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    Proline 2.8 or 2.2?

    Hi guys, quick question,
    Im going to get the proline street fighters for the slash,which one should i get? 2.2 or 2.8?

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    Depends....What are you going to do with Truck and how do you want it to look. If you to bash and jump over stuff go with the 2.8s If you want to go for Top Speeds and maybe race it on flat ovals or road course go 2.2s.

    OR do whatever you like and think is cool!
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    I think the 2.2/3.0 tires and wheels look more like short course equipment.....if you want your ride to fit the standard body, the 2.2's will look more to scale.

    But as stated above.. Do whatever is to your liking and think is cool!

    Remember bigger tires require more power and gearing changes.
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    Haha oops, i made another thread about this because i thought it didnt make one, well anyways, will i go fast with 2.8? Or do i have to gear down? Because i live in cali and its mostly pavement here. But i want it to look cool with big tires but fast too.

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    Get the 2.2/3.0
    I got them on my slash

    The 2.8s would be if I was looking for tires like you want,big and wide
    The 2.8s will rub your body bieng wider do you gotta trim it.

    The 2.8s will make your truck faster because it's like giving it higher gearing
    But that will make your motor run hotter
    Just buy the 2.2/3.0 and higher gearing if you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Get the 2.2/3.0
    I got them on my slash

    The 2.8s would be if I was looking for tires like you want,big and wide
    The 2.8s will rub your body bieng wider do you gotta trim it.

    The 2.8s will make your truck faster because it's like giving it higher gearing
    But that will make your motor run hotter
    Just buy the 2.2/3.0 and higher gearing if you want
    So my gearing is 23/86, which would be faster? And does the tire slip easily? Or does it stick to the ground and not drift and stuff?

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    No offense but there is a lot of false information in this thread. 2.8 wheels and tires usually have the same overall outer diameter as 2.2 wheels and tires. The only difference is in how much sidewall the tire has. Therefore a 2.2 wheel and a 2.8 wheel with the same tire style will require similar gearing. Also a 2.8 with less sidewall will be better for just street and a 2.2 will be a little better for off-road and jumps. With all that said it's really just what you prefer in looks, a smaller wheel with more sidewall or a bigger wheel a
    with a low profile tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe831 View Post
    No offense but there is a lot of false information in this thread. 2.8 wheels and tires usually have the same overall outer diameter as 2.2 wheels and tires. The only difference is in how much sidewall the tire has. Therefore a 2.2 wheel and a 2.8 wheel with the same tire style will require similar gearing. Also a 2.8 with less sidewall will be better for just street and a 2.2 will be a little better for off-road and jumps. With all that said it's really just what you prefer in looks, a smaller wheel with more sidewall or a bigger wheel a
    with a low profile tire.
    Noob question whats sidewall? And since im running in the street 2.8 would be better?

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    Wikipedia:
    The sidewall is that part of the tire that bridges between the tread and bead.

    2.8s on street would be fantastic. Better wear, better grip, less rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe831 View Post
    No offense but there is a lot of false information in this thread. 2.8 wheels and tires usually have the same overall outer diameter as 2.2 wheels and tires. The only difference is in how much sidewall the tire has. Therefore a 2.2 wheel and a 2.8 wheel with the same tire style will require similar gearing. Also a 2.8 with less sidewall will be better for just street and a 2.2 will be a little better for off-road and jumps. With all that said it's really just what you prefer in looks, a smaller wheel with more sidewall or a bigger wheel a
    with a low profile tire.

    Would not say there is alot of false information being given out on here. There are many tire and wheel combos available from various manufactures. I have seen different tire combos available for a specific rim and some vary in sidewall height.

    I would tend to agree in a pavement tire that the sidewall thickness maybe consistent between 2.2 and 2.8 rims.

    My best advice is to talk to guys that are running what you are after and spend sometime researching it. If you have a LHS it would be wise to got look and see if they have options in stock. So much better to see and hold stuff in person then to try and decipher stuff online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitteh298 View Post
    Wikipedia:
    The sidewall is that part of the tire that bridges between the tread and bead.

    2.8s on street would be fantastic. Better wear, better grip, less rolling.

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    Ohh okay, so 2.8 is better but if i do 23/86 gear wouldnt it be slower and make the motor hotter?
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    Ohh okay, so 2.8 is better but if i do 23/86 gear wouldnt it be slower and make the motor hotter?
    Thanks,
    It wouldn't be slower.
    It will hear the motor a little faster
    2.8 is okay
    Better wear as the tire is wider which is also more grip
    Bieng wider will make the tires hit fenders so you might have to trim the fenders

    Honestly when you asked me about my 2.2/3.0 streetfighters I cant tell you yet
    Snow is all over my street so i haven't got a run on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    It wouldn't be slower.
    It will hear the motor a little faster
    2.8 is okay
    Better wear as the tire is wider which is also more grip
    Bieng wider will make the tires hit fenders so you might have to trim the fenders

    Honestly when you asked me about my 2.2/3.0 streetfighters I cant tell you yet
    Snow is all over my street so i haven't got a run on them

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    So the 2.8 would make the slash faster? And do i have to buy the proline suspension upgrade to make my suspension longer?

