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Weighted 4x4 MRAP Wheel Set
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,249 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 01:00 AM UTC
Gino P. Quintiliani gives his view on Legend Productions'' resin wheel set, designed to fit the MaxxPro MRAP.

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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 7,219 posts
AeroScale: 101 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 01:47 AM UTC
I'm going to have to disagree here. I spoke to Lee a few months back about these tires. Most folks know my connection to Legend, and that I meet with Lee a few times per year.
These tires, while they have the Michelin lettering, DO NOT have the correct tread pattern, NOR are they the proper width. Which ones have the correct tread and width? The ones in the kit.
That said, these were not done up by Legend, but farmed out to another company I'll not name. Needless to say Legend will not be doing that again.
Am I saying don't buy them? Absolutely not. In fact, I'd kinda like it if you did. Just be aware that you get either the lettering, or the correct tire, but not both. It depends on which you want.
Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 17,690 posts
AeroScale: 1,728 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 02:49 AM UTC
To me, the width difference is negligible. Using a digital caliper, the kit tires are 10.1mm. The resin ones are 9.7mm. That is only a difference of 0.4mm. Unless they are right next to each other and you are looking from the side at the height, you can't tell there is a width difference. Even then, you have to look at from the right angle.

The tread looks the same to me as well. The resin ones look more crisp and deeper than the rubber ones in the kit. I still think the Legend set is a big improvement. To each their own though.