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Old 06-02-2009, 08:07 AM
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hey all ive been running a crt.5 for about a year now and have tried the stock tires and proline dirt hawgs so far.im curious what tires others are runing,although i realize its a blanket question based on condtions.im wanting to run a little bigger tire on there to gain a little ground clearance as i mainly bash in backyard,bumpy,rutty tracks.thanks
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Originally Posted by hanker71 View Post
hey all ive been running a crt.5 for about a year now and have tried the stock tires and proline dirt hawgs so far.im curious what tires others are runing,although i realize its a blanket question based on condtions.im wanting to run a little bigger tire on there to gain a little ground clearance as i mainly bash in backyard,bumpy,rutty tracks.thanks
I switched over to 2.2 truck wheels/tires a long time ago. I got sick of the chassis bottoming out constantly and went for a little more ground clearance. Plus, it looks better with bigger wheels, IMO.

I've got one set of spikes on dish rims and a set of bow-ties on some Traxxas rims - I think they are for the back of a Jato.

I did add a larger gear to the center diff to compensate for the bigger tires, if you've got a higher end motor, might not be necessary.
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Here is what I ran in mine. Traxxas 2.2 rims with Bow Ties. I also ran a set of Losi Taper Pins and they hooked up just as good as the bow ties.



Damm, I miss that little guy
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do those jato wheels mount on the 12mm hex?
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Mugen MST1 rims with bowties. This combo hits the pipe with original short chassis but has no problem if you have the newer lengthened chassis. Handles PRIMO. Laps as fast or faster than 1/8 buggys in sportsman class even at large tracks.
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Originally Posted by heeltoedrver View Post
do those jato wheels mount on the 12mm hex?
Yep. They mount right up.

My only issue was that the pipe nearly hits the rear wheel. I just took a little rear to out and that fixed the problem.
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Here is what I ran in mine. Traxxas 2.2 rims with Bow Ties. I also ran a set of Losi Taper Pins and they hooked up just as good as the bow ties.



Damm, I miss that little guy
Nice looking ride. I take it you no longer have it?

What SH engine is that in the photos? I've got a hyper .12 in my .5 and it's WAY better than the POS Jammin/Force engine that came in the RTR kit, but one of these days I'm probably going to look for a motor with a little more juice to it. How was the SH?
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Mine came with a purple head picco,it hauls.
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Nice looking ride. I take it you no longer have it?

What SH engine is that in the photos? I've got a hyper .12 in my .5 and it's WAY better than the POS Jammin/Force engine that came in the RTR kit, but one of these days I'm probably going to look for a motor with a little more juice to it. How was the SH?
Well at one point I had 14 RCs and some had to go. I parted it out and sold off the roller.

It's an SH .18 and it hauled better than the Jammin .12 it replaced. It took it a bit to loosen up but when it did I ripped pretty good for such an inexpensive engine.
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