Pro-Line’s latest scale tire is a replica of one of the most popular 1:1 pieces of off-road rubber on the market today, the BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2. It’s available in both 1.9″ and 2.2″ sizes, but we had an Axial Bomber laying around the office in need of shoes so we went with 2.2″ for this review.
Does the mini version do the KR2 name proper? Read on to find out. Oh, and because every tire needs a wheel to attach it to, we are also using this as a chance to flog a set of Pro-Line Denali Bead-loc 2.2″ wheels as well.
KR2 Tire: G8 Compound, 5.65″ Height, 2″ Width
Denali Wheels: Bead lock construction, metal rings, plastic center, 32 total screws per wheel.
The Denali wheels are very stout, with a thick plastic center and metal rings. The rings come in black but, as you can see, they take paint very well and I shot them in red to match the rest of the rig. Shifting to the KR2 tires, they look great and are an excellent reproduction of their full size counterpart. When mounted together they look fantastic!
The included foams are massive and provide good support with minimal sidewall droop, even on a big truck like the Axial RR10 we used.
Thes KR2s proved to be an excellent “jack-of-all-trades” scaling tire. The big lugs grab whatever they touch and if you do a lot of running on the dirt/mud you’ll be happy to know they clean out quickly. The raised sidewalls have a nice bite when crawling, even slick & mossy creek rock.
We tried to simulate a rock racing environment by way of a large rock garden and are happy to report that are awesome in this role. As mentioned before, the foams provide adequate support without pancaking, even when slapping the rocks at speed. It lets the truck cruise over most rocks.
The Denali wheels held the bead tight as even with the big brushless system we were running there was no slippage. The molded plastic is also very tough with no signs of hex stripping.
You will want to make sure you have a drill and 1.5mm tip handy as each wheel has 32 screws a piece! If you do then the installation is pretty simple. If you don’t, well, allow yourself a break so you don’t get carpal tunnel.
If you are wanting the KR2’s for rock crawling as the main activity you’ll definitely want to trim the foams to allow for easier sidewall flex.
The Pro-Line 2.2 BF Goodrich KR2 tires and Denali wheels are quality products that get the BSRC recommendation. They are remarkably consistent across a variety of surfaces and as such are a fantastic upgrade for your 2.2″ sized trail / bash rig.