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Old 05-29-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default How do you cut Pro-Line Badlands tires to fit LPR sized wheels?

I have a set of Badlands that I don't run since I switched over to LPR wheels. They're in very good shape, so I'd like to run them. I've seen online pics of them on LPR's. So, if anyone knows how to fit Badlands onto LPR's, please PM me or post instructions and tips here. Also, the foam insert... if you know of a better foam insert or of an insert that works well once trimmed, let me know. Thanks.
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More of a bump here but I'd say u can do it 2 ways, 1 u can get an lpr foam n stretch the tire over then glue or 2 u can trim the foam n glue the tire. It's up to u to try but iv only seen it 1 time. Also just for ur info that tire will only work on either a really deep deep loamy track or a sand track, it will also be hard on ur engine and will also hurt ur drivetrain. Also u mite wanna use a 28 if ur in conditions like that because a 21 is gonna bog down, either way n engine won't like it. Gear it down to a 12-13 tooth for normal truggy gearing so it gets it going.
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Thanks for the information... performance-wise, sounds like it's not worth it. Guess I'll just toss em' my rot-box with all the other RC goofs. It's a big waste, as I have tons of RC stuff that never worked out or just doesn't apply anymore.
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We do some thing similar over here as we have grass racing and because no one has a specific tire we cut down a set of Panther meat grinders and with AKA inserts pop them on AKA truggy rims.Time is the key as it takes awhile.



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How would a badland look on a AKA inserts ab a AKA wheel?

i would like to try a tire like that on this little loose track we run on..
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i just streach the stock tire and foam on the rim and glue it on the inside bead of the tire..they last a couple gallons

stock on the left, lrp on the right
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@blade954 - Man, that looks incredible. So much so, that I might just go ahead and cut up the Badlands and put em' on a LPR style rim to see how they'd perform on a low traction track. Thanks for the pics - Again, looks awesome.

@absolutemayhem - Oops, just saw your post. Man, that's even better. I don't even have to cut em' up. Thank you so much !!! ;o) - But let me ask, do they hook up on loose stuff or perform any better than they would on non-LPR's? - I mean, maybe to increase performance, as mentioned, use AKA inserts and trim the excess? - Shoot I don't know... I think I'm going to try it though.
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There are quiet a few guys over here that run them at the grass club. The handling is second to non just remember to double check before you cut make sure you have it sussed before you cut. Tires are like a buggy tire in the handling stakes. try and enjoy.......
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@blade954 - Man, that looks incredible. So much so, that I might just go ahead and cut up the Badlands and put em' on a LPR style rim to see how they'd perform on a low traction track. Thanks for the pics - Again, looks awesome.

@absolutemayhem - Oops, just saw your post. Man, that's even better. I don't even have to cut em' up. Thank you so much !!! ;o) - But let me ask, do they hook up on loose stuff or perform any better than they would on non-LPR's? - I mean, maybe to increase performance, as mentioned, use AKA inserts and trim the excess? - Shoot I don't know... I think I'm going to try it though.
they preform pertty good on loose stuff.....since your streaching the tire, you will have a stiffer side wall...good or bad depending on where you run
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