So I got my new stampede vxl 4x4 and I'm not impressd with the tires that comes on it.. just wants to do doughnuts when i turn...any suggestions
are they pretty good on pavement?
I use the trenchers they are pretty good
Mashers 2k, they have them in 2.2 and now a 2.8 version, good bashers and last long on pavement
See pic in my thread.
MT Slash VXL
2x Stampede 4x4
You just cannot put any tire you want on a traxxas wheel. Traxxas is really strict on that since they only want traxxas tires on their wheels. Putting an afetrmarket brand tire on a traxxas wheel wil not work. Jang from URC also mentions this in one of his tire choices videos on youtube.
I am also looking into getting a new tire/wheel set for my pede. Here are my choices:
-->Proline trenchers on desperado wheels
-->Proline badlands on desperado wheels
-->Proline mashers on desperado wheels
-->Proline trenchers on torque (new version of proline wabash wheels)
-->Jconcepts subcultures on rulux wheels
-->Jconcepts g-locs on rulux wheels (For asphalt, hard surface use)
I still can't make up my mind since all of those are really good setups. It just a matter of how it looks now...
i was just looking at the trenchers and those rims
I went to 17mm hexes, and the most bulletproof high traction combo and with good handling that I've found is putting 2.8 Trenchers on 3.2 Revolver wheels. Stock offset front (for best steering), Stablemax offset on rear (for higher rollover resistance - widens rear track 1/2" per side.
This is by far the strongest wheel, as Desperados and Traxxas wheels crack and get out of round under the tough conditions I run every day.
You must snip (body scissors works well for this) out the horizontal part of the tire bead as these are not that type (Traxxas bead) then you can stretch them on, let everything settle out for a while, then check and glue em up.
You wind up with a 5.0" OD tire with a low profile look that digs out hard and handles great. Just got to do a little work to get it though. Well worth it, after ruining several other sets of wheel in short order and tires that wouldn't grab under differing conditions. The Revolvers are still in one piece after months of running, but the tires (an off brand, not PL) are about at the end of their life now and shredding.
The proline mashers look good and i bet they grip super well.....peace
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Any pics of that setup you have Rob?
I'll get the revolver wheels in the next week or so.