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    Question best onroad-offroad tires?

    hi guys!
    I have been looking for a set of tires that are great both onroad and offroad. i drive in the road about 50% of the time and in medium-short grass and dirt the other 50%. budget is not an issue. Thanks!

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    If budget is not an issue, get a dedicated set for on and off-road conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    If budget is not an issue, get a dedicated set for on and off-road conditions.
    i frequently change surfaces while driving so i don't want to have to change tires in the middle of some bash time with my buddies

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    Trenchers are a great all terrain tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    Trenchers are a great all terrain tire.
    I agree, they work great on pretty much everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    If budget is not an issue, get a dedicated set for on and off-road conditions.
    I'm also wondering... Why not just buy 2 sets of tires that are excellent at 1 terrain? It would be WAY better than buying 1 set of tires that are OK at 2 terrains

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExCabSwap View Post
    I'm also wondering... Why not just buy 2 sets of tires that are excellent at 1 terrain? It would be WAY better than buying 1 set of tires that are OK at 2 terrains
    +1 for Squeegie & ExCab. It's unfortunate that there is no one-size-fits-all tire. I love my BadlandsMX 2.8s off-road but you get them on the street and try to go fast or maintain good control... ain't happening! I must admit that there is some fun to be had from the lack of traction! Get a dedicated set of tires for at least basic off-road style action and on the pavement action. I like Gone Bananas foams on the street for any kind of speed fun.

    Maybe it seems like a pita but changing a set of tires takes only minutes and can drastically improve your fun. I know that sometimes you just want to have a bash and not worry about stuff. If you want a tire that will provide a little bit of each, maybe the 2.8 Trenchers will suffice.

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    trenchers sound good. have them on my summit but I don't drive it on the road. how bad do they wear on pavement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansprouse1 View Post
    trenchers sound good. have them on my summit but I don't drive it on the road. how bad do they wear on pavement?
    They hold up pretty well, but it all depends on how much on-road use they see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    They hold up pretty well, but it all depends on how much on-road use they see.
    i drive a couple times a week and i have a mamba x sct 3800kv system on 3s.

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    When I take my trucks camping I put Trenchers on because they work well on most surfaces and I'm not always sure where I will run it. 2.2/3.0 on the Slash and 2.8's on the Stampede. I prefer not to carry a whole bunch of stuff besides the trucks, batteries and a charger. While other tires excel on specific terrain, Trenchers are the best all around tire for my camping trips.

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    OP:
    What size combo are you looking for? SC (2.2/3.0), 2.8, or other?
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    The 2.2 SC

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    FYI:
    SC size means 2.2/3.0.
    2.2" outer ID AND 3.0" inner ID.

    I don't have them, but I've heard that ProLine's SC Super Swampers and SC Trencher Xs are good all around tires.
    For SC tires, I have ProLine BF Goodrich KR2 tires. They look great, but I have not run them yet.

    Good luck on your tire quest and keep us posted on your decision (and review them after you run them!).
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    Sorry to hijack the thread but I also have a question about tires. I do the same thing mostly off-road on medium grass. I got some 2.8 Mashers but they balloon like crazy what do I have to do to stop them from doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdude1057 View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread but I also have a question about tires. I do the same thing mostly off-road on medium grass. I got some 2.8 Mashers but they balloon like crazy what do I have to do to stop them from doing that.

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    Wont the tape come off? Tho

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    I use Gorilla Tape on the inside of my tires and have not had a problem yet!

    Here's one of many videos out there:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdude1057 View Post
    Wont the tape come off? Tho

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    Dude, if done right, it should last a good while. I've had great results using this Gorilla Tape. My last tape job was moving BadlandsMX 2.8s from 12mm onto 17mm wheels. Since the tape job, I have run them hard... probably four or five 4S packs and a few 6S and they're holding up great! I still have a set of the 2.8s mounted on the 12mm wheel and you can pinch & pull the tire in the middle of its cross-section and easily tell which one is taped.

    I had the same concerns about the tape coming off but I believe if you prepare the inner tire surface properly (cleaned with a solvent) and carefully apply the tape, the job will last a good, long while. I will admit that I only taped this set of Badlands about a month ago but they show no signs of loosening even though the tire does show signs of wear. When bashing around the house, my driveway is a great place to transition into the grass and the Badlands really dig into pavement. It does wear the tires more quickly but the holeshot you get to launch you into the grass, usually on two wheels, is addicting! If the tape can handle these kind of forces and stay effective, I'm a happy camper!


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    Ok last question... Should I use 17mm or 12mm hex wheels Because I will have them apart. Will the 17mm be more durable? I have a 2400kv with 120a hobbywing esc. I really dont want to spend the money I would rather finish upgrading my drive-line.
    Thanks gdude

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    Personally I had horrible issues with the 12mm hex once I upgraded power. That's not to say you will, many have had great luck staying with 12mm. Going to 17mm will drastically reduce your pre-mounted tire selection, the only option if you want to stay with short course wheels and tires is to glue your own. I've only found one wheel that is SC and 17mm and that's DE Racing Trinidad's (please some one speak up if there is other wheel options for SC 17mm).

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    you should get a set of road rages and a set of trenchers.
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    what about some 8th scale fugitives in x1? would those wear fast in the street? i know i would have to get a 17mm adaptor but i will be running a powerful castle system so 17mm would increase durability.
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    Proline strikers are really good for all around fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miltdoggie View Post
    Proline strikers are really good for all around fun.
    They are discontinued. With their shallow tread they should hook up really well on pavement/concrete and clay surfaces, but would not do well for grass, loose dirt and rocks.
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    the strikers or the fugitives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    They are discontinued. With their shallow tread they should hook up really well on pavement/concrete and clay surfaces, but would not do well for grass, loose dirt and rocks.
    I liked them in sand, didn't even have to use the paddles this day
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    Ok thanks fn fancy

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    I just stick with BFG KR2's for now

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    Duratrax lockup tires

    A good suggestion for on road and offload tires are Duratrax lockups. I just got them and they are awesome. Good for on-road use and great off-road. I highly recommend them.

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    I would go for a set of Proline Badlands, I have the old style and the Mx28's. Both are incredible tires.

    They get my vote.
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    already have the lockups. they were obliterated on the pavement and there is nothing left of them.

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    Proline trenchers arenít too bad for on road and off road use. I donít bash hard but will say mine have lasted for quite a long time. And they still have a lot of life left.

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    What are you guys thoughts on off set wheels instead of the suspension kit ,I'm on backorder for the Badlands mounted on offset wheels

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