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    Question Where do I get paddle tires?

    I was talking with my friend and somehow traction came up. I said I have enough traction but I told him I was looking for something better that could really fight the snow and power and such. And he recommended I get paddle tires. I looked on proline and they didn't have any. So I just wanted to ask the whole community.
    Where does a noob rcer get some paddle tires? Or something possible even better?

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    Panther makes paddle tires. The 2.2 tires are part# PAHT470F. They also make a set for short course wheels part# PAHT865. No measurements on rc planet. I would assume that the short course are skinnier than the 2.2 ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westoakmech View Post
    Panther makes paddle tires. The 2.2 tires are part# PAHT470F. They also make a set for short course wheels part# PAHT865. No measurements on rc planet. I would assume that the short course are skinnier than the 2.2 ones.
    Spot on!
    PAHT470F look to be the perfect size!
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNPT2&P=ML
    The good thing about Tower Hobbies-- they usually are pretty good about measurements.

    The short course ones might be a little on the tall side at 4.5". Keep in mind with the extra traction taller is not better. Even for sand dragging we tend to go with a smaller paddle... paddles have LOTS of traction and the faster you spin them (smaller ones get more rotations in the same distance) the more traction you have.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Pro line does make a set for short course wheels. They are called sling shot, part# PRO 115800. They however are little taller 4.5" and narrower at 2". They would probably work if you geared down a couple of teeth. I think the 2.2" panthers would be a better choice though.
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    Thanks for your help guys. I got my first car (the summit vxl of course) for Christman and I'm a **bit** of a newb.

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    This is what proline makes. http://prolineracing.com/tires/sand-...d-truck-tires/ they actually recommend them! Read this too http://www.prolineracing.com/blog/in...o-mini-summit/.
    that is what they looks like on a merv. summit and merv can use the same wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwbug View Post
    This is what proline makes. http://prolineracing.com/tires/sand-...d-truck-tires/ they actually recommend them! Read this too http://www.prolineracing.com/blog/in...o-mini-summit/.
    that is what they looks like on a merv. summit and merv can use the same wheels.
    That looks sick. I like that How does it handle in sand with paddles on all 4? I want to get some for my Revo 3.3 I dont live that far from world famous Sand mountain out by Fallon Nv. I have some Proline Mashers (i love Proline tires) which are beast in the snow and sand cause they are so big. But we all know wheel speed is the key to playing on sand.

    So wanted to know all 4 or just in the rear?
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    Since sand is so "slick" under power, you might be able to get away with just a rear set... but usually, since it is a 4 wheel drive RC, you want the same tire on all 4 corners.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    haha oops i forgot to mention that that isnt mine it is one off of the proline site. NvDesert the best thing to do IMHO is four snow/sand tires because theirs more power to the ground and nobody likes less power like Jimmie said. I am thinking of doing this myself and just going crazy on the truck and upgrading it with new gear.
    Last edited by vwbug; 02-11-2013 at 06:52 PM.

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    heres a vid of them on a merv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l-7X11X50M pretty cool!

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