Big problems with new Proline wheels. Pro-line Racing Badlands MX28 2.8" MTD Raid Black 6x30 F/R

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Bought a set of these and the 17mm hub to run on my truggified Senton 6s. First or second run one of the hubs cracked. A couple more runs and two more cracked. I've only run them on 4s, and can't imagine what will happen on 6s. I e-mailed Proline and they said they will send me a free set of plastic 17mm hubs. That's all well and good but i'm sure they will break as well. They also let me know they have aluminum adapters for 12mm and 17mm. They're $40 a pair. At the end of this to have a usable tire and wheel I will have $160 in them. Is it just me or is that outrageous.
 

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Yeah that's a little nuts. You shouldn't have to buy extra parts just to use one part, especially at that price. Hunt around you might find a better deal.
Awesome body, I love how the Bugs look.
 

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Thanks. Only place that has them as of now is proline site. I wish thee were more 2.8 17mm options.
 
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When I first saw these i thought “I like the look of the raid wheel. But i don’t know about the adapter part.” Then I saw the price of the aluminum hex. And said nope. Guess I’ll wait for others to try them before I get any of the wheels.

And yeah, seems like proline is the only one that makes a 17mm 2.8 wheel.
 

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That's kind of a crappy design. I was kind of looking forward to the "adapter" wheels/tires they have just so I could switch them if needed. But after seeing your photo's, they are really thin walled near the hex without any ribbing for support. Unless you get the alloy center hubs/adapters, there's no way they won't crack. Pretty crappy proline.
 

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Wow! Yep! That's pretty stupid of them... or smart. I'll stick with it being a "jerk move" to promote selling the alloy bits.
Hmm.... I'm sorry...
ECX also done that with their creaky plastic parts... great marketing ploy (5 yrs ago great) then want $$ for they're decent heavy duty alu parts? No. Saving up for Kraton 6S or Tekno MT.... already over build/ paid my ECX 4x4 to actually drive without something failing....i replace/ upgrade when it breaks. which is stupid fast...but at a cost? 2cc. Still love RC.... just seem to wrench/spend much more than play.
 

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Another PL Blip again. I see a pattern here. :LOL: If the wheels were beadlocked and clearly reusuable( no glue), I might consider the whole setup including the alloy Hub adapters($80. Ouch) But the HP belted tires are not sold separately anyway. I guess that's a moot point.:unsure: The Trencher HP's are not going to do well after the initial hype dies down and they are seen for what they really are. [email protected]#$%^&* ,IMO.
PL is smart. They never acknowledge a defect. Ever. They bend over to make you happy without solving a known issue. Strange business model if you ask me. At least they also use Vaseline.
 

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Another PL Blip again. I see a pattern here. :LOL: If the wheels were beadlocked and clearly reusuable( no glue), I might consider the whole setup including the alloy Hub adapters($80. Ouch) But the HP belted tires are not sold separately anyway. I guess that's a moot point.:unsure: The Trencher HP's are not going to do well after the initial hype dies down and they are seen for what they really are. [email protected]#$%^&* ,IMO.
PL is smart. They never acknowledge a defect. Ever. They bend over to make you happy without solving a known issue. Strange business model if you ask me. At least they also use Vaseline.
Smart make a product with a failure point that is cheap to replace.

I hate proline. I can confidently say their basher bodies are crap too. The people that work in their call centres are useless too.

Oh well hope this all saves somebody aggravation.
 
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The PL Brute armor white body for the Kraton is a nightmare at $85.00. Supposedly pre-cut and drilled. Sent the first one back, second was no better.
The sides are too short and barely cover the chassis and the body post holes are not aligned to the Kratons. Ugly as sin. The white color doesn't bother me. If it actually fit properly, I would not care if it had pink poka dots. Thank goodness I got 50% off on a PL discount to begin with or I would be an even bigger loser.:ROFLMAO: I would rather be a 50% loser than a total loser. :LOL:PL service blows. I don't even want to talk with them anymore. Tired of their nonsense talk and apologies. They never accept blame for defects. They will offer you a discount on your next purchase that is negotiable. That's their way of making things better. They wear you out for sure.
 

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