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    Maybe this quick sketch I made will help


    2.2 and 2.8 tires should be same width but they are wider than sct tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe831 View Post
    Maybe this quick sketch I made will help


    2.2 and 2.8 tires should be same width but they are wider than sct tires
    Will that affect the turning of the front wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    Will that affect the turning of the front wheels
    they are same so what does that have to due with steering one just has a larger wheel still will steer the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    they are same so what does that have to due with steering one just has a larger wheel still will steer the same
    No because it might be too big on the front that i dont have enough steering space. But f!ck it im getting the 2.2/3.0
    And thanks for the reply but youre useless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    No because it might be too big on the front that i dont have enough steering space. But f!ck it im getting the 2.2/3.0
    And thanks for the reply but youre useless
    i am not the one who post on here asking the same questions time after time what are you 15 you get answers and then you second guess what they tell you your POST ARE USELESS asking the same thing over and over did they kick you out of your LOCAL HOBBY SHOP yet GROW UP or get a new hobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    i am not the one who post on here asking the same questions time after time what are you 15 you get answers and then you second guess what they tell you your POST ARE USELESS asking the same thing over and over did they kick you out of your LOCAL HOBBY SHOP yet GROW UP or get a new hobby
    How old are you because i think your jealous im young and youre old af

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    Since all you seem to be concerned with is speed,and looking cool,try this,2.8 traxxas rims pro line street fighters 20-86 gears.
    After one or two runs,you wont have a truck to be worried about any more[IMG][/IMG]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    So my gearing is 23/86, which would be faster? And does the tire slip easily? Or does it stick to the ground and not drift and stuff?
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    Sorry that was Joe831 that gave him a print out.Give up skye the kids clearly doesn't no his head from a bump in the road(if there's any difference )I don't even know why i posted on this thread any way,as all his threads are the same.
    You did your best,you literately but it in black and white on paper,and he still doesn't get it!IF I HAD TO GUESS AGE,ID SAY 11 OR 12.
    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    i am not the one who post on here asking the same questions time after time what are you 15 you get answers and then you second guess what they tell you your POST ARE USELESS asking the same thing over and over did they kick you out of your LOCAL HOBBY SHOP yet GROW UP or get a new hobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Sorry that was Joe831 that gave him a print out.Give up skye the kids clearly doesn't no his head from a bump in the road(if there's any difference )I don't even know why i posted on this thread any way,as all his threads are the same.
    You did your best,you literately but it in black and white on paper,and he still doesn't get it!IF I HAD TO GUESS AGE,ID SAY 11 OR 12.
    Yeah but the width is different how do i know if itll fit in the slash?!

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    No, widths are usually the same as I wrote twice in my previous post. Since this is for a slash just get the 2.2/3.0 and be done with it. 2.2 and 2.8 might have clearance issues with the body.

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    I hope this kid gets banned ;D
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    If you go up in tire size, you want to drop the down to a 21/86 or even a 19/86. Other wise yes, the motor will be hotter.
    The upside to the 2.8 is they have a better chance of not rubbing on the hubs.
    if you do 2.2.. just make sure they wont sit in so deep that there is interference.
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    All of that is true, what city are you in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe831 View Post
    No, widths are usually the same as I wrote twice in my previous post. Since this is for a slash just get the 2.2/3.0 and be done with it. 2.2 and 2.8 might have clearance issues with the body.

    Street Fighter SC 2.2"/3.0" Tires Mounted on Renegade Black Wheels
    I couldnt found front for slash, i only found one for rear of slash 2wd, wheres the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    If you go up in tire size, you want to drop the down to a 21/86 or even a 19/86. Other wise yes, the motor will be hotter.
    The upside to the 2.8 is they have a better chance of not rubbing on the hubs.
    if you do 2.2.. just make sure they wont sit in so deep that there is interference.
    If icant find the proline street fighters will this wheel work for front and rear?

    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...I3086&CartID=1
    Im thinking of using these with proline road rage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    So the 2.8 would make the slash faster? And do i have to buy the proline suspension upgrade to make my suspension longer?
    Not really
    Only if your running tall tires
    (proline 2.8 mashers,trenchers...)
    It will be faster I guess but they will balloon to the sky!
    Really any tire will make you go faster if your currently using stockers

    The proline protrac kit only enhances your geometry of the slash for racing

    The stock length is fine. If you don't want to trim it raise it up to the inner hole and put some preload spacers in the shocks


    If you have decided 2.8 check out jconcepts G-locs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    If icant find the proline street fighters will this wheel work for front and rear?

    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...I3086&CartID=1
    Im thinking of using these with proline road rage


    NO NO No !!

    Those are 2.2 rims
    These are the rims you need
    2.8: proline desperadoes, jconcepts rulux

    2.2/3.0: proline split six, proline renegade, jconcepts Hazard and more..

    Make sure if you do buy 2.2/3.0 you but FRONT rims so you have the right offset
    It you don't your rear will be wider BUT you can rotate the tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobiispo View Post
    I couldnt found front for slash, i only found one for rear of slash 2wd, wheres the front?
    Look for unmounted then
    Or look harder...

    I got my streetfighters unmounted, because I wanted to have fun glueing
    I bought proline split six rims for rear and front
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Look for unmounted then
    Or look harder...

    I got my streetfighters unmounted, because I wanted to have fun glueing
    I bought proline split six rims for rear and front
    Lol i dont know where , i think they only make it for the rear.
    K look heres what im tryna do
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...light=pavement
    I wanna make this to a street car but i dont know what rims will work. The guy who made that used 2.2 road rage tires but then the new 2.2 are longer in width? Im thinking of using street fighters and white sc traxxas wheels lol cuz i know itll work for the slash but i dont know if itll look good for the protoform body . So what wheels work? 2.2 or 2.2/3.0

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