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    Smaller wheelbase with desperados? What tire is bigger vs talon?

    Hi.

    My kid want a set of bigger wheel/tires to the stampede 4x4.
    Remember a few years ago when i had stampede and mounted prolibe road rage on desperado wheels the wheelbase got smaller.
    Dont want any less wheelbase.

    What tire could i buy from proline or another brand to get a bigger tire vs stock?
    Seems like everyone from proline have almost the same size as stock tires?

    What about a 17mm hex kit? Any 17mm wheels that is not going to look just oversized?

    Thanks for help.

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    Proline Trenchers and Super Swampers are both larger than the stockers.

    Diameter x width:

    Talons: 119 x 67 mm
    Trenchers: 124 x 73 mm
    Swampers: 127 x 74 mm
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    Yes and masher is also 124mm but its not even 10mm bigger vs stock talons.
    But it is also wider.
    1/8 tires is just to big, and 1/10 little small since he want bigger tires..
    Is it not any that is in middle in size of a stock talon and e maxx wheels?

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    I just got the pro-line trenchers on 12mm hex rims. They really added some much needed cushion to my landings. I didn't realize how bad of grip the 2.8/chevron combination I was running had.

    The trenchers aren't a lot larger in diameter, but they do stretch more when at speed. At least a lot more than the chevrons did. I picked up quite a bit of top end speed with them.

    Here's a comparison photo of the tires I had:


    left to right:
    duratrax hatchets on duratrax rims
    pro-line trenchers on pro-line 12mm hex rims for the stampede 4x4
    traxxas 2.8 chevrons on traxxas rims - what I was running
    pro-line trenchers on pro-line 12mm hex rims for the stampede 4x4
    traxxas talons on the narrow rim - had these for the rear of my jato

    I don't think I gained a whole lot more track width.


    Last edited by olds97_lss; 07-17-2017 at 11:12 AM.
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    The trenchers do look great!
    I remember when i bought proline road rage a few years ago the wheelbase got smaller vs stock wheels.
    And since it got a lot more grip it flipped to often insted of slide on the road..
    But road rage on a 1/10 e revo was great with some sliding to avoid flips and a very good grip.
    But the wheel base is a lot wider on a e revo.

    What about a wheel extender adapter?
    Ebay sell them, but no hobby shop in my country sell them.
    Is it a reason to that maby?

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    You can get extenders, hot racing makes some, integy makes some. I'm a bit hesitant to get any due to the extra leverage they add to the arms/axle carriers/bearings. I don't expect the stampede to handle WOT turns without rolling on me, so you just get used to hammering the brakes before a turn.

    As it is, even with the suspension jacked up and the trenchers on, I don't roll a lot. In grass they grip pretty good, but the sidewall is so tall and there's so much rubber to give, that when you turn, then don't flip you instantly anyway. It does a lot better than I thought it would.

    You can see mine turning here on concrete to get an idea as to how it does with the trenchers, @ 2m 42s:
    https://youtu.be/r77svlK3AxQ?t=164

    Granted, it's not like a low COG track car, but it does ok. Most of my roll overs are at high speed or due to landing badly.
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    Thanks for the video. Nice place to bash for sure.
    Looks like the trenchers is the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray87 View Post
    Thanks for the video. Nice place to bash for sure.
    Looks like the trenchers is the way to go
    CHeck out my other vids. Got some in offroad and at another skate park. I think the offroad though was cut short due to damaging the stampede. Snapped an arm on a bad landing.
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