Style and per­for­mance in a small pack­age

RC Car Action - - TEST BENCH -

Pro-line has been mak­ing wheels for the world of RC for many years. They are the go-to wheels for many rac­ers, scalers, and mon­ster truck­ers out there. Now Pro-line has stepped up its game in the trail-truck cat­e­gory and are of­fer­ing alu­minum wheels for the first time in the com­pany’s his­tory. Noth­ing looks like alu­minum wheels like wheels made out of alu­minum. The line of alu­minum wheels is called Pro-forge, and so far, two dif­fer­ent styles of wheels avail­able: the Fault­line and Im­pulse. We have a set of Fault­line wheels and are ready to tell you all about these im­pres­sive hoops that are now avail­able for your trail truck.


The Pro-forge Fault­line wheels are Cnc­ma­chined out of a solid chunk of alu­minum bil­let, and they are fin­ished with clear or gun­metal an­odiz­ing. Diecast zinc bead-locks are used to put the squeeze on the tire’s bead, and they are painted black to en­hance their look and elim­i­nate the pos­si­bil­ity of cor­ro­sion. Six­teen cap-head screws are used to se­cure each bead-lock ring, and the holes that they slide into are coun­ter­sunk, which al­lows part of the head to sit flat be­low the sur­face. Un­like other wheels that are of­fered by Pro-line, the Fault­line wheels re­quire a bolt-on adapter to al­low them to be at­tached to the hex on your scaler, and it uses a stan­dard bolt pat­tern.

Some may have the adapter al­ready, but those who don’t can get alu­minum adapters (629200) from Pro-line. A fea­ture that makes these wheels stand out from the rest are the op­tional bolt-on brass weights (6292-01). These fea­ture three tabs to mount them onto the Pro-line wheel adapters, and slots have been ma­chined out on the edges to sim­u­late the look of brake ro­tors. Each brass weight comes in at 65g and each wheel weighs 83g, so when com­bined on the front of your scaler, you will have a to­tal of 296g of weight on the front axle; the bare wheels in the back come in at 166g. So all four wheels with­out weights will give you a to­tal of 332g on the axles.

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