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Old 12-30-2008, 05:16 PM
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Default Baja rear tire replacement

Im looking for your opinions on the best all round rear tires for my baja,

as i shredded the stock ones on tarmac, gravel and grass they had only lasted about 2 tanks,

are there any harder tires available than the stock ones? or should i just replace them with hpi tarmac tires.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:21 PM
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Default RE: Baja rear tire replacement

A lot of folks go for the Proline Badlands for the 5B.

Another gnarly choice are the Hostile MX tires from one of RCUs large scale sponsors. There are about 5 different tires and they are the road warrior's choice for 5B tires.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:33 PM
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Default RE: Baja rear tire replacement

just checked ebay and found a set of hostile all-terrain tires, hope there good as i went ahead and bought them[sm=75_75.gif]
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:03 AM
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they are great tires. i've seen people with them and they wear like iron. you won't need to buy rear tires agaib for a while.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:03 AM
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The badlands aren't bad from the little time I used them. I really didn't run them a whole lot as I converted over to monster truck tires for the winter. If you go with hostile, there are a number of sites that sell them, but the actual hostile site is down right now if I'm not mistaken. I was hoping to get some nightmare knobbies at some point. From what I hear, the hostile tires pretty nice.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:38 AM
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ORIGINAL: cheezer1222

The badlands aren't bad from the little time I used them. I really didn't run them a whole lot as I converted over to monster truck tires for the winter. If you go with hostile, there are a number of sites that sell them, but the actual hostile site is down right now if I'm not mistaken. I was hoping to get some nightmare knobbies at some point. From what I hear, the hostile tires pretty nice.

i have a set of the nightmare knobbies and they are NICE. i've seen them in dirt and grass and they get awesome traction. better then the badlands. they also last MUCH longer but there are 2 downsides to hostile tires. you have to trim away all the excess material and they don't come with foams. the stock hpi foams work good though. the badlands come with their own foams, come trimmed up, and are cheaper.

the hostile tires will last 4-5 times longer though if you get the hard compound. the AT tires will give you the most life if you are running on tarmac though. for anything but tarmac, the hostile knobby tires are the best i've seen so far for hpi bajas.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:47 PM
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Hostile has Droped it's retail Business and is going into production of tires foams and other plastic parts.
you can get theese from your local dsb.
the Hostile Nightmare Hard will last the longest.
they do not come with foams.
the proline tires do come with foams but from what i have read they are No good.
they will come apart real easy.
use the hpi foams or the Hostile foams when they come available.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:22 PM
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Is there anywhere that carries the hostile nightmares?
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davesdiscountmotors (DDM) carries them. they are the best online store for large scale IMO.


[link=http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.885035/n.1/it.A/id.3414/.f]hostile nightmares (hard compund) on DDM[/link]
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:51 AM
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check excavator tire and desperado wheel from proline.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:08 PM
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I don't think those are nightmares. Those are mx knobby tires. The knobs on the nightmare tires are even longer than the mx ones. It's odd that dave's doesn't carry the nightmares seeing as how they seem to carry just about all the other hostile tires.
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those are the exact tires i bought and mine say nightmare on the side.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:18 PM
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the tires linked to are the hostile mx nightmares. they are an awesome tire for traction and long lasting
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:09 PM
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If that is true then I guess I'm sorry for questioning it. I think I just remember them looking different on the actual hostile site, and the fact that they don't actually use the word nightmare in the title or description kinda threw me off.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:19 PM
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Default RE: Baja rear tire replacement

Just fitted the hostile all terrain tires and tried them out today, there seriously tough, i ran a full tank on them and was diffing the baja on tarmac, grass and gravel,

i even had smoke reeling from them on the tarmac and when i washed the truck down i took a real good look at the tires
and they look unmarked,

the same level of abuse destroyed my standard dirtbusters in a little over one tank

So if you want a solid hard wearing good grip tire the hostile all terrain is it[sm=thumbup.gif]
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i have been cosidering getting a set of these along with adapters to run on all 4 corners of my 4wd. hats of to hostile for giving us tires we can use more than once!
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ORIGINAL: sparky 25

Just fitted the hostile all terrain tires and tried them out today, there seriously tough, i ran a full tank on them and was diffing the baja on tarmac, grass and gravel,

i even had smoke reeling from them on the tarmac and when i washed the truck down i took a real good look at the tires
and they look unmarked,

the same level of abuse destroyed my standard dirtbusters in a little over one tank

So if you want a solid hard wearing good grip tire the hostile all terrain is it[sm=thumbup.gif]

is that the km baja or just the km body?
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:41 AM
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I have the Proline badlands, HH they are not bad, and I also read a GREAT review on the RC4wd ones also..
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ORIGINAL: sparky 25

Just fitted the hostile all terrain tires and tried them out today, there seriously tough, i ran a full tank on them and was diffing the baja on tarmac, grass and gravel,

i even had smoke reeling from them on the tarmac and when i washed the truck down i took a real good look at the tires
and they look unmarked,

the same level of abuse destroyed my standard dirtbusters in a little over one tank

So if you want a solid hard wearing good grip tire the hostile all terrain is it[sm=thumbup.gif]
from the pics they are alot taller than the stock hpi tyre but they sound like they have crap grip for the road if your saying they spin and smoke up on the tarmac . I seriously want to get the hostile slicks this year , and jeez its 2009 is that 2speed for the baja5b going to make an apearance or has it been forgotten about
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:48 PM
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I got smoke reeling from the tires cos i was doing doughnuts on tarmac

the grip they give on road is great , the point i was trying to make was they are so much more durable than the dirtbusters,

by doing a few doughnuts with the dirtbusters they were slick,

I want tires to last and not keep having to replace them.




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