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Aluminum Wheel Set

HGAlumiLargeDiaWheels

HGAlumiLargeDiaWheelsBlue

HGAlumiLargeDiaSuperXWheels

HGAlumiLowProWheels

HGAlumiLowProWheelsBlack

HGAlumiSmallDiaSuperXWheels

HGDeepRimAlumiWheelLowProfile

HGDeepRimAlumiWheelLowProfileRed

HGHeavyAlumiLargeDiaWheels

HGLowProHeavyAlumiWheels

No.
Small Dia.
15145 (Small Dia. Narrow)
15153 (Small Dia. Wide-type)
94710 (HG Low-profile)
94733 (HG Low-profile Black)
94992 (HG Deep Rim)
94993 (HG Low-profile Heavy)
95276 (HG Low-profile reissue)
95403 (HG Deep Rim Red)

Large Dia.
49581 (LW)
94705 (HG Large Dia. Narrow)
94732 (HG Large Dia. Narrow Blue)
95012 (HG Heavy Large Dia. Narrow)
95275 (HG Large Dia. Narrow reissue)
95359 (HG Large Dia. Super X)
95395 (HG Small Dia. Super X)
Release Date
Small Dia.
March 12, 1996 (Small Dia. Narrow)
April 24, 1996 (Small Dia. Wide-type)
December 12, 2009 (HG Low-profile)
May 29, 2010 (HG Low-profile Black)
August 10, 2013 (HG Deep Rim)
September 21, 2013 (HG Low-profile Heavy)
November 19, 2016 (HG Low-profile reissue)
June 16, 2018 (HG Deep Rim Red)

Large Dia.
1994 (LW)
September 12, 2009 (HG Large Dia. Narrow)
April 24, 2010 (HG Large Dia. Narrow Blue)
January 18, 2014 (HG Heavy Large Dia. Narrow)
November 19, 2016 (HG Large Dia. Narrow reissue)
August 5, 2017 (HG Large Dia. Super X)
April 21, 2018 (HG Small Dia Super X)
Parts type Wheels/Tires
Wheel
Type Solid (Large dia./low profile small dia.)
Spoke(s) 3 (Small Dia. Narrow)
5 (HG Small Dia.)
8 (HG Large Dia./HG Small Dia. Super X)
None (LW/Small Dia. Wide-type/HG Heavy Large Dia. Narrow/HG Deep Rim/HG Large Dia. Super X)
Width(s) Narrow (Parallel)
Wide (Small Dia. Wide-type)
Material(s) Aluminum (rim)
Plastic (bushings)
Tire
Type Slick (Small Dia., high profile)
Width(s) Narrow (Small Dia. Narrow)
Wide (Small Dia. Wide-type)
Surface Flat
Material(s) Sponge
This article is about the wheel set(s) designed for the Mini 4WD cars. For the one designed for the Mini-F car, see Mini-F Aluminum Wheel Set.

The aluminum wheel sets (Japanese: アルミホイールセット, Arumi Hoīru Setto) is a series of Grade-up Parts released by Tamiya since 1994.

All aluminum wheel sets were released as limited edition items due to the high cost of aluminum.

General info

As its name implies, the wheel sets were mostly made of aluminum with the center, replaceable plastic wheel bushings attached. The bushings were used as the way to attach the wheels to the driveshafts

The aluminum wheels are heavy compare to the plastic-made wheels, which makes the car less likely to bounds and thus less likely to fly off the race course on slope sections. Its heaviness, however, is also a double-edge sword, as they can put extra stress to the Mini 4WD car's internal components. (which includes the gears, motor and batteries)

Eariler wheel sets, particularly the non-HG series wheel sets, includes the specially-designed sponge tires.

Eariler sets has the bushnings that at the same amount as the wheels, thus forces the user to purchase another wheel set if the bushnings wears out. Later releases has twice the amount of bushnings to lessen this problem. As of 2016, the wheel bushings sets was made available as standalone items.

Only the HG Heavy Aluminum Large-Diameter Narrow Wheels, the HG Heavy Aluminum Wheels for for Low-profile Tires and the HG Aluminum Deep Rim Wheels for Low-Profile Tires were released as Mini 4WD Station-exclusive items. Most aluminum wheels are compatible with most chassis, with the exceptions of Super X, Super XX and TR-1 Chassis, which requires specific aluminum wheels sets.

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

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