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    Pro-Line or traxxas paddle tires ?

    Im looking to buy paddle tires for my x-maxx and im not really sure pro-line tires are worth the extra money, other than having bead lock rims is there any other benefits ? Im just curious to hear your thoughts guys and also if anyone have try them in snow how they perform
    Any information would be welcome

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    I bought a set. I ran them on my stock xmaxx. They are super heavy and take more power to turn than the stock electronics can put out. I ran them in my xmaxx with max 5 and 56113. That was fun!!
    Maybe the traxxas ones are better, if they weigh less.

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    Well since i plan to stay stock electronics for now i might go with the traxxas ones then , ive heard the pro-line ones being heavier but i wasnt sure it would be a problem for a stock xmaxx
    Thanks for the info

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    I have a set of the traxxas ones for my revo 2.0 and they’re really nice. No matter what you do, they will sap a lot of power from the truck but they’re still a blast for crossing water and I wanted to try them in the snow but the winter didn’t even show up to md this year.

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    Here IMHO. If your going to run in dry sand or snow over 50% of your play time. I wouldn't invest in paddles. Would some money on the Badlands instead

    Of course if you got the extra 200$ or so to burn by all means get tires for each running condition.

    In my 2.0 Revo bandlands do well enough at the beach I didn't bother with paddles.

    I have a set of paddles for my rustler and my nitro slayer 4x4 pro. (Bead locks which broke at the hub on almost all 4) I think the slayer runs better on the stock tires than the paddles. On the wet sand I run on.

    I don't think you will see much of a performance gain, if anything. Perhaps a loss in speed. Dry sand is perhaps only gain.

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    I bought PL paddles for my Slash 4x4 to be able to ride in the winter... guess what, it still stays parked on the shelf for 5 months...
    But my 8s XMaxx stays with me all year round. And this on stock tires! I love them!! In snow, on ice in slush... even pulling my kids in the street on their sled !!
    Only way I would pay the cost of paddles on my X is if I wanted to cross a lake with it.

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    I thought it would make it go better in snow. Not the case. As mentioned stock tires are very good.

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    Well thank you very much for the info guys !! I found the stock tires awesome in snow too , just thought paddle tires would have been even more crazy but glad i came here to know more about them, well ill keep the money for different future upgrades as needed instead. Thanks again guys

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