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    sand paws or sling shots

    I want new tires for the upcoming midwestern winter and want some Proline Sand Paws but I don't know if they will fit the rims I will buy to match the ones I already have on my truck (I don't know how to put pictures on here but they're Traxxas 5884's look it up ) and I know Proline makes the Slingshot which are meant for the short course truck but I think the Sand Paws look better please help!!!

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    I run the 2.8 Sand Paws in the winter, imo they are much better then the Slingshots, which I also have. My advice would be go with the 2.8 Paws, you will need to regear and will need the extended body mounts to avoid body rub but the performance is worth it!


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    I use 2.2 sand paws for my merv and they work amazingly for beach running. Haven't tried it out in the desert though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxasfan21 View Post
    I use 2.2 sand paws for my merv and they work amazingly for beach running. Haven't tried it out in the desert though.
    do they fit on the rims i want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperguy View Post

    I run the 2.8 Sand Paws in the winter, imo they are much better then the Slingshots, which I also have. My advice would be go with the 2.8 Paws, you will need to regear and will need the extended body mounts to avoid body rub but the performance is worth it!


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    how do i put pictures on here i cant figure out how to if i could, i could show you my rims

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    The wheels you mentioned are 2.2 / 3.0, the 2.2 Paws will not fit those as they are 2.2 on the inside and outside. I believe only the slingshots come in 2.0 / 3.0. The slingshots are ok, but are kinda skinny and tend to dig down to fast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperguy View Post
    The wheels you mentioned are 2.2 / 3.0, the 2.2 Paws will not fit those as they are 2.2 on the inside and outside. I believe only the slingshots come in 2.0 / 3.0. The slingshots are ok, but are kinda skinny and tend to dig down to fast.


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    yeah i was afraid of that i wouldnt really want to go with the 2.8 paws because of the regear and the extended body mounts

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    there is my rims im gonna buy
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    sand paws or sling shots

    Quote Originally Posted by BOLTTHESUPERDOG View Post
    do they fit on the rims i want?
    No because the 2.2s are for the rustler and bandit. I was saying how I like the sand paw design. 2.2/3.0 are a different size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxasfan21 View Post
    No because the 2.2s are for the rustler and bandit. I was saying how I like the sand paw design. 2.2/3.0 are a different size.
    Oh ok. So I would probably have to go with the sling shots if I didn't want to modify the gearing or body posts?


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    Yes you would. Even then I would still gear down a tooth or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxasfan21 View Post
    Yes you would. Even then I would still gear down a tooth or two.
    Ok I have the stock pinion and an 83 spur


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    And one more thing. What else could you use to glue the tire besides tire glue because it's so expensive , I read somewhere that you can use superglue / crazyglue


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    2.2 will fit a slash as the hexes are the same, you could run pre mounted 2.2 Paws it's just the wheels will be different. The other important question is are you running a brushed or brushless motor? Bigger tires on a brushed system with definitely shorten its life...


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    Most CA glues should work. I would gear it 21/86.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxasfan21 View Post
    Most CA glues should work. I would gear it 21/86.
    Ok I'll have to get a pinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperguy View Post
    2.2 will fit a slash as the hexes are the same, you could run pre mounted 2.2 Paws it's just the wheels will be different. The other important question is are you running a brushed or brushless motor? Bigger tires on a brushed system with definitely shorten its life...


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    sand paws or sling shots

    Running the brushed motor I would chose the slingshots. I believe the stock gearing on the brushed slash is 19/90? In which case you would be fine. The optional 23/86 is the optional high speed gearing.


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    Found an old pic with the Slingshots on! Out on the lake on hard packed snow.


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    I have tired both, the Sand Paws work a lot better.



    The 2.8s will not fit under the stock body, so you will need to run higher body mounts, or modify the body a little bit. 2.2 wheels will work on a the back of a Slash, just not on the fronts.



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    I've had slingshots on all fours of my Slash 4x4 and sand paws (back tires) on a Slash 2wd, I can honestly say I was more impressed with the Slash 2wd and the sand paws in the winter.
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    Ok I will think about that. The main thing is that I want something that I can just swap my normal wheels/tires with when it snows. Then use the normals for everything else. (Something to switch quick) so I'll probably go with the SS just because it's faster.


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    Just keep in mind, it isn't just works better, but what works at all. For SS to really grab it has to be hard-packed snow, anything fresh and they will not hook up, which is why I went to the 2.8 Sand Paws.
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    i really like the SP's but if the slings already fit the rims ill buy then i think ill go with those mostly what ill be doing is in the backyard bashing around

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