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Feb 22, 2010

Modified Traxxas 1/16 Slash With Big Tires!

I'm not sure what it is, but just about everything ends up getting modified around here sooner or later. There wasn't really anything wrong with our new little RC truck, but we knew it could be better. We just happened to have an old RC rockcrawler laying around in pieces and as chance would have it, the rims were the same size. The tires were quite a bit larger in diameter, but about the same width so by cutting the old tires off and gluing the new tires on all that was left to do was make room for them. We ended up just trimming the body to make room for the tires. This really is the all around best way to make room for bigger tires if you don't mind the look and you don't need to keep them covered up for other reasons. It allows bigger meats without getting too much more height. The power on this little thing is amazing and is more than enough to handle these tires. It's built beefy enough too since this is the same exact drive train that is used on the mini e-revo. The e-revo is already fitted with bigger meats, but is a bit larger in width and wheelbase. Here's some pics we took and a little video of it in action. Keep in mind this is with the power of one battery! There is still an option to double the power by running the batteries in series, although I'm not quite sure why you'd want to. It was really cold outside when we took the video, so we were loosing traction more than we would on a warm set of tires. The tires have a very soft foam insert and are run without air pressure.





7 comments:

  1. That car looks soo cool! I just love the tires on that devil!

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  2. please tell me the exact tire and rim that is and where i can get them

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  3. Tire size?

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  4. AnonymousJuly 26, 2013

    Yes I need to know about the details on that tire I want them so bad

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    1. The tires came from an old nylint rock crawler(the smaller of the two models produced) that we do not have anymore. I don't know the exact size of the tires. One of the above pictures shows a comparison. Hope this helps.

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  5. can you measure it with a measuring tape and tell me the dimensions if you give me the dimensions i might be able to help these other people by finding something very similar

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    1. 3.25" diameter, 1.25" width, 1.5" rim.

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