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Old 03-13-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Tires, Tires, Tires!!!

i have a electric Rustler, which i have dremeled and put a brushless in, and it shredds the teeth off of my tires faster than i can make money! actually, i go through the a pair of tires in a week or so, but its inconvinient to buy new ones at 20$ a pair...the tires, are proline off road tires, and they seem softer than what i would like. here are my questions:

1 - are there "very hard" off road tires for under 25$?
2 - is there a way to harden tires with chemicals or heat?
3 - should i downgrade my motor?

all help is appreciated!!!
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Dont run on street.
Make sure the dirt you run on is wet.
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Old 03-13-2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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OH!!! WET dirt! im so stupid!!! thats a good idea. i have a seperate set of tires for onroad use.

is there a way to harden tires?
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There isn't away to harder tires, if buying from Pro-line get M2 compound, Team Losi get Silver compound.Also, use a step-pin tire, as it is the biggest pin.
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Any of the tires listed under all terrain here will last you pretty much ever as long as you don't take them on asphalt. Get some speed paws for grass, they are so hard they don't even need foams, plus they are really cheap.
http://www.pro-lineracing.com/prolin...uck_tires.html
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The more meat on a tire...the longer it will wear
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Yea dry hard dirt will eat your tires up 10X faster then when wet.When I go to the track I run everyone off the track so I can water.Not just for better traction but to keep my tire bill down too!

Also hardening is not the way to go.Get them rubbery and elastic as possible.Use WD-40 or buggy grip.

Thing about it.Those crappy earsers on cheap pencils that just smear rather then earase last for ever.There rubbery and elastic!

The good pink ones ware away real fast.There hard and will break if you bend them.

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:17 AM   #8
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thanks for the help, my backyard is dead from what i will call a drought. the ground is hard dirt, probably the reason my tires shred up. i think i will water the backyard when i plan to bash/race my friends. thanks!
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If you want to run in the street then use a the same pair of tires over and over. Bald worn down tires will work fine. I have been using the same worn out tires to bash around for the past year. When I go to the track I can now afford to have fresh tires on my car.
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