View Full Version : Pro-Line Epic rims hold a proper bead??
01-25-2009, 12:30 AM
With a VXL powered Slash??
Right now I am using Axial beadlocks with Pro-Line dirt works tires and I had to glue the rears, the VXL with 8.4V Nimh power would rip the beads right out in short order.. The fronts are fine, even at top speed runs with 23T pinion. The whole reason I used the beadlocks was so that I wouldn't have to glue them.. Oh well.. :wacko:
How does everyone like the Switch tires?? My dirt works have great loose dirt traction but lacks a little on hard pack..
01-25-2009, 01:20 AM
I have Switch tires on Epics and they hold great. They are specially designed with an extra lip that the Epics fit snugly into. I am pretty sure they designed it with the idea that people are using brushless. You just have to make sure the Switch tires are installed correctly on the Epics. If someone tells you they pull away, they likely didn't get the parts of the rim in the tire correctly.
01-25-2009, 01:32 AM
I have the same problem,I run Gladiators(Hook Great) or Pro-Line paddles...... I can never get them to stay seated ! My Epics are only a month old and never really have kept any of my tires on.... I run the exact same set-up as you Jus228.I am gonna pick up some RPM Revolver Rims and some Switches and Glue-em! The Epics or any beadlock are kind of a waste of money for brushless rigs,plus the RPM Rims are really cheap and have a lifetime warranty if you keep the package.
01-25-2009, 10:51 AM
I have Geolandars on my Epics... they wouldn't hold for 1 pack... got some clear automotive silicone and put some on the spikes that hold the bead in... haven't had any problems... yet...
01-25-2009, 12:49 PM
Picked up the RPM's and Epics and had the same problem. Running BL now and the Epics just will not hold.
01-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Maybe I am just lucky with my VXL or the gearing that I run. Although I can tell you I set my slipper loose for running in dirt and have not seen a problem in the couple weeks I have had them.
I did have an issue when I first put them together, but soon realized I wasn't setting the inner rims in the Switch grove like designed. I reset it and have been good to go since.
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