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    Tire recommendation

    I bought the Proline shockwave tires several months ago. I couldn't be more satisfied. Before buying them, I looked around for recommendations and I kept seeing people recommend the Mashers or the Trenchers or something. I went with the Shockwaves because, if I recall correctly, the Mashers and Trenchers were a larger diameter than the stock. I wanted to stay the same but didn't see an option. I saw that the Shockwaves were a little bit smaller so I decided to try them out.

    First of all, I've never used Proline tires before but these tires are top notch compared to the stock tires. The stock tires kept coming apart and I kept reglueing them over and over but it was never enough. The Prolines are holding together incredibly well. Second, because the Proline Shockwaves are smaller in diameter than the stock, my COG is a little bit lower, I rollover a whole lot less now so no more hiking it to the truck to flip it over. I feel like I can push the truck a lot harder on the turns at high speeds and with a whole lot less worry about turning over.

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    Did you punch holes in the stock tires en sealed of the hole in the rims?

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    No, what happens when you do that?

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    Well if you dont ...
    The water and durt comes in true the holes in the rims. Causing the stock tires to eventualy come of the rims. Even proline advises you to do the holes in the tires.

    Water cant leave the tires and causing major unbalance.
    If there are holes in the tires it will exit true there...

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    And people think the unbalanced nature of the tires stresses the adhesive between the tire rubber and the plastic rim?

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    I like them tires too!
    This is my Revo with a O.S 21TM, using the shockwaves
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    Do the rims have an offset?

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    F-11 3/8" 17mm Monster Truck Wheels.
    1/2" (13mm) offset for wider stance
    Molded from high strength DuPont nylon material
    11 spokes with scale bolt head details and swept back face
    Lightweight design similar in size to stock Traxxas Talon tires
    Futuristic V-style tread for high degree of traction on any terrain
    Low profile design resists ballooning at high speed.
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    Do you think 0 offset can be used for Emaxx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmwman View Post
    And people think the unbalanced nature of the tires stresses the adhesive between the tire rubber and the plastic rim?
    Yes.. it knocks the tire clean off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver5 View Post
    Do you think 0 offset can be used for Emaxx?
    The stock brushless Emaxx uses 0 offset. So yes it can. But 1/2" offset will give you a wider stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benster1 View Post
    Yes.. it knocks the tire clean off
    I haven't had that problem with the Proline Shockwaves. That may also have something to do with the balloon diameter.

    Also, on the stock, my tires never came clean off, I would stop driving when I saw one side pop out and I would tuck it back in and reglue it after my run.

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    I have the shockwaves on my emaxx. Absolutely love them! My truck flips less after I upgraded to these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimtx80 View Post
    I have the shockwaves on my emaxx. Absolutely love them! My truck flips less after I upgraded to these.
    Did you get the pre-mounted tires and rims? If so any ballooning?

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    Nice. Are you running 6s?

    Belting the tires with duct tape is the best defense against ballooning, although some newer RC tires either come belted, or are molded differently to reduce ballooning, so it may not be necessary.

    Ausprime: any ballooning issues on the revo? Belted or not?
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    Tire recommendation

    My son's brushless stampede 4x4 has Mashers on it (pro-lines take on the classic chevron tread) and I love the look of them - my other sons stampede (same model) has trenchers on it - the trenchers are a better all around performer with regard to traction from all directions, but the decreased side bite of the mashers makes that truck more fun to bash and, yes, more forgiving to drive

    my point? - if I didn't have fresh pro lines on both stampedes (and big joes on my emaxx), I'd buy the shockwaves next for any of the trucks - their like a 21st century chevron and I think they look awesome!!!!!

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    I have the badlands. Smaller diameter than stock, but they have a lot of traction. I only use them offroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerToTheMaxx View Post
    Ausprime: any ballooning issues on the revo? Belted or not?
    If there was, it wasn't noticeable. (non belted)
    Although i haven't tried them on the brushless emaxx.
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