need new grass/dirt tires

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need new grass/dirt tires

Post by bean2080 » Sun May 24, 2015 4:03 pm

I'm fairly new to the hobby and in need of some new tires for my savage x. I mainly run in grass and dirt but I do run on gravel and some pavement occasionally.

I am leaning towards tires with pins but am not really sure what to go with. With having good traction I also want these tires to wear good if I do any occasional running on gravel or pavement.

I do have my stockers that are in decent shape yet that I could throw on if need be, but I would just prefer a good all around tire instead. I don't race, or even really just bash that hard, no big jumps or anything like that I just drive around in my yard and baseball fields mainly.

If you all could help me narrow down my search I would appreciate it!

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Post by Caretaker » Sun May 24, 2015 5:43 pm

Badlands or Mulchers would be my choice.
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Post by bean2080 » Sun May 24, 2015 7:24 pm

The mulchers are a good looking tire, I had some trouble finding them then seen where they are discontinued. I guess if I'm wanting these I better grab them. Thanks for the reply.

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Post by Squid » Sun May 24, 2015 7:40 pm

From my experience, mulchers won't hold up to pavement very well. IMHO, the best all around tires are from the original .21 or.25. They are tough to find though. Found some on ebay in England. HPI4464

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Post by MonoSavageX » Sun May 24, 2015 9:13 pm

I have 2 sets of the .21/.25 tires on ebay right now

there used but the tires are in good condition. little dirty but good.
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Post by bean2080 » Mon May 25, 2015 10:03 am

Thanks for the replies I'm leaning towards the mulchers I think, after some research I found that they have been discontinued but the imex step pin tires are basically the same.

Also what is the exact size tire and wheel the savage uses? There are so many different sizes, I have read a 40 is too big, I'm thinking I need a 3.8 but I wanted to ask first.

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Post by SOTMH » Mon May 25, 2015 11:20 am

It sounds like 3.8 badlands would be a good tire for you. Proline also had very good wheels.

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Post by scrogg » Tue May 26, 2015 4:08 am

Pro-Line Mashers were always my favorite all around tire. Great forward bite but will still allow you to slide sideways at high speeeds without traction rolling on grasss, pavement and dirt. They are very differential friendly too.
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Post by MShark » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:13 pm

The badlands are really decent tires for your needs except on heavy grass. I think they're a little too small and thin for thick grass, which is my yard. I've ordered a set of the proline Blockade tires to see if there's a decent improvement overall as they are wider and they come in 1/2 offset rims.

http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/pro-line-b ... 9?v=409946
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