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  1. #1
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    How do I buy tires and wheels for the slash?

    I'm looking at buying tires and possibly wheels for my slash to get some better traction. I think what I want is something like the Pro Line Hole Shot. When I'm shopping around I see things like this. How do I interpret these numbers?

    SC 2.2"/3.0" M4 (Super Soft) Tires
    2.0 2.2" Off-Road Buggy Rear Tires

    Some times I see just one number like 2.0, other times I see 2 numbers like above. I assume one is wheel diameter.

    I am assuming that I will stick with stock wheels. Is there any reason to change wheels. Is there a consideration when buying tires as to what wheel I have?

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    2.2” refers to the outer bead and 3.0” is the inner bead. You could potentially just use the stock wheels.

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    Well the SC is the short course, that's what the Slash has. M4 < - is how soft the tire is.
    so M4 Super soft
    M2 Meduim

    the 2.0 2.2 would be like Rustler tire.
    Hope that helps.
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    standard slash size is 2.2/3.0. You probably cant run anything smaller than 2.2 straight across. The M# is the compound rating. Soft=hookup but wear out fast, hard=less traction but more life span

    GL
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    if you want traction for the street, grass, etc go with trenchers. if u want the track, go with holeshots

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    If you will be racing at your local track, outside, on the typical asphalt setup, Street Fighters are definitely a good choice.

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    You can put new tires on the stock rims, some prefer the look of new rims.

    If your racing, I like to check out what the fast guys use, the get a set of those.

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    I never noticed before that one side of the wheel is a larger diameter than the other. Is that a Traxxas thing? So if I stick with my stock wheels, will any 2.2/3.0 tire fit these wheels?

    My local track seems to run HoleShot, Wishbone. I do like to run in the grass, dirt and street around the house. Would something like a trencher be an improvement over stock tires for around the house?

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