Traxxas talons on a Jato 3.3?

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SMokyleopard420

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I dug out some old Traxxas talon wheels after I bought a Jato 3.3 last week ! The talons are a half inch taller than the stock wheels, Will running these in the rear blow my diff? The talons are also wider. I'm wanting these tires so I can drive in the grass! If this is going to ruin my car I do not want to do it. Would anyone have any suggestions to what i could do to make it more of an "offroad" Jato?
 

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Welcome to the site.

Those tires should be fine. Because of the high power the car has, if your aggressivly driving it is possible to throw a tranny gear or a driveshaft. If anything you may want to get a new clutchbell with a lower tooth count for more torque, due to tall tires if its sluggish on take off or too fast for your liking.

I used to run those on my Nitro Sport with a Pro.15!

Traxxas actually built an ultimate offroad Jato with Proline Moabs.
 

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Thank you for the reply! The tires work great in the fresh cut grass! minor suspension change also helped. I put the stock tires back on for asphalt speed runs. I had also purchased a slightly smaller spur gear(also metal instead of plastic)53T. So only 1 tooth smaller than stock... the runs ended after about two tanks, i smashed into my mailbox at around 55-60. Not sure what happened but my car, even with TSM on 50%, just ran to the right, had no time to correct at that speed. Snapped my front left arm. Waiting on RPM arms to come in. I did notice that the gears were making much more noise with the new spur. After disassembly of the car, I noticed my clutch bell has flat spots on some teeth, maybe 7 of them... I'm not sure the pitches match up... the spur gear looks brand new still, can someone let me know what pitch I would need to look for on the spur? I'm seeing online that theres two different ones it could be? idk.. I'm also thinking about HIGH speed gearing. a bigger CB and possibly a different spur than 54t stock.(a tiny bit bigger maybe for the new top speed? so it still accels faster than hell?) Does anyone know of a bigger CB I can put directly onto my jato? sorry for all this but I am new and am getting into this alot !
 
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