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    Widemaxx Tire Review Day.

    Took out all my tries and grabbed some pictures so thought I would share.

    I have to say the OG Proline Badlands, Redcat Kaiju's stock tires, and the Duratrax Lockups are my top 3 in the bunch.

    My Thoughts running 3.8 tires on the Wide Maxx.

    3.8 Tires Pros - They look better IMO with the Wide Maxx kit over the 2.8 tires. More weight for throwing the car around in the air during bashing, a lot less chassis slap on landings. More stable / less roll overs.

    3.8 Tire Cons - More weight is bad for high speed runs, larger turning radius, probably harder on the drive train. You have to know how to set your end points and maybe even dial it back more to avoid hitting the suspension arms. Better to have a higher torque servo. I run the Traxxas 2255 aka 400 in mine. My MAXX already shudders now and then or just gets weak on throttle response so I think the ESC is failing. I see this issue more with the 3.8 tires so maybe it's part of the reason. (I see a 6S setup in my future once it's finally done)


    Tire Data for those interested.





    Before all the fun started





    Duratrax Hatchet 3.8 and my sons Stampede also on Hatchets, but the 2.8's.




    Redcat Racing Kaiju Stock Tires





    Proline Trenchers 3.8




    Proline Trenchers 2.8




    Proline Badlands 3.8 (OG version)




    Traxxas E-Revo Talons (just noticed I have them in the wrong direction)




    Duratrax Lockups 3.8


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    I noticed I have the trenchers labeled wrong. The wide 3.8's are the 3.8 HP's and the others are the 3.8 LP's.

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    Oh this is good info, ty sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC_Noob View Post
    Oh this is good info, ty sir!
    Very welcome. Someone else on this forum did something similar with their tires and I went a little nuts with the tires as well so I decided to follow along with their good idea.

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    I asked a tire question in another thread so i'll ask here as well! Remember im totally new to the scene so im sorry if I sound like a complete noob haha.

    I have a Traxxas Maxx with the widekit (8995G)

    Question: With the widekit, im looking for bigger tires (wider and taller is possible) but I dont know enough if the stock gearing with the widekit can handle it correctly. I will say I do literally zero jumping/bashing atm as i'm mainly doing dirt roads, beach sand and grass fields to run it. With that in mind are there any tires out there that would run without tearing up any gears? Sorry if I sound like a noob lol. But any help/feedback would highly be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC_Noob View Post
    I asked a tire question in another thread so i'll ask here as well! Remember im totally new to the scene so im sorry if I sound like a complete noob haha.

    I have a Traxxas Maxx with the widekit (8995G)

    Question: With the widekit, im looking for bigger tires (wider and taller is possible) but I dont know enough if the stock gearing with the widekit can handle it correctly. I will say I do literally zero jumping/bashing atm as i'm mainly doing dirt roads, beach sand and grass fields to run it. With that in mind are there any tires out there that would run without tearing up any gears? Sorry if I sound like a noob lol. But any help/feedback would highly be appreciated!

    Sure thing bud, I am "newer" myself but I will do my best.

    For the stock gearing ? --- Yes, it can handle it. Like all things though adding larger or heavier tires will just add more wear/tear on the drivetrain and servo over time. As things wear or break it could be better to replace those parts with stronger/upgraded versions. If I remember the stock 50 tooth spur gear is plastic, it could strip faster.

    Considerations --- Avoid the heaviest of the heavy tires for longer drivetrain life. If you do more racing and running around over bashing avoid the widest of the wide as well. Some of the wider tires you have to dial back your steering end points to avoid rubbing the suspension arms. They also reduce your turning radius. If you love diving into corners or cray turns I would not go super wide.

    Recommendations -- This can be objective per person but my top 3 would probably all do well in your scenario. Proline Badlands 3.8 (Not the MX), Redcat Kaiju's stock tires, or the Duratrax Lockups. If weight, etc. is the biggest concern the Badlands maybe at the top pick for you followed by the Trencher 3.8 LP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vogie563 View Post
    Sure thing bud, I am "newer" myself but I will do my best.

    For the stock gearing ? --- Yes, it can handle it. Like all things though adding larger or heavier tires will just add more wear/tear on the drivetrain and servo over time. As things wear or break it could be better to replace those parts with stronger/upgraded versions. If I remember the stock 50 tooth spur gear is plastic, it could strip faster.

    Considerations --- Avoid the heaviest of the heavy tires for longer drivetrain life. If you do more racing and running around over bashing avoid the widest of the wide as well. Some of the wider tires you have to dial back your steering end points to avoid rubbing the suspension arms. They also reduce your turning radius. If you love diving into corners or cray turns I would not go super wide.

    Recommendations -- This can be objective per person but my top 3 would probably all do well in your scenario. Proline Badlands 3.8 (Not the MX), Redcat Kaiju's stock tires, or the Duratrax Lockups. If weight, etc. is the biggest concern the Badlands maybe at the top pick for you followed by the Trencher 3.8 LP.
    Thanks for the insight dude, much appreciated! Just trying to gather as much info on this beast as I can to better suit it for what I like to do with it. Mainly dirt roads with some hills and such, none of that high flying flips and what not lol. Parks with the dogs chasing it and stuff, beachs for some fun in the sun and sand.

    Definitely look into those tire options and see whats cooking. Since I already have the maxkit installed, do you really think I need the steel CVD kit for what im doing with the Maxx??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC_Noob View Post
    Thanks for the insight dude, much appreciated! Just trying to gather as much info on this beast as I can to better suit it for what I like to do with it. Mainly dirt roads with some hills and such, none of that high flying flips and what not lol. Parks with the dogs chasing it and stuff, beachs for some fun in the sun and sand.

