X Maxx: Any Owner Opinion on Proline Beadlock Badlands MX43 Tire/Wheels?

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Greetings,

I have the OEM 8s rated wheels/tires on my X-Maxx and after 18 outings on grass, dirt, rocks, and the occasional speed run on a stretch of tarmac—they are holding up well. I have no complaints about “ballooning” as I run stock 18/54 gearing and mine tops out at 41mph on pavement with the Traxxas 6700 batteries. On dirt, the stock tire/wheel assembly does pretty well and no complaints.

That said, as a motorsports enthusiast—one always wants to tinker.

I’ve watched the videos regarding the Pro-Line MX43 Beadlock wheel/tires for the X-Maxx 8s.

Here is what I understand (am open to correction from those who own these):

1. They are significantly heavier (which does create more servo/drivetrain/motor/ESC stress).
2. They are a denser compound and “should” hold up longer over time.
3. They are not as good at absorbing impact (denser tire with less give than stock).
4. They are significantly more expensive than the Traxxas X-Maxx 8s rated wheel/tire assembly (which means that there has to be a tangible benefit).

Humble request: if you have the MX43s please post photos with the MX43 mounted, how many runs on the setup, and your objective assessment—pros and cons.

I’ve attached photos of my tires after running it yesterday.

Thank you in advance for replies.
 

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I'm tuned in for this as well. Between my novice driving abilities and weak servo the high speed stability is lacking for me. But the extra weight is definitely a turn off for me. Hopefully there's some decent feedback.
 

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I haven't had any issues with the stock tires as well. I went over the entire truck when first bought. Went over every screw. And all the fluids.. I added some glue to the tires as needed in some spots.. your tires look like you run alot of concrete and pavement.. did you check the camber?
The badlands are heavier then stock and harder. The rubber compound has more density then the stock. Which in return will mean bigger shock waves threw the truck. I would say take a look at the duratrax 6 packs. Basically the same tread as the trenchers. And they are lighter.. the bead locks are nice. If you get the grey rings. You can die them any colors you like..
 

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Stoner,

The wear on the tire edges is from our driveway and hard gravel when goofing around. The truck is primarily run at camp on dirt, rocky soil, and the few obstacles that can be a problem—big rocks in a field.

I will stick with the Traxxas stock 8s wheels—unless data shows that others do better.
 

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Stoner,

The wear on the tire edges is from our driveway and hard gravel when goofing around. The truck is primarily run at camp on dirt, rocky soil, and the few obstacles that can be a problem—big rocks in a field.

I will stick with the Traxxas stock 8s wheels—unless data shows that others do better.
Oh for sure I figured it had to be concrete or pavement. I haven't had any problems with my X tires one came unglued in a spot. But that was it. Little glue all fixed.. I will be going duratrax either way. Don't like only haven one set. Plus the pro lines are over rated IMO... 👍👍
 

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