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    40 series tire?

    Can I run a 40 series wheel and tire on a brushed erevo? If so what do I need? I know 17mm conversion and what's a good baser tire? Are big joes to heavy? I see badlands look good or mashers..

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    It depends on if you wanna constantly pop a wheelie every time you take off. Big wheels are hard on drive line. A brushed e-revo i think you can run any size wheel you want. I had a brushed e-revo project last winter, and i was beating around with 40 series trencher x off of my summit. (there is a smaller 3.8 trencher that is more recommended). Plus i used summit wheels, and the badlands you mentioned. Badlands are nice.
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    I run a little bit on the street with badlands do u lose a little bit of handling due to them being narrower?

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    When brushed e-revo i didn't lose much handling with badlands. Maybe a little more sliding on pavement, but nothing uncontrollable.
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    40 Series doesn't tell you anything about the weight or outer dimensions of the tire. It only means that the rim diameter is 3.8" and that it has a standard bead.

    A better all-round tire might be the Proline Shockwave (this is not a 40 Series tire, its a 3.8" tire with the Traxxas Bead). Badlands probably get better traction off road, but that's the compromises involved.

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    Most off roading i do use badlands. Looks mean on a e-revo.


    My other best off road option is the 17mm nitro 3.3 revo rims, and tires.
    Last edited by ajcar; 12-01-2013 at 08:16 AM.
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    ^^ somebody likes grape G2 lol

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    What about the regular trenchers and not the X's which aren't as big?

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    Will I strip diffs or break drive shafts anyone how much heavier they? It's just the brushed version?

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    Based on weights that I have seen of the 2 tires mounted, I'd guess the following weights of the tires alone: the standard 40 series Trencher is about 300g with foam. The Trencher X comes in around 325g. Then add the weight of the rim. Then you have to find 40 series wheels instead of 3.8 Traxxas bead wheels. The stock Talons are 200g with foam.

    To answer your question - maybe??? It depends how you drive and how you are geared. It is more strain on everything. You could theoretically putt around very slowly with big tires and never break anything.

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    Ok I'll think I'll go badlands

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    Will I lose a lot of speed with trenchers?

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    I have tried all the tires discussed here except for the trenchers. My favorite tire so far is by far the badlands. Pavement running will wear them down fast but they handle well in dirt, on grass, and in my opinion on pavement as well. I know this is an off-road tire but at decent speeds, not insane brushless speeds, they do quite well. An added benefit, I don't know the weight but pre-mounted on the Desperado rims, they seem really light, so should be easy on your drive-train as well. On that subject, I would think with a brushed version Of the E-Revo there wouldn't be a huge concern with the drivetrain anyway. Just my 2 cents worth.

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    I ended up ordering the original trenchers..saw a YouTube of
    A brushed erevo with big joes on it and it was doing pretty well..o well I'll see how they are..luv this hobby!

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    Trenchers are good for air control off road and badlands are not good for air control.

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    Those badlands in the pic above are 3.8?
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    Yeah, there are no 3.2 badlands

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    Badlands are my favorite 40-series tire. I have a set of those and some trencher x's. The x's stay on the shelf most of the time. They're just too large and floaty. I'll put them on my summit occasionally.

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    Try some taped regular Trenchers

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