    Definitely look into those tire options and see whats cooking. Since I already have the maxkit installed, do you really think I need the steel CVD kit for what im doing with the Maxx??
    Happy to help. I would say go for the steel CVD's only if the stockers break. If you don't wreck or bash to much the stock ones may last a good bit for you. Lot of folks do go right for them as I hear it is a weak spot. I got them, but I bash the crap out of mine. So far the weakest thing on my MAXX was the front hub carriers, broke those day 2, and got the aluminum ones.

    If you do the beach and sand also check out paddle tires, perfect for that. I have a set on order for the snow if we get any this season. Didn't get them yet so they didn't make this list. The paddle tires from Traxxas for the E-Revo will fit or you can shop around as well.

    Case in point for my bashing - https://imgur.com/siOxopp
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    Quote Originally Posted by vogie563 View Post
    Very welcome. Someone else on this forum did something similar with their tires and I went a little nuts with the tires as well so I decided to follow along with their good idea.
    I have a sheet I keep all my tires in as well as others I run across. Will double check to see if I have all of yours, if not I'll add them.

    Tire/Truck Brand Tire Belted Rim/ID Offset OD Oz Grams lbs Mine
    Tire Arrma Katar (talion v2/3 stock) N 3.8 1/4" 145 7.160 202.98 0.45 N
    Tire Arrma Backflips LP N 3.8 1/4" 154 9.875 279.95 0.62 N
    Tire Arrma Backflips N 3.8 1/4" 172 12.500 354.37 0.78 Y
    Tire Arrma Copperhead 2 N 3.8 1/4" 11.625 329.56 0.73 N
    Tire Arrma dBoots Hoons 43/100-2.9 Y 2.9 0 3.916 111.00 0.24 N
    Tire Arrma dBoots Hoons 53/107-2.9 Y 2.9 0 6.596 187.00 0.41 N
    Tire Arrma Minokawa LP (Kraton 4S) N 3.8 1/4" 9.350 265.07 0.58 N
    Tire Arrma Minokawa Mt (Kraton v3) N 3.8 1/4" 10.500 297.67 0.66 Y
    Tire Arrma Pincer N 3.8 1/4" 11.640 329.99 0.73 N
    Tire Duratrax Six Pack MT - DTXC5604 Y 2.8 1/2" 8.395 238.00 0.52 N
    Tire GRP GRP GTX01-S5 Y 3.8 9 98 3.069 87.00 0.19 N
    Tire GRP T01 REVO (S3 compound) belted Y 98 3.072 87.09 0.19 N
    Tire Louise RC ST-Viper N 3.8 0 16.150 457.84 1.01 N
    Tire Louise RC T-Apollo N 3.8 0 8.750 248.06 0.55 N
    Tire Louise RC t-rock N 3.8 0 9.060 256.85 0.57 N
    Tire Powerhobby Scorpion belted Y 4.5 1/4" 5.8 13.000 368.54 0.81 N
    Tire Pro-line MX28 HP belted Y 2.8 5.02 6.349 180.00 0.40 N
    Tire Pro-line Badland 17mm - hub inserts N 3.8 0 9.200 260.82 0.58 N
    Tire Pro-line Badland 17mm - standard hub N 3.8 0 8.600 243.81 0.54 N
    Tire Pro-line Masher N 3.8 0 13.157 372.99 0.82 N
    Tire Pro-line MX38 N 3.8 0 16.089 456.12 1.01 N
    Tire Pro-line MX38 belted Y 3.8 0 14.740 417.87 0.92 N
    Tire Pro-line RoadRage 1177 desperado 17mm N 3.8 1/2" 9.375 265.78 0.59 N
    Tire Pro-line Shockwave N 3.8 0 9.900 280.66 0.62 N
    Tire Pro-line Slingshot N 3.8 0 9.277 263.00 0.58 N
    Tire Pro-line Trencher N 3.8 0 13.400 379.88 0.84 Y
    Tire Pro-line Trencher 17mm N 2.8 7.100 201.28 0.44 Y
    Tire Pro-line Trencher 17mm belted Y 2.8 1/2" 8.466 240.01 0.53 N
    Tire Pro-line Trencher LP - hub inserts N 3.8 0 9.400 266.49 0.59 N
    Tire Pro-line Trencher X N 3.8 1/2" 13.651 387.00 0.85 N
    Tire Pro-line Trencher X belted Y 3.8 1/2" 16.967 481.01 1.06 N
    Tire RCStation-Amazon 17mm .5" offset MT N 3.8 1/2" 9.400 266.49 0.59 Y
    Tire SP Racing SP-GT-50 (50 shore) N 1/2" 98 2.588 73.37 0.16 N
    Tire Thunder Tiger MT4 G3 17mm keyed hex N 3.8 1/2" 12.500 354.37 0.78 Y
    Tire Traxxas Maxx AllTerrain N 3.8 0 11.500 326.02 0.72 Y
    Tire Traxxas Sledgehammer 2.8 (12mm hex) N 2.8 8.200 232.47 0.51 N
    Tire Traxxas Talons v1 N 3.8 0 9.100 257.98 0.57 Y
    Tire Traxxas Talons v2 EXT N 3.8 1/2" 13.900 394.06 0.87 Y
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    Hmm are there any 3.8 tires that are lighter than the stock ones? I couldn't find the stats of the stock tires on the maxx.

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    8.32 is pretty light. Not sure you will find much that fits a 3.8 wheel that is that light. Proline badlands are about as light as it gets and even they are 8.7oz.

    I'm running the RCStation (generic/cheap amazon brand) on my stampede/slash chassis 4x4 at the moment. They feel pretty light. I had trencher 2.8's on it but wanted something with a larger OD to help it get through grass better.
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