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Old 12-29-2008, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So what is the best rock crawling tire?

Yeah just like with the real rigs this question is probably highly debatable, but what are the favorites?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have probably 100 sets of tires.

I am personally running the Hot bodys Rovers right now. They are the best all out comp tire I have used to date.



The Losi claws are still a great tire and work well, I am just liking the extra height of the HB's.



I have heard a bunch of good stuff about the new Proline Chisel's, but haven't got my hands on them yet.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Losi rock claws work great.
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I have the Panthers and am waiting on the HB's to arrive
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like panthers and moabs. Waiting on Chisels to be available.
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i have the Losi Rock Carvers, i like them

i want a taller tire though
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ran panthers at my comp yesterday and they out did my Losi by a good amount.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I run flatirons for bashing and Losi carvers for rocks....
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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just looking at the top spots at national events the cougars seem to be the best..

there lots of new tires hitting the market now it really all comes down to local terrain and truck setup in the end though..
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i run the flat irons m3 compound because they look just like a bfg krawler(my favorite 1:1)...but they are only slightly out performed by my sons losi claws on dry rock. i have a better time when things get muddy or moist dirt/moss covered rocks and logs with the flat irons as the lugs grab for traction in that stuff
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I ran the 2.2 Rock Krushers (Krawlers) because of the height, 5 1/2" but since I'm going for the comp thing now, I ditched those and went with the very little clearance but sticky Losi Rock Claws.
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I ran the 2.2 Rock Krushers (Krawlers) because of the height, 5 1/2" but since I'm going for the comp thing now, I ditched those and went with the very little clearance but sticky Losi Rock Claws.
cougars have a little more height.. if you want a good tire with traction and height try the HPI grabbers, or the hotbodies tire... there both tall..
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The rock claws seem to be doing great for east coast wheeling.
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I picked up a set of HPI's Rock Grabber tires a few weeks ago and haven't had a chance to try them on my rig, but a few others in my club have and have had good results (running the front tires reversed, rear tires normal):


I've been using Panther Cougar's and they are hard to beat....
I've also made some hybrid tires that worked decently.... Pro Line Masher/Moab hybrids and Masher/Hammer hybrids....
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the ones i run are top secret panters so nobody can know
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the claws suck on wet rocks. or at least mine do
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Rock Carvers are great for smooth rocks are side climbs when it's really hot out.
Rock Claws are a great all around tire for most any temperature and I haven't found any bennefit in running them backwards on the front.
The Panthers are flat out Awesome with double mem. foams in the fronts and single mem. foams in the rears. BUT!,,,Eritex beadlocks are the cats meyow for running these tires or any other for that matter. When running front extra heavy and rear heavy wheels, the panthers conform to rocks just like pressing your hand into a memory foam mattres. The Panthers conform so well, they need to run some lugs further down the side wall.
The HB's have the potential to be a very competitive tire if they get the compound right to work with mem. foams better due to their height.
The best way to make any tire work well tho is to run heavy wheels or wheel weights.
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my buddy was sidehilling stuff i was falling off with his losi carvers..i was running flat irons...
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Ran the Rock Claws all day today, I have no complaints at all. I just skimped on some of the foam width on the rear so I have minor sidewall folding, but nothing that would stop me from kicking the rocks ass.
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my buddy was sidehilling stuff i was falling off with his losi carvers..i was running flat irons...
do the carvers have stock foam in them??
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do the carvers have stock foam in them??

yes sir
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NVM looks like you were saying the carvers were doing better sidehilling then the flatirons..

reason I asked about foams is that the stock Memory foam in cold weather is no good..
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This tire looks good, but pricey. Panther Cougar with Pro Line Moab sidewalls:

You get the traction that the Cougar is well known for with a stiffer sidewall with lugs....

You can get it here: http://xtreme-rc-hobbies.net/store/p...roducts_id=341
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I have run all the Losi's,Flatiron's and Hammer's. I still go back to Panther's,with homemade hybrid foam/memory foam. The Panther/Moab hybrid works great on a heavier rig but didn't work well on my lightweight setup.
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