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okay, so i got some models that are ready for wheel swappin: i got a '03 911 turbo from maisto and a '96 996 cabriolet, and lastly a 95 UT f355. i went to my local hobby shop and saw some 1:24 dub city models with some nice rims...however, they look WAY too small. what are you using to do wheel swaps for 1:18 scales? PLEASE give me some advice...what brand...size? will 1:24 work? they look way too small, and obviously the 1:18 dub city truck wheels are way too big. the import racer rims are nice, but they are too thin. please...tell me what you guys are using so i can get them up and started. plus, any suggestions as to how to remove maisto wheels? some of the wheels off the UT fell off by chance, so i got that one easy...but the fronts are still on. need all you masters to help me out!!! thanks alot, john.
 

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thanks alot scott! will try...nice cars btw, what rims will give a 20 inch or bigger??? what should i use for a maisto h2 hummer?! for trucks in general?! you've been alot of help...
 

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thanks scott; i'm going to try it all later today! what about the import racer rims? too big? i still want the cars to look to scale with the rims and not humongous...
 

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thanks nocky; are the 1/24 truck wheels bigger in scale than the 1/24 car wheels? i've been applying to pharmacy school, so my account is drained. i need to get some rims fast because i have three cars i want to try this whole thing with. HERE"S A QUESTION: with a 1:18 scale car, i know the 1/24 scale DC trucks/ cars come with a rear axle, but isnt the axle too short to fit thru the back chassis? do i have to do some mods of my own to get the rear wheels on? please help me if you can, and what about the front? is there any different way i can get the front ones on besides the great methods shown to me on the tutorials? please let me know...i'm still not in the know with the wheels. believe me...i do not need to mess up cars...!!!!
 

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thanks for all the feedback. i just got some of the rims off ebay from collectible diecast. just waiting for them to come home. should be today. i'm expecting to try something by tomorrow because i have all the time in the world on sunday. i hope all goes well with the mod. john
 

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it helps a great deal! i cant believe i still get help! this is a great forum. i'm actually getting them today (Thot they were shipped on friday). any tips on how to get maisto wheels off a 911 turbo by maisto without breaking anything?? thanks a lot..john
 

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just got the rims...really worth the 16 bucks i spent, but i think they're a little too big for coupes! they seem bigger tha 20"s. i really have to find a way to get these on. the UT looks like its going to be a real project...not sure about the 911 by maisto. maybe easier. i'll let you know how they all go. does anyone have any suggestions with these wheels? or should i work with them like how gafotes does? john
 
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