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Old 06-01-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Predator super class WK

New Predator chassis (official release coming soon)
WK trans
WK Axles (JB welded)
WK shocks
Maxx DS
55T lathe
Mamba ESC
Hitec 645MG (front)

Currently set at 14.75" WB but the chassis is designed to be used anywhere from 14"-17" so I may stretch it. Rear stear and DIG are both in this trucks future. I'll let the picture say the rest...
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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What did you use for the upper link?
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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I Want One!!!

Looks amazing!
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:15 AM   #4
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All links are 3/16 brakeline with 6/32 dubro rod ends.

The chassis' are available for $55 + $5 shipping... I havent started officially advertising/selling them yet, just PM me if you want one.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:20 AM   #5
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That looks cool, I personally would make the bottom narrower.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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its just wide enough to fit the WK transmission..and I mean just. I concidered Boat siding it but for what I would have gained I didnt find it worth the trouble.
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Man... you should get a table... putting stuff together on the rocks seems like it must be a %!^@#..... I can only imagine how many screws ans stuff must be in the cracks between those rocks...
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Man... you should get a table... putting stuff together on the rocks seems like it must be a %!^@#..... I can only imagine how many screws ans stuff must be in the cracks between those rocks...

Hell, it's pretty damn hard to find rocks around here at all, gotta use them when you can














Damn it Jeff, now you've got me interested in turning that second WK into a Super again
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:28 PM   #9
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finally got it pretty well done and took it out for a cruise... Even with the tires not glued, soft rims and about 1" less tire than I plan to run on it, its impressive!!! Ill try to get some video at the comp this weekend.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:02 PM   #10
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Looks good Jeff!
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:33 AM   #11
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that is one sweet chassis do you have to do any modifications to mount the wheely king trans in there?
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:21 AM   #12
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the only mod for the Wk trans was to put on a clocked motor plate. I purchased mine online but there is a free template avail here on RCC (see sticky) or you can come up with your own design. Otherwise the chassis is a straight bolt in/on for the WK (with your own links of course).

Im actually thinking about coming up with a "bolt on" kit so that you could simply bolt your WK axles/shocks/trans in without having to make links or even panels.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:48 PM   #13
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Hell, it's pretty damn