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  1. #1
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    Tire upgrade(taller) for Slash

    My son has coverted his Slash to a rock crawler with a home made roll cage(pan lid holder ) and now wanting upgrade his stock tires to taller and wider tires....he is running a motor from a toy "ride on Hummer" and 5800 lipo..so it should be able to handle bigger tires...has anyone done this and what tires would fit without any adoptors?...he is interested in atleast 6 inches tall tires...any help would be appriciated...

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    You can compensate for tire height by changing gear ratio
    Hot Bodies offers some nice tires and Proline

    Lower tooth count on pinion as needed or combo spur pinion to get proper final ratio

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    My son is still young to understand the gear ratios...he just need some bigger tires so that he can climb bigger obstacles.....will check hot bodies...thanks

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    I know this is off topic but can we see some pictures


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    2WD Slash Vxl W/ Venom 2cell LIPO 7.4v 5000Mah 20c

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    sorry...I just signed up today...I think I have to wait few days before I can post attachments...is that so?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by txtraxxas View Post
    My son is still young to understand the gear ratios...he just need some bigger tires so that he can climb bigger obstacles.....will check hot bodies...thanks
    But you will want to help him save his motor from too much heat from the taller tires reducing the overall gear ratio! Stock tires are only about 4.25 in diameter and you are going waaaay up in size. The truck will 'walk' better for him at slower speeds with a smaller pinion.....

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    how many teeth are in the spur and pinion?
    All I need now is to set a new lap record.

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    He is running 18 and 86...

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