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Leopard 2 replacement wheels
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 03:18 AM UTC
Kenneth Oestergaard takes a look at a set of revised Leopard 2 Replacement Road Wheels and Idler Wheels from Leopard Workshop. In this revised set Kenneth takes a look to see if the corrections live up to his expectations.

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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 03:43 AM UTC
Based on a actual image of Leopard 2 wheels



The Hobby Boss wheels look more like the real thing
(Hobby Boss on right, Leopard Workshop on left)



To me kit wheels are more then sufficient and the extra expense not needed.

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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 05:58 AM UTC

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Based on a actual image of Leopard 2 wheels



You've posted an image of Leopard C2 road wheels...fail.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 06:01 AM UTC
Damn internet lied to me again.....LOL Oops my bad, the image listed the wheels as Leopard 2 wheels. Sorry.

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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 06:08 AM UTC
here is an image from Prime Portal for a Leopard 2A6, and the ones from Leopard Club still don't quite match.

There are raised areas coming out of the center hub, and the grove around the lug nut plate does look as deep.




Based on this image, neither are correct.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 06:18 AM UTC
Is it possible there are two different axle hubs for the Leopard 2?

Here is an image of a Leopard 2 in Singapore, notice the hubs don't match.


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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 08:26 AM UTC
Yes, it is possible to have different wheels on these beasts..certainly more prevalent on the Danish, Canadian and Norwegian Leopard 1's but still present on 2's in some cases.

I found the wheels to be a nice improvement to the kit supplied wheels...I will go out on a limb and say over all of them. I used them to replace the PSM wheels on an AEV. The detailing on the PSM wheels were nice, being only on the exterior, but the wheels were undersized in diameter.

The demarcation between the rim and the rubber on the Leopard Club wheels was better, the bolt details are present on the inside (which does get seen once built) and the correct diameter....at least form what I found.







Only thing I didn't like about the Hobby Boss was the bolt flanges are triangular in nature where the Leopard Club Wheels are rounded. But that is just my opinion!