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Jul 28, 2017, 05:43 PM
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Will traxxas XO-1 tires fit on a Hobao Hyper VT?


Hi, I recently got a hyper VT and on 6s it is roasting the tires. I was wondering if the Xo-1 tires will fit? Both are 17mm hex so I don't see why not but the Xo-1 is slightly larger at "1/7" scale vs the hobao at 1/8. Thank you for any advice or help
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Jul 29, 2017, 10:42 PM
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There are lots of people who make Slashes use 17mm hex so they can run larger wheels, and I've seen lots who make the Slashes into sped demons and use some kind of on road tire...it's a belted tire. Maybe look into that?

Here are some cheap ones to give a try

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-4-PCS-17...wAAOSw4A5YrkkC

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-4-PCS-17...8AAOxy63FSu42i

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4pcs-NEW-1-8...AAAOSwB-1YnAT0

They might all be the same, but who knows with eBay
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Jul 30, 2017, 12:11 PM
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There are lots of people who make Slashes use 17mm hex so they can run larger wheels, and I've seen lots who make the Slashes into sped demons and use some kind of on road tire...it's a belted tire. Maybe look into that?

Here are some cheap ones to give a try

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-4-PCS-17...wAAOSw4A5YrkkC

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-4-PCS-17...8AAOxy63FSu42i

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4pcs-NEW-1-8...AAAOSwB-1YnAT0

They might all be the same, but who knows with eBay

Thanks man, for the price I can't go wrong, I'll give them a shot and see how long they last lol
Aug 02, 2017, 02:24 PM
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Using the xo1 tires you need to dremel the wheels to fit the regar hexes, since traxxas uses different hexes
I think they will fit, you might considder buyong either two sets of front wheels or two sets of rear wheels since they have a different width.

I use them on my HPI trophy buggy and the also fit my Arrma Senton
Aug 06, 2017, 01:57 AM
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Using the xo1 tires you need to dremel the wheels to fit the regar hexes, since traxxas uses different hexes
I think they will fit, you might considder buyong either two sets of front wheels or two sets of rear wheels since they have a different width.

I use them on my HPI trophy buggy and the also fit my Arrma Senton

Thank you for the info

Do they fit your Senton without modification?

I got the eBay tires, they're not bad for 4s use but I don't think they'll hold up to 6s, at least not long anyways lol
Aug 06, 2017, 03:32 PM
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Only hex shape in wheels needed to be dremeled:
Like this:
Ofna GTP 2E XO 1 Wheels Mod (2 min 12 sec)
Aug 06, 2017, 08:55 PM
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Only hex shape in wheels needed to be dremeled:
Like this: https://youtu.be/mkIR6jcU1VA
I see exactly what you mean there now, and I confirmed it today at the LHS. However, they suggested I skip the XO-1 wheels and get GRP brand wheel/tires. Anybody have experience with them? They're supposed to be higher quality
Aug 07, 2017, 02:37 AM
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I see exactly what you mean there now, and I confirmed it today at the LHS. However, they suggested I skip the XO-1 wheels and get GRP brand wheel/tires. Anybody have experience with them? They're supposed to be higher quality
What aspect do they mean? Less wear, higher speed or something else?
I do know that they're smaller, so with same gearing you get a lower top speed.
Also GRP tires come in different compounds, which will give you more options.

I have bought a pair of grp tires recently, but they're still in transit, so I don't know how they perform yet.
Aug 08, 2017, 05:49 PM
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Well their basis for recommending GRP over XO-1 tires is that XO-1 tires are too hard of a compound. Like you mentioned GRP offers different compounds to better suit individual driving styles.

Please post up how you like the GRP tires since I don't expect my hobao tires to last much longer LOL.
Feb 10, 2018, 06:05 PM
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I ordered GRP tires for my Hyper VTE and they do not fit. The wheels are slightly smaller and rub the steering knuckle.
Jul 26, 2019, 10:18 AM
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I'm considering buying the Hyper VTE.
What tires do fit ?


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