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    Question Snow tires?

    Looking to get some new tires for my slash 4x4 for running in the snow. any suggestions?

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    Either the 2.8 Sand Paws or the 2.2/3.0 SC Slingshots.

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    To make your own, either chains or nails. Check out the post I did about an idea for snow tires
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    2.8 sand paws!
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_3&sr=8-3

    If i order 2 sets of these I should be good to go?

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    I'm putting together a set of Sand Paws this weekend (hopefully) so I will let you know how they work out. I have the 2.8 ones and I am going to stick them on OFNA MT3 Splits because the tires are so huge that they will hit my body and rip it apart when I turn. I just have to wait for my new chassis to arrive so I can dye everything all in one shot. Eventually I am going to put my HCG Slash back together and transfer all my Monster Truck parts over to the HCG.

    If you want to stick with SC 2.2/3.0 wheels the Slingshots aren't too bad. I wasn't overly impressed with them when I used them but it was mostly my fault. I had my diffs filled with lower weight oil so the truck would easily get stuck because once one wheel lost traction the diff would just unload. I also only had the Slingshots on the rear.

    With the Sand Paws I should have no problems because my truck powers through the scraggly brush in the fields around my house now that I increased my diff fluid to 100k in the rear and a mix of 100k and 30k in the front. It increased my turn radius a lot, but it's worth it because it drives anywhere. I can't wait to get the HCG back together because LCG is not that great in the snow. I had it in the snow with my Badlands on, it did pretty good but it does get hung up on the chassis a lot. It also doesn't help that the badlands just dig a trench in the snow the moment they lose traction.

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    Sand paws are definetely the best bet,

    I have also seen lots of home made mods, tyres with customised chains etc, some are really great even on icy conditions to what I have seen on videos, but my personal choice will be the sand paws even though I have not got them, juts thinking of the bigger sirface are, and experience on sand with 1:1 cars (removing some air to getter a better surface area), I think the sand paws will do well.

    I thought of getting them but have not had time to enjoy the trucks at all this winter so at the moment I put that idea aside.
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    Got the Sand Paws up and running and made a video if you want to see them in action. Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of snow.


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    what kind of snow exactly? more powder, or like slushy goop, or hard pack?

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    Pretty powdery snow because it's crazy COLD right now. I had it out last weekend in slushy watery slop but I had Badlands on for that run.

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