View Full Version : Is this the car for me?
06-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Hey all, kinda new but had to reset my name for some reason. But back to the point. I am going to get a new 1/16 traxxas vehicle, but am having some trouble picking which one to buy. I want one of the on road, and this one has caught my eye. However, based on reviews and such, it seems like there is a lack of traction. Is the traction bad enough to need grip- oriented tires? Or should i just learn to drive the thing. I just want a fun, quick little car that i can take out and have some fun with. Just looking for some opinions and pros/cons of the car. Thanks and I really appreciate any help I can receive.
06-20-2011, 09:25 PM
I run it on the street all the time, It wasn't until I was practically running on the rims did the Car get out of control, but I needed tires they were gone. I did alot of research before I bought my KB, its the best all around street car for the bucks. As well it has a plethora of upgrades that can be done to it as parts break down the road. All in all awesome car, Its not a true drifter in the sense, I wouldn't try it in comps, but for a parking lot terror it rules the road and once you get the hang of the throttle there is no way you wont have fun with it. Hope this helps :)
06-20-2011, 09:41 PM
The KB tires are designed for drift style driving. They are more grippy than a true RC drift tire but MUCH less grippy than a true touring car tire. The good thing is that for about $30 you can buy a full set of real touring car tires and wheels and have a good grip setup. I mostly drift with my rally and I really like how it slides so I run the original tires... but if you want the car to handle and stick to the road, youll need new tires.
06-20-2011, 09:55 PM
That is really helpful from both of you, thanks. Which tires have you run that are quite grippy? I heard HPI x-pattern are pretty good, but that is all the info I have.
06-20-2011, 10:23 PM
HPI x-pattern = great set of tires for money, I use from TRAXXAS part number 7372 (Tires and wheels, assembled, glued Rally wheels, BFGoodrich® Rally tires). They have been holding up very well, and 7376 (Tires and wheels, assembled, glued Rally wheels, black , 1.9 Gymkhana slick tires) same as stock just black rims. but for serious grip HPI x-pattern on your rim of choice :)
06-21-2011, 08:26 AM
Here are the accessories i plan to buy with the car: another battery, parallel connector, charger, wheel/tire combo. I feel like this will keep me going for a while, but is there anything i am missing?
06-21-2011, 09:10 AM
Pick up a good set of steel or aluminum turnbuckles for added strengh and maybe check out the T-Bonez delrin bumper. very strong
06-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Alright, so been researching tires, and found multiple compounds of x-patterns, pro- and d-. Not sure which has more grip or what the difference is. Wondering if any owners know the differences. Thanks again
06-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Just two questions left:
1. How is the run time with 1 battery? 2 batteries in parallel?
2. I have read several threads of ESC's burning out from running in series. Does this occur often when running in series and can it be avoided?
Thanks, and i really appreciate all the help i have gotten over the past few days.
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