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09-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Ok I saw this at the start of the season, Bob had some sweet homemade wheels weights. SGC had some extra brass and had the idea to drill out the rims that we have and use 9mm Luger as the new weights.

He gave me 24 shells

Used a 3/8 drill bit and made a stand.

Took some lead wheel weights and melted them down with a torch.


They turned out great

Took the rims, took off the beadlock and drilled them out with the 3/8 bit

Empty casing weight

leaded casing weight

Complete set of 8

Finished product

Wheel full and empty

Front Wheels

Very heavy wheel is 6oz, stick on weights inside the rim 2oz, 9mm weights 4oz plus tire and foam. It is adjustable and I am going to take the stick on weigths off.

09-12-2010, 09:46 PM
Very cool, I like. Now I've got to see if I can fit a 357 mag in there which should give you about 1oz of weight per shell. Then with a mixture of the 9mm and 357 mag you've got a little more adjustability.

09-12-2010, 10:30 PM
357 might be too long. If you want bring some more 9mm and some 357 to st pete's on sat. I can make some for you.

Tin Soldier
09-13-2010, 12:41 AM
nifty. More weight then I run tho.

09-13-2010, 12:42 AM
Awesome job. I would've used .45 though lol

09-13-2010, 01:14 AM
Here, i got mine finished... the 357's are too long but they fit perfectly in the proline 8 shooters if you drill out the hols a tad.



09-13-2010, 01:38 AM
Looks good SGC, the 15.5 was the way I normally run the tire with the extra 4.8 in the shells. I have to go and pull all of the stick on weights off that will get me back to 12.5ish

09-13-2010, 02:52 AM
Great job with the wheel weights. If you could fabricate a method to pull weights out easily that would be cool. Not too hard removing the beadlock, but there are so many screws there.

I have been bouncing an idea in my head on how to add weight to the front without putting it in the tires. If you can reduce the mass the motor has to spin that would be better. What I was thinking is filling the outer axle housing full of lead and drilling the hole out for the shaft to go thru. Pretty sure this would melt the axle housing though. The only reasonable solution is to pour one in a metal mold that is similar to the axle housing. Of course this is probably more work than I have time for right now. ;)


Tin Soldier
09-13-2010, 03:11 AM
hit a 357 on the grinder to make it shorter. ;-)

Personally I am not a fan of the bullet look. That's what I love about these though. Two guys can buy the same kit and have completely different rigs.

09-13-2010, 10:48 AM
or a pipe cutter.

09-13-2010, 12:15 PM
I only left 2 oz of stick weights in front + the shells. Which puts me about where I want it at. I just need to make a few more so I and put my 2 oz in the rear that I like. You should notice some difference with the weight close to the axle like this. My other thought was to get some tungsten bearingsthat would sit on the inside of the rim and role with the rig.
So the weight is always at the bottom of the tire when you ate going slow.

09-13-2010, 01:17 PM
How much weight are you running in each front and rear tire?

09-13-2010, 03:01 PM
If my shells are close to the weight of yours then 5.8oz each front then 2 oz in each rear inanition to the weight of the wheels and rubber

09-19-2010, 01:55 AM
Got each front tire down to 11.6oz pulled the stick on weights off and have only 4 shells in. Rear tires 9.9oz each no weights (8 shells = 3.8oz) Pics later

Tin Soldier
09-19-2010, 03:30 AM
Still nearly double mine.