This is a pack of two Traxxas Talon Rear Tires, premounted on All Star wheels. The Traxxas 2.8" Talon tires are the most versatile all-terrain tires available for your Traxxas model. The directional long-wear tread pattern provides extended tire life, while providing exceptional traction on most any surface. The 2.8" Talon integrates a soft rubber compound, large foam inserts, and a go-anywhere design that allows it to excel on asphalt as well as rocks, grass, dirt, or any other surface. The tapered tread design where the treads meet the sidewall enables the tire to slide on asphalt, to help avoid unwanted traction rolls. Increase the ride height and ground clearance of any Traxxas stadium truck by adding a set 2.8" Talon tires.*
Traxxas’ 2.8" All-Star and Twin-Spoke wheels redefine looks and convention by combining structural strength and futuristic stylings. The state-of-the-art design features a brilliant mirror-chrome face. The horizontal bead helps grab the tire, reducing the stress placed on the glue joint by tire expansion.
*NOTE: When using 2.8" Talon tires on the electric Rustler use a pinion gear that is 4-5 teeth smaller than stock
- Fits Rear: Electric Stampede & Electric Rustler
- Talon Tires (with foam inserts) pre-glued on 2.8" All-Star Mirror Chrome Wheels
- Durable nylon won't bend or corrode
- Strong and lightweight for better suspension performance
- Mirror-chrome finish
- Genuine Traxxas quality and fit
This product was added to our catalog on October 29, 2007
Regular CA super glue will not hold these tires onto the wheels very durably.
I re-glued them with Loctite super glue "professional" (Home Depot for a few dollars) and then ran a bead of the glue around the seam where tires and wheels meet and have not been able to bust them off the wheels again.
If you throw these on a stock Ruster VXL and you'd like to maintain the drive-it-on-any-terrain-without-overheating-the-motor gearing that it comes set up in the box with, you'll need to replace the stock 25-t pinion with something 22-teeth or less. The 22-tooth will offset the gearing change as a result of the increased tire size, making the gearing almost exactly as it was with the stock tires and 25-t pinion. Personally, I prefer the offroad punch of a 20 or 21-tooth, but the 22-tooth is as close as you can get to how it comes geared in the box.
I don't know what gearing changes are necessary on a Rustler XL-5 with Pede tires.
I like these tires and wheels well enough that I'd buy them again.