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Old 07-11-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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So I picked myself up one of these HPI Crawler King rigs from Tower Hobbies for an incredible deal of $114.97 to my door.

So today I thought I'd really give the rig a run through. After about 40 min of running it around my back yard, front yard and in the field by my house I decided some more tweak-age was in order.
I already changed the oil in the shocks to a heavier weight and that made a huge difference.
The steering servo like in all HPI cars stink IMHO. This one is no exception. In went the high torque steering servo I had laying around. That helped quite a bit but all the stock linkage still has too much flex. I do believe some stiffer linkage is in order.
Next up was to drill some more vent holes in the back of the wheels themselves to allow the tires to flatten around the rocks better. That helped a ton. My god it was like I went from slicks to extra sticky tires.


So now I felt some more challenging terrain was in order to really test it out.
Behold......my local Rock Crawler Haven!!




After over an hour on the same pack I determined that this baby kicks arse. What fun!! It handled everything I threw at it, well almost everything. ;D Still though, it is amazingly stable for such a lifted crawler.
Coming from a novice crawler and with a few tweaks, I give this truck 4-1/2 stars out of 5!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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That place looks like a good time.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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sweet, good looking crawler. I'm not familiar with that specific one but i'm glad you're getting it dialed in.

where is that crawl spot, I'm in Westminster all the time and have never noticed that. Looks like it would be a blast for sidehill and verticle climbs.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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The first picture of the park shows the Westminster Rec Center on top of the hill so this place is north of the rec center but about 2 blocks south of 112th. The thrid picture shows a tree in the center of the photo that covers up the small bridge of Sheridan just south of 112th.

Hope that gives you an idea where this place is.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
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thanx for the info on the location....i was thinking the same thing as james
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #6
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awesome, i'm gonna have to go check it out. looks like a great place for a fun gtg day if we ever have a comp free weekend lol
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:58 PM   #7
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I went and scoped that place out a while back, they were still building it though so I didn't go out on the rocks.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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hey i live right next to that place so if you want to get together hit me up iam always ready to crawl. that place is on the south west corner of 112 and sheridan.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:14 PM   #9
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Yup, it's sort of a hidden secret....well...not anymore, haha.
It's quite challenging. I went again yesterday evening. It's quite a good time.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #10
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Finally had the chance to check this place out. It was way better then I expected. I give it
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:14 PM   #11
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Finally had the chance to check this place out. It was way better then I expected. I give it
How deep is the water?
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:07 AM   #12
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For some strange reason, I just got a visual of Jason's honcho cliff dving into that water at a high rate of speed!!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:33 PM   #13
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Damn is there enough space to have a scale comp looks awesome ill be checking it out maybe tomorrow
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #14
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