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Old 12-16-2017, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hi folks. Just started into the Crawler side of the hobby and am modding-up a couple 'mini-1/16' for indoor rock and wood structure use.

I would appreciate hearing (reading) your opinions on which 1.9 size tire is the best compromise for wood & rock exclusively???

Would like to stay in an O.D. range of 4.19" - 4.3".

Thanks for your comments.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:11 AM   #2
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Proline TSL Super Swampers. Those and the Hyrax are the best all around tires you'll find.

EDIT: I just remembered they are now making Hyrax in 4.19". I'd choose them slightly above the TSLs for best all around tire.
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indoor rock and wood structure use, I'd lean toward the RC4WD Goodyear MTR in the 4.19 size
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+1 for the mtr's
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You guys would choose RC4WD tires over ProLine or Pitbull?
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You guys would choose RC4WD tires over ProLine or Pitbull?
I have them all and my 2 tires killing in are krawlers and mtr's. I sold my tsl's, rockbeast and rockbeast xls and growlers. Where I live in the pnw those 2 are killing it. And just the mtr. No other Rc4wd I had completed with proline or pit.
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Thanks for the replies so far.

I hadn't even considered those MTR's until your guys mentioned them. The tread design is interesting.
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Thanks for the replies so far.

I hadn't even considered those MTR's until your guys mentioned them. The tread design is interesting.
The 1.1's work awesome and the new compound is soft. It's not sticky like g8 but it's softer and hooks up well all conditions.
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You guys would choose RC4WD tires over ProLine or Pitbull?
not outdoor in the pacific northwest or in the east where we live, but if I lived in the southwest where it was arid and dry, or indoor like this guy said, I'd give them a shot absolutely.

For me outside I'll run proline TSLs and rock beast aliens all day... I do want to try the Hyrax around here, I haven't yet and they look like theyd be grabby as all hell.
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not outdoor in the pacific northwest or in the east where we live, but if I lived in the southwest where it was arid and dry, or indoor like this guy said, I'd give them a shot absolutely.

For me outside I'll run proline TSLs and rock beast aliens all day... I do want to try the Hyrax around here, I haven't yet and they look like theyd be grabby as all hell.
I swore by RC4WD IROKs until I tried other brands. Since then I just haven't been happy with the X2 SS compound. RC4WD does now have a newer compound, but it's limited to certain tires.
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I swore by RC4WD IROKs until I tried other brands. Since then I just haven't been happy with the X2 SS compound. RC4WD does now have a newer compound, but it's limited to certain tires.
I'm not sure whether the compound is infinitely better the stickier it is for certain situations. Obviously on rock, you want it as sticky as you can get it, but much like my experience in the 1:1 wheeling world, sometimes a sticky compound can and will gum up more in sloppy, or even moist and dirty situations, where a normal compound tire will clean with some wheel speed. I'm not experienced enough in the RC world yet to give an honest opinion fully yet.
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I hope I don't have any "sloppy, moist, or dirty" crawling going on in our Family Room 'Rock & Wood Pile' course! If I do, I got a leaky roof on the house!

After finishing a few basic mods. on the trucks they are crawling so much better than stock form. However, the stock tires are really bad. I will be buying new tires shortly after the Holidays so I appreciate everyone's input.

Anyone try these newer V2 Hustler M/TX Super Softs?
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not outdoor in the pacific northwest or in the east where we live, but if I lived in the southwest where it was arid and dry, or indoor like this guy said, I'd give them a shot absolutely.

For me outside I'll run proline TSLs and rock beast aliens all day... I do want to try the Hyrax around here, I haven't yet and they look like theyd be grabby as all hell.
I live in the pnw where it was wet and now snow and the mtr's are killing it! We have a few of us running the larger 4.75 and 2.2s and everyone is really surprised. Myself included. I'm curious why you would not recommend them in the nw when you say you live on the east coast? I'm not a giant Rc4wd tire guy but these are doing really well.
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I live in the pnw where it was wet and now snow and the mtr's are killing it! We have a few of us running the larger 4.75 and 2.2s and everyone is really surprised. Myself included. I'm curious why you would not recommend them in the nw when you say you live on the east coast? I'm not a giant Rc4wd tire guy but these are doing really well.
I prefer larger lug voids, pure and simple
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I prefer larger lug voids, pure and simple
Same here. I can't think of a situation where this isn't ideal.
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I prefer larger lug voids, pure and simple
So you must have never held or seen the mtr. The voids are bigger than anything else iv ran on the outside and inner tread. I won't argue with you bc that's why I think these tires work so well.
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I prefer larger lug voids, pure and simple
So you must have never held or seen the mtr in person. The voids are bigger than anything else iv ran on the outside and inner tread. I won't argue with you bc that's why I think these tires work so well.
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I gotta say, while I have no horse in this race, the MTR does have very large voids...

Witness:

1.9" 4.75" height:

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I wonder why the MTR didn't come as a directional tire with a pair having a 'left' & 'right' side?

Perhaps the associated cost of a second mold is the answer??? I use to machine molds for plastic injection molding.
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Same here. I can't think of a situation where this isn't ideal.
Smooth rock like slate, and rocks like sandstones. I crawl a couple places where PBX a/t have some serious gripping power, where the rb xl's just don't have as much.

But that's why we have multiple rigs and tires
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