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    Best Tires for XMaxx

    Ok, so I know this thread has been brought up more than once, but I just want to get some new opinions after a few new options have come out. Like many XMaxx owners, I have torn up my stock Traxxas tires, and want to upgrade to a similar-sized preglued set. I would like to to increase my top speed, or at least keep it where it's at. I am also a by confused on tire size. So, bigger tires give you more road contact per revolution, so they are faster, but I also know weight plays a big factor in these 1/5 scale tires. So, is bigger and heavier generally faster or slower? I have narrowed my list down to 3 primary choices, but please feel free to offer others that I may have missed. Speed and toughness are most important to me. I am only running on 6s, and run very few speed runs on pavement. Again, I value ground clearance, so I don't want to go mug smaller than these. Here's what I have at this point:

    IMEX J-7

    KershawDesigns 8.2"

    MadMax BigDigger

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    I personally like the stock tires that come with the X-MAXX I plan on not changing brand tires anytime soon. And when they ware out I will get another set of Stock X-MAXX Tires. I LOVE EM

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    Go with Imex-j7
    KD ones are heavy and not much grip
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    I'm going with the IMEX J7's as well. Tougher rubber and a real beadlock, should fix the exploding TSM X-maxx tire problem. The J7's are slightly larger than the X-Maxx tires, but top speed is slightly lower because it doesn't donut like X-maxx tires do (so top speed diameter is smaller in the J7).

    Weight isn't really a concern for me since I'm going with a 1090Kv motor and Max5.

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    Is the MadMaxx adapter all that is needed to run the IMEX J7 with no issues. Is there much of a weight difference between the IMEX and stock that would cause drivetrain issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffm1000 View Post
    Is the MadMaxx adapter all that is needed to run the IMEX J7 with no issues. Is there much of a weight difference between the IMEX and stock that would cause drivetrain issues?
    no not much weight difference,,
    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=Wheels

    Look at the pics on post #52

    Yes u can use either madmax or the rcm adapter,I prefer madmax since it covers more thread
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    Just read through it all. I like the what I see so order placed in gunmetal grey. I'm having bad luck with the stock tires ripping and wasting money on replacements at my local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffm1000 View Post
    Just read through it all. I like the what I see so order placed in gunmetal grey. I'm having bad luck with the stock tires ripping and wasting money on replacements at my local.
    i actually received mine a couple days ago,ordered it from Amazon..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATS4LIFE View Post
    i actually received mine a couple days ago,ordered it from Amazon..
    That's the way I went, and the adapters through ebay. Hopefully I got the right adapters YY-XMaxx in blue. Have you had a chance to try them out yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffm1000 View Post
    That's the way I went, and the adapters through ebay. Hopefully I got the right adapters YY-XMaxx in blue. Have you had a chance to try them out yet?
    they're installed and ready to go,just had to change my gearing from 35/46 to 35/54..so I should be able to try them out by tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATS4LIFE View Post
    they're installed and ready to go,just had to change my gearing from 35/46 to 35/54..so I should be able to try them out by tom
    Let's see a picture PATS4LIFE.......
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    Here you go


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    I still need to paint the prographix body just got it from lhs


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    Awesome truck!! Are you still using the spur adapter with the tall gear ratios and now the big shoes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2skills25 View Post
    Awesome truck!! Are you still using the spur adapter with the tall gear ratios and now the big shoes?
    Yes I am still using the spur adapter with tall gearings,haven't had any issues with it.
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    Thanks for all the replies. My stock tires are falling apart, and I don't know if I should try and get new ones from Traxxas for free Or just get some IMEX J-7s. I know the grip and traction is better on stock tires, but is it just terrible on the J-7s?

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    I'd go with free over paying. Cause hey that's some extra money for other stuff. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATS4LIFE View Post
    Here you go


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    Those are awesome. Mine should arrive tomorrow.

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    Here is a new set on the market....http://www.ebay.com/itm/MadMax-Creat...kAAOSw8w1X58zw
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    Those tires from madmax looks pretty sweet.

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    FYI, the J7's took a couple of back to back 60mph passes today. Minimal (but visible) ballooning, no tearing or handling issues though aside from TSM getting twitchy.

    Traction on the J7 tread is fantastic, not sure what traction issues anyone else has had but I've not had a failure to bite on any surface. Been in deep grass, large rocks (boulder-sized), pavement, mud, etc.
    Last edited by suburbazine; 09-25-2016 at 08:36 PM.

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    I have no issues with my J7's I'll stick With it awhile,but if budget permits maybe I'll get me a set of the Madmax tires for backup
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    Looks like similar to a Proline Masher, soft and pliable. 8 inches by 4 inches roughly is sweet. I'm going to get a set, Madmax has been okay so far so what the heck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2skills25 View Post
    Looks like similar to a Proline Masher, soft and pliable. 8 inches by 4 inches roughly is sweet. I'm going to get a set, Madmax has been okay so far so what the heck...
    Proline tires are made of a soft compound though, very stretchy. The new MadMax tires look to be similar just going on color and pictures.

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    I really like the tyres it comes with although they do balloon a bit
    I'm from rip off Britain

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    I tried to get the seller of those new wheels/tires to upload a few more pictures of them but was told no more pictures. I am undecided now....
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    As the title says, best tyres ....

    Ta dah !!!



    It's a 'work in progress'.

    Need to work on the fronts - reinforcing splines catch on the knuckles so I'll have to find a full afternoon and when the family's out so there's no disturbances so I can get the Dremel on them.

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    YES.

    RCM adaptors just hold got Mad Max ones coming.

    Inserts have been removed - it's much lighter than the MTXL so doesn't need them.

    Lean on the tyres and they 'breathe' very well, but the weight is supported without problem - and the wheels considerably lighter.

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    How about turning does it hit or rub?
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    No idea yet ... another path to cross.
    They're slightly larger in diameter, with slightly more inset.

    The standard wheels seem to clear easily, so at this stage I'm only guessing, but should clear without too many problems.
    I don't anticipate any disasters .....

    As mentioned in previous threads, there's work required to permit mounting onto the front knuckles.

    Al.

    Just tried the - unpainted clear - body on the chassis - clears the rears like with the standard wheels so don't anticipate any problems.
    Last edited by atom3624; 10-01-2016 at 08:55 AM.

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    Any update on this, I'm very I intrigued.


    Quote Originally Posted by atom3624 View Post
    No idea yet ... another path to cross.
    They're slightly larger in diameter, with slightly more inset.

    The standard wheels seem to clear easily, so at this stage I'm only guessing, but should clear without too many problems.
    I don't anticipate any disasters .....

    As mentioned in previous threads, there's work required to permit mounting onto the front knuckles.

    Al.

    Just tried the - unpainted clear - body on the chassis - clears the rears like with the standard wheels so don't anticipate any problems.

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    LOADS MATE!!

    Fantastic!
    Firstly tried using 2x 3S 5Ah 65-130C:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls2Lta0Adtg

    Then I got a pair of 4S 5Ah 90C continuous:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYuQNjZ67TM

    They're only a quick blast in my back garden to get an idea of power - I'm being 'heavy' on the throttle deliberately to get an idea of power / speed.

    In the 8S I see how slowly I can power it as well - very impressive.

    There are some photos.

    Bodyshell will be painted in the next month, so finished before Christmas - as original plan.

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    Super wide, awesome traction and weigh same as my J-7 set up......



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2skills25 View Post
    Super wide, awesome traction and weigh same as my J-7 set up......



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    What tire and rim combo are those?
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    MCD Racing made these.

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    Good tyre and well proven for a heavy truck.

    I still prefer the Monster Truck look, fitting the Losi MTXL wheels.





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    Your Losi set up is to heavy for racing, even bashing around the drive train will suffer. Rotating mass my friend.....

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    Not bothered.

    Not much difference to be honest - I kept the inserts but grooved them, so weight is decreased - and the front wheels have a lot removed on the insides for knuckle clearance.

    For me it's decent performance and realistic-ish looks.

    Don't have the time, patience or to rebuild every month, so won't be going to a skateboard park anytime soon.

    Everyone has their different priorities and I'm not knocking your preference - MCD changed from the tyres I have on my FG MT photographed to those for the simple reason of performance above all else - and do a great job.

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    2skills those rims look sick...do they not make those anymore I'm not finding them anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diseasedchaos1 View Post
    2skills those rims look sick...do they not make those anymore I'm not finding them anywhere.
    I do believe they have been out of production for a few years and finding a set may be difficult but not impossible. I am looking for a spare rim or two myself to have just in case. They do perform very well for my driving style......
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