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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    Mudslinger advice

    Hi, I have found a set of Mudslingers on narrow Axial beadlock wheels for sale. They are used but from the pictures in the ad they look to be in very nice shape, basically new, but the seller is wanting $140 shipping included.

    I have watched many vids of the tires in action and not sure if I would like them anymore than my Canyons. I already have Big Joes and 40 series Mashers but the Canyons are the ones I continualy reach for. I mostly trail run my Summits, very little bashing. The Slingers would be another set for when I want a change of pace.

    So, I ask owners of Slingers. Are they worth the price?

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    I say yes after you cut them. When not cut they work awesome but not as good as the cannions on rocks. When I cut mine it was night and day. I've only got to do one run for about 10 min but I have played in the house and in the sand and they worked amazing. I paid 20 a for and 20 a wheel new for mine. Shipped.
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  3. #3
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    I narrowed a set of wheels and with tires he price of the wheels, tires, and supplies to do the narrowing I have more than that into mine. I say buy them up. You can't get those wheels anymore, so why not if they are in nice shape.

    NOTErized!

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    I own slingers as well. Don't use them much because they are heavy which drain battery fast. If you are JUST trail riding with them, they are AWESOME. The taller tire gets you over more abstacles. I pulled the foam out of mine and they got even better. They wrap around terrain and grab really good. However 2nd gear speed will be a bit clumsy with no foams. I cut my front nubs as well.

    Are the axials offset?

  5. #5
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    The axial rocksters are the narrow version with offset


    Sent using lipo power
    Mountains cant stop me
    they have tried

  6. #6
    RC Racer
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    I decided against the Mudslingers. They just do'nt give me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. I hav'nt fallen out of love with my bagged out Canyons yet so I think I will run them for awhile yet. Thanks for your input.

  7. #7
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    My slingers are cut, broke in and super soft and they tearing my truck apart when they hook up. I'm in the market for something a little less aggressive. The ultra aggressive pattern with lipos and brushless is turning out to be painful. I will miss the look though, canyons just dont have that cool factor for me..

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    I love em!!! Yes they can crawl, obviously not the best crawler tires due to the thick lugs preventing complete flexibility. Oh and don't try going sideways on a steep hill as there is almost no sideways grip unless the edges dig in. But for anything else they are great!

    On narrow rims (Desperado)

    On wide rims (axial 8 spoke beadlocks) Wet sand is heavy!!!

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