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Old 12-18-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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For 4 wheel drive 1/8 buggies what is the most liked Hard pack tires ?

Are they Proline knuckles?

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If it's grooved then i would just run slicks.
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wet sticky clay hard pack= slicks
damp hard pack= pink taper pins, soft switches
dry hard pack = red taper pins, clay switches, m3 inside jobs
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Have not heard or seen of any of those tires.
What Brand is that ?
PLan on driving it a BMX park , so it is very hard with some loose surface soil in some places.
and just use for bashing.

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wet sticky clay hard pack= slicks
damp hard pack= pink taper pins, soft switches
dry hard pack = red taper pins, clay switches, m3 inside jobs
losi pink taper pin type
Losi pink taper pins, (guessing) proline soft switches.
Losi red taper pins, proline m3
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if you are just bashing try proline badlands or knuckles, also look for anything on sale or clearence
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Thanks guys
I was thinking the knuckles may do a good job

also found these, unknown brand 4 wheels $24.
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Those look like proline crime fighters, usually used for tracks/surfaces that are a little looser, but probably wouldn't be bad for bashing around. They'll wear pretty well too (ie, not as much) so you'll be able to run them for a while.
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so crime fighters last longer than Knuckles ?
the picture is from ebay, Looks like there is a guy selling knock offs from Hong Kong

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For 1/10 2wd buggy and truck at OCRC, which is a high bite dirt track packed down extremely hard with some blue groovin at times, Holeshots M3 seem to work the best.
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Dealing with just proline tires: I've not run the knuckles before, so I really can't comment on them. Here's Proline's full 1/8th scale tire line up: http://www.prolineracing.com//c-7-tires.aspx I've run the Bow-Tie, Crime Fighter, Holeshot, and Inside Job. For racing on a dry hard-packed, low-dust track I'd probably recommend the Holeshots; however they'll wear out pretty quick for just bashing around. That's where my recommendation for something with a bigger lug comes from. I guess it all depends on exactly what you're looking to do.

Beyond Pro-Line, the 1/8th tire market is really starting to explode, so there are tons of options out there: AKA, JConcepts, Losi, and Panther just to name some other companies off the top of my head. For bashing around a BMX track you could pick any medium-sized, square type pin tire in a medium/hard compound from any of those manufacturers and do really well. Stay away from the soft compounds for wear reasons, and the smaller pin tires are would really be better on fully-groomed race tracks.

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Thank you so much everyone
I'm not to picky on brand, though I lean towards USA Manufactures, not going to buy Kyosho.

I'm not racing. Just need something that Grips well and lasts
as they are for a Custom basher project build
1/5 scale using Revo and emaxx parts for right now as well as the cheap Fiegao motor

Crawler guys like badlands but I will be Fast Rally driving on all surfaces and hard terrain.
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