SVS, right now I am I am only going through the SC tires. I have had Geolanders and I really did like them. For 2.2 under my trucks I have found that up here the Geolander and Gladiators work awesome, but my favorite tire is the Academy WildTrac. It is cheap on Amain, and I could believe how well it worked.
OK, I got out the other day to do some non-snow testing. I went to a dirt parking lot the was wet to damp, bordered by a grassy field, a dry gravel road and a paved road. It was cold (28-33 id say). I didn't have all the tires out but I did get to test the HPI ATTK, the Proline Bowtie, and the JConcepts Goosebumps. I did not set up timed tests this time but I did run then in a circuit consisting of all terrains in one lap. Each set got a full pack 5000mah+ run through so I could get a good feel for them. I will rate them Overall as well as in each terrain separately
HPI ATTK: Overall 8 Wet/Damp 8 Grass 8 Gravel 6 Asphalt 9
This set was the best overall of the three. I had consistent take off, turning and line holding on all surfaces except the dry gravel. The truck was very controllable, and could drive very aggressively. You could steer through the damp corners with the front tires or the throttle or both. they also stayed clean in the wet sticky stuff. They had tons of traction on the asphalt, and could get through the layer of dirt where the gravel met the asphalt. They were not the best on every surface but were the best when going from one to the next like I was.
JConcepts Goosebumps: Overall 8 Wet/Damp 8 Grass 7 Gravel 9 Asphalt 7
This tire was great... kinda. They had an incredible amount of forward bite, but that caused them to be more of a handful in the corners. They would not slide corners consistently. This tire would slide the first part of the corner in the damp/wet sandy loam parking lot well. Midway through the corner the truck would stop sliding and start pushing. If you got out of the throttle, and back in before you wanted to go straight... to bad you are going straight. They were similar in the grass. They had a ton of grip on the asphalt and would turn well, but the soft foams leaned pretty bad. A firmer foam would help here. The soft foam mad this tire shine in the gravel. This is THE MOST controllable tire I have ever run in the gravel up here. Not just SC tires, out of ALL the tires I have ever had! They were awesome. Everything I wanted them to do they did. They held a line at high speed and would turn on a dime, by pitching into a beautiful very controllable slide. If I needed to turn in faster left off and tap the brake and around it came. The rears do balloon up really bad with brushless and 2s, so some tape inside the rears may help that.
Proline Bowtie: Overall 7 Wet/Damp 6 Grass 8 Gravel 6 Asphalt 8
On the asphalt these things were hooked up. They also held their own in the grass. On the dry gravel road they were awful, But I did not expect them to be good here. Now, in the damp/wet gravel it was a toss up. They turned really well but lacked forward bite. It was also easy to over turn with them, and loop out if not careful. They also did not clean out very well. It is hard to explain but I will try. On the damp gravel the fronts were awesome, and the rears had great side bite. Once under power in the corner, or if you were sliding a corner a lower throttle levels and grab a handful of throttle you would spin out. In the same situation, if you didn't get enough throttle the side bite would over come and not really traction roll but lighten up the inside enough to make it hard to be consistent. They did well in the short layed down grass i was running and were the only tire to have the side bite to roll the truck. they were 3rd of the three because of the gravel, and the inconsistency on the damp/wet surface.
I wanted to try the Goosebumps out back with the Bowties in the front and see how that was but I got cold and went home. I hope to try some more tires tomorrow and will try to get some video of them running.
(Last edited by Highboost73 : 3.19.10 at 10:57 pm)
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