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Traxxas Sledge - Tire options

Old 09-09-2022, 02:27 AM
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Hi Guys,

I'm coming back into the RC Car hobby after a long absence and previous only owning 1/8 Hoboa Hyper 7 nitro buggy.

I've recently acquired a Traxxas Sledge. The reviews, in terms of performance and construction, appealed greatly although I will freely admit that the purchasing decision was born out of form rather than function. I've never owned a "truggy" before and I have a load of LiPo packs to deliver 6S 5000mah solutions.

A good proportion of my running will likely be on-road and whilst I appreciate that I probably should have bought something like an Arrma Infraction, we are where we are. I'm not looking for outright slicks but I'd like to obtain a set of wheels and tires that are more on-road focussed, rather than just balding out expensive off-road types. After having a hunt around it seems my option are fairly limited, so before I went out and just bought a more suitable car for speed/street bashing, I wondered if there were any other wheel and tire options out there worthy of mention?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-11-2022, 05:52 PM
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A 1/8 scale truggy/monster truggy is probably the most versatile RC platform out there in today's world of brushless motor & LiPo power. It blows my mind the amount of people that get an off-road RC and run mainly on smoother on-road terrain, but it is what it is. Right? I'm not judging. If I were getting any kind of on-road tire for my truggy running at speeds of 50 MPH+, I sure would be thinking about getting belted tires. My choice would be some Duratrax 3.8 Banditos. Some people like 'em, and some... not so much.
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Old 09-14-2022, 08:10 AM
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Thanks RustyUs.

I've now got a set of Duratrax 3.8 Banditos with 0.5" offset. They are exactly what I was looking for. Much appreciated.

I suspect that the reason that a lot of folk will run an off-road car on tarmac is that generally they are more robust and quite forgiving for relative novices. You can bounce them off curbs with little consequences.


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