Alternative Replacement Tires for G1 Wreck Gar!

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  1. monk1210

    monk1210 Robotaku

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    So I bought a junk G1 Wreck Gar at a local store for $5 yesterday. Yay me! Unfortunately, the rubber tires were nowhere to be found, which I'm sure is pretty common:

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    Last night, it started to annoy the crap out of me that Wreck Gar didn't have tires. So this afternoon I decided to find some replacements. I headed to Walmart and came across this in the diecast cars section:

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    I had Wreck Gar's front rim with me so I held it up to the package and it looked similar in size to the rims on the bike, so I gambled and spent $8 on the bike. Once I got it open, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the bike included a tool to take the tires off:

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    Got the tires off with the little tool and some needlenose pliers and stripped the tire off the rim. As I started putting the tire on Wreck Gar's rim, I couldn't believe that it was actually going to work! The groove on the inside of the tire is a little smaller so it takes a little wiggling, but it still wrapped around the rim nice and snug:

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    So the $8 gamble paid off and Wreck Gar looks fxcking awesome with his new tires. I can now sleep tonite:

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    Hopefully this helps those of you that have a G1 Wreck Gar in need of new tires!
     
  2. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    Nice. Now you just need to clean him up and get some Reprolabels.
     
  3. Minnemagnus

    Minnemagnus Armada Starscream!

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    Thats pretty awesome! I also agree with the idea of getting reprolabels.
     
  4. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Awesome save on the tires!

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