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I just ordered a bunch of the new Carrera124 Digital cars and was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what is best for wood tracks as tire upgrades for the 1/24th scale Carrera cars. I am also running foam rubber and Orthmans, so would like to stay away from silicon.
Also am not using any glue or other surface sticky stuff.

If I have to change the whole wheel, do the carreras come of with allen-key or are they glued.
Also, are there any guide upgrades recommended ?

Thanks for suggestions
 

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Hello

check out Paul Gage he makes urethane tyres - he might have what you want (google him)\

wheels are pressed on - can't recall if axle is knurled or not - if you want to replace them pretty sure the axles are 3mm so - plafit and scaleauto wheels will fit.

the motors are designed to run at 18v - they are a bit sluggish at 12v - you can buy the autoart 1/24 motor and swap them over this gives them good 12v performance.

I don't have any trouble with my guide - though it may be worth shaping it to resemble a 1/24 parma guide
 

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The motors are fine with 12volts if you use the right controllers. They certainly do not need 18volts to perform well.

Hubs are unique to Carrera on a lot of their cars so no others tyres fit the diameters or hub spine on many cars. If you have any of these then you'll have to change the hubs and tyres
 

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I have a slot.it controller and a couple of Parma controllers 25 ohm which controllers would you recommend Sn?
Cheers
David
 

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hi, Newimaging
I'm in much the same situation as you...running on wood-routed with a latex finish, and in Arizona. What I do is simply make my own urethane tires...it's quite easy,
and you never have a problem with size or fit since you are replicating the exact tires from your car. You might search for more info on this site, we had a similar thread
last year. Or ask if you have more questions...

John

PS if you only have a few cars then dealing with Paul Gage directly could be more cost effective since your minimum investment in materials is about $35. The material
is good for many hundreds of tires, but will only sit on a shelf for a couple years before getting too thick.
 

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Paul gage in canada definately does the full range for these cars in urethane cant remember but if its not a screw in guide, make it one, with a 2mm flanged head panel screw and shorten the guide length and depth a tad. john
 
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