I got a set of MT badlands and Axial wicked retro wheels for Christmas. I'm about to glue them but I'm unsure whether it's necessary to tape them. I already have a roll of Gorilla tape which I used on my Stampede's tires. There are differing opinions on whether it's necessary to tape these tires. Some say they will not run them without tape, others say they're fine.
As a side note the tires are much heavier than I anticipated. According to this site the badlands are 178g, but my scale puts them at 220g! I thought I'd be losing a significant amount of weight with these tires but I'm actually gaining over the stock Talons.