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    Tires

    My rear tires are really worn down and I need new ones. I don't know if I should get the stock tires again or if I should get different ones. I am just looking for tire recommendations for Slash 2wd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashyboi View Post
    My rear tires are really worn down and I need new ones. I don't know if I should get the stock tires again or if I should get different ones. I am just looking for tire recommendations for Slash 2wd.
    I run Duratrax lockups on mine with stock tires on the front. It’s a good combo for me anyway.

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    What conditions do you normally run it?
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    usually pavement, dirt and grass

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakratfink View Post
    I run Duratrax lockups on mine with stock tires on the front. Itís a good combo for me anyway.
    I saw those on a website. They looked good, but they didn't have any reviews, so I didn't look into them. Now I might look into those
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    Proline sand paws for anything off road - grass - sand - dirt ….. they don't balloon much and last forever! I have 3 sets , not sure about street stuff

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    Thanks for the suggestion! Those look good but they are kind of paddle tires and would be great for off road and water, but would be a bit weird to drive on road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakratfink View Post
    I run Duratrax lockups on mine with stock tires on the front. Itís a good combo for me anyway.
    Which Lockups do you run?
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    I the Proline BFGs are pretty good. It gives a much better grip than the stock tires and looks very scale.

    Link to it here:

    Amain Hobbies: https://www.amainhobbies.com/proline...0?v=740547&r=0

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    eBay:https://www.ebay.com/i/192490889281?...xoC3MkQAvD_BwE

    btw, I think the stock tires are not that great for a 2wd. It does not grip well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashyboi View Post
    Which Lockups do you run?
    The short course ones



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    Iíve got these Choppers in the short course size wheel on a 2WD rustler and theyíre great all around, and they wear very well too. https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/chopp...-30-x-22-wheel


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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Dad View Post
    I’ve got these Choppers in the short course size wheel on a 2WD rustler and they’re great all around, and they wear very well too. https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/chopp...-30-x-22-wheel


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    I agree, choppers are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    I the Proline BFGs are pretty good. It gives a much better grip than the stock tires and looks very scale.

    Link to it here:

    Amain Hobbies: https://www.amainhobbies.com/proline...0?v=740547&r=0

    Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Pro-line-Raci.../dp/B07BHDFSFP

    eBay:https://www.ebay.com/i/192490889281?...xoC3MkQAvD_BwE
    Thanks! I checked these out and they look really good. I am deciding between these, the lockups, and the choppers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakratfink View Post
    I run Duratrax lockups on mine with stock tires on the front. Itís a good combo for me anyway.
    Do you know if they sell the Duratrax lockups SC that are not mounted? Because the wheels that they come on don't match the color as my wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashyboi View Post
    Do you know if they sell the Duratrax lockups SC that are not mounted? Because the wheels that they come on don't match the color as my wheels.
    Yes, I’m pretty sure they do, mine we bought unmountd and mounted in stock wheels

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I think I am going to go with the Duratrax Lockups SC. For gluing the tires, does anyone have a suggestion for tire glue that will work well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashyboi View Post
    [D]oes anyone have a suggestion for tire glue that will work well?
    Pretty much any tire glue will work fine. Even regular CA glue works well and can be found cheaper and locally. Just be sure to clean the mounting surfaces well.
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    I like AKA or Proline glue. Even though it is just CA glue, theirs come with a really nice fine tipped applicator that helps to get a consistent application.


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    Thanks! I'll probably just go with CA glue or some other Traxxas tire glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashyboi View Post
    Thanks! I'll probably just go with CA glue or some other Traxxas tire glue.
    Ultrathin superglue works great as well, might save you a few $$$'s
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    Ca glue for tires is supposedly more flexible, but that is just what I have read. AKA was the winner.
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    Youíll like the AKA. I think they may add something to their glue that makes it take it just a little longer to set up. Itís nice because it gives you a couple seconds to make sure the bead is seated correctly.

    The little syringe style applicator is great too for getting the glue in the bead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by landonspop View Post
    Ca glue for tires is supposedly more flexible, but that is just what I have read. AKA was the winner.
    Another thing I didnít mention- AKA makes a really nice little hand held balancer that comes with a big block of clay. It doesnít fit every type of wheel, but most. And the clay is especially nice for making minor weight adjustments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Dad View Post
    Another thing I didn’t mention- AKA makes a really nice little hand held balancer that comes with a big block of clay. It doesn’t fit every type of wheel, but most. And the clay is especially nice for making minor weight adjustments.


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    That sounds handy . I’ve been using an hub bolted to a board, and using smashed fishing weights with poster putty as weights

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    Thatís pretty clever! I only purchased this reluctantly, after failing with my homemade attempts. Itís definitely a good value...


    https://www.ebay.com/p/1838799538?ii...yABEgJGhvD_BwE


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    I see that there is a miniature version of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires for radio-controlled cars, but I wonder if I may find a miniature version of Nitto Grappler tires as well for my collection? Any suggestions would be well-appreciated.

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    They do have bfgs. They have a couple mock bf goodrich tires.

    You didn't finish your question I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Merrill View Post
    I see that there is a miniature version of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires for radio-controlled cars, but I wonder if I may find a miniature version of Nitto Grappler tires as well for my collection? Any suggestions would be well-appreciated.
    I have not seen them for RC cars yet.

    I have Nitto Ridge Grapplers on my 1:1 truck.
    I need new tires soon and am looking into the Trail Grapplers next...

    If you find Nitto Grapplers for RC trucks, let me know. I used Pro-Line BF Goodrich KR2 tires on my mini-me Slash 4x4:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...=1#post6360647

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Merrill View Post
    I see that there is a miniature version of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires for radio-controlled cars, but I wonder if I may find a miniature version of Nitto Grappler tires as well for my collection? Any suggestions would be well-appreciated.
    There are actually ones made by Axial, though it is for crawlers and trail trucks, so you might need stiffer foams. It will also require 1.9" wheels instead of the 2.2/3.0 SCT wheels.

    https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-n...63606?v=716926

    https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-n...43010/p1204905
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