put any other kind of rims on the Enzo but don't question me on this, I've only put on these rims.

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Disassemble the model into its various pieces.  Get ahold of the front steering rack and assembly and take it apart.  Don't worry about getting the actual Import Racer rim into the assembly.  It would be a very tight squeeze.  What I did was keep it on the outer edge of the assembly (never actually slips inside) but trim the piece down, see the ragged edge of the black piece on top in the picture, so that the rim doesn't stick out from the car too far.  Don't go nuts or you'll have to make up the distance with washers.

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I do know that the brake disc above, which doesn't have any notch in it is the one you want to use for the front of the car.  I believe you would normally find those brakes on the REAR of the car but they have a larger diameter interior so they were moved to the front.  So if the rack assembly from the Enzo is trimmed down to the right size you should just be able to assemble the entire thing with a long screw like in the picture below.  The white arrow points to the rack assembly (which must be trimmed down a little) and the blue line shows how far in the rim goes.  As you can see it lines up right outside the rack assembly with the brakes.

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The rear assembly is almost completely stock, just put the Rims on the stock axle (I think its stock) and use the brakes with a notch in them.  The picture below shows all the parts found in the rear axle.

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Sorry it's a little difficult to explain the front assembly, good luck!
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Posted 08 September 2004 - 01:56 PM

Thanks gaftoes fro submitting that "How To".  :thanks
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Posted 08 September 2004 - 08:05 PM

thanks for the turtorial..... need to find one of those Black Enzos first
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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:46 PM

to remove the rims from the enzo do you just pull them off?

another question... how do you get the the front wheel assembly since it is underneath some plastic???

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 02:36 PM

somebody please help

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 04:41 PM

the rear wheels can be pulled off.

The front are screwed in from behind on the spindle.  You have to disassemble the car to get behind the spindle to release the wheel.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:54 PM

Thanks...hopefully i can figure it out

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:08 PM

yeah the rear wheels are on a metal axle.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:16 PM

yeah i already figured out the rears...its more the fronts that im mostly confused with

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:44 PM

i was looking at the first picture and im pretty sure the bottom of my enzo isnt the same as yours and im pretty sure thats why i was having so much trouble getting the front rims off...im done with the swap but i dont like the way it turned out...the rims i used are g-racing seki's but they arent dark enough...ill post pics once i paint them

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 02:01 AM

that's a 1/18 scale Enzo if I'm correct . . . maybe you have the 1/24?

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 02:35 PM

nevermind...im a moron...its the same...mine is 1/18

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:34 PM

I have some spare Import Racer rims, I will try to do the swap. Thanks for posting that information.
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 02:27 PM

This is a handy Tut! Thanks for sharing :cheers



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