|Since I really like the trenchers on the Baja 5T I wanted to give the Proline Trencher X tires (1184-00) a try. I could have gotten the trencher X pre mounted on Desperado 17mm hex wheels but the will cause me 2 problems. First I am using 23mm hex and I think is pretty much bullet proof so I do not want to switch back to 17mm hex. Next is that premounted wheels are NOT tapped in the inside. Meaning I usually duct tape the inside the tires to help control the ballooning of the tires. At low speeds it would not make a big difference. But Â with my brushless powered cars, when it hits about 40mph you can see the tires expand like a balloon and destroy the tires and foam. Plus the handling will suffer a lot too.
Below are 2 different wheels, to the right is a 40 series 1 inch offset 23mm wheels, on the left is a Desperado 3.8″ (Traxxas Style Bead) Black 1/2 Offset 17mm Wheels.
Can you see the difference between the wheels, other than the width? The 40 series on the right has a lip on the edge of the wheels.
Here are some pictures with the tires mounted and compared to other tires. Starting for the right,
To my surprise, the Trencher X weights less than the Losi ATX. As for performance, the trencher x has the best overall traction in all conditions but I think I will use the Losi ATX for the streets because it has a harder compound and would last longer. The badland is in the pictures only for comparison and has not been glued yet. So I do not have anything to say about it other than I do not plan to use it on my savage becauseI bought it for my e-revo.
As for handling performance the narrower and lighter tires usually do the best.
UPDATE (June 24, 2012)!!