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    Tire Help

    I'm thinking of getting new tires, something that hooks up with dirt, grass, general offroading. I think i'm going to get the Badlands tire, but i'm not sure what rim to get. I read a few posts on here and in the revo section but i still can't decide.

    My top choice is Axial AX8041 Beadlocks. Has anybody had success with these rims or does anybody know of a better choice?



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    Well your first problem is badlands wont fit those beadlocks, the beadlocks are 40 series, the tires are 3.2.

    They do however now make badlands for traxxas wheels which would be the next closest thing to 40 sereis
    http://prolineracing.com/tires/badla...n-truck-tires/
    I know it says 40 sereis but traxxas wheels have a different bead than 40 series tires

    Now if you still want to use those rims heres a list of tires that will fit
    http://prolineracing.com/all-terrain...terrain-tires/
    http://prolineracing.com/all-terrain...terrain-tires/
    http://prolineracing.com/tires/trenc...terrain-tires/
    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CG0Q8wIwBw#
    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CFIQ8wIwAg#
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    Ok thanks for all the info and links. But its actually the badlands I want the most, I'm looking for a rim for the badlands and now that you mentioned it, what size should I get? I want something roughly the size of the stock tire but with much better grip.

    Also is beadlocks the way to go?

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    Depends how fast you go- the tires still tend to blow-out of the beadlock ring at high rps, so for higher speed use I would prefer a decent glue job ( heavy tires are more prone to blowing out or causing glue-jobs to fail at high speeds generally ( in my experience anyway ) ).

    Be sure to hit up the search feature for threads on tires & rims- very common topic of discussion...
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    Id skip on the beadlocks.

    Most rims have a sort of U shaped channel which the tire bead must be placed into... It takes some practice.

    Luckily the 40 series badlands don't use the Typical glue channel. The traxxas and proline vtr rims have an L shaped glue shelf. Supposedly this method of glueing makes a stronger bead that won't come loose if glued decently. IMO this is much easier way to glue.

    Have you looked at proline vtr truggy rims? They are light weight, solid w/no spokes, and are even recommended in the description of the 40 series badlands. As long as you get the white rims, they can be died to almost any color you want.
    Last edited by anr2442; 04-22-2011 at 09:47 PM.

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    This is about the best all around tire you are going to find for a varity of surfaces. I have a set on the same wheels and they work great. Any reason you are after the Badlands?

    http://prolineracing.com/tires/trenc...-black-wheels/

    I forgot, beadlocks are a waste of time.
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    anyone have a suggestion for a larger tire then what comes on the 3908? the stock setup doesn't quite have the ground clearance i want. maybe a 1 inch larger over all diameter?

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    So far the hpi super mudders have been great on rpm revolver rims
    KNEE INJURIES HURT !!!

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    Thanks for all the replies, I wanted the badlands because i read on a few forums that they are great for offroad use and they don't tend to have alot of side ways grip so they slide and don't flip the truck. The trenchers look pretty good too i might look at those.

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    I went with the trenchers, now to wait for them to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang 63.1
    So far the hpi super mudders have been great on rpm revolver rims
    Oh come on thats going to be my setup for my revo
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    Good thing u did go for the trenchers. The badlands hook in every single direction! With the badlands you will definitely flip the truck easier than most other tires. Gotta take the bad with the good!
    The trenchers are a greAt tread as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02hawk View Post
    Oh come on thats going to be my setup for my revo
    they hook up incredible in sand, like long wheelies and everything
    KNEE INJURIES HURT !!!

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    nice, thanks guys for all the replies. That was sorta the main thing. I want something that doesn't flip the truck but has great forward grip. I think these trenchers will do nicely.

    Thanks again, this site is great. I think id have spent alot of money in wrong parts if not for the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveoverr View Post
    anyone have a suggestion for a larger tire then what comes on the 3908? the stock setup doesn't quite have the ground clearance i want. maybe a 1 inch larger over all diameter?
    These for tires:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNHW7&P=7

    On these wheels:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNHV8&P=7
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