17 Oct 2008
Need spare shoes for your Optima?
Well... Some optimaniacs don't want to ruin their expensive shoes (OT-30, OT-66) on running, so a wise workaround is to fit Tamiya Wide Stud #5305 or oval block #50268/50269 on original Turbo Optima or Optima Mid wheels.
But even these wheels tend to become rare and I can understand that some people don't want to scuff these. Of course you can use adequate adapters to fit Tamiya hotshot wheels on Kyosho Hex hubs, but they are rarer these days as well.
So again Tamiya's modern stuff being easier to find, I've been using their 5-spoke 2-piece wide wheels #50673 and Thundershot tires #50344. Yes, it gives a Tamiya-ish touch on your optima but I'm not concerned by keeping Kyoshomania by all means... :D