View Full Version : Tires For New Rustler
05-22-2003, 06:42 PM
Which Proline Tires Are the best for Grass and loose dirt. I would like a good wearing tire If possible. Thanks to all that can help
05-22-2003, 07:05 PM
i have proline dirt hawgs on mine they get great traction in my back yard and are great for dirt
just don't really really fast because the car is hard to control
05-22-2003, 07:07 PM
I'd say the longest lasting Offroad tire is the proline Dirt hawgs. They dont grip too well on loose dirt but they grip pretty good on grass. They are made to grip at least average on all surfaces. I always use them when I race on the street. You should get some Dirt Paws for the rear and either the stock Rustler fronts or some proline Edges are good for the Front. With Edges, dont use them on the street or you will ruin your good tires! For all around use, I always use Proline Dirt Hawgs in the rear and stuck Rustler fronts, for when Im driving in front of my house: Up and down the street a bit, drive in the grass some, a little bit of dirt.
05-22-2003, 07:29 PM
id go for proline masher 2000's there great on grass and lose dirt
05-22-2003, 08:56 PM
Thanks guys for the quick response:)
Tazz R/C owner
05-22-2003, 09:41 PM
I would get a tire that has spikes; all of the tires they (except Po'; he also mentioned Dirt Paws) have named have a flat tread pattern that doesn't grab down into the surface.
Look at some Dirt Paw, Trax-ta-gator, or Speed Paw tires.
05-25-2003, 09:46 AM
I love my Dirt paws the rip in the grass:)
05-25-2003, 11:09 AM
yea um..... the dirt hawgs dont grip that great. i have them and when my engine is running good, they ballon and dont grip at all! get the stock tires for grass (and they will last longer then you might think) and get gladiators for the loose dirt and grass. my friend has had the stock tires for almost a gallon of fuel and they still look new.
05-25-2003, 02:42 PM
Dirt Paws rule
05-25-2003, 04:05 PM
Dirt Hawgs II. http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/contrib/blackeye/Smilecrunch.gif
05-25-2003, 04:20 PM
Hard Packed Dirt Tracks with a light layer of Dust: R=Bowties, F=Edge.
Street racing: Road Rages or Dirt Hawgs all around.
Mostly Grass: Dirt Paws and Stock Fronts
Really Soft Dirt Tracks: R=Dirt Paws, F=Edge.
Sand: R=Sand Paws, F=Stock Fronts (Dirt hawgs also work in front since they are flat and resist sinking)
All Around Bashing (A Little bit in the street, a little grass, basically for driving aorund in front of your house): R=Dirt Hawgs, F=Stock Fronts. These will last the longest, and when your bashing, your not TOO worried about traction or anything.
05-25-2003, 07:20 PM
I have dirt hawgs and they spin in grass like crazy .I cant get traction for my m16 ,but mashers give me wheelis galore ,but they are a softer tread .You have a trade off ,long waer bad traction .I use road hawgs for on road and they work great.If you want a great tire for the front when off roadeing ,get proline edges.
05-25-2003, 11:14 PM
so many choices so little money:rolleyes: .
05-25-2003, 11:37 PM
I hear ya TMAXX32.I stopped keeping track of how much money I have spent on this hobby ,but it is FUN!!!:D .
05-26-2003, 02:46 AM
I have a set each of the dirt hawgs, dirt paws, and the gladiators. The worst of the bunch is the hawgs. they balloon way too much, and they spin on all surfaces. The dirt paws are great on grass and dirt. I cant keep the front end down, they grip so hard. But for all around bashing, I have been really surprised by the gladiators. They pull just as hard in the grass as the dirt paws, are excellent in the dirt, and great on pavement too. They are showing hardly any wear, and at speed, they dont balloon much at all. They also dont roll in on corners and let rocks ding up the rims as much as the hawgs do.
05-26-2003, 02:55 AM
Lesson learned today. I live in the desert so lakes are lake beds, HARD packed dirt. I took my kids to go fly thier kites and took Rusty with me. It was pretty cool to do WOT spins, kicking up dust. After about a tank of gas when I was refueling, I noticed that the tires were severly worn. I learned my lessen and will replace them with more dirt paws
05-26-2003, 08:51 AM
i like my mashers they work really well for me except for the fact i glued the tire on the wheel the wrong way
Does anyone have any experience with;
Gotta love them names, don'tcha?
05-26-2003, 10:01 AM
the rednecks would probably work the same as masher's, the militias look like dird hawgs, but dont know bout the first ones.
05-26-2003, 11:04 AM
Wow Ive learned alot about tires from this post :eek: . But you guys are right, the dirt Hawgs do balloon real badly. But the only good thing about ballooning is when you turn tight and the grip makes the truck go up on 3 or even 2 wheels, the balloon and still touch the ground. Im prolly still gonna use Dirt Hawgs in the front on the street, and maybe for bashing sime its a high GC, but Im gonna try Dirt Paws now.
05-26-2003, 11:06 AM
You think a stiffer foam would keep Dirt Hawgs from ballooning so much? I have a set I haven't mounted yet. The first set I had, I mounted on the stock rims. Lasted about 5 tanks before the wheels broke. My fault, I didn't tighten them right. Anyway, I could probably get better foams to put in them if it would help.
05-26-2003, 11:07 AM
yeah, it would definatly help.
I just bought dirt paws and they rock on grass and dirt but don't take them on tar because they wear fast.
05-26-2003, 09:58 PM
How is the stock gearing with the masher 2000 tires? Will it wheelie? I'm talking about the 2.5 rustler?
05-26-2003, 10:08 PM
A rustler 2.5 should wheelie with mashers and stock gearing .I have a mt16 and I get wheelies with stock gearing.
05-26-2003, 10:25 PM
ok thanks, Does anyone have them on there 2.5 rustler?
05-27-2003, 03:22 PM
i just put masher 2000's on my ruster today. geared down slightly. im running a 72 spur instead of he stock 70. Works great. accross the road from me there is a large area of land which is mostly hard claya and upto 6ft hills of loose dirt and slate.
The mashers worker great. They just kept climbling the hills.
They give you a bit more clreance for climbing too.
05-27-2003, 05:19 PM
I have Gladiators on my Rustler. Good traction and they last long.
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