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Old 10-10-2017, 07:16 PM   #1
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Just got a new truck. The tires feel pretty good but the foams feel too soft. Any recommendations for replacements options. Plan on running it in stock form for a while.


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Old 10-10-2017, 07:50 PM   #2
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Ok good question. But without knowing what kind of terrain you're going to be running on it's kind of hard question to ask and answer
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:25 PM   #3
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Ok good question. But without knowing what kind of terrain you're going to be running on it's kind of hard question to ask and answer


Where I drive most run a pretty aggressive tire. Rockbeasts, hyrax and klr’s. Mix of trailing and Light crawling. No comps or sorrca stuff. I guess my real question is whether or not the tires improve much with better foams.


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Where I drive most run a pretty aggressive tire. Rockbeasts, hyrax and klr’s. Mix of trailing and Light crawling. No comps or sorrca stuff. I guess my real question is whether or not the tires improve much with better foams.


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I am using proline two stage foams with ebay beadlocks and the stock trx4 tires. This alone made a world of difference. The stock foams are way too soft and hinder performance, grip, side hilling ect...
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:48 AM   #5
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I really like the stock tires.

Swapped out foams and put them on some beadlocks and they work really well.

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Old 10-16-2017, 09:45 AM   #6
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I actually bought my TRX-4 second hand, and the dirtbag who sold it to me on Ebay ran it in water... and never drained the water out of the tire foams.

Anyways, I ended up buying these foams from Crawler Innovations:

They're for a size bigger rim if you want to get picky about it, but they fit the tires perfectly. They're stiffer than the one good stock foam I have (the spare didn't get wet, lol) and as an added bonus, closed-cell foam won't rot if it gets wet. I get the feeling that there's not as much air being let through the breather holes in the stock rims, so maybe the foams needed trimmed down a bit... but I mostly trail and hop up tree roots, so it's not a big deal.

Let me know if you want me to shoot a video of the tires with new foams. I can at least squeeze the spare and new tire setup side-by-side for you if you like.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:21 AM   #7
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I have a set of RC4WD 1.9 rims as in the picture can anyone recomend a good tyre for the TRX-4 Defender

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:51 PM   #8
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going to try the boiling in a pan of water method first as my oven is caput the saftey thermo couple is broken and I am waiting for the gas engineer to fix it

edit the boiling water trick works LOL

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:24 PM   #9
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Nice looking wheels, bake off the stock tires, wash with Simple Green and warm water, let soak a day, dry and install. Pro-Line single stage foams for TSLXL work really well in the stock Traxxas tires, or if you prefer, they make dual stage foams.
https://www.prolineracing.com/rock-crawling-foam
Yes, I second this. I always start with hot water for the simple green soak.
Pro line foams are the new hotness!!!! Very consistently cut, great customer service and great fit and finish

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going to try the boiling in a pan of water method first as my oven is caput the saftey thermo couple is broken and I am waiting for the gas engineer to fix it

edit the boiling water trick works LOL
Nate taught me how to do the light bulb method for baking off tires and I'll never use another method. just be sure to clean all the excess softened CA glue from the bead.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:41 PM   #10
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Nate taught me how to do the light bulb method for baking off tires and I'll never use another method. just be sure to clean all the excess softened CA glue from the bead.
can you elaborate on this method
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:08 AM   #11
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Good luck, boiling didn't work for me. I use an old toaster oven for dedicated hobby duty, never any toast in there lol.

Boiling worked for you?
yes it worked fine 20 mins each side and the tyres fell of the rims
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:24 AM   #12
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Boiling worked fine for me too.
I just had to remove the remaining glue from the tire bead. After trying it with the fingers gathering many little cuts doing so I used a spoon which worked wonders. And no risk for cutting the tire.

Use a towel so you dont burn yourself when pressing out the water
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:34 AM   #13
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I put them in a tub of acetone overnight and by morning they fall off the rim with no glue residue.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:26 AM   #14
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I got the TRX-4 tyres off the rims but the don't fit the bead lock rims oh well any rcomendations as to what bead lock rims to use with the TRX-4 tyres
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I found mine were kinda large on the inner diameter and it was extra pita to keep the bead down in the wheels where it should be during mounting. I used HR and RC4WD stamped steel wheels with RC4WD Proline inner rings. Take your time and they will mount, use little dish soap/water mix for lube (just like real tires) all around the bead helped. What wheels are you using, the rims you pictured above?
yes I was using those rims but theye are a pain to fit the TRX-4tyres to then, the TRX-4 rims are 27mm wide and the ones I wanted to use are 22mm wide

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yes I was using those rims but theye are a pain to fit the TRX-4tyres to then, the TRX-4 rims are 27mm wide and the ones I wanted to use are 22mm wide
I'm using the same wheels as Nate, pro line rings and foams, but it was a pain until I made this gem of a tool. Now it takes only a few minutes to squeeze, set and bolt it all together.

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Old 11-17-2017, 04:17 PM   #17
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I'm using the same wheels as Nate, pro line rings and foams, but it was a pain until I made this gem of a tool. Now it takes only a few minutes to squeeze, set and bolt it all together.
Yeah that looks very handy, there may even be a market for something like that!

So is it just a nut and bolt with a plastic spacer for protection on each side?
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Nice tool you made, looks great!
Thank you Sir. Yours is waiting for pickup or delivery.

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Yeah that looks very handy, there may even be a market for something like that!

So is it just a nut and bolt with a plastic spacer for protection on each side?
Thank you
It's a 4mm bolt with washer, a piece of Delrin that I machined a flange into so it fits snugly in the wheel making it hub centric, and a 4mm serrated nut to cinch it all down. I previously could not mount these tires, until I came up with this tool, it mounted my toughest tire with ease.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:34 AM   #19
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So I got the tires off the rims and with the method I used the foams were junk. I was looking at a set of Crawler Innovation foams but come in 4.50 or 4.75 sizes. Now I'm really confused. What size is better suited for the stock TRX4 tires.
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So I got the tires off the rims and with the method I used the foams were junk. I was looking at a set of Crawler Innovation foams but come in 4.50 or 4.75 sizes. Now I'm really confused. What size is better suited for the stock TRX4 tires.

I found that the Pro-Line 6173-00 fit these tires much better than the nearest Innovation foam. They filled out the sides offering more support than the CI foams I tried. On the rocks, the single stage works excellent, side hills are as good as it gets for the slightly tippy TRX. They seemed too hard at first but after one run were broken in to be a little softer. IMO they are just right.

https://www.prolineracing.com/foam/1...-foam-inserts/



I posted a few comparison pics in this thread.
Tires or sponge, degraded?

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can you elaborate on this method
Natedog explains pretty well in this post. So day maybe I or someone can do a how to thread on, as I never take pics during the process due to hands being occupied.

Tires or sponge, degraded?

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