View Full Version : 2.2/3.0 switch tires on stock wheels
07-17-2009, 09:10 PM
hey all, i want to upgrade my tires but dont want to change to beadlocks, i am not really interested in any 'non-slash' tires like dirt hawgs or gladiators and i just want some wheels that will fit the tires properly
i am putting an order together on amainhobbies and they dont have any RPM revolver crawling wheels, just the wide ones for rustler and stampede, which i cannot see them fitting the switches very nicely, so i would rather just use a set of stock wheels because they are cheap and wont have any problems with body rubbing (desert rat body) or the inside of the wheel rubbing on the arms
so, will they be a direct fit?
07-17-2009, 11:34 PM
Just a tip: Make sure you get the 2.0/3.0 ones (they do have straight 2.2 for the older style wheels as well, so just double check when you order your switches).
Answer: They fit fine yes. My proline wheels never held my epics on my stock slash well and i ended up gluing them on anyhow (defeating the point in owning them) so i wasnt about to spend the money on them for my e-slayer, however i really like the epic tires so i ended up doing exactly what you want to do, and thats glue the epics to stock rims.
The only foreseeable "issue" is that the epics dont come with a smaller foam ring to fill the area where the stock rims taper to the smaller diameter for the front of the wheel.. is this a problem? Maybe if your really serious about tuning and racing your car it might make the tires a little softer or something.. but like i said, I have them on my e-slayer and i really havent noticed an issue what so ever and i beat my truck up pretty good.
Out of Sight
07-18-2009, 02:24 AM
My rears will last no longer than 3 months from now, so I'm also considering changing the tires while retaining stock wheels. btw, is there any way I can remove the old stock tires without boiling them? I already painted my stock wheels, and I'm afraid boiling them will just ruin the paint and shine of the chrome. I'm considering the 2.2x3.0 switches or the bowtie SC..they both look very scale, it's only a matter of choosing which grips better. I'm also thinking of the JC goosebumps, but I don't think they'll last long...
07-18-2009, 10:16 AM
there is some ca de-bonder you can try but its fairly expensive.. boiling works (did it a while ago to a set of jato wheels) as well as ive HEARD but not tried, using a heat gun can work, but youll end up peeling the paint anyhow on your rims.
For the effort in any of the methods, its actually probably easier to repaint a set of new stock rims :P
07-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Just another tip :)
Here are the correct tires for our stock rims:
07-19-2009, 12:07 AM
or if you like saving money :P
Out of Sight
07-19-2009, 01:54 AM
yeah..those are slayer's tire I believe...they fit 2nd gen 2.2x3.0 slash rims. I prefer this one to the 2.2 switch, it has a different center tread pattern. It's been out for some time, but since proline also made 2.2 for the slash, they didn't dare to advertise this as 2nd gen slash compatible..until they came up with the split six rims :) I wonder how the split six performs, i've heard bad things about the epic slipping under brushless power with the proline tires..
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