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    Need help deciding on tyres.

    G'day all.

    I'm trying to decide what would be best to buy for my Rustler VXL
    Buy some proline badlands and fit them to my Traxxas rims.
    Or buy the Trencher 2.8" All Terrain Tires Mounted on Desperado Black wheels.
    Which is best offroad? Grip? Wear? Ride height increase?

    Also, I'm not really sure how to remove the tyres from my old rims. The tyres were worn down and then I bought the anacondas on the traxxas rims. So I have some good wheels with useless tyres on them.
    I thought maybe I could separate the rims and tyres using a sharp knife or something. But really not sure. Heard that boiling them discolours the black chrome.

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    On mine I just run a bead of glue round the edge when I put them on and then they just push off with a little thumb force when it's time to come off dosnt even damage my tire can reuse them afterwards

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    I think I would opt for the badlands over the heavy trenchers IMO.
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    How much heavier are the trenchers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustin'RedRusty View Post
    How much heavier are the trenchers?
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...sperado-wheels

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    I'd go badlands. Trenchers are too big for a rusty IMO.
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    According to Proline who distributes both the Trenchers and the Badlands claim the diameter of both tires to be ~5". If that's the case, then both tires will definitely increase the right height equally.

    I've got the Trenchers (uninstalled atm) and will probably use them this weekend. The Badlands look like a great tire for most any terrain. I'd say it's a coin toss and you win either way!

    Just MHO and as always YMMV. Good luck.
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    I think I'll see if I can remove the tyres on the rims I have now, then decide whether to get badlands or trenchers. If I can get them off then it'll be much cheaper for me.
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    Yes, the tire height is the same but the trenchers are much wider....huge difference. I run both tires, if you want the ultimate off road tire, badlands are the ones to have. I bash all terrain throughout the city, badlands will wear fast if you hit the streets. The trenchers will last longer and also runs well on all terrain I've tried. The grip better than most tires all around. So, if your strictly off road, get badlands, you'll love the dirt roostin all over. Or get trenchers or mashers for mixxed terrain. Just keep in mind, trenchers are a huge tire, you'll be looking like a stampede with them, kind of huge.
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    How to remove your tires... U pick the Method.

    If you Bake You can keep the smell down by cooking at 225*F for 30minutes.

    I got Trenchers for my Rustler. Way too big (not Heavy). Strictly Off-Road would be P-L Badlands. Mixx for Off and On Dirt Hawgs.
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    Does the acetone take the finish off the wheels? Like the chrome finish or the color off black wheels?
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    I'll have a look at that video later, thanks!

    I have Anacondas on Traxxas rims that I use for driving in the street and on the grass in the street currently. I think I'll go for the badlands, as they will only be used offroad. I'll be swapping wheels for onroad running.

    I'll watch the video later tonight... got a very busy arvo, school, art class after, then gota do some reasearch on the new Ford Focus Sport for work experience tomorrow!

    Thanks all for the very helpful replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Rusty View Post
    Does the acetone take the finish off the wheels? Like the chrome finish or the color off black wheels?
    Acetone can and will ruin the finish on tires. However, in my experience, some of the chrome comes off very very easily, some not so easily. It does dull the finish rather quickly.

    For chrome, you may want to do the bake method but be prepared for some really foul odors throughout the house. REALLY foul odors.
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    If there's foul odors, I think My mum will kill me if I bake them!!
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    Hmmm, looks like I'll have to dig out an oldest of rims and try them out first.
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    If you wrap them in foil or put them in a baking bag, the odor is nearly nonexistent. And the heat breaks the glues bond so its not like they need to be hot to take them apart. Heat then let cool then remove tires. Baking is the easiest method period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustin'RedRusty View Post
    If there's foul odors, I think My mum will kill me if I bake them!!
    225*F for 30 Minutes. Yes its a longer method but the smell is little.
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    what about mashers?

    they are great off road tires.

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    Great offroad tire yes but they are still a pretty tall tire and would look silly on a rusty IMO. Better suited for a pede.
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    Street - Jaco foam
    Gravel/Track - Proline Goosebumps
    Mud - JConcepts 3015

    This is what I would get...and i have the JC's and there great.

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    Thanks guys, but Im going to go for the 2.8 Badlands.

    I don't do any track driving because the nearest track is a while away.

    I might get time to try removing the tyres on the weekend, too busy during the week atm.
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