Cheapest XS tires that are still good?

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Cheapest XS tires that are still good?

Post by carl1864 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:32 pm

I always heard the stock tires were bad, but never realized just how bad until I started using it.

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Post by millersavage » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:28 am

For me its proline badlands 2.2 I have only ran the stock tires, the hpi sand throwers (garbage imo) and the badlands. I run mostly on clean wash sand cuz i live at a gravel pit. but they hook up on grass gravel and dirt.
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Post by BillyC74 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:41 am

The hpi Geolander soft compound tire is way better than the stock tire and goes right on.

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Post by jason26 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:23 am

None of these are really cheap are they?

I put some pre-mounted Badland 2.8's on my Savage XS and the difference when running offroad is incredible...  Its a whole new truck.  But these tires aren't cheap, and I expect them to wear fast..  As its mostly my kids and their friends who run the truck around the neighourhood, I'd like to find a cheap source of tires as well - and save the badlands when I take the truck to the beach.

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Post by BillyC74 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:53 pm

The Geolanders are like 26 bucks a set. Put them on your stock wheels and there you go.

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Post by jason1980 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:52 am

Guys, i have bought the badlands. IS it ok to run the badlands on stock gearing?

Will there be any problems with overheating?

My savage XS is Stock RTR and running only 2S lipos

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Post by BillyC74 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:28 pm

You'll really need to lower the gearing with those tires.

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Post by jason1980 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:24 pm

[quote="BillyC74";p="875399"]You'll really need to lower the gearing with those tires.[/quote]

Hi billy, thanks for the advice.

What gear are you talking about? The pinion gear?

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Post by BillyC74 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:17 am

You're welcome, I've had success running what the manual suggests for 3s lipos. Which is 24/60 gearing ( 24 tooth pinion/60 tooth idler gear). I this is the best set up with the badlands because they are bigger and get way more traction. Hope this helps, Happy thanksgiving. :-)

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Post by jason1980 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:16 am

OK, i just got the 60+ 26 combo, LHS ran out of 24T pinion hope it works for me.
Somehow the pinion is not engaging fully.it tunns fine but the teeth don't seem to interlock tightly. Hopefully it don't fail.

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Post by jedacite » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:49 am

If the mesh on the pinion and idler is not good you should check to see which holes you used to mount the motor to.  Different holes are meant to mount different pinion idler combos, if there is too much space in the mesh it might just be that an incorrect mount hole was used.

Page 26 shows which mount holes should be used for which pinion and idler combos.

I know that I am late to the conversation but I am using Short Course rims with Proline TrencherX's on my savage.  You have to trim out the steering slightly to prevent it from rubbing the battery boxes but traction and handlng is very good with the tires.  I did regear it to handle the larger tire sizes as well.

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