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    Thoughts on air filled tires for the Slash 4x4...

    Anyone run these guys? I do mostly grass and loose dirt (think baseball diamond and then grass) with some occasional speed runs on pavement. Are air filled tires a thing people put on the Slash 4x4? Would it grip better?

    I'm looking for an upgrade from the stock Slash tires but also want to avoid the Proline trenchers...those things balloon way too much on 3S.

    Thanks

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    ive considered trying air filled tires before but i couldn't bring myself to buy em,if you do try them make sure to report how it works out!
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    won't work.... handling will be atrocious. It isn't like a full sized car that needs to support the weight..... the light slash will be all over the place

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    They make air-filled wheels for crawlers, they work ok, but they are finicky, leak, and just don't perform as well as running foam. Never seen them for fast RCs.
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    does anyone remember the tyco ricochet? they had air filled tires, and they bounced all over the place.. they also weren't fast....

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    For faster rigs like ours, they will bounce and balloon.
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    If ballooning is the thing ur tryin to fix. Tape the insides with gorilla tape then bam no ballooning. I did that and have no prob. The tape has been on the tires for 3 months now. So I would say their all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdude1057 View Post
    If ballooning is the thing ur tryin to fix. Tape the insides with gorilla tape then bam no ballooning. I did that and have no prob. The tape has been on the tires for 3 months now. So I would say their all good.

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    Problem is, how do you take tires off that have been glued on at the factory?

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    Thanks for the replies all. I don't think I'll be going with them. Might just try the tape method mentioned above. It's really annoying. I mean I know my car is fast but they should design them with the fix in place, imo.

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    For pure speed runs you could always go with foams... no ballooning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbp6us View Post
    Problem is, how do you take tires off that have been glued on at the factory?
    There are at least three ways to remove glued tires. Boiling. Baking. Actone bathing.

    I have had a great deal of success with boiling. The foams are not ruined. Acetone destroys many types of foam inserts. The only experience I have with baking tires off rims was so stinky it should be done outside with an oven dedicated to just this rank task. IMHO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbp6us View Post
    Problem is, how do you take tires off that have been glued on at the factory?
    Acetone, boiling, baking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    does anyone remember the tyco ricochet? they had air filled tires, and they bounced all over the place.. they also weren't fast....
    I loved that thing!

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