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Old 01-11-2009, 11:11 PM
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Default Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

I'm toying with the idea of widening the wheel base (using the FLM set) of my 5T and adding larger tires. What I want to find are tires that are preferably wider and taller than the stock 5T desert busters. They don't have to fit on HPI rims, I'm willing to use adapters to FG or some other rim style.

My other question is, are the arms between the 5B and 5T completely interchangeable in terms of mounting? I'm pretty sure they are but I want to know if there are any nuances that could get in the way.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:54 AM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

Are you looking for wider and taller but still a buggy type tire, or are you looking for anything that is wider and taller? If you don't have a preference, the redcat rampage mt tires are the biggest I've seen so far. I haven't actually seen the 5t tires in person, but I'm guessing the rampage tires beat them in both width and height.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:11 AM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

Consider also the Smartech buggy wheels, they are only slightly larger diameter than the Baja 5B tires, but much fatter, they're actually a very good all-purpose tire as well. I would be happy to send you a used set to try.

As for biggest and baddest, as above, it's the Redcat or the MCD monster tires, but on the 5T, I don't think you want to go any bigger than FG MT tires, do you?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:28 AM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

If you want to keep buggy style wheels and tires again the redcat buggy wheels are bigger and wider than most...look about the same as the thunderbolt but lower profile...maybe there should be a measure up so everyone can see to see whats what with various tires. I think the new proline excavators are a bit bigger than stock 5t tires too.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:34 PM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

The MCD MT tires are biggest out there, bigger than the Redcat Rampage tires or the FG, here are some pictures with a comparison to the FG tires, their dimensions are: tall: 21cm, width: 12.8 cm, they have the same squares as the FG & they can be inflated with air…
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:25 PM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

These are 8.5" high (ebay search, FG tire)
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:18 PM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

ORIGINAL: tom111

The MCD MT tires are biggest out there, bigger than the Redcat Rampage tires or the FG, here are some pictures with a comparison to the FG tires, their dimensions are: tall: 21cm, width: 12.8 cm, they have the same squares as the FG & they can be inflated with air…
I think the rampage tires are the same size as MCD(mabey not as wide) ...... rampage tires are wider than the FG tires


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Old 01-12-2009, 09:03 PM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

oh no this has turned out to be a sausage party, bunch of guys with the tape measure out[sm=confused_smile.gif]
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

Those ebay tires look promising, has anyone tried them? They're priced pretty well. Is the rubber and rim of decent quality? Otherwise I'd probably go with the MCD ones and some adapters.

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still waiting on confirmation about the arms as well.
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ORIGINAL: mooman007uk

oh no this has turned out to be a sausage party, bunch of guys with the tape measure out[sm=confused_smile.gif]
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

I have them on my truck, rubber is medium-hard, the two sets I bought are well mounted and balanced. I'm thinking of getting another set to convert to snow tires because of the thick tread (it will hold small screws without going all the way through the rubber)
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

what kind of hex does the redcat tire have? i wanna get some for my baja 5b clone they look like they won't wear out real fast like my tires. i'm gonna go check e-bay for the price of those tires. my favorite tires are either those or the FG monster tires. (just going by looks and seeing them in action)
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

22mm hex, they wont fit the baja hexes...you'd need adapters.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:49 AM
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

i saw that the redcat tires are $90 on their website.

i know there are fg adaptors for the baja and i can get fg tires for $70 a pair.
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

Found some more pics. This is a stock firehammer tire next to it
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Default RE: Largest (diameter and width) tires available + another question

ORIGINAL: mbe301

Found some more pics. This is a stock firehammer tire next to it
looks like a stock FireHammer MT tire to me not the stock firehamers
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My humble apologies Firehammer MT
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