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    Best Tires for Fine Soft Dirt

    What tires would be best for running in soft dirt ? I still have a brushed motor but around the turns and even on straight aways its like Im on ice at times. I gotta run half throttle to keep it in a straight line most of the time. The stock BFG's the slash came with are just not cutting it on our little track area that is mostly soft, fine dirt.
    I need some better traction so I can keep beating the father in law's brushless slash

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    I would try the proline trenchers. Or the proline street fighter I know this is a street tire but I have them and I run them on soft loose dirt and they work good


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    Have you tought about Sandpaws or Slingshots from Proline or if the layer is not too thick Gladiators.
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    just get the original slash tires.
    All I need now is to set a new lap record.

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    I run sling shots on softer tracks,and or surface's,I think there great,however when you turn there's nothing to grab the surface,or ground,as they have no tread except the small cup's,but all in all there worth a try,and it's the type of tire that has many purposes,[IMG][/IMG]
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSlash View Post
    Have you tought about Sandpaws or Slingshots from Proline or if the layer is not too thick Gladiators.
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    Here's a pic of my street fighters,there on 2.8 rims,so they fit the pl long c arms,they look new because they are,I had to replace the hole right side of the truck when I lost control at 72mph.It also has a carbon fiber low profile chassis[IMG][/IMG].
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    Gladiators, or any tire with a stepped lug are good for those conditions.

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    We race on a mixture of sand and dirt. On the rear Proline Calibers and Blockades work great. Gladiators if you are running a powerful brushless setup and Lipos. You can run the same on front or Bow Ties work good to. Calibers on rear and Stock tires on front has been shown to be a good set up on our tracks.

    Paddle tires are fun to play with at the beach or in loose sand.
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    You could try proline badlands if the soft dirt is deep enough, but if its a hard pack with a loose layer on top, a stepped lug like dr I said may be good. Sounds like this is a homebrew track? You could start by copying the guy who is getting the best traction and using the same tires as him.

    Any pics of the track?
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    Thanks for the info !
    I decided on some proline gladiators after some reviews and advice from the LHS also. Ill see how they perform on sunday.

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    I run the gladiators up front. They just wear too fast in the rear for me. The grip like velcro untill the top lugs are gone but that was only a few packs on my truck. I run the calibers in the back and haven't found a better tire out. And I have tired A LOT of tires. I run on a backyard track that's mostly loose coal dirt.

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    My son & I race with Pro-Line Tazers in Soft compound and they work well.

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    proline calibers or snipers will be good for dirt
    All I need now is to set a new lap record.

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    when i go racing / bashing i got 5 complete sets tires extra in me box + 1 set on the Slash

    if you got the brushed Slash, than i do NOT recomend the Proline Slingshots

    best thing i can recomand is get some 17mm hex TRX 5853x
    1/8 th scale buggy tires come in many compounds and treads,
    almost same size as stock, and much cheaper

    4 tires +4 inserts + 4 rims €17.- or $ 22.41
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    My first time glueing tires on !

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    try some proline paddle tires they should work good

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    let us know how those gladiators work on your track. try some blockades next time. ive had good experience with them on different track surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlightrandy View Post
    let us know how those gladiators work on your track. try some blockades next time. ive had good experience with them on different track surfaces.
    I had calibers then went to gladiators and love them, lots of traction in soft dirt/clay

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    I would highly recommend these Gladiators !!!

    Night and Day difference. Before I put them on I was considering keeping the brushed motor due to not being able to keep it under control on the soft dirt. Now that I get such traction with these I will be upgrading to brushless.

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    an action pic please?
    All I need now is to set a new lap record.

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