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    I put snow chains on it

    ...and that was a complete waste of time. The mini Revo does not do well in snow, even with chains. All four wheels quickly turn into snowballs and the car does not go far. Maybe the chains will improve traction on packed ice, but not on snow!
    I am pit crew for my son's 1/16 E-Revo VXL

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    Do you have pics? Wonder if they would work on a mini summit better. How deep is your snow?
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    Have you considered Pro-Line Sling Shots?


    https://www.prolineracing.com/tires/...es-mounted.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp2deSummit View Post
    Do you have pics? Wonder if they would work on a mini summit better. How deep is your snow?
    I didn't take pics. I don't think they'd work better on a mini Summit because I have Summit tires on it. The snow depth didn't matter much. Even a few inches and the wheels became snowballs. Perhaps the moisture content in the snow could play a big part? Maybe drier snow would make all the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Have you considered Pro-Line Sling Shots?
    No. Maybe they'd work. I'm pessimistic though. I had plenty of grip with the chains. I just think the moisture content of the snow is the major factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    I didn't take pics. I don't think they'd work better on a mini Summit because I have Summit tires on it. The snow depth didn't matter much. Even a few inches and the wheels became snowballs. Perhaps the moisture content in the snow could play a big part? Maybe drier snow would make all the difference.

    Most likely drier snow would help, but if it was too deep wouldn't it just sink? I have some 3d printed tires like the slingshots and they work well on packed snow (plowed driveway/road).
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    Big Joe ll's are perfect for the snow. No need for chains. Mine rips thru wet, unpacked snow on 2s or 3s. That's about the only time I use the Big Joes.

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    Sounds like a lack of wheel speed. Should be able to spin the tires fast enough to get the packed snow off. I've tried several aggressive tires, even paddles, and snow chains work the best. Paddle tires are good, but not on the icy stuff. Remember to tape the vent holes in your rims, keep the water out of the foams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCreary View Post
    Big Joe ll's are perfect for the snow. No need for chains. Mine rips thru wet, unpacked snow on 2s or 3s. That's about the only time I use the Big Joes.
    I can only guess Big Joes are paddle tires? Never heard of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve g View Post
    Sounds like a lack of wheel speed. Should be able to spin the tires fast enough to get the packed snow off.
    With the snow we were in, if you spun the tires fast you'd just dig yourself a hole. Nothing seemed to make a difference.
    I am pit crew for my son's 1/16 E-Revo VXL

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    Sorry. I should've been more specific. They were an all terrain tire made by Proline. I just went on their website to get you a part #, but they've been discontinued. There are some still for sale online. They have a 4.36" diameter, and are 2.25" wide. Part # is 10105. Here's a pic of them on my MERV. https://ibb.co/mq83nXN

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    There's a few sets available on Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/PROLINE-10105.../dp/B00LMJOBBW

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    Desperado rims are pretty thick. Is the nylon locking ring in the wheel nuts even engaging at all with the stub axle?

    I have trouble with any 1/10th rim working correctly on the MERV since the stub axle is shorter. The stock MERV rims use thinner casting at the wheel hex. If you can find unmounted tires I suggest using Jconcepts Rulux 2.2 rim for the MERV - https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/rulux...wheel-22-black

    With such large diameter tires can you get the final gear ratio back in line with stock?


    Here are a few big tire options but be careful not to overheat your motor by correcting the final gear ratio with new spur and pinion if needed.

    5 inch
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756FKM92...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    6 inch
    https://www.amazon.com/RC4WD-Z-T0129...Q1PPYWDS59BF2K
    Last edited by zedorda; 11-18-2019 at 06:32 PM.

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    I run a 20t with the Big Joes. Seems to put it close to the stock final drive ratio. No overheating issues at all. Typically I run a 25t with my Trenchers.

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    I was browsing more tires and saw these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T3JZ3D4...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
    They are about the same diameter of the Big Joes only 1mm smaller but 12mm wider. Should make for a huge contact patch maybe having a snowshoe effect. With some chains for ice might be a good cheap option. Just worry about that china plastic and cold weather sadly.
    Last edited by zedorda; 11-19-2019 at 05:04 PM.

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