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    cut trenchers?

    has anyone cut there trenchers? the regular 1160 style. itching to cut mine. the lil lugs between the big ones. i think the extra space will help it grab rocks and edges better. just dont know if it will dig down in the dirt real quick. thanks
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    I did and so far it does seem like it helps them to grab a little better.

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    did a test snip with some dykes (side cutters). did ok left 1/16 of a inch or so of the lug. how did you do it?. i guess i could use my 1:1 tire iron but one slip and i will have a big vent hole
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    Quote Originally Posted by gojeepinawillys View Post
    did a test snip with some dykes (side cutters). did ok left 1/16 of a inch or so of the lug. how did you do it?. i guess i could use my 1:1 tire iron but one slip and i will have a big vent hole
    I cut my mud slingers and was going to use my tire groover buy I couldn't find It so i found a set of garbage pallor store scissors (mooth blade) and was going to see if I can make them razor Sharp but to my surprise they cut the lugs with issues. clean job to.
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    I used a rare special tool.25+ year old set of dykes lol

    It did leave a little.
    I thought about removing it but it will make the tire less likely to tear or puncture there hopefully no issues so far couple good runs in I have some video to go through 24 gigs yesterday
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    A pic from today. 5 summits

    A couple odd ones from yesterday nostopin is hooked on my bumper





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    Nice pics, looks like a killer place to run your trucks. We have lots of woods and terrain in my area of Washington, but not many rocks. Did you do anything to the tire foams?

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    No I left them alone.my tires are not vented rims not vented either.
    My glue job is starting to weaken
    So they are vented and damp now.lol
    Added 6 oz to each front rim grabs pretty good now.trimming for sure seems to have helped on the rock.
    I am lucky got every type of terrain to run on lots of forest trails and climbs.
    For mostly trail and some climbing mudslingers are popular and appear to work well.mine is setup to my driving style and terrain.I'm narrower than everyone else I run with so better in some thing suffer in others.few different tires being run head to head sorta
    They do soften up with use and now that spring is coming for us west coasters...lol warmth that will help too


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    They seem to work on the rocks.
    Working on some trail footage
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    in that video what motor esc and gear are you using?
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    I see that {nostopin's} green "buggy" summit has mashers..how do they seem to do rock crawling. I have came to the conclusion that the stock Canyons have the most grip on smooth rocks and are the best all around "rock crawling" tire.. Comparing to big joe's, cut (no foam and foamed) mudslingers and worn in trencher x's. Nothing seems to compare in my opinion. I was thinking of cutting the long small lugs on the trencher x's but their side wall is somewhat short. Also rc4wd has the X-Lock Lightning Bolt 40 Series but I cant seem to find any good crawling vids... any opinions??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachDaddy67 View Post
    I see that {nostopin's} green "buggy" summit has mashers..how do they seem to do rock crawling. I have came to the conclusion that the stock Canyons have the most grip on smooth rocks and are the best all around "rock crawling" tire.. Comparing to big joe's, cut (no foam and foamed) mudslingers and worn in trencher x's. Nothing seems to compare in my opinion. I was thinking of cutting the long small lugs on the trencher x's but their side wall is somewhat short. Also rc4wd has the X-Lock Lightning Bolt 40 Series but I cant seem to find any good crawling vids... any opinions??
    I admit I did not expect much from the mashers but I have to say pretty amazed at how well they do on the trail and rock.still to wide for my taste but they work better than I expected
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    Do your Trenchers have foamies in them? look pretty grippy in pic just ordered a set here hoping they are a decent for crawling.


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    You do realize that the last time someone posted in this thread was March 2013!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedstorm View Post
    Do your Trenchers have foamies in them? look pretty grippy in pic just ordered a set here hoping they are a decent for crawling.


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    He mentioned in post #9 that they are the stock untouched foams. With some "water damage"
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    can't blame a guy for doing some digging back, I've seen crazier threads from further back
    that one pic does look like you let all the air out... The more I run my Trenchers the softer they seem to get. I also cut out the outer lugs, was going to do every other center lug but could get myself to do it.

    Nice pic by the way...
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Cut em! You wont regret it. They clear and dig sooo much better. And it really allows them to flex

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    Cut TrencherX's


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    Wow according to the pictures it looks as though cutting them allows the remaining knubs to wear much quicker than expected. A few more sessions and I think your gonna end up with a set of road slicks.
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    They were my bashers prior to cutting them and alot of pavement..they have one run on them after cutting in this photo, which was taken last summer. Now that I only trail/crawl with them they have the same amount of tread now as they did then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachDaddy67 View Post
    Cut TrencherX's


    might I ask how you got the axle boots green?

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    Plasti-dip blaze green in aerosol and a plasti-dip make your own color kit...should be able to get both on ebay. I sprayed the green into a container and mixed it with some clear from the kit to thicken. Multiple coats with a brush by spinning the axle. The kit comes with alot of colors...you could make any color basically. I used the blaze spray because thats whats on my exo cage.
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