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    Traxxas 7372 tires for 1/16 Rally?

    My son bought a used Ken Block VXL and its time for new tires.

    Any feedback on the "BF Goodrich" pre-mounted rally tires? We are mostly doing parking lot bashing, a mix of asphalt and gravel. I'm looking for any tires that will be a direct fit, no modifications. Suggestions welcome.

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    If you are doing grip driving, I would suggest HPI X patterns. For drifting, HPI T-drifts are good.

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    I tried these on my Mustang. Tons of grip, way more than my HPI X-patterns.
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I'm giving the X Patterns a try. I found a a set of Pros at my lhs, and mounted them on a set of monster green Volks. Dumb question - do I have them mounted in the correct direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by subneural View Post
    Dumb question - do I have them mounted in the correct direction?
    Dumb questions, on the contrary to dumb answers, don't exist.
    Yes, you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    I tried these on my Mustang. Tons of grip, way more than my HPI X-patterns.
    Petertje60...Better grip than the X-patterns? Seriously? Prices are great so wondering about quality....Have you tried any of the other tread patterns offered by that company on ebay? Any info is appreciated..
    Break parts and melt tires kinda day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by payton185 View Post
    Petertje60...Better grip than the X-patterns? Seriously? Prices are great so wondering about quality....Have you tried any of the other tread patterns offered by that company on ebay? Any info is appreciated..
    The most important reason for me to chose this pattern, is that it is unidirectional. And I thought the price was worth to try.
    Compared to the X-patterns which I have, these have seriously more grip. I can't say much about the wear yet, because I only did some speed running last weekend, but so far it doesn't seem that bad.

    Edit: I just checked. My X-patterns are the D-compound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    The most important reason for me to chose this pattern, is that it is unidirectional. And I thought the price was worth to try.
    Compared to the X-patterns which I have, these have seriously more grip. I can't say much about the wear yet, because I only did some speed running last weekend, but so far it doesn't seem that bad.

    Edit: I just checked. My X-patterns are the D-compound.
    Thanks for the input...gonna get an assortment..a drift, the ones you suggest, and these...
    Break parts and melt tires kinda day...

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    Its is not just the X-Pattern that you want, specifically you want the "Belted X-Pattern" tires, the regular X-Patterns are just a little bit better then average, the Belted editions are insane, best pavement grip tires I've ever run.

    If your X-Patterns are regular un-belted versions, your missing out on the REAL bad boys that are King of the Hill HPI Belted X-Pattern Tires. Thats probably why they are near double the price of regular X-Pattern tires depending on your LHS or online store.

    These are what you want

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXM980

    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Hobbies Tech Notes
    These tires have a molded in belt to keep
    more of the tire in contact with the track during hard cornering.
    These are the regular X-Patterns

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXBSZ2&P=8

    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Hobbies Tech Notes
    D Compound X-Pattern Tires Standard Narrow (26mm) Width for Touring Cars and Sedans.

    You have been running the D-Compound tires, those a junk compared to the Belted editions, quite simply night and day...
    Last edited by SiNFULREVO; 05-09-2013 at 09:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by payton185 View Post
    Thanks for the input...gonna get an assortment..a drift, the ones you suggest, and these...
    Let me know how those drifts work for you:

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    Yes keep us updated on the quality of these very affordable wheels and tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by payton185 View Post
    Thanks for the input...gonna get an assortment..a drift, the ones you suggest, and these...
    They have been ordered and now.....on a slow boat from China...lol...update upon arrival..
    Break parts and melt tires kinda day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by payton185 View Post
    They have been ordered and now.....on a slow boat from China...lol...update upon arrival..
    What surprises me, is that the slow boat from China often arrives faster here in Europe than the fast plane from the US.
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    Slow boat arrived..the tires and rims from China...They took one week to arrive and look great. I haven't run them yet but as you will see in the pics what the look like on and off the car. Drift tires are hard of course and the other two tires are a softer compund than stock which will increase the grip for sure.






    Break parts and melt tires kinda day...

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    They look sweet. Sadly there is a lot of rain here lately. I hope the warmer days will come soon so that I can shred some rubber again...
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