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    2.8 wheel options

    I want to get 2.8 truck tires for my slash i lean into bashing on grass and dirt and am on budget I don't mind getting good wheels but they have to be good if I'm going to spend 70 bucks on a 4 set.

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    Proline Trenchers and Badlands seem to be the tire of choice for 2.8s. I ran both in 2.2/3.0, for all terrain, recommend Trenchers. For loose dirt and grass, Badlands. Both are running around $36 for a set, premounted.
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    Ok... How do they hold up to a 2400kv on 3s u think? I have the funny car motor w/ vxl 3s

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    Your gonna strain the ESC. Might aswell get a 120a esc to save money and keep the old system good
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    Ya it's a little bit got when I run it... So u think 120a hobby wing and mashers maybe @zypher

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    The 120A will at least do the motor justice.
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    Does a 120a give it more power?

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    With any change to the drive train (tires included), you need to evaluate motor temps for the first pack or so to see how well your ESC/motor like it, or don't like it. The best place to start is with your current system, how hot is it running under normal use? If it is around 160*/f, you will need to change your gearing/system to run 2.8s without frying your motor. If you are running 120-130*/f, you like can put 2.8s on, and see what it does to your temps.
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    I don't know my temps I don't have a temp gun. But if I run it hard I can't touch the esc and motor is warm. I have the 4 pole vxl w/ the 2400kv castle/traxxas motor and 18/54 gearing with the 2.8 stampede wheels. So the motor is a warm but the esc is hot... I do think I am putting a lot of strain on the esc know i thinking about it. And for that motor to shine it does need a 3s ( 4s for speed runs) to shine so I guess I should look into another esc?

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    If you have a Harbor Freight near you, recommend picking up one of their temp guns for about $12. It might be off by a degree or two, but it is accurate enough.
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