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Old 01-02-2009, 12:43 PM
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my proline 5t/5b wheels came today and wow did they do their homework on these...the inner beadlocs are thicker then he stock HPI ones, and they also used the ring around the drive hex like HPI did and tons of webbing on the inside for reinforcement.. here they are.





here you can see the size difference between the 5t/5b wheels



here is the drive hex/webbing/ring



here is the inner beadlocs (proline on the left-HPI on the right)





here you can see the offset (this is the STOCK HPI wheel)



now this is the new 5t wheel from proline(no tire added)



and this is what it looks like on the car(still did not mount my tires yet

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Old 01-02-2009, 01:07 PM
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damn they look good.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:40 PM
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well here is a slight problem there 2707-03 wheels (the 5t conversion wheels) do not fit on the front





the offset between the HPI wheels and the proline wheels are only 2mm diference.



but the 2706-03 wheels do fit perfectly






also the screws that come with these are BIGGER then the stock HPI screw 3mm heads



and they also stick out of the beadlocs on the fronts(outers)
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for letting us know....Now I need pro line 2706-03 for the stock baja5b tires and i also need pro line 2707-3 for the stock baja rear tires, or badland tires etc.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:43 PM
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Matt, do you have front extenders on your baja? That would help to make it fit.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:25 PM
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ORIGINAL: mradlin

Matt, do you have front extenders on your baja? That would help to make it fit.
No I do not.. according to Proline I should not need them. I already sent them an email. they said they fit their cars fine without extenders??but the proof is in the pics.. all the parts are new on the the front hub area new axles,hubs etc it is all in stock form...I sent them pics still waiting for a reply back....
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:30 PM
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LOOKS GOOD.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:28 AM
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You gotta love Proline,their stuff really does rock,those wheels look killer,I think a set of those and some of the new Hostile Mini MX V2 tyres are well in order for me,can't wait for those to hit the UK....
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:17 PM
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they do fit perfectly with my Vertigo Performance axle extenders but I had to remove my cable brakes to use them[]





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I thought they came with different offsets front and rear to widen the track on the front to the same as the 5t as they're the conversion wheels (front and rear track is then the same), what happens if you swap them around do they fit then? I want some for my rampage but 2 pairs of the front wider offset ones
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: mooman007uk

I thought they came with different offsets front and rear to widen the track on the front to the same as the 5t as they're the conversion wheels (front and rear track is then the same), what happens if you swap them around do they fit then? I want some for my rampage but 2 pairs of the front wider offset ones
No they do not fit unless you use an adapter

this is what happens if you do not use an adapter it hits the front steering arm, we've know this before with the ORIGINAL b5 rims that you cannot put them on the front, so I do not know what proline was thinking? the proline rims are 75.45mm wide and the HPI rims are 75.02mm wide.. I showed the offest difference above..

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The ProLines look great. I use ProLine Bead-Lock Commandos 23mm hex for my Savages, and they are more than just bling pieces, the heavy metal rings add moment of inertia to teh wheels to greatly help me control the attitude of my RC in mid-flight. Yes, that moment of inertia hurts acceleration, but for a basher, hard acceleration is not a factor for me

As for the ProLins for 5th scales, do you think that ProLine will make them for the squares that industry standard 5th scales use? I find it annoying that will have to slap on hex adaptors to use HPI's non-standard hexes
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they look mean , and now i want them
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