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    Whats the best size wheels and tyres for bashing? 2.8", 2.2" or 2.2/3.0" ?

    Hi guys, what size wheels are the best for bashing on slash 2wd, also what are some wheel and tyre recommendations? Cheers :-)

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. kdvanb's Avatar
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    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    I can share this ..... for about 3 weeks i have had 2.2/3.0 sized proline slingshots on bead locks and they are great for where we run. Sandy and rocky and brutal. A hill that we would try to get up using stock and my first after market tires duratrax lockups. I say try cause the sand we would barely get up and mostly just get stuck halfway.

    Now with the sling shots I shoot to the top of the hill with neary no problems. It's amazing to me the difference. I highly recommend if you have a nice sand pit around.

    Oh yea my buddy is running 2.8 dirt hawgs (I believe that's the name pl makes them) they are good overall at the sand pit but they are not as effective on the big hill or the more sandy areas I mentioned before when we are just racing around.

    2 of my buddies are getting sling shots as well cause they can't stand the fact I am flying around the corners and hook up well before them.
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    I run in the bush just down the road from my house, its sandy in some spots and gravelly in other spots but I drive my slash vxl down the road to get there, cheers

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    Based on your terrain, I would stay with SCT-sized tires, due to the availability of a wide variety of all-terrain tread patterns. You can choose from Traxxas S1 compound tires, HPI Trepadors, PL Trenchers and Switches and even Gladiators, Hot Bodies Rodeoos, and Dynamite, Duratrax, RC4WD, Axial,and DBoots all offer all-terrain tires that work ok on everything. With 2.8" wheels, you are limited to PL Trenchers and Mashers for all-terrain patterns. The taller 2.8" are great for bashing, but the lack of choices would be a turn off when you have asphalt/ macadam/ concrete to contend with.

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    I must agree 100% with Blaster75,I run 2.8 street fighters,of course just for the street,and on a hot day,it's like tuning my drag car. Buy the time I get the front end to stay down,I have to run a Robinson clutch to take the heat.
    They were bought for a winter time shelf Queen,and that's what they do best.
    The street is what they were made for, and where they shine,but for speed 2.2 rim's and tires are best.
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    The truck's on the left have them. One on the front,and one on the rear.

    This is the best of road,soft dirt and sand combo I have ever used.
    But off road only.
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    I am actually thinking of these for the rear.
    http://www.jconcepts.net/store/index...roducts_id=455

    And these for the front. http://www.jconcepts.net/store/index...roducts_id=451

    Cause i really want that lifted truck look, what do you think?

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    Sorry, but the trucks on the left have what wheels/tyres?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
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    One has pro line trenchers on the front,and sling shots on the rear,pic above,the other has,trenchers on the rear and bow ties on the front.
    Quote Originally Posted by kawiboy94 View Post
    Sorry, but the trucks on the left have what wheels/tyres?

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    Okay, what do you think of the j concepts wheels/tyres that I put a link too?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
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    I think jc concepts are great,but they wont go on pro line bead locks,you have to glue them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kawiboy94 View Post
    Okay, what do you think of the j concepts wheels/tyres that I put a link too?

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    That's alright, these are premounts

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