With the onslaught of ultra-high-horsepower monster trucks such as the E-Revo 2.0 and Arrma Kraton, among many others, drivers have been vocal about the need for better tires that are capable of handling the punishment that these trucks can dish out. Tire expansion, or ballooning as it is known among RC’ers, will lead to high-speed instability and reduced traction and in severe cases can lead to tears in the sidewall of the tire and ultimately tire failure (often occurring in dramatic fashion).
Pro-Line’s new Badlands 3.8″ HP BELTED tires solve these issues while also being the ultimate in all-terrain traction for 1/10 and 1/8 monster trucks. Tire expansion is eliminated thanks to the molded in herringbone weave pattern belt that supports the carcass giving the driver new levels of control at high speeds.
The proven Badlands MX tread patter features large tread blocks with inset tread detail in each block that allows the tread to conform to terrain while still being supported as to not fold over onto itself during hard acceleration or cornering. The tread is arranged in alternating rows of two and four knobs with the center knobs paired on alternating rows. The outermost tread extends from the should onto the sidewall of the tire for increased initial turn-in and side bite.
The Badlands MX38 HP tires arrive pre-mounted to Pro-Line’s next generation wheel, the Raid 8×32 removable hex wheel. The included 8×32 to 17mm hex adapters have a 1/2″ offset to match most modern monsters that use 17mm hexes.
The Badlands MX38 HP’s measure 6.8″ tall, 3.48″ wide. are molded in the soft-yet-durable M2 compound and come with soft foam inserts.
Please note that the Badlands MX38 HP tires have a maximum speed rating that, if exceeded, could result in permanently damaging the internal belt. Over revving your Badlands MX38 HP tires could result in breaking the internal belt, which will NOT be covered under warranty. This can be caused by “diffing out” your tires or holding the throttle open while one, two or three of your tires are stopped, which substantially increases the RPM sent to the free spinning tire or tires.