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Thanks for posting that, was curious, I'm sold on Backflips after several multisurface bashes with Outcast, new set should arrive in next 1-2 days if UPS keeps schedule, going straight on new Kraton. Backflips have really become one of the standout features of the Outcast. The hook up is ridiculous in grass, great in loose dirt, and very impressive in bark/mixed terrain. I roosted myself from good distances with those big knobs spitting debris out as they dug in. Great forward bite and awesome turning, think the size should be perfect for Kraton, almost too big for Outcast, but work great and make the truck such a fun basher! Really planted feeling that makes me want to go big when I'm running them.View attachment 4456 View attachment 4457 View attachment 4458 Backflips - 351 grams
Minokawa D-Boots - 283 grams
Badlands - 244 grams.
The Backflips are some serious rubber. Very solid, thick and strong feeling tire. They look promising on the Kraton. I took the heaviest weight of each tire.
I'm sure they won't disappoint. Seem to soak up lots of impact on Outcast and jump great with no traction roll issues. I too am really excited to try bashing them, almost pulled them off Outcast just to try, but they are difficult to remove/replace, been busy, and I need a smaller drum sander bit to smoothout inner hub of rim to make removal easier. I'm hoping to make a short bash test vid when they arrive. Hope you get a bash in soon and share some feedback. My guess is they're going to work great.I was surprised by the weight of them. They probably absorb lots of impact. I hear nothing but good things about these. Can't wait to try them out.
Did a short 6s street drift run with my 1/8 scale powered Backslash today, what I really wanted was to get the Kraton and Outcast back in the dirt somewhere fun! Have to work til Tuesday, no sun/time to get out......I'm cringing to get another bash in! I need my Arrma fix like a junky now, it's almost pathetic this bashing addiction....Lol.These are the tires I'm getting soon to put on my new Kraton. Ran her today for the first time and I'm very impressed. Can't wait to take her out again!
I know for certain that Outcast rims have a slightly smaller hole then the Kraton. WTF! They both have the same size axels! Kraton rims came right off like most all my other RCs. Only have Duratrax buggy wheels been tight/buggers to work with, Outcast tires were ridiculously difficult to remove, and I'm pretty friggin strong and understand leverage. Don't know how to answer other than wheel holes cut too small and factory nut is getting power drilled on smashing rims even tighter?Why in the world are they so hard to get off? Just taking the entire wheel off the outcast was a pain?
I had to use a body reamer and made several twists to take just a miniscule amount of plastic off from both sides before they'd go on fairly easily. Light sanding or filing with a rat tail file would also have done the job. Almost used a drill bit, but couldn't find right size. May not have same issue with premount Backflips. My second set should arrive tomorrow or Monday. I'll let you know how mine fit when I get the new ones back on the Outcast.So were they difficult to get onto the Kraton? I plan on ordering these soon to put on my Kraton and want to know what I'm looking at. LOL
Awesome thanks!!I had to use a body reamer and made several twists to take just a miniscule amount of plastic off from both sides before they'd go on fairly easily. Light sanding or filing with a rat tail file would also have done the job. Almost used a drill bit, but couldn't find right size. May not have same issue with premount Backflips. My second set should arrive tomorrow or Monday. I'll let you know how mine fit when I get the new ones back on the Outcast.
That red body Kraton is so much nicer than the green. The Backflips turn it into a monster. They are a great size, tread, offset. I think Pro-Line may be in on them also. Did you notice the rim face is the same as the mustang rims Ken Block drives in a few of his videos. Tarmac R40'sDecided to yank the Outcast tires off, literally! WTF....No fun, thought I was going to rip the glue beads apart, used short blast near the hex's with the heat gun and tried the old stand on them and wiggle/yank/repeat. Had only removed one wheel prior, knew what I was up against. Last wheel was a bitch, but finally came off. Ended up using my sharp body reamer and made several turns from each side of wheel hub, kept doing this until I could tightly wiggle the Backflips onto the Kraton. Raced over to local park just before sundown and ripped it up for almost a whole 6s pack. Big, big difference. Way better bite, turning, hard breaking, and power wheelie's galore. Much better control, even nose wheelied with hard breaking. Mind you this was in mostly damp bark and some bare decomposed granite/dirt. Tires are awesome, way more fun than stocks on the Kraton beast! Wanted to post vid but just too dark. View attachment 4498
I thought they looked familiar, but my sole focus was figuring out how to get those bastard's off without breaking them, pulling my suspension components off, or ripping my own fingers apart. There was no way I was going to force them on the Kraton without shaving them to fit properly. I should have put on a gorilla suit and shot a removal video, like a ridiculous SNL skit, what a joke.... Was ready to go postal but kept her together. Heat gun helped I think, or maybe that was voo doo magic for my brain, glad another painful task is over...View attachment 4505
That red body Kraton is so much nicer than the green. The Backflips turn it into a monster. They are a great size, tread, offset. I think Pro-Line may be in on them also. Did you notice the rim face is the same as the mustang rims Ken Block drives in a few of his videos. Tarmac R40's