PRO-LINE PRO-FORGE FAULTLINE WHEELS
Style and performance in a small package
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.