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Old 10-16-2010, 05:10 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for some good tire/wheel suggestions for my Vorza Flux (both an on road and offroad set).

I have a set of Integy V-pattern's with dish wheels and just have not been impressed (for road use). I slide all over the pavement on 4s (not even up to 6s yet). I just seem to get no traction at all.

The stock Vorza tires were decent but I basically wore them thin in no time with some road use (oops). Easy to do with this car.

Anyway, I was thinking of the Proline Road Rage tires... and possibly the Badlands tire for offroad (or one of the HB tires).

Anyway, my experience with the Integy tires has been bugging me... not quite as ready to pull the trigger on more wheels/tires.

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CITY BLOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check the Nitro Off-road section, you will get your answer.. City Blocks are the best all around tire available IMO..
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The first question is are you planning on racing?
In that case go to the local track & find out what the top guys are running.

Otherwise save the money & buy some inexpensive premounts...
Take a look at the Dynamite tire line & the various coumpounds & tread patterns.

e-bay has a CrimeFighter knockoff & some others, hard as a rock, last for ever & $10 a set of 4

Locally on had packed non-grooved track has been City Block Super Softs..., they also do well on a moist track.
Not all dirt is the same, just keep that in mind.
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I like Badlands tires, who doesn't for bashing duty? Just look at them!



Damn those are some nice lugs!
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Hah... nice pic. Thanks for the input guys. I do not plan to race atm (mostly because I've been struggling to find a track -- there is apparently one in the area, but I don't see myself racing atm).
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Hah... nice pic. Thanks for the input guys. I do not plan to race atm (mostly because I've been struggling to find a track -- there is apparently one in the area, but I don't see myself racing atm).
An all nighter and a can or two of Monster can do that to ya.. thanks for the compliment!

My buggy does look mighty aggressive wearing those meats, that's for sure.
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Originally Posted by GLwagon View Post
The first question is are you planning on racing?
In that case go to the local track & find out what the top guys are running.

Otherwise save the money & buy some inexpensive premounts...
Take a look at the Dynamite tire line & the various coumpounds & tread patterns.

e-bay has a CrimeFighter knockoff & some others, hard as a rock, last for ever & $10 a set of 4

Locally on had packed non-grooved track has been City Block Super Softs..., they also do well on a moist track.
Not all dirt is the same, just keep that in mind.
Just curious, where are the $10 knock offs on e-bay? I did a few quick searches and couldn't track them down. Thanks.
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btw... here are my experiences so far after posting this thread originally:

Badlands: Awesome general purpose grass tire... amazing grip on the backyard type surfaces, and wears really really well (these will last me).

Holeshots: Also great tires, but they really wear fast on pavement... I ran a pair bald, and actually popped one off the rim on my first 6s speed run (guess it wasn't glued well enough! oops). I have a few sets of these and plan to use them more on track surfaces when I get the opportunity next season.

Stock Tires (Hot Bodies Proto): Still a decent all around tire.

For road use, I bought a set of Proline Road Rage tires, but have not mounted them yet. I did have a set of Integy V-types and really did not like them... it basically turned my buggy into a drifter on the pavement. Ok if that's what you are looking for...

Just thought I'd share.
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proline all day everyday!! thats just me though
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Proline Knuckles 2.0 tires are an older design, but work well for all-around use, especially on hard-packed, abrasive surfaces.
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+1 on the Badlands for all around bashing on dirt, grass.
+1 on the RoadRages for street use.
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Get some Jacos on road. They make it for 1/8 scale. I've used PL Road Rage II and they're good too. You should actually post this in the Electric On-Road section. They should be able to give you better tires for that application.
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Originally Posted by tq_danpatterson View Post
Proline Knuckles 2.0 tires are an older design, but work well for all-around use, especially on hard-packed, abrasive surfaces.
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