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JunkGTZ
05-09-2020, 12:48 PM
I built a homebuilt 2 WD chassis around the size specs of an HPI Super RS4 and have HPI rims all around. On the rears I have Traxxis Bandit On Road Slicks (part no. 3470) which are made for a 2.15" rim and the fit fine but are a little wide for the front. I cannot find any NOS tires for either the Super RS4 -slicks or Kyosho Superten which are about the same size 2.2" rim save for some treaded ones and I'm wanting slicks. I know they quit making the Super RS4 quite a while ago, but I thought there might be some other manufacturers who made the same size tires and I am finding out it's not the case. Are there any suggestions for alternatives? I might be going to straight up 1/10 rims and tires in front, but the matching RS4 rims and tires are also out of production.

JunkGTZ
06-29-2020, 09:42 PM
Here are two options I found for those who might be looking for the same thing.

This one is very close to the original HPI Super RS4 tire:
https://www.customworksrc.com/product/rear-slick-tires-std-compound/

This one fits, but is a little wider at the sidewall and is fine for the rear but might have some clearance issues on the front:
https://traxxas.com/products/parts/3470. The bead fits the rims just fine and is located at the right width so no need to replace those.

I'm glad these are still available because I was thinking I might be out of luck and might have to retire the car I built once I ran out of rubber.