do Trencher X and Trencher 40 series complement each other?

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do Trencher X and Trencher 40 series complement each other?

Post by hedonist222 » Sat May 30, 2015 1:37 pm

Or will they be redundant?

First off, my planned terrain:


from super soft sand/dunes to hard pack desert to gravel.

So, no mud, no tarmac and no grass/forest.

I know paddles are ideal for desert, but I like to mix in some hard pack desert with soft dunes in a single driving session.

I think the Trencher X would be nice for the hard pack and gravel because the width would give it stability while turning - plus tons of grip.

The Trencher 40 series would be great for desert because of the super tall tires and much thinner width.

I have ordered the Trencher X and am considering ordering the Trencher 40 series,

Your thoughts, gents.

From left to right: Trencher 3.8" (40 Series), Trencher X 3.8" (Traxxas Style Bead), Losi: 420 ATX

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L - Trencher X - R - Trencher 40 series

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Post by Caretaker » Sat May 30, 2015 5:59 pm

Personaly i would think a wider tire would work beter in a desert and the thinner tire for harder pack dirt.
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Post by hedonist222 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:11 pm

I'd interested to understand the rationale behind that , caretaker.

I suppose I could elaborate as well.
In the desert, if you're driving slow or moderately, wider tires are favorable. Because the extra footprint prevents you from digging in & bogging down.

But if you're driving at speeds, like a baja, tall & narrow are preferable to maintain that 'hovering over sand' velocity.

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Post by Caretaker » Sun May 31, 2015 2:45 am

Now that you explain it like that I do understand why you would go for the narrow tire hedonist222.

My reason for using the wider one in the desert  was based upon my thinking you would dig yourself in to the sand which would act like it was water.
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Post by hedonist222 » Sun May 31, 2015 3:01 am

Tires get narrower & taller at speeds , right?

I imagine the Trencher 40 tires gets even taller.

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Post by Caretaker » Sun May 31, 2015 3:04 am

Tall like a pizza slicer ..  ;)
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