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    best rigid frames for emotion wheels?

    For those who are using the emotion wheels, has anyone found a particular frame style that works well? I'm currently looking at the ti-lite tr, but I'm very open to hear others thoughts or suggestions.

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    I used a Colours Eclipse when I used to use my Emotions. I had to get special plates to mount the axles dough so they would go behind the wheelchair frame and I wouldn't flipped myself over because the chair tipped really easy with actual in front of the frame
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    Thanks Ry- I'll check into that model. Do you happen to know whether or not you can put camber on that chair? I was told that I could not have even one degree with rigid frames.

    do the extra plates add to the chair width? I appreciate your thoughts, I've been getting some mixed information and I'm trying to sort it all out.

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    It's easy to put camber in this chair. My frame is built in with 0° of camber but the plates that hold the wheels on are held on by four bolts. You can put washers between the frame and the axle plate on the bottom to bolts to give you camber and you can use the axle tubes to move the wheels out a little bit. The axle plates I was talking about bring the wheels further back behind a couple of bars from the frame of the wheelchair that would get right in a way of the perfect spot to put the axles, at least it's that way on my chair. The chair I demoed didn't require that. Without it, the chair is extremely Kippy and I often leaned back on the wheelie bars. Otherwise, the chair is completely adjustable in every way, is lightweight and pretty easy to push. I've been really happy with this chair for the past six years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz19 View Post
    For those who are using the emotion wheels, has anyone found a particular frame style that works well? I'm currently looking at the ti-lite tr, but I'm very open to hear others thoughts or suggestions.
    This is a very good question Chaz. Is anyone from here using e-motion with Tilitle TR or ZR wheelchairs. Maybe we have to ask E-Motion dealers about best wheelchair for their wheels.

    Loreo has a nice Quickie Ti wheelchair with E-Motion wheels and a post with two pics on this forum.
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    The tilite vendor suggested a tilite aero r with my emotions

    "ιn ѕoмe wayѕ ι love everyтнιng. ιт’ѕ leѕѕ oғ a тнιng тнan 'lιĸe'…leѕѕ dιѕтιncт. leѕѕ…parтιcυlar. ι lιĸe тнιngѕ тнaт ι lιĸe вυт ι love everyтнιng. тнere’ѕ мore cнoιce ιn ‘lιĸe’. вecaυѕe even тнe worѕт тнιngѕ нave тнιngѕ тo love ιn тнeм. ι love тнιngѕ ѕo мυcн ι ғeel lιĸe ι coυld ғloaт away."

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    the list thus far

    •ti-lite aero r $1150(base)
    http://www.southwestmedical.com/Whee..._Front/25285p0

    •ti-lite zr $2100 (base)
    http://www.southwestmedical.com/Whee...Lite_ZR/2438p0

    •ti-lite zra $1800 (base)
    http://www.southwestmedical.com/Whee...ite_ZRA/2439p0

    •ti-lite tr $2100 (base)
    http://www.southwestmedical.com/Whee...elchair/2431p0

    •colours eclipse $2241 (base)
    [Their website is pretty sexy, but it appears most people here are going with ti-lite]

    •quickie ti $1920 (base)
    http://www.southwestmedical.com/Whee...elchair/2427p0

    Are there other particular chairs that are worth researching?

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    i have a set of e-motions i don't use anymore. i used them on a ti-lite tr with 0 deg camber. i choose the option for "power adaptable frame" i think it is. just for kicks, i charged up the batteries and put them on my ti-lite aero z with 4 deg camber, and they worked fine. i don't know if there's any long term effects to running them with camber, but they worked just like they used to.

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    I use the new emotion m15 with a Tilite TRC. The combination is AWESOME. You can see some pics at: http://www.adaptado.es/content/view/143/32/

    I have a robot to put the chair with emotions in the trunk. You can see the video in the same link

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    I've used e-motion wheels with 3 degrees for 2.5 years without issues arising from too much camber. Plenty of other issues with the temperamental SOB's. The wheelchair type is less important because of it's power assist nature (if you aren't interchanging manual wheels all the time). I had too modify my locally made chair to accommodate e-motion wheels. ie take the rear axle center back, caster center forward and change rollerblades with 6" softrolls. This combination works for me.

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