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Old 11-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Going to be running my XX4 on a soft dirt track and told that the step pins are the way to go. I was looking at the losi line up and found them. However, it seems that the rear losi step pins are only available in 2.0". The fronts are 2.2, so these rear tires will not work (different diameter)? Kinda weird since all the other buggy rear tires are 2.2".

Can I still use the rear step pins or are there other alternatives? Thanks
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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Proline makes a 2.2 step pin and Bowties work pretty well in soft dirt too. Losi Big Shots and Ifmar pins work really well in soft dirt too.
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Thats weird because i have a set of losi step pins for my xxx-4 and b44 on regular rear wheels.
Also the goosebumps from JConcepts work good all the way around or on the front with step pins on the rear.
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You will probably find they suit from 2" to 2.2" wheels. 2" is a littel sloppy till they are glued, and 2.2" is a slight stretch.

I run on veeeeeery dusty soft track, and use Proline Holeshots. They hook up better than Bowties in my opinion.
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Going to be running my XX4 on a soft dirt track and told that the step pins are the way to go. I was looking at the losi line up and found them. However, it seems that the rear losi step pins are only available in 2.0". The fronts are 2.2, so these rear tires will not work (different diameter)? Kinda weird since all the other buggy rear tires are 2.2".

Can I still use the rear step pins or are there other alternatives? Thanks
Post the link to the tires and we'll let you know if they're 2.2" or not. Likely it's a typo, if they're in red or pink compound I'd almost guarantee that they're 2.2's. The JConcepts Goosebumps area great alternative though.
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my LHS has a few sets on the wall of the "2.0" Losi step pins (red compound). They fit the 2.2 rims with no issues. I second the JC's Goosebumps, they are awesome tires. Try them on all 4 corners of your XX4.
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JConcepts is coming out with a new compound as well, its gonna be called gold compound
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My local track is a red compound Ifmar pin/Big shot tire track, (can also run Studs or Step pins but they aren't as good as ifmars) and this summer I ran Jconcepts green Double Dees on my XX4 and they were money, and they last way longer than pins too.

I saw some Goosebumps working good also.
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