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    Sand

    Me and my neighbor where out driving in the sandy areas, and on one small dune. It was so much fun that I now want to get some paddle tires for my summit. What are some good ones? And are there any other things I should do to it to make it sand proof?

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    I don't know what's a good paddle tire but mudslingers do good in the sand for me. I can crawl up sand hills in low gear or I can throw it in second gear and fly up them. so far I haven't gotten stuck yet. just my 2 cents.
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    Get the outerwear cover,if they make it which i'm preatty sure they do, and that should sand proof it pretty good. But sand will get EVERYWHERE! lol!
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    Okay. Thanks for the suggestions. I probably won't buy mudslingers, just because I bought rock crushers about 2 months ago. I will try the rock crushers in the sand, and tell you how they work. Do you think proline trenchers would work? I have heard that they grip well in loose surfaces. I was looking around and saw these tires http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNPN2&P=FR , and i was wondering if they would fit on these rims http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXVCA3&P=FR
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    those tires you linked will fit the rims, and they would work very well in the sand...

    i ran my e-maxx at the beach last summer with the pro-line paddle tires. the tires performed great, but WOW what a mess!! i only had about 1 hour of runtime on the sand, and it required a complete teardown and reassemble to clean out all the sand. the sand finds its way EVERYWHERE! the sand also provides a ton of resistance, so you really have to watch the heat generated by the ESC and motor (especially if you were to run the outerwear cover).

    i ended up selling my paddle tires and don't plan to run in the sand anymore... it's just not worth it to me.

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    Okay. I think I can cope with the sand because I will only be running in it 1-3 times per year, and it is so sandy here that I think I have had any problems I am going to have that are related to sand
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    You could maybe try putting some hpi baja paddle tires on.
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    proline paddlemax

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    you can see them in action on the thread i just posted (summit at the pit)

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I got the ones mentioned in post #4.
    thanks for the help guys
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    40 Series Paddle Tire - PRO112300 - Best paddles I have run... and I have tried a lot of them... living in florida sand and water are are specialty....


    Those paddles in Action and pictures:
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    Just an FYI


    Hope this helps
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