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Old 05-29-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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i have a 4wd buggy. it aint good... tis a tamiya df-03, but its really fast since im running a MM5700 in it. local shop holds parking lot races on weekends and ive been running a widened stampede and it actually does great. against trucks... there are alot of cars out there though. i dont want to run my TC there since the parking lot is rough... i can lower my df a little bit and put some tires on it and think it could do relatively well since it isnt too much involved in teh tracks. usually 5 turns or so at the most(small area...) what are some good on-road tires i could use on my 4wd buggy? or else what are some inexpensive tires i could shave to make slick and use as an on-road tire?
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losi tapers will work too.
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i dont exactly like dirt hawg tires... they dont seem to get great grip onroad... where can i get losi tapers?
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i dont exactly like dirt hawg tires... they dont seem to get great grip onroad... where can i get losi tapers?

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if you 4wd has 12mm hex drive, just use touring car wheels/tires.
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yes it does. but the TC wheels and tires look funny. I was going to use some wheels and tires from a super rs4. they are taller and wider. but i cant find the tires in stock anywhere... will the losis not wear out pretty fast?
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I ran some old tapers for a long time...they all wear out eventually, but they work pretty well. I have a set of dirt hawgs that I use for my RB-5 and ZX-5 and they work OK...but I liked how the tapers worked. They're MUCH lighter.

The other thing to keep in mind is that off-road cars tend to transfer a lot of weight to gain traction. When you use tires that are TOO hooked up...on pavement, it's pretty easy to traction roll unless you really change the setup.
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well im going to lower it as much as i can without changing shocks. and ill probably put stiffer springs on it to help keep it from rolling around. i dont like dirt hawgs. i had a pair on a nitro rustler and they worked alright sure but... idk seemed like the crapo stock spikes worked better onroad sometimes. i might end up with them for my DI though if i cant find good tires... i was thinking maybe anacondas will do alright on a 4wd but they absolutely sucked on 2wd... and i also noticed that traxxas has straight slicks for the bandit... but traxxas tires usually arent that great IMO...
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