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Old 04-18-2014, 04:23 PM
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Lightbulb Pro-line Pro-2 Thread (CHECK 1st PAGE FOR FAQs & INFO)

The purpose of this thread is to encapsulate all the tips, tricks, and helpful information on one page and provide support to those who are running the pro2 platform.

I just joined the Pro-Line Pro-2 SC Team and was searching for some information on the Pro-2 and noticed there was no official thread like some of the other kits.

Make sure you keep checking the first page as it will be updated with new information when it's available.

Pro-Line Pro-2 SC Kit:

http://prolineracing.com/pro-2


Details taken directly from the Pro-Line webpage:
Key Features:
Performance LCG Chassis: The 3mm thick Hard Anodized 7075-T6 Aluminum Chassis extends the full length of the Truck for maximum durability and keeps everything in-line and extremely low for optimum performance.
Performance Transmission: The Performance Transmission has been a popular upgrade for many other vehicles and has now found a permanent home in the PRO-2. The Oil-filled, tunable Differential coupled with the Steel Top Shaft, Idler Gear and Internal Diff Gears define what the PRO-2 SC is all about: Durable. Proven. Performance.
PowerStroke Shocks: PowerStroke Shocks utilize dual-rate spring technology just like the big boys. The bodies are threaded for precision ride height adjustment and are finished with a high performance coating for great performance and appearance. This is one of the #1 most popular performance upgrades that Pro-Line has ever produced and they come as standard equipment with the PRO-2 SC.
ProTrac Suspension (Made in the USA): A Performance revolution started in the RC industry when Pro-Line introduced the Original ProTrac Suspension upgrade kit. The long arm suspension design improves suspension smoothness for unmatched rough track handling while using negative offset wheels to reduce scrub radius and for precision cornering.
Blockade SC Tires / F-11 Wheel: Pro-Line knows tires and included the Best of the Best with the PRO-2 SC. The National Championship Winning Blockade tread combined with the super traction of Pro-Line's Soft M3 compound provides performance on any terrain. Made in the USA.
Flo-Tec Clear Body (Made in the USA): The Pro-Line Flo-Tec PRO3355-00 body has also been included to deliver pure performance.

Specs:
Length: 22.0" 559mm
Width: 11.6" 295mm
Wheelbase 13.9" 335mm
Weight: 3.64lbs. 965kg.

+ YouTube Video
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Stock Pics:







Set-Up Sheets:
Base Setup Sheet
Indoor Setup Sheet
Outdoor Setup Sheet
Blank Setup Sheet


Jim Hustin;
Nick Blaise:
Pro-Line Optional Upgrade Parts:
Pro-Line PowerStroke Front Spring Kit (Product ID : 6063-03)


Pro-Line PowerStroke Rear Spring Kit (Product ID : 6063-04)


PowerStroke Shocks Rebuild Kit (Product ID : 6063-02)


Pre-Assembled Pro-Spec Shocks (Front) (Product ID : 6308-30)


Pre-Assembled Pro-Spec Shocks (Rear) (Product ID : 6308-31)


Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower Brace (Product ID : 6109-00)


Carbon Fiber Rear Shock Tower Brace (Product ID : 6109-01)


Carbon Fiber Transponder Mount (Product ID : 6109-02)


MIP Super Ball Diff Kit (Product ID : 6092-17) (MIP Part#13375)


Indoor (-8mm) Chassis (Product ID: TBD)
8mm shorter wheelbase for improved agility and turning
3mm thick hard anodized 7075-T6 aluminum
Improved weight distribution for indoor conditions
Direct fit on PRO-2
Ideal for tight indoor conditions
Optional Anti-Squat Blocks (Product ID : 6092-12)


82T Spur Gear (Product ID : 6092-15)


78T Spur Gear (Product ID : 6092-13)


PRO-2 Aluminum Steering Rack (Product ID : 6067-01)


Pro-Line Carbon Fiber Battery Brace (-8mm) (Product ID : 6093-07)


Aftermarket Upgrade Parts:
Speedy's Racing Parts Slipper Eliminator - allows for Kimbrough spur gears


M2C racing Power Stroke Piston


Hot Racing Sway Bar kit (TE311SLC)


Wheels & Accessories:
Wheel size: 2.2"-3.0" zero offset 12mm hex hub
Other trucks with similar wheel sizes:
[F/R] Associated SC10 with Front Inboard Hub (#6068-00) and Rear Adapters (#6064-05)
[F/R] Associated SC10 4x4
[F/R] Losi XXX-SCT with Front Inboard Hub kit #6069-00
[F/R] Losi TEN-SCTE 4WD with trimming on webbing for front
[F/R] Losi 22SCT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Is the Pro-2 just a glorified Slash?
No, there are no parts of the Pro-2 that are made by Traxxas. While it's true that many of the upgrade parts can be used on a Slash that does not make the Pro-2 a Slash.

What are the spring rates for the Pro-Spec springs


What gearing should I use?
Gearing is going to vary from setup to setup based on the manufacturer of the ESC and motor. Track conditions and air temp are going to contribute to this decision as well. To help find a good base gearing you can use any number of online gearing calculators. The internal transmission ratio for the Pro-Line Performance Transmission is 2.72.

Can we use different brand spur gears?
Yes you can fit other gears on the Pro-Line Performance Transmission, you just have to ream out the hole on the gear a few thousands of an inch to fit on the top shaft.

Why is my Pro2 eating slipper pads when I race on a high traction carpet track
Heavy truck, high bite surface, limited surface area for heat dissipation.
Use an AE spur gear and AE's high torque slipper pads. You will need to slowly ream out the spur gear's top shaft hole as the PL is larger than the AE's.
This will drastically improve your slipper performance in high bite conditions and also increase your slipper life. - Mac Mitchell

Build Tips, Tricks, and Fixes:

RC Soup Build Article - There are a bunch of great tips in this article.

Steering is stiff - I found out during my build that out of the box the steering is a bit stiff. They make the plastics thick to ensure maximum life and durability. Typically the stiffness will ease up over time after you break the truck in. If you'd like to skip this break in process you can lightly sand any plastic/plastic contact points to remove some of this material. You'll want to do multiple steps to make the left over surface nice and smooth. If the parts don't move freely on the suspension pin or king pin you can use a drill bit the same size as the pin and slowly move it in and out of the hole by hand with a twisting movement to give the pin some space to move. Be careful not to remove too much material as this would cause "slop" in your suspension.
Another tip is to rub in some dry graphite on the surfaces and inside where any suspension pins will go to ensure super smooth movement.

CompetitionX RC Tuning Guide - Really handy guide that explains what tuning each item does to the performance of the RC.
http://www.competitionx.com/rc-racing/rc-tuning-guide/

Pro-2 Mid Motor Conversion:
http://www.prolineracing.com/blog/20...or-conversion/

Videos:

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For more great videos make sure you subscribe to the Pro-Line YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/prolinevideo

Manual & Exploded Views:
Instruction Manual (17.6MB)
Exploded View Chassis Assembly
Exploded View Transmission Assembly
Exploded View Front End Assembly
Exploded View Rear End Assembly
Exploded View Shock Assembly
PowerStroke Spring Rate Chart
Pro Spec Build Guide

Also check out the facebook group for tips/advice/support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/516611101800641/

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I think this is what you were looking for:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...2-sct-kit.html
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Nice, I made it to the 1st post. LOL. Subscribed.

I have been running the truck for awhile now. Super durable, and super fast.
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With the return of the open wheel craze, this is an option that I hope will take off.
http://prolineracing.com/performance...onversion-kit/
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Can I get some opinions on the Power stroke shocks vs the new Pro spec shocks?

Also could someone measure the power stroke springs and tell me the I. D.?
Thanks
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Originally Posted by johnqpublic View Post
Can I get some opinions on the Power stroke shocks vs the new Pro spec shocks?

Also could someone measure the power stroke springs and tell me the I. D.?
Thanks
The PowerStroke shocks were made as a universal upgrade for many different vehicles. The ProSpec shocks where designed for this truck (but can be used for other different vehicles of similar shock size). They are a perfect fit and are super smooth. After bolting them up to my Pro2, it felt like a new truck. The spring ID is 16mm.
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Thanks Jim. Is that id the same for the pro spec springs too?
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Originally Posted by johnqpublic View Post
Thanks Jim. Is that id the same for the pro spec springs too?
Sorry. That is the ProSpec spring ID. They are larger than the PowerStroke. I will measure the PowerStroke when I get home.
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Yeah the truck is super fun to drive!!! Very Very Durable!!! Great for Mod... Did some modifing of mine and running it in stock 17.5 (Blinky). A little heavier than the rest, but still fast.
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that buggy conversion looks good. I believe they have a class out here for that limited to 10.5s and 30C or so batteries, 5000mah.

I hope proline will revisit the Pro-2 by including the pro shocks.
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that buggy conversion looks good. I believe they have a class out here for that limited to 10.5s and 30C or so batteries, 5000mah.

I hope proline will revisit the Pro-2 by including the pro shocks.
I put a bug in there ear to make a Pro Pro2 with the ProSpec shocks, ball diff and shock tower stiffeners. Guess we will see.
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Well I took the plunge. found a deal on a Pro2 that was too good to pass up and I like to try things a bit different than the norm.

So, looking forward to getting this in and see how it does.

Few questions I am thinking of right now:

- anyone make upgraded towers with more shock positions?
- What other brand shocks will work on the vehicle, like Associated's Big Bore Shocks?
- what other brand shock springs work on the pro-spec shocks?
- What upgrades for durability are recommended, like RPM spindles?
- if I wanted to mount up say associated spur gears and slipper pads, how hard is that to do? looks like its just use the spur and slipper pads but not sure.

thanks for all the info.

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Well since this one says "official" Pro-2 thread...
Why is there still another thread still unlocked and being posted on?
Just curious....
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Originally Posted by Jim Hustins View Post
I put a bug in there ear to make a Pro Pro2 with the ProSpec shocks, ball diff and shock tower stiffeners. Guess we will see.
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I hope P-L listens to your suggestions because this truck has a lot of potential. I wish it came with supersoft 2.0 holshots instead of soft blockades..
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I hope P-L listens to your suggestions because this truck has a lot of potential. I wish it came with supersoft 2.0 holshots instead of soft blockades..
Truth is the blockades work well in about 90% of the tracks out there.
Most trucks don't even offer tires with kit. I also picked up a set of holeshots and ions to cover the track conditions that I'll be encountering.

Originally Posted by Jim Hustins View Post
I put a bug in there ear to make a Pro Pro2 with the ProSpec shocks, ball diff and shock tower stiffeners. Guess we will see.
I think if enough of us drivers submit these suggestions we may see these things in the next version.
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