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#1 Mike

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:13 PM

Where'd these guys go? Did they just dissolve/go out of business? They made some great aftermarket tuning wheels that came with disc brakes as well.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:55 PM

I think you can still find them through Accurate Miniatures.

Killer wheels, great design concept and execution. Just way too small for most applications. Revell already included a lot of optional rims in their tuners. XS Tuning should have gone with 18" wheels as a bare minimum, and worked up from that. Starting at 17" gave them a fraction of the market, they only fit a narrow range of rather small Japanese kits or the already small 1/25 scale tuners that Revell insisted on making (when 1/24 would have been better for the subject matter). Forget putting them on anything American, or anything larger than a subcompact. Even on Z cars and Supras they look puny. They were supposed to do the same designs as 18" wheels after the 17's came out. No surprise that since the 17's didn't fly off the shelves, they had no budget left to do the 18's. Right at a time when the Japanese companies couldn't make enough 18's-20's in the right designs. XS Tuning made killer wheels, but they made a huge tactical error in sizing their first production run. I'll bet had they gone w/18's and 19's from the beginning, we wouldn't be wondering what happened to them.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:58 PM

Thanks for the info!