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  1. #1
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    Question about SC truck wheels

    Just a quick question about most SC truck wheels. Why are they 3.0" in the inside and 2.2" on the outside?

    I am trying to find a set of Pro-Line Caliber tires and the SC tires are a bit hard to find in my area, but the 2.2" on both side sets are all over the place.

    Just one of those questions that "made me go hmmm..."

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    1. They make the car handle better
    2. the slayer and slash 4x4 cant have normal 2.2s (they dont fit)
    3. most SCTs have 2.2/3.0
    SLASH IS FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    From what I understand it's to improve handling while keeping the "scale" look.

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    so they can sell you more wheels & Tyres :-)

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    less roll on smaller side walls. this is one reason the 1/8 buggy wheels/tires rule so hard. less ballooning too, which = more contact, which = more traction.
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    When the 2wd slash first came out, it had 2.2 wheels on both sides... I still have a set laying around someplace.. When the slayer came out, the 2.2 inner diameter was too small for the driveline.. rubed on the c hubs... so Traxxas made the 2.2/3.0 wheel for the slayer. Soon after, they realized they could cut costs by using the same tires on the slash AND slayer. and they came out with the current wheels... so they only had to make one type of tire. the performance gains (if any) are simply a byproduct. and the other manufactures followed because the aftermarket had already begun making tires and wheels... they wanted them to be as interchangeable as possible.. AE or HPI doenst want you buying a slash because the calibers are only avalable for the traxxas goofy wheels...
    Slash 2wd w/ Novak
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    ^??? Ae and hpi sc don't use 2.2/3.0?! I thought they did....
    Traxxas should just cash my checks for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hvrc
    ^??? Ae and hpi sc don't use 2.2/3.0?! I thought they did....
    Yes, they do use 2.2/3.0... they jumped on that band wagon so that the tires and wheels were able to be used on any of the SC trucks...
    Slash 2wd w/ Novak
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    The current aftermarket 2.2 x 3.0 rims from Proline and JC has a full width 3.0 inner diameter, so they're essentially 3.0 rims with a 'simulated' 2.2 lips on the front face, unlike stock Traxxas 2.2 x.3.0 rims hence better handling with these aftermarket rims. Observe these pics..



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