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It would be pretty cool if there was an aftermarket shift dial for our Rebels. Even if there was some sort of decal to thrown on top of ours.

The Rumble bee has an awesome looking shifter...

 

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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
 

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The Rumblebee dial is really cool. And I would support having some options to choose from. The tire idea is great since it plays off the way that the seat is styled. I like how it is a small mod. Its the details like that that make things stand out in a subtle way.
 

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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.
https://www.google.com/search?q=1/18+scale+rc+tires&espvd=2&biw=1251&bih=720&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0CB0QsxhqFQoTCK-nqKL_l8kCFc42iAodzvcGXg

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.
 

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I checked out some of the minis at Walmart but wasn't willing to shell out $60 to take one home and dismantle it just yet. No hobby shops around that carry parts. No second hand stores close by. Maybe a garage sale but this is the wrong time of year.

One thing I noticed is that the tires were a bit soft on some of them. But seems like it would be easy enough to fill the tire with epoxy or silicone or something to stiffen it up.
 

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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.
https://www.google.com/search?q=1/18+scale+rc+tires&espvd=2&biw=1251&bih=720&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0CB0QsxhqFQoTCK-nqKL_l8kCFc42iAodzvcGXg

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.
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.
 
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