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Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels

FGX Wheel Modifications for the F104 Shimizu Racing (PS-0572) or Tamiya (1032) Tires

The FGX wheel diameter is too small to mount the F104 Shimizu tire; the gap between the wheel and tire is 2.5mm. I found that a sink mat is 2.5mm thick and is made out of rubber. This process is perfect for the project and this method can be applied to the front wheels as well.

Here are the things you need:
1. Sinkworks 36660 Small Sink Mat, Black
2. FGX Rear Wheel (FGX-121)
3. F104 Shimizu Racing (PS-0572) or Tamiya (1032) racing tires
4. Super glue “Thin”
5. Curved lexan scissors

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 1

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 1

Cut the rubber mat:
Length: 132mm “Trim as needed”.
Width: 3mm

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 2

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 2

Remove the dimples with a razor blade.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 3

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 3

The FGX Rear Wheel (FGX-121)
1. The FGX wheel is wider than the F104 wheel. You need to trim the bottom of the wheel with the curved lexan scissors to the wheel lip (I used the wheel lip as a guide).
2. Remove the wheel lips with curved lexan scissors

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 4

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 4

I used the curved lexan scissors to cut the wheel lips and then I mounted it to the tire truer. I then smoothed it out after it was mounted. I made 4 3mm holes to vent.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 5

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 5

The rubber strip is jointed with super glue.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 6

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 6

The rubber strip is mounted to the wheel; remove the masking tape after the glue is dry.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 7

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 7

The tire liner is joined with the masking tape.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 8

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 8

Tire mounted to the wheel and glued; backside look.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 9

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 9

Tire mounted to the wheel and glued; frontside look.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 10

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 10

1. FGX wheel with Shimizu Racing (PS-0572) or Tamiya (1032) weight; 40 grams.
2) F104 wheel with Shimizu Racing (PS-0572) or Tamiya (1032) weight; 40 grams.

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels - Step 11

Mounting Pit Shimizu 0571 / 0572 on FGX Wheels – Step 11

Article and modifications by Calvin Lee.

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