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I dig the wide throw hinges, I did the same thing for mine. I have a word of caution for you though:
My door is a solid core, with a panel attached to the inside, so it has a lot of weight to it. It was perfectly set and level, with ~ 1/8" all the way around. Over time it "settled", causing it to stick. After going through several attempts to "re-square" the frame, I realized something with TMcG's help: The weight of the door is pulling the wide throw hinges out of whack. I had to add a couple more hingest (going from 3 to 5) to mitigate it "somewhat", but the real answer would've been to double or triple up the framing, as well as sister them up across to the next stud, to even out the weight.
Mine were the 8" WT hinges, so you may have different results, but I saw yours and automatically shuddered...