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Old 03-16-2009, 04:04 PM
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has anyone used jumbo kong tires on there savage if so how did u like them
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:42 PM
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i've seen them before. there is a lot of sidewall flex and you have to gear WAY down. you have to gear a savage down to 13/52 or lower. if your engine isn't at least a .27 or larger, you shouldn't even try them. they are HUGE!
Old 03-16-2009, 04:46 PM
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Default RE: jumbo kong tires

IMO they're more of a shelf queen tire than anything...

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:04 PM
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Dont use them. They are expensive, huge, rob power, Turning radius almost tripples and stresses everything on the drivetrain. They are not a fun tire to use. My wife got me some for christmas 2 yrs ago and I took them back. They were just way too big.
Old 03-17-2009, 11:34 AM
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and above all of the above, I think they look ugly O_O
Old 03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
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what about the new maob xl tires
Old 03-17-2009, 10:16 PM
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Default RE: jumbo kong tires

moabs are kinda pushing it as far as size goes but they are a great tire. i am considering getting some for my savage. i also might get some for my rustler vxl. (2.2 size)

just gear your truck 2 teeth on the pinion lower than what you have now and it should be fine. they have sick traction and don't wear too fast. they make backflips very easy too.
Old 03-19-2009, 03:48 PM
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I found this image on a savage listing on ebay, shows how stupid they look.
Old 03-19-2009, 04:07 PM
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I dont like Jumbo Kongs myself. I havent seen any in person, but they would have to rob you of most of your power, and hill handling, turning radius, and probably make it a lot easier to flip. Id also bet they arent even much good off road.
Old 03-19-2009, 06:54 PM
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I had them when I had my savyy strips spur gears, clutch bells...I wonder how they'd do on a Flux.....
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Probably strip diffs every run on a flux
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Default RE: jumbo kong tires

although they do give it that MONSTER TRUCK look, but there to big for me i like big tires but that is pushing it.
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although they do give it that MONSTER TRUCK look, but there to big for me i like big tires but that is pushing it.
i'd say more of a t-maxx look, hey look at my big tires, see how they block the veiw of the tiny shocks, and whimpy arms, not to mention the cluttered looking chassie, and the small block....

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Old 03-20-2009, 08:19 PM
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^ lol, is there even a servo that will move those things. overkill. i would like to see that thing in motion.[:'(]
Old 03-20-2009, 10:25 PM
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I have to say, those tires make the truck a "MONSTER TRUCK." Looking at that makes me want to take it and start smashing some 1/16 rc cars (just got back from a monster jam last weekend lol). I think they might be fun to mess around with.
Old 03-20-2009, 11:28 PM
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You definetly need to regear... If your putting those things on for anything other then ground clearence and crawling capability your gonna be dissapointed.
Old 03-20-2009, 11:59 PM
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Woah, crawling capability? With those?[:-]
Old 03-21-2009, 12:16 AM
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The bigger the tires the smaller the rocks seem... But I see what you mean. That thing will roll over if the wind hits it.

One cool thing about them though is if you air them up your truck will float. Retarded yes... but it works.
Old 03-22-2009, 07:49 AM
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Default RE: jumbo kong tires

They look very oversized to me..... Not my idea of cool but somewhere someone loves the set they bought just ask them.

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