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Thread: Tires and rims

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    Feb 2013
    deep in the myan jungle..

    Tires and rims

    I run on grass and and gravel/loose dirt, so my question is what tires should i use for this runningg combo i know i wan to use desperado rims and i have no clue what 1/2 offset means so let me know what tires you guys think are the best combo for these rims and what offset means, thanks
    8 traxxas models and counting....

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    off set the easyest way to look at it, the more the off set the wider your truck stance will be.
    The Summit Geodes have around 3/4" off set, so my Revo stance is now 17" wide....
    tires......17 pages to look thru..
    I like the Badlands, lite tires, good bit, & not to hard on drive shafts & other parts......
    Last edited by 87 GN; 08-28-2013 at 11:01 PM.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

  3. #3
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    Oct 2010
    In the RC world, any offset means the wheel sticks out further. So a wheel with 1/2" offset sticks out 1/2" further than a wheel with zero offset. In real 1:1 cars, this is referred to as negative offset.

    In the diagram below, the negative offset wheel sticks out further from the car body. This is like having 1/2" or more offset in RC language. If you notice, zero means the hub mounts directly in the center line of the wheel.

    And I'd go for Badlands to fit on Desperado/Traxxas wheels. Or if you can find them the old Proline 40 Series Mulchers.

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    RC Racer
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    Québec, Canada
    Very instructive.

  5. #5
    RC Competitor
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    Ont, Canada
    I just put a set of Badlands on mine with the Desperado 1/2" offset rim. The truck is now a little wider which makes for better handling. They really do hook up well on the dirt. There appearance is a little different because they are narrower than most monster truck tires, but that's why they hook up so well. Same idea as a good snow tire. Just don't run them hard on pavement.

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