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    Question Upgrading tires

    After blowing out 3 sets of tires I’m curious what kind of tires everyone’s running. What would you guys Recommend sticking with the originals or is there a better upgrades

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    originals with 3 wraps of 50 or higher fishing line .

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    stock tires are fun -
    these are the best tire sets I have ran on the Xmaxx's
    rims used
    http://www.davesmotors.com/silverbac...5b-5t-5sc.html

    also use stock 5b rims
    http://www.davesmotors.com/hpi-3221-...mm-x-60mm.html
    http://www.davesmotors.com/hpi-3226-...mm-x-75mm.html

    these tires for on road
    http://www.davesmotors.com/hostile-s...i-baja-5b.html

    these tires for off road
    http://www.davesmotors.com/hostile-m...compound-.html
    http://www.davesmotors.com/hostile-m...compound-.html

    these can be found from time to time on ebay, used for a fair price

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    I have my stock V1 tires that I took apart, taped, re-glued, and balanced them. They run well, and I haven't had any problems with them. I also run, the new Proline wheels, and they are very nice too. If I had to pick between the two, I like the new Proline's the best. They look better than anything else out there, and they run really, really good.
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    I run proline badlands. I love that you don't have to glue tires and the tread compound doesnt show any signs of wear from running on pavement so far. Downside is they are a little heavy and you loose 3 mph up top! They hook up very well and don't balloon at all with 18/50 gearing on 8s.
    Last edited by Brail253; 11-02-2017 at 03:28 AM.

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    Best wheels and tires you can get hands down are the MadMax Land G-Rippers. Proline badlands are too heavy. The MadMax are lighter, stronger, and perform better.
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    Came across these the other day, expensive


    https://predatorrc.com.au/traxxas-ma...th-p-5413.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyg900 View Post
    Came across these the other day, expensive


    https://predatorrc.com.au/traxxas-ma...th-p-5413.html
    Thanks for the link. Look pretty good. At 60 a corner, they’ll never really catch on


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    They are pricey, but I've always like that kind of tread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    They are pricey, but I've always like that kind of tread.
    Sounds like we have a tire review in the near future.


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    Cyclone/hatchet tires are pretty cool to but I'm still looking for a set

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    Hopefully proline brings out some Mashers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Sounds like we have a tire review in the near future.
    Maybe, if I ever give up the normal job I have now for a life of crime selling addictive unauthorized pain killers.
    Last edited by ReglarGuy; 08-25-2019 at 05:08 AM.
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