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Old 11-04-2017, 11:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a tire that will do fairly well in a wide variety of terrain. Right now I'm running the 1.9 Axial BFG Krawler tires with CI foam that seem to work well on rocks and hardpack but don't seem to work all that well in the loose stuff. I know that there isn't any one tire that does everything the best but would like one that does a wide variety decently. I don't do comp's so I don't really need a competition level tire either.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:16 AM   #2
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I lean towards the proline tsl as my go to tire, I have the small 1.9, and the small 2.2.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:24 AM   #3
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Tsl's are good. There is not a single best tire for all terrains especially here in the pnw but tsl's or hyrax are pretty good all around.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:44 AM   #4
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Chinese 1.9 TSLs for $13.96 for 4 w/ inner foams

https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-qualit...19.m1438.l2649
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:36 PM   #5
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Tsl's are good. There is not a single best tire for all terrains especially here in the pnw but tsl's or hyrax are pretty good all around.
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I know there is no one best tire. I just want one that works better in more conditions than the ones I have. The Axial BFG Krawlers work great on rocks and hard pack but as soon as they get into the loose I might as well have slicks on.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:29 PM   #6
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I try to use cute & pretty tires & keep going back to the Duratrax Showdowns.
I have a pile of tires & one tire does 98% (just not good looking).
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:23 PM   #7
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Sup from Whidbey. I'll second and third the Genuine Proline TSLs. Great on our soft stuff - dirt, soft to firm evergreen forest floor, and excellent on our granite and coastal volcanoc rocks too.

I've also really enjoyed the Pit Bill Rock Beasts on my SCXs. A great all round tire, but struggles on some dirt and roots where the TSLs with their big side lugs would laugh and keep on moving.
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I've gone up many trails in the Cascades (wet Western side), running the Axial Maxxis Trepador 1.9's, with great results. I'm now wondering about the Axial Ripsaw 1.9's with R35 Compound? Not as scale looking, but I've read good reviews about their performance.
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I think Pitbulls do well in the PNW.

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I've gone up many trails in the Cascades (wet Western side), running the Axial Maxxis Trepador 1.9's, with great results. I'm now wondering about the Axial Ripsaw 1.9's with R35 Compound? Not as scale looking, but I've read good reviews about their performance.
I have a set of the 1.9 Ripsaws that I have never really used. They are still glued to the stock Axial wheels that came on my Honcho. I just wish they were taller.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:23 PM   #11
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Well I ordered a set of the Proline Swamper XLs. Hopefully they will outperform the BFGs.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:33 PM   #12
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what tires work well on smooth, wet roots, while still doing okay on loose dirt?
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what tires work well on smooth, wet roots, while still doing okay on loose dirt?


The proline tsl swampers usually hold their own quite well. You may still have difficulty on smooth wet roots as those are always a challenge. But wheres the fun if thereís no challenge?


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The proline tsl swampers usually hold their own quite well. You may still have difficulty on smooth wet roots as those are always a challenge. But wheres the fun if thereís no challenge?


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I noticed on Vanquish's site that the 2.2 TSL XLs have trouble mounting on beadlocks, do the regular TSLs have that problem too?

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I noticed on Vanquish's site that the 2.2 TSL XLs have trouble mounting on beadlocks, do the regular TSLs have that problem too?

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Iíve never mounted them on VP wheels. I know they are difficult on rc4wd beadlocks but had no issues with proline beadlocks.


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I lean towards the proline tsl as my go to tire, I have the small 1.9, and the small 2.2.
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I have a set of the 1.9 Ripsaws that I have never really used. They are still glued to the stock Axial wheels that came on my Honcho. I just wish they were taller.
The small 1.9 Ripsaws kicked ass on my SCX10 working well everywhere! The smaller tire sidehilled great with some single stage foams too! Not bad looking, but not quite as scale looking as some tires. The 2.2 did great on my Wraith too!

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Well I ordered a set of the Proline Swamper XLs. Hopefully they will outperform the BFGs.
You'll be happy with those tires, great scale looks and very versatile all-around tire.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:48 PM   #17
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I thik you will be very pleased with the TSL. I run them on my Bomber and have loved them. I run a med foam up front and a hard in the rear. I am running a Pro-4 3800 brushless so i wa t the stability of a slightly harder foam. If I was just crawling I would probably go with soft/med setup. Be very cautious what rims you put them on, they have a very thick bead and some rims (beadlocks) will cut the bead. Good luck
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I thik you will be very pleased with the TSL. I run them on my Bomber and have loved them. I run a med foam up front and a hard in the rear. I am running a Pro-4 3800 brushless so i wa t the stability of a slightly harder foam. If I was just crawling I would probably go with soft/med setup. Be very cautious what rims you put them on, they have a very thick bead and some rims (beadlocks) will cut the bead. Good luck
TSL XL or TSL SX?

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Should I use the foams that come with them or use the CI foam I have in the other tires?
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Should I use the foams that come with them or use the CI foam I have in the other tires?
Chances are the CI foam you already have will be severely undersized in the XL version of those tires. And yes, they are a bitch to get mounted on vanquish wheels, but not impossible, just takes some patience.
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