Tire recommendation for ECX Amp MT?

Jon0822

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Hi I just got an Amp MT and was looking to get tires with Foam inserts I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge or a good brand I could search for
 

Steve g

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Proline make great tires. The trenchers are good all around tire, the badlands are good off road tire. Duratrax makes good tires too, like the lockup, or sixpack. You might want to get new rims too, a 2.8 is more common and has more tire selection. You need a 1/2" offset, like the rear of a traxxas stampede or rustler. The 2.8s will be a little taller, so if you go that route you will need to drop a tooth or 2 in your pinion to keep a similar top speed.
 

BriaN

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Proline make great tires. The trenchers are good all around tire, the badlands are good off road tire. Duratrax makes good tires too, like the lockup, or sixpack. You might want to get new rims too, a 2.8 is more common and has more tire selection. You need a 1/2" offset, like the rear of a traxxas stampede or rustler. The 2.8s will be a little taller, so if you go that route you will need to drop a tooth or 2 in your pinion to keep a similar top speed.
Sorry for being ignorant, but what do you mean by drop a tooth in the pinion? That means to use a different pinion, right?
 

i_r_beej

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Correct. "drop a tooth/add a tooth" means to either use a smaller (fewer teeth) or a larger (more teeth) pinion. (AKA "gear down/gear up")

The diameter of the tires affects the gearing of the car. So when you install tires that are taller (larger diameter) than the stock tires you will likely need to gear down to compensate.
 

BriaN

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Ok
Correct. "drop a tooth/add a tooth" means to either use a smaller (fewer teeth) or a larger (more teeth) pinion. (AKA "gear down/gear up")

The diameter of the tires affects the gearing of the car. So when you install tires that are taller (larger diameter) than the stock tires you will likely need to gear down to compensate.
okat thanks for clarifying ?. Would you happen to know if 2.8 wheels fit on the amp? Cause someone said the body had to be trimmed first.. i Want to get some big, 2.8 preglued wheels for my brushless amp so it can look cooler, and run better. (very sorry for taking over this thread a bit, but this thread is about wheels so it’s kinda in the same topic)
 

i_r_beej

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Sorry for the delayed response. Larger diameter tires and wheels will fit-- and as you mentioned you may need to trim the body to provide clearance. The only other thing is the hub offset-- the interior of the wheel might rub on steering links or other hardware while turning so watch of this.
 

BriaN

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Sorry for the delayed response. Larger diameter tires and wheels will fit-- and as you mentioned you may need to trim the body to provide clearance. The only other thing is the hub offset-- the interior of the wheel might rub on steering links or other hardware while turning so watch of this.
Okay, thanks for the response, all good. I’ve never worked with custom bodies and trimming, so would I have to purchase a hobby knife, Leona scissors, or any of that stuff? Or could I just use regular scissors?
 

i_r_beej

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To trim a polycarbonate body (a typical RC car body) you'll want to use curved polycarbonate "body" scissors. They have short cutting blades to make is easy to cut tough polycarbonate and to cut out tight curves. Impossible to do with regular scissors.

You can find the scissors at just about any hobby shop and they're relatively inexpensive-- about US$5.00-7.00
 

Pillowpants808

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I run the Duratrax DTXC3554 Pistol 2.8 ST Tires and wheels.
 

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bi555

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My son and me have brand new AXE & Brutus.
He loves donuts on every kind of surfaces and spend hours with donuts (he is 6yo) The tires don't like donuts so much and they they wear out very quickly. Due to high cost which are the cheapest do you suggested to me? Did someone of you build own mold and make rubber tires at home to save money? Also because it is the same thing with our buggies and I would really love to find a good tutorial on how diy mold & tires to save money.

Thanks for advices
 

SRCutter

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Correct. "drop a tooth/add a tooth" means to either use a smaller (fewer teeth) or a larger (more teeth) pinion. (AKA "gear down/gear up")

The diameter of the tires affects the gearing of the car. So when you install tires that are taller (larger diameter) than the stock tires you will likely need to gear down to compensate.
Would this rule apply to a change up on the Ruckus? I’ve changed stock speadthreads on my ruckus to 1:16 Hailboxing tyres and hubs. There is a difference is size and grip. (I’m a total newbie to this).
 

Lephturn

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Would this rule apply to a change up on the Ruckus? I’ve changed stock speadthreads on my ruckus to 1:16 Hailboxing tyres and hubs. There is a difference is size and grip. (I’m a total newbie to this).
Yes, changing tire diameter is changing your gear ratio. I put much larger wheels amd tires on my son’s Amp MT, but went brushless at the same time. I put the stock ones on the front to test handling and looks.

 

Jules

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I'm looking for an off road good gripping wheel/tire. My amp mt slips and slides all over the place. Im only running on a 2s battery and 20t motor. Thanks
 

Spanky

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I run a copy of the proline sc wheel (protrac f-11) with the proline Blockade sc tire in the m3 soft compound, I run on dg (decomposeing granit) its like sand on top of hard pack and they work great
 

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