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    Better tyres and wheels

    Hi all
    Trying to run two batteries in series but trying to maintain traction isn't great!
    Also when trying to get Max speed I have to slow the car down as braking isn't great... But tyre grip is like driving on ice!
    Anyone suggest wheels / tyres for normal road smooth surface conditions?
    In it's current form I hit 40mph which is not bad.
    Appreciate input
    Simon


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    Try hpi pirelli tires. I use them for racing offroad and bashing on road. They have great grip and they last forever.

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    I've used HPI M Compound tires and they have a lot of grip, just watch the corners or sudden turns as the car will want to flip. My favorite tires that have a combo of grip and slip are the Traxxas 4-Tec tires/rims.
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    Not knowing the size or type of tire to look at could you suggest a web link for example so I can work out the measurements of the wheel so I can do a comparison please?
    I am pretty much new to all of this so I did not want to get the wrong type of will. Presently it has the original green wheels and the slick tyre that came with the car.


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    This is what I just achieved! But lost control of the car would not brake and smashed the battery door


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    Just so your aware I'm based in a United Kingdom


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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicr360 View Post
    Not knowing the size or type of tire to look at could you suggest a web link for example so I can work out the measurements of the wheel so I can do a comparison please?
    I am pretty much new to all of this so I did not want to get the wrong type of will. Presently it has the original green wheels and the slick tyre that came with the car.


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    Take a look at the stock size tire: 1.02" wide, 1.9" diameter and 12mm hex and go from there.
    Or read up on it here: http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...t-wheels-tires
    Last edited by Double G; 02-02-2014 at 10:49 AM.
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    That's great will check the link out. Is now a good time to ask about braking or should that be a different thread


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    I'm running the HPI Pirelli's on one, and HPI X-Pattern's on another, love 'em! You'll get great grip for acceleration, handling, and braking. Good luck!
    AB
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    The X Patterns on my KB chassis...
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    AB
    Last edited by aburg2; 03-24-2014 at 07:34 PM.
    I'll try anything once, maybe twice!

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