Outcast Sweep Terrain Crusher tire issues?

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Hey everyone, has anyone had issues with Sweep tires, I just received my Terrain Crushers yesterday evening and they're starting to wear on the outer tread?

This was with a mix of off-road (dirt, grass) and some street).

This is after 4 runs? The stock tires still look new lol.
 

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That is odd.
I have no experience with any of the Crushers, but they are a medium compound from what I gather.
What's even more odd is the fact you are getting wear on the outer edge.
The Outcast in its default arrangement has a fair amount of negative camber on the front tires, and a slight amount of negative camber at the back.
As such, it would stand to reason that any wear (premature or otherwise) - would gravitate towards the inner edge.
When your truck is at rest, and you look at head on, are the tops of the wheels focused inwards?
In a zero camber situation under hard cornering and on a hard (asphalt) surface, you might get some wear...but even at that - 4 runs on new rubber should not have that significant of an impact.
 

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I get that same wear....but I've run mine in Nero and not Outcast. I thought it was from power slides and the weight, also maybe from a little bit of off road.
 

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I was thinking about buying the Crushers...but in light of this, I may pass.
Given the cost of four new boots...I would expect reasonable lifespan...which seemingly these do not have!!
 

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Yeah I am actually disappointed in these tires. I should have ordered Duratrax tires instead or Prolines.
 

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I don't use them as everyday tires, only speed applications. Blew apart a brand new Minokawa last week when I should have neen using Sweeps....but a luxury item.

Use when ballooning is an issue
 

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I was thinking about buying the Crushers...but in light of this, I may pass.
Given the cost of four new boots...I would expect reasonable lifespan...which seemingly these do not have!!

I have a set of these tires and I regret buying them. I have run them once and it was in the grass and about 5 mins on the street and they look the same as lenix tires. They look great but for the price I would expect more durability. Save your money unless you want to use them for a shelf queen....lol
 

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Good to know all of this...saves me my hard earned cash.
I will definitely be looking at Duratrax or Proline...they were on my radar to begin with, but I liked the look of the Crushers and the fact they were belted.
 

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Ive used the Duratrax tires before, they do balloon....but they are very durable and last a long time with no abnormal wear like these Sweep tires.

I rather have ballooning then have abnormal tire wear especially at the price point they are sold at.
 

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Just running the SRCs. Cleaning up and noticed tear on inside wall. They haven't had that much use. This is how I mainly use them now...BTW Minokawa blowout caused wteck @55mph.

Will contact SRC tomorrow. Interesting to see if they do anything.

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I contacted Sweep 2 days ago about the abnormal wear. Was told to send them pics, still haven't heard back from them.

Wont be buying tires from them anymore.
 

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Is Sweep a new company to the RC scene?
I'm pretty blown away by what I'm seeing/reading...I will never buy this brand!!!
 

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I bought a set of the terrain trenches. Bad investment!! Poor traction, and they put a beating on the suspension. Arrma backflips are the best tires I have tried. I put them on all my trucks.
 
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