We have been running 2.8″ ST tires on my wife’s Slash 2wd for quite some
time now and when it came time to switch up the look of the Senton I
wanted to go a little more “mall-crawler” with its look.
Pro-Line recently released a line of low-profile (LP) 2.8″ tires for 1/10 stadium trucks which are nearly the same size as standard SC tires in height but considerably wider. The new tires come mounted on PL’s 6×30 Raid wheels and include 12mm hex adapters in two different offsets. PL also released a new set of 14mm adapters designed for the Granite and combining those with the LP’s made for a really nice setup on the Senton.
These are the aluminum 14mm adapters alongside the Trencher 2.8″ LP’s:
A side profile shot of the new stance:
This is how far the new setup protrudes from the fenders:
And finally the new look, this time out in nature:
I had been running a set of Trencher SC’s on the truck for a while and
they were working quite well. They fared much better on the MEGA than
they had on the Slash 2wd or 4×4 and handled predictably. The new tires
feel much stickier than the older SC’s and this was made apparent when I
sat the truck on the ground and it didn’t move. The LP’s were a little
too much for the old, abused slipper clutch. After pulling the slipper
apart and flipping the pad the truck was back up and running. Now that
it could move the truck handled like an overgrown stadium truck. The
tires bite in corners and before you know it the truck is headed in a
different direction. When cornering at higher speeds there is a tendency
to traction roll but only at the very limit. In all fairness the truck
did this on the stock tires as well as the Trencher SC’s. On loose dirt
and gravel is where the new tires shine. With the SC sized tires the
truck would whip around violently when trying to corner on gravel but
with the LP’s it would slide predictably, though it was never out of
control. Ripping around on loose dirt was a blast; with the MEGA you can
keep the throttle pinned and the truck just floats over anything in its
way. This is how I spent most of the run, launching over tree roots,
spraying dirt everywhere, generally driving like a big kid.
The 14mm adapters spin true and didn’t loosen up at all during any of the runs. I used a little blue thread locker on each screw securing the wheel to the adapter during assembly. I like the contrast of the aluminum center with the black rim; it really makes the combo stand out, especially agains
st the blue of the body.
Trencher 2.8″ LP mounted on Raid 6×30 wheels #10159-10
6×30 to 14mm Adapters #6346-00