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#1 OFFLINE   Chall

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

Next in my modding adventure for this old Maisto is a wheel swap. This model doesn't come with brake discs. I want to fix that. Accuracy isn't a priority. I just want to fit a good set of wheels and brakes onto the car to give it a complete look.

The search for parts on ebay has been confusing.

This is a cheaper option, but I worry about whether they will fit. They come with brakes. See ebay link.
AB Wheels

Next in line and more expensive, and more wasteful. I want to grab the wheels off a Norev C Class DTM.
Ebay Link

If anybody has experience pulling these and other sealed Norevs apart, let me know what difficulties I might face.

Would I be able to fit the wheels onto the Maisto? Other options include the Norev LMP cars such as the Peugeot 908 and Aston Martin LMP1 at the right price.

The final nuclear option is the Autoart Panoz Espirante GTR (the racing version). I don't want to destroy one of these, and I'm afraid of trying to swap Autoart wheels, BUT these tires would look nice and have the correct branding. If anyone has experience with Autoart wheels, chime in and let me know if this is a really, really bad idea.

I'm also looking on autoart spares and TK diecast.

Thanks for reading!.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

TK has taken the time to unify all his wheel parts to be compatible, which eliminates all the worry of whether parts will fit on the model. The hubs are probably the best part of it all.


Only crappy part is that his selection of wheel styles is not varied across eras at this time. I'm still waiting for the day he produces some tightly-knit BBS wheels.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the input. That's a good argument in favor of TK diecast. Agreed on the need for more variety too.
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