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    Post Wheels That fits in Pro-line Dirt Hawgs.

    I've seen that alot of people use the Pro-line Dirt Hawgs, so my idea is to make this thread a useful help for people that likes dirt hawgs and the same time wants a nice looking wheel (and to help my self to decide what wheels will i buy for my merv)

    Lets start with the Traxxas white dish #7171

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    HPI Mesh MT will fit proline Dirt Hawgs. They will also fit Road Rage 2, Speed Hawgs, and HPI V Groove. HPI 3051, 3053, 3061 will also fit Dirt Hawgs.

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    proline titus beadlocks

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    Traxxas 7171 are awesome. There light, cheap, and super strong. Been bashing for a year on them and can't believe they haven't broke the way I tumble frequently.

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    i use hpi mesh truck rims, they are 2.2" diamter, and 2.0" wide....... with the BUGGY width dirt hawgs that everyone uses

    i got picture proof




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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    i use hpi mesh truck rims, they are 2.2" diamter, and 2.0" wide....... with the BUGGY width dirt hawgs that everyone uses

    i got picture proof



    Are they heavy?
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    I use the same combo. Pictures posted elsewhere. They are not heavy.

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    no they are not, they also greatly increased stability of the vehicle


    they are actually pretty light

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    I'm gonna get those for sure ;D
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    Jimbo do you happen to have the part numbers of those wheel and tires so I can make sure I order the right ones?

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    Wheels HPI #2196, Tires Pro-line #1071-00

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    Thanks maus
    Do you have any suggestions for gearing on 3s? I currently have a summit stock gearing 16 pinion - unsure of spur size?
    Last edited by Sp33d fr3ak; 05-17-2011 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp33d fr3ak View Post
    Thanks maus
    Do you have any suggestions for gearing on 3s? I currently have a summit stock gearing 16 pinion - unsure of spur size?
    Sorry, I do not have gearing suggestions. I myself am currently running only 2S with 23/50 in my Merv. By friday of this week a 5700kv motor will be going in and then things will change yet again.

    I believe that the tire/wheel combo that myself and Jimbo74 use may be close in height to stock summit wheels/tires. I cannot confirm this though. You may be good with whatever gear setup you have now. I am sure someone will jump in here.

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    Thanks for quick reply. I guess if no one has any experience I'll just try with what I've got and make adjustments after if needed

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    I'm getting my wheels soon... i'll post pics on which ones I got!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranz View Post
    I like those too
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    i had traxxas geode wheels on my merv with prolines and they looked and fit great in my opinion.

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    Updated list.

    Traxxas white dish - #7171
    Hpi Mesh MT - #2196
    J concepts Rulux - #3333B
    Pro-line Titues bead-loc - # 2713-13 (black/chrome)
    # 2713-15 (black/black)
    Traxxas geode - #7275 (yellow)
    I think there is a number per colour..
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    Are there any wheels that do good in use for AND the slash AND the merv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    i use hpi mesh truck rims, they are 2.2" diamter, and 2.0" wide....... with the BUGGY width dirt hawgs that everyone uses...
    I tried this set up but did not like the way the tires fit the rims. Although it did work and it did widen the stance the rims are wider that he tires. To me it looked odd and the outer bead area of the rim took a beating.

    My preference is the Traxxas #7171 Dish rims.
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    anyone else find the dirt hawgs too thin? i like the width of the talons much more, better stability and off road look. personal preference i guess. i did know they were thinner than talons when i bought them, but just a heads up to future buyers, they are more then thin than they look

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    not sureif they fit the dirt Hawgs...but I got a set of G-Made 2.2 Crawler Beadlock rims....and I got Pro-Line Stubble-T (#8190) tires mounted on them..have yet to test them out
    Fluttershy is best pony.

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    any 1/10 Buggy 2.2 rims should fit the Dirt Hawgs. How are these badboys on pavement? Wanna find like a happy medium between pavement and gravel pits without spending money on an extra set
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash240 View Post
    any 1/10 Buggy 2.2 rims should fit the Dirt Hawgs. How are these badboys on pavement? Wanna find like a happy medium between pavement and gravel pits without spending money on an extra set
    IMO the Dirt Hawgs are poorly named, they work best on pavement IMO and only fair in dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varunaX View Post
    anyone else find the dirt hawgs too thin? i like the width of the talons much more, better stability and off road look. personal preference i guess. i did know they were thinner than talons when i bought them, but just a heads up to future buyers, they are more then thin than they look
    I dont have it infront of me, but the dirt hawgs IIRC are 2" wide. I am pretty sure that is the width of the stock tires as well. My street tires are 2.25" wide, so those will widen the stance quite a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    IMO the Dirt Hawgs are poorly named, they work best on pavement IMO and only fair in dirt.
    ^^^Agreed. I run them on pavement and low cut grass. I can get my car to drift in the grass using dirt hawgs. In dirt or loose sand there really isnt much traction either.

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    yes i too agree. the tread on them definitly not made for 'dirt' . they are good for pavement and i like the added weight, but they are not good for offroading.

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    yea I can tell jsut from the height of tread and the pattern that the "dirt Hawgs" are a pavement only tire...funny...I've use their "Road Rage" tire off road on my 1/10 e-revo...lol mind youthey were 40 series...they hooked up not bad...

    I liek the Stock wheels....I'd lie kto find a tire the same diameter and width as the talons(or close to) then jsut mount them on a set of 1.9rims or onroad rims..
    Fluttershy is best pony.

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    I just got a set of the dirt hogs mounted on proline titus beadlocks. they look evil and stretch the width a bit. if the lil guy wasnt broke down, i would try them out. haha check out Black Flag RC on Facebook to see pics. i will upload them tonight

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