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Tire recommendations for 1/8 buggy on grass and other surfaces

Old 04-05-2016, 04:35 AM
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Default Tire recommendations for 1/8 buggy on grass and other surfaces

What do you all recommend for tires for grass? All around bashing, street etc.

I'm good with having different sets of they are great for one surface. Would also like to hear about a good all-rounder. Good brands, etc.

Miscellaneous: always use foam? What kind? Always glue?
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Yes, always use foam. Closed cell foam is the best and most durable but you can run whatever the tires came with. Proline and I believe JConcepts sell foam separately.

As for tires, I like the Proline Badlands I had on one of my buggies. Probably not the best for pavement (unless you want to wear them out) but grass and offroad I liked them a lot, enough grip to traction roll in grass. Racing tires like Crimefignters aren't as good in grass and wear even faster on pavement. I also had a set of knock off badlands I bought on eBay (search 1/8 buggy badlands and they'll come up) that were good also. They're a harder compound than Proline Badlands and they held up well on pavement. If you're looking for an all around tire I'd say those are it. For strictly pavement GRP's are probably about the best and they're the only choice (besides XO1 wheels and tires) if you want a tire that'll hold up past 70mph.
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Originally Posted by Maj_Overdrive
Yes, always use foam. Closed cell foam is the best and most durable but you can run whatever the tires came with. Proline and I believe JConcepts sell foam separately.

As for tires, I like the Proline Badlands I had on one of my buggies. Probably not the best for pavement (unless you want to wear them out) but grass and offroad I liked them a lot, enough grip to traction roll in grass. Racing tires like Crimefignters aren't as good in grass and wear even faster on pavement. I also had a set of knock off badlands I bought on eBay (search 1/8 buggy badlands and they'll come up) that were good also. They're a harder compound than Proline Badlands and they held up well on pavement. If you're looking for an all around tire I'd say those are it. For strictly pavement GRP's are probably about the best and they're the only choice (besides XO1 wheels and tires) if you want a tire that'll hold up past 70mph.
Do you punch holes in the tires? Cover the holes in the wheels?
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Originally Posted by pheare
Do you punch holes in the tires? Cover the holes in the wheels?
With premounted tires it's hard to do this so I usually just leave them alone. But if I'm mounting the tire on the wheel then yes I usually punch 4 holes in the tire and cover or plug the hole in the wheel up.

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