The Vanquish Products Hurtz Dig V2 Dig Unit is an updated version of the revered Hurtz Dig, and is an incredible accessory for anyone looking to improve performance. The Hurtz V2 is a 3 position dig that will allow you to lock up the rear axle for increased turning radius, or freewheel the rear axle for improved climbing performance. Both are incredibly useful functions when scaling in technical terrain. This is a must have for competition rigs!
The V2 features a bearing supported rear output, with an output that has been cross drilled to work with through pin style driveshafts, making the V2 more efficient and more capable than the original. Plus, all the drive components are now machined from chromoly steel for incredible durability!
NOTE: This dig unit is not compatible with the Axial LCX 3 gear transmission, or any model equipped with the stock silver 3 gear transmission housing (AXI31531).
Updated dig unit was designed to increase the capability of your vehicle while maintaining maximum strength
Compatible with Axial SCX10, SCX10-II RTR and AX10. May also be used in Wraith by changing the transmission case
Rear output is bearing supported for better driveline efficiency and cross drilled to work with thru pin style driveshafts
Rear output does not slide in and out, so driveshaft length is easier to manage
Servo mount is attached to dig case for simple installation
All drive parts are made from high quality chromoly steel
Total shifter travel needed to shift to all three positions is 0.73 inches, a 24mm servo horn is recommended
Servo mount can use most standard size servos*
The lever design of the shifter means that you do not need an expensive servo to reliably operate this unit**
V2 design works with stock Axial 3-gear transmission cases as well as any Vanquish Products SCX10 transmission housing***
* Servo case designs and offsets vary by manufacturer, Futaba, Hitec and Tactic servos have been tested to fit but not every model can be verified
** A radio with an open auxiliary channel and programmable end points is needed to ensure that the dig unit works properly and that your servo will not overheat
*** The Hurtz dig will mount onto any Axial 3 gear transmission case that uses a bolt on metal motor plate.
If you use this, you will need to shorten your drive shafts. it's easy to cut the plastic ones. But my guess is you don't have plastic shafts as you are buying this nice high end piece of hardware. So if you are using something like MIP - you will have to buy a new part that will fit. The trick is to figure out what size after this is installed.
Now - my next assumption is that if you are buying a part like this - you have more than one vehicle like this - most likely a wraith and something else similar. if that is the case - then buy another set of fitting MIPs (for example). Then you could use one on the current set up and one on the next. Or you need to figure out an adjustment of some sort that works.
It would be nice to have a heads up on this so I am writing the review.