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    1. Member iamsuperdan's Avatar
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      01-27-2012 10:30 AM #1
      So I have a couple of older 1/24 kits sitting at home. An Italeri Porsche 993 and a Tamiya BMW 635CSi. Somehow over the years, the wheels have gone missing from both kits. So I'm missing a set of Porsche Cups and a set of BBS wheels for the 635.

      Does anyone know a good source for wheels AND tires? I've found plenty of places that offer just the wheels, but I need rubber too. The only wheel/tire combo kits I've found are the 1/24 scale 20" chromed blingy things, which do not work for me.

      Ultimately, I want 16" to 18" BBS style wheels, with rubber. Or a source for just the rubber tires.

      Anyone have any suggestions?

      I've tried HLJ with no luck, but did order some other stuff. Man, I need to stay away from that site!


      Thanks!
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      02-09-2012 09:32 PM #2
      Try Hobby design. I recently purchase some of their tires and they do a pretty good job. Just depends on what sizes you need.
      http://www.hobbydesign.com.cn/class_list.asp?id=43

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      02-09-2012 09:33 PM #3
      I've also got an excess of diff size Fujimi/aoshima tires so show me what you want tires for and I might beable to hook you up.

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      02-09-2012 11:45 PM #4
      1/24 Porsche 993 Carrera - looking for 18" BBS style wheels

      1/24 BMW 635CSi - 16" BBS style wheels, like the old M6





      I could order from hlj, but I'd rather stay on this continent, avoid huge shipping fees!
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      02-11-2012 11:47 AM #5
      I recently ordered from these and some hobby design tires from Hobby easy in Hong Kong, and shipping to california was only $4 bucks and took only 5 days to get my order.


      http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/sne...cywr2pwx5.html
      I haven't purchase from HLJ for a while so I don't recall how much their shipping was.
      Fujimi makes the BBS wheels for your BMW,
      https://www.google.com/search?q=fuji...w=1280&bih=831
      but they have been discontinued for some years so you might have some luck on ebay.

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      02-11-2012 01:24 PM #6
      Finding the wheels isn't so bad, but I need the rubber too. That seems to be the issue I'm having.

      I'm checking the links, will eventually find something.
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    7. joann.jimi
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      02-23-2012 01:27 AM #7
      Over long periods of misuse your wheel bearings will eventually go bad from the oversized rims.

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