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    Rock crawler tires

    Hey, Im getting a crawler soon and I wanted to know wat kind of tires are better, is wider better?? I was gonna get some IMEX duallies for it but I want good traction. Also, I will be using 3300mah cells and I will be using 2 E-Maxx motors so wat kind of run time can I expect??
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    your tires should be wide and it is a good idea to drill several holes in the rims so that the tires spread out and get more traction on surfaces such as rocks. As for the other question, i have no idea.

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    big joe 40s
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    big joes arent the best for it. you want some soft tires to grip the rocks good. maybe big joes with some soft inserts?
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    everyone who crawls has a set of big joes..
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    I have NO experience w/crawling, but I heard the new Losi Zombie Max tires are so soft & Jello-ey they're hard to mount! The tread looks very ameniable to crawling, too, as it's almost like a bunch of little soft 'cups'.

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    ORIGINAL: sn0wrider

    everyone who crawls has a set of big joes..
    very few people who crawl have big joes. they arent very good for it. they are to stiff. the pattern is ok for it but the tires need to be SOFT.
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    no..everyone i saw with a crawler has a set of big joe 40s
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    I agree with Deandome, I would get the ZombieMaxx tires.
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    hello i dont rock crawl but i would like to know what are the biggest tires i can fit in my t-maxx i saw some king kong or something like that at my hobby shop they were 8 inch are there bigger ones. email thanks teddys@rock.com

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    ORIGINAL: nitro4lf

    hello i dont rock crawl but i would like to know what are the biggest tires i can fit in my t-maxx i saw some king kong or something like that at my hobby shop they were 8 inch are there bigger ones. email thanks teddys@rock.com

    Ya kongs are pretty much as big as you can get
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    snOwrider, you're right that some guys are using Big Joes for crawling; you're wrong when you say EVERYONE is. They are not bad, but there are a lot of "not bad" tires for serious rock crawling. Are BJ's the best? no...serious crawling requires tall tires, not wide ones necessarily. If you do a search for RC rock crawling, you'll find a number of sites (rccrawler.com, mudcow.com, etc) that are all about serious rc rock crawling; take a look, you'll see a lot of guys using a number of different tires, most without foams, most with the tread patterns heavily modified, many with the tires and wheels narrowed. I see that you use them, and that's great. I have a set too, and they are a decent tire, but they are NOT the tire I use for crawling my TXT. Heck, they're not even in the top three! And yes, my TXT is strictly a crawler, VERY heavily modified for crawling.

    What I'm getting at is, there are no absolutes. What works really well with one truck and setup, doesn't work at all with another. Theres a lot more to crawling than just the tires

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    i think imex has some new tires coming out especially for rock crawlling. ken
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    ORIGINAL: kennyC

    i think imex has some new tires coming out especially for rock crawlling. ken
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    You don't use big joes for crawling. These are great tires but are mainly used just to give the truck some style. Stock clod wheels with no inserts can work and if you can find them a set of proline Giant tracs.

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    I'm running zombie maxxes right now and they wouldn't be my first choice for rock crawling. The stock hpi tires are very soft and form around things for exceptional grip. I'm going to remount mine on some weld wheels just as soon as the ups brings them to me as they give me the best grip of any tire I've tried. The zombies do get good traction for all around tires but they aren't as soft as the stock hpi's. Those gt1's would deform under throttle like a dragster tire because they gripped so well and I even rounded out several wheel hexes because of it. Regardless of what brand you get make sure that it's a soft compound tire with the appropriate tread.
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    SN0rider know's nothing lol and just blurts out wat he pleases. He;s a bit immature[8D]

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    ok jason so you basicly just wasted 40 bux on tires cuz they look good? and mxracer, please don't comment, you are 13 you little kid..go study
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    ORIGINAL: sn0wrider

    ok jason so you basicly just wasted 40 bux on tires cuz they look good?
    Yep, that sounds about right. But you have to admit they look good.
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    i must agree they do.
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    MGT tyres without the inserts are pretty good, nice and soft and plenty tall, they are wide enough to wrap the tread round the side of the tyre too when fitted onto a narrower rim.
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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    i crawl and dont have bigjoes if you do use big joes dont use inserts
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    everyone who crawls has a set of big joes..

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    RE: Rock crawler tires

    ORIGINAL: dragnaflyer

    snOwrider, you're right that some guys are using Big Joes for crawling; you're wrong when you say EVERYONE is. They are not bad, but there are a lot of "not bad" tires for serious rock crawling. Are BJ's the best? no...serious crawling requires tall tires, not wide ones necessarily. If you do a search for RC rock crawling, you'll find a number of sites (rccrawler.com, mudcow.com, etc) that are all about serious rc rock crawling; take a look, you'll see a lot of guys using a number of different tires, most without foams, most with the tread patterns heavily modified, many with the tires and wheels narrowed. I see that you use them, and that's great. I have a set too, and they are a decent tire, but they are NOT the tire I use for crawling my TXT. Heck, they're not even in the top three! And yes, my TXT is strictly a crawler, VERY heavily modified for crawling.

    What I'm getting at is, there are no absolutes. What works really well with one truck and setup, doesn't work at all with another. Theres a lot more to crawling than just the tires
    thanks for backing me up. i tried crawling with my big joes on my savage and i got stuck so much. the tires would spin and i would go nowhere. so i switched back to the stock savage tires which are soft and i was able to do alot of stuff.

    strtsmt18, if you dont use inserts on the big joes you will be pretty much on the rims. they are low profile tires and are very thin rubber. the cars are to heavy and you will be on the rims which are harder than foams. but what you could do is get some other type foams or make your own and have them soft and put them and there and it may do ok but not to good.
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