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Old 08-26-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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What is the reason that 1/8 scale Buggies don't use wider rear tires? Would the added grip factor not be worth the extra amount of slight drag and weight? 1/10th scale buggies have always had wider rears.

I think it would look very cool as instead of having the same width all around.
Just something I always wondered, has anyone tried to see a performance difference?
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just a thought, may be way off.. but the added rotation weight would make the drive train unstable, having heavier rear wheels than front wheels. and the front end would be working harder than the rear end. 1/10th off roads are mostly only rwd therefore this issue does not arise...
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proline do a wider rear wheel for 1/8 buggies...The v3 wheel and tyre was tried a couple of years ago,but no one uses them anymore ( i dont think)
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just a thought, may be way off.. but the added rotation weight would make the drive train unstable, having heavier rear wheels than front wheels. and the front end would be working harder than the rear end. 1/10th off roads are mostly only rwd therefore this issue does not arise...

I hear you but, if rotational mass would make the drive train unstable then all the 4WD buggies (B44, D4, Durango DEX410R, Tamiya TRF, Schumacher CAT XXX-4) would all suffer from this. I had the D4 and it ran fine.
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I still use V3 proline tires, infact, I just finished gluing a set of revolvers. I usually find them very cheap on eBay. I use them on the rear of my 811.

I did notice a slight increase in rear traction and didnt feel like the drivetrain was unstable at all.

I still use them because I actually get them cheaper than regular tires lol
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I still use V3 proline tires, infact, I just finished gluing a set of revolvers. I usually find them very cheap on eBay. I use them on the rear of my 811.

I did notice a slight increase in rear traction and didnt feel like the drivetrain was unstable at all.

I still use them because I actually get them cheaper than regular tires lol
Would you happen to have a pic of them on your 811? I'm going to be in the market for an 8th scale again (electric). I'm still waiting on the new RC8e, and 811 cobra. I put a video on youtube in case anyone wants to video respond.
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I still use V3 proline tires, infact, I just finished gluing a set of revolvers. I usually find them very cheap on eBay. I use them on the rear of my 811.

I did notice a slight increase in rear traction and didnt feel like the drivetrain was unstable at all.

I still use them because I actually get them cheaper than regular tires lol


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What is the reason that 1/8 scale Buggies don't use wider rear tires?
Because they would be illegal for racing.
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Because they would be illegal for racing.
Bingo!

Plus, to be honest, I could do without the hassle of trying to find specific width tires for front & rear. LHS has 1 set of I_BEAMS left but oh, they're fronts and I absolutely need rears... Front and rears of equal size just makes it easier and cheaper.
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Bingo!

Plus, to be honest, I could do without the hassle of trying to find specific width tires for front & rear. LHS has 1 set of I_BEAMS left but oh, they're fronts and I absolutely need rears... Front and rears of equal size just makes it easier and cheaper.
Racing legality as well as it being easier to have just one tire makes a lot of sense especially the latter. I still say 8th scales would look so bad a** with wider rears, don't you guys? If even just for the shelf after racing.
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they are not race legal.
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Would you happen to have a pic of them on your 811? I'm going to be in the market for an 8th scale again (electric). I'm still waiting on the new RC8e, and 811 cobra. I put a video on youtube in case anyone wants to video respond.
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VP Pro USA has all their wider tires on blowout right now
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zJatoRad - I took a few liberties with your Serpent hope you don't mind. I would really have to see it in 3D to know for sure but, I like them both ways actually. The wide rear and the same all around.




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that's waaaaay too wide lol
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