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- Be cautious, I can't guarantee that stretching the balloon tire like this over a long time won't disform the tire - I have a deal with @DugaldIC that my next build will be a motorized model (his next build will be a HoG-model). This is very challenging for me, because I never did something with LEGO motors. I don't even own one. I'm thinking about a 4x4 off-road model with knob wheel drive. I want to use the Porsche rims - not because of their looks, but because of their deep offset - but I couldn't accept the use of third party off-road tires without first trying to see what I can do with 100% LEGO parts. So I have been puzzling with wrapping the 94.8 x 44 R Balloon Tire around the Porsche rims - which requires quite some force - but I couldn't get both sides of the tire inserted in the wheel ridges. There was allways one side popping out of one of the wheel ridges. But after some trial and error I found an easy way. Just put the Porsche tires inside the balloon tire, make sure you center it prefectly inside the balloon tire and wrap the two tires around the Porsche rim together. The inner tire will span the balloon tire widthwise and makes it easy to insert the tire sides into the wheel ridges. The inner tire also gives the balloon tire a pleasnt sturdy feel.
Didumos69 posted a topic in LEGO Technic and Model TeamHi, For the AWD platform that I'm working on (project 'Steppenwolf') I've been looking for a way to better fix the rims to the axles (5.5l with end stop) coming out of my self-composed wheel hubs. I ended up shoving a rubber connector (damper) onto the axle and squeeze it between two 2l lift arms. The short lift arms are attached to three 3l pins that are inserted into the rim and held in place with three more 1.5l pins and a belt wheel covering the hole thing. See image. The image has been rendered, but I applied this in real life and it actyally works, even in a setup with high suspension demands such as my AWD platform. The idea may of course also be applied to the similar rims with 6 pin holes. I thought this might be useful for others and may even look good on truck-like vehicles. The whole thing may of course also be placed on the inside of the wheel, but in a steering setup that would move the center line of the wheel away from the virtual kingpin, which I personally don't like. Regards, Diederik
I was thinking of something different to build. Then it came to me, a Tire Changer.... I was like "Totally different and and would be a good build." Then I got to thinking "No, a tire changer that could do Lego (Technic) tires. That would different and AWSOME." But as I start to work on a "rough draft" of the put that breaks the bead of the tire, the small LA is weak. So maybe I'll try pneumatic cylinder to keep a small form. And I'll try the large LA too in a few hours. This is not exactly my WIP, but a community WIP. Given the difficulty of this concept, everyone's ideas, thoughts, and work would be great. Maybe, together, we can make a tire changer for Lego.