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    Good tires for 50%on/off road

    I have some maxx 3.2 wheels but when I accelerate hard they spin on asphalt.I know this has been discussed to death But Idk what tires will give me good traction on both the street and the grass.thanks
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    the talon's are a good tire for both if you tape them really well.. I was told monkey tape can be found in 3", have yet to find it tho...
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    Believe it or not, Mashers work well for the street and grass. And dirt. And gravel.
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    ^^+1 for Proline Masher 3.2", work great on all terrain.

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    the mashers are OK for everything, but they are not good at anything.

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    Yea that's sort of the problem with the maxx tires they are ok but they will still spin on the street. Hopefully mashers will be better. Although I actually spend more time on road so if I get a set of talons ill just keep my maxx ones on the maxx im converting until I go somewhere where I really need the off road
    But since there are 3.2 mashers ill try them on my beadlocks too I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSnakeJake View Post
    the mashers are OK for everything, but they are not good at anything.
    And the question in the OP was what?

    The Mashers have enough traction on grass for the Revo to be used as bladeless lawnmower and still get down the road very well. The tread wears very slowly, at least on 4S.

    There are other more specialized tires for any task you can care to mention, but one has to think that there is a reason Mashers have been a perennial favorite and that they seem to be the last 3.2" MT tire Pro-Line sells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    And the question in the OP was what?

    The Mashers have enough traction on grass for the Revo to be used as bladeless lawnmower and still get down the road very well. The tread wears very slowly, at least on 4S.

    There are other more specialized tires for any task you can care to mention, but one has to think that there is a reason Mashers have been a perennial favorite and that they seem to be the last 3.2" MT tire Pro-Line sells.
    the OP asked what would have good traction on the road. i have a set of 3.2 mashers and they don't have good traction on the road at all. they do last a long time though...

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    Talons are the best 50/50 tire imo

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    Any kind of pin tire will give you good traction on both terrain but they wont last long on road.
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    Have you considered a 3.8 trencher?

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    e-maxx brushless tires or revo 3.3 if you want the offset

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSnakeJake View Post
    the OP asked what would have good traction on the road. i have a set of 3.2 mashers and they don't have good traction on the road at all. they do last a long time though...
    Oh geez. Which one of us missed the title?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSnakeJake View Post
    the OP asked what would have good traction on the road.
    The title reads "Good tires for 50% on / off road"

    I like the Talons...

    They're made of soft rubber so they can be torn up somewhat easily if you drive like a mad man but they wear surprisingly slow enough for me... and they have good traction on grass, dirt, rocks, snow, ice, concrete and pavement.

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    i read the title you guys, but in his post he asked what would provide "good" traction on the street. the mashers do not. the talons would be better or any pin tire as stated above.

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    Wondering how many others would agree that Mashers don't have "good" traction on the street. Do I really have to film a video of a truck getting enough traction to backflip?
    Regarding pins, sure they'll have good traction on-road. And when the pins wear off quickly from doing that, will the traction be "good" off-road?

    BTW, OP, you'd need to tape the Mashers with two wraps of Gorilla tape.
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    Mashers.
    They grab great in the loose and they perform better than any other off road tire while on road Iv tried.
    Pins dont do well enough in rough offroad to be a real basher tire.
    I love my trenchers too but they are a bit soft for onroad.
    If tire wear isnt a huge factor, look at badlands. My favorite offroad tire and they do respectable on road. They wear real fast.

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    I like the grip level of the mashers. They have enough grip to do wheelies and back flips but are loose enough to take some high speed turns with out traction rolling. I do wish proline made the mashers with more side wall meat tho (terrapin size tire with masher tread)
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    go with 3.8 badlands they work great for both.

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    Second Badlands.....
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    I won't run my badlands on asphalt anymore ,find they wear really fast.

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    Yeah I don't have em but they look like the opposite of an on-road tire

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    Of course they are not a road exclusive tire but Zonda is going for a 50 on/off road setup for which this tire is top 3 for sure. Their strength is definately off road (way better than the Talons) but they hold their own on the pavement too. I have 30 hours or so on mine and they are only slightly worn, at this rate they'll last another season at least...new tires every two years is reasonable.

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    So as I was cleaning through my rc car stuff I found a set of.new talons so am gonna try them and ill probably buy mashers and maybe badlands.there isnt a 3.2 badland right?

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    Ok, here's a little question for you guys :

    I shredded 2 Talons lately so now I'm running my ProLine SlingShots mounted on Desperado 3.8 wheels...

    I still have 4 Desperado wheels new in package and my question is this : should I mount road tires on the Desperados and get 4 3.2's and buy Mashers to mount on them or would I be better off mounting Badlands 3.8's on the wheels I have ?

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    Good tires for 50%on/off road

    I just strapped and glued some talons to summit geode wheels. By far the cheapeast and most functional combo money can buy. You get a nice offset and The shallow tread of the talons is by far the best on/off road hybrid I've come across imo and when they are taped they hold up very well (so far)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonda95 View Post
    So as I was cleaning through my rc car stuff I found a set of.new talons so am gonna try them and ill probably buy mashers and maybe badlands.there isnt a 3.2 badland right?

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    Right ,they stopped making 3.2 badlands awhile back.

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    now i just need to figure out what wheels to buy. cant decide between Gemini and desperado 1/2 offset. i would rather go with the masher tires now because i have 3.2 beadlocks and i want to mount up my talons
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    the talons work really well. enough traction on the street for me to do an endo and start flipping and them ram the back of the revo into a mailbox and destroy the bulkhead
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    3.8 Badlands on Desperados. I absolutely love the setup.

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    I still need to try mashers too now i got some money from Ebay and maybe some badlands

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    Im looking a the pitbull tire...this topic was brought up on another forum...the responses regarding pitbull brand tires was crazy
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    The great thing about Masher2ks is they are pretty sticky and they do not wear quickly even over pavement since the tread bars put plenty of rubber on the road; they conform to terrain really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewers74 View Post
    Im looking a the pitbull tire...this topic was brought up on another forum...the responses regarding pitbull brand tires was crazy
    I don't see any sizes other than 1.9" & 2.2". They offer Maxx-size and larger tires?
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    Mashers and what are some cheap rims?

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    I actually love the old rims from the 3906 E-Maxx. They push the width of the truck out a tiny bit over the stockers from the 3903 E, but they gleam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    I don't see any sizes other than 1.9" & 2.2". They offer Maxx-size and larger tires?
    Thats the draw back...have to use small wheels. Plenty of tire tho with good side bite ive seen them on full size trucks they do great off road but wear very uneven with hwy use.
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