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    3D Printed Snow Tires

    Here's one snow tire, took 9 hours to print at 40% infill:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/168178.../shares/J9imR8

    Now I need 3 more. They don't fit too well under the body, but in the snow i don't need it, because it doesn't flip, just slides. Found in Thingiverse: 1:10 RC snow / sand tyres. The 1/16 ones are too small, about the size of the geode rims. Have yet to test them. I have two 1/16 ones that are ok, but they needed to be bigger.

    We now have a foot of snow, so i will most likely be able to run it loads in the snow.

    Here's the 1/16 ones too:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/168178.../shares/60k2J9
    Last edited by Sp2deSummit; 02-12-2019 at 02:05 PM.
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    Trying this again

    Yes! it worked!
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    Hmm. Nice. They look like they are nice and squishy. How much did it cost to make them. They cannot be free to make right?

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    The big one was a little less then $2.50, the smaller ones were like 2 for $2.50. We have access to our a printer that nobody else uses, so my dad and I have been printing stuff. I now have 4 bigger ones, and they are great in the snow . They aren't squishy, but maybe you meant if they had the canyons on them?
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    They are one solid piece, and they fit 12mm hexes already. It took some drilling of the holes to get them to fit, though. Even then, it took some time to get them on, and the wheel nuts don't go on as far as with stock geodes. They are on a 1/16 summit.

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    Do you like how your 1 16 summit handles? Have you experienced any breakages?

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    Yes, its great! Not that I know of. It has the merv rockers and driveshafts, so its not pure summit, i am going to get a new front bulkhead and the LT rockers soon, because things are stripped and or broken.

    I am just bashing, so its not like i know if it actually IS great, i just think so. It does need shock oil, which will make it even better.
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    These are the 2 other setups I have been using lately, other then stock:





    The old black stampede rims were spay painted a while ago, I might repaint them and paint the other 2.
    The 3-d ones will forever be gray...
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    Did you put maxx 2.8 tires? and how do those chevron treads work in snow? Thanks. Currently, I am running knockoff pl badlands 2.8 sc and maxx 2.8 tires on my rustl4r. I am hoping to drive in the snow one more time before winter ends and the snow melts. Do you think the chevron tires will do better than the stock talon ext 2.8 tires in the snow? Thanks.

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    Heres some pics of the p2de, currently running SW3 with 5700kv motor on 2s:




    Basher body:


    Nicer body:


    With the summit:


    I also have some tires that fit the p2de rim, found out by accident:


    They are for this:


    All of these wheels fit the summit too, besides the red rims on the thumper, which is in the last pic.
    Last edited by Sp2deSummit; 02-23-2019 at 01:26 PM.
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    Nice. Have you tried the chevron tread tires in the snow.

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    Oh, forgot about that. Yes! I have, and they do pretty well. They kinda float on the snow, because they are wider then canyons. They are more wobbly at speed, though, because they are old. If my 3-D rims were that wide, they would be BEAST!!!
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    Ok. So next time i go to the snow do you reccomend that i use the maxx 2.8 chevron tread tires? Thanks.

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    Well, if they fit and you have them, go ahead. Are they wider then r4sty ones?

    Edit: Looked it up and they fit. Guessing they would be pretty good in snow, but that's just a guess. I only use my chevrons because that is all I have...
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    Yep. lots wider. and i have used them before.

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