I am interested in getting a set of Proline Badlands for my Rustler. I am planning on running them the whole way round.
What would be the best size to run? 2.2" or 2.8"?
Thanks in advance!
There's really not much difference. Both are around the same height, even though the wheel size is different.
The 2.2 and 2.8 refers the the size of the rim the tire will still be close to the same height, with the 2.2 the truck will sit a little lower in the tire and the center of gravity will be a little lower and will reduce the rollover risk a little. however from what I have seen the badlands are so tall anyway that it isn't going to make that much of a difference either way.
2.2 will have a taller sidewall. If you want smaller badlands, you'd have to go with badlands SC. Those are almost an inch shorter. They use short course wheels, but the overall tire width isn't too different from the 2.2s or 2.8s.
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If you want to go big, I have a set of Trencher 3.8's on my Pede's that look real good. You might have to trim some off the wheel wells to make it fit. I use 4 fronts for a wider track.
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Actually, bottoming out protects the shocks somewhat. You want the chassis to hit ground before the shocks go to full compression.
The rustler will still bottom out with badlands on it, but don't consider that always a bad thing.
I have the 2.8's. On a rustler, they do raise the ride height quite a bit. Their grip is unmatched on most offroad surfaces, but they do promote rollover more because of the narrow width.
After running both the 2.8's and sc versions on a rustler, i'd recommend the sc's. ....unless you specifically want the monster truck look.
I'm thinking of maybe getting the 2.2" Badlands
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I have the 2.8 and love them!
I've came to conclusions that bashing just cost me to much money....so I redesigned my backyard track witb smaller jumos and a track styke layout.
I soften the suspension and it corner pretty darn good imo.
So...the roll over witb the tires are not to bad. Of course fast speed in grass it will flip.....tbe badlands grip is awsome!