I had been thinking it would be cool if someone made like "tires" you could fit over the knob. Use all the most popular tread designs. So it could match the tires on your truck
I'm sure it would fit right in.The shifter knob looks easy enough to remove. Will the Rumblebee dial fit the Rebel?
I used to be into R/C cars and trucks, and remember HPI racing and Traxxas being a couple of the bigger names out there, you might be able to find something on their online stores.The idea of tires got me thinking. Radio controlled (R/C) model trucks have all kinds of off-road tire designs and there's a fair sized industry for replacement parts. So I started hunting around. Our knob is 2" (51mm) in diameter at its widest point. I haven't taken mine off yet, so no idea how deep it is, because it fits partially into a depression. But it does protrude nearly an inch.
The video showing removal also shows that it's on a hex shaft, but there is no indication of size. Some of these R/C models use hex axles to drive the wheels. So the issue is to find a tire that fits in the depression, or that sits in front of the depression without rubbing on the dash plate. That's a function of wheel offset, language we all know well.
R/C trucks are sized in scale. To get 2" outer diameter truck tires, you need to be looking in the 1/18th scale range. Most of the truck tires in that range are going to have an outer diameter slightly over 2" but the next smaller size is 1/24th and that gives you a tire diameter of about 1.25" which is way too small. There are a lot of wheels/tires to choose from, with some unexpectedly good looks. None match the Rebel's wheels, but there are a number of tire options that look close. And you can get sets of 2 for as little as $6.
The hard part is knowing the exact measurements of these so that you don't have to order a variety before you find something that works and fits the shaft. Maybe someone out there has one of these little RC trucks, or has a kid that has one, that can check it out.