Just got a new boss for fathers day....I have 3 emaxx a slash stampede 1/16 erevo and so on. This is my first on road car and need to know what is the best set up as far as tires and suspension gearing
is concerned running 2s
Just did a run on 2s it was fun, dont mind drifting with the stock tires. What tires should I get to make the car stick more so I dont have the drifting effect?
congratulations on the new boss...i got to get my KB rally last year for Fathers day. our club here has started racing them this year and i have found these
they take about 2 weeks to get they wear really well and come with a molded insert . i would stay away from the cheap rims run the stock traxxas or hpi rims with a 3mm offset . there are good setups in the road racer thread that really make these cars fly. the stock gearing lets the electronics get to hot i run a 28/50 set up and its no where near as hot as the stock 28/45... drop me a line if you have any more questions
Nice. im shopin around for the right hpi tires. Any suggestions there?
Also, whats the opinion on the KB drift tires, vs Traxxas BF goodrich?
Congrats on the new boss btw! I too have a several trucks, and just got a boss in build right now.
Build, Bash, Clean, Repair, Repeat..
STRC Slash 4x4
Hobby Hut Raceway, Audubon Pa.
Yup, +1 on all that. My XPat D's got run hard offroad and on for a about year and are finally pretty much done. They were great and I'd recommend them. The Belted Pros seem a bit crisper/edgier handling (stiffer?). I haven't run them long enough to tell how their wear will be but so far so good... (fwiw, I killed a set of Austar in about a month - don't bother with these)
I tried a bunch of R2 Hobbies-sourced drift tires and favor the T-Drift (HPI copies) as they're the softest of the bunch. Haven't tried the Gymkhana but from what I can tell looking at them Skitlerz on the money... another step up in softness and grip and probably ideal for hooning.
I mentioned in a post somewhere around here but IMO the BF Goodrich Rally tires are only good enough to get you in trouble (on a street surface anyway)... they don't drift well unless the pavement's wet or you're running a lot of power, and their grip in the dry is precarious at best.
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The prototype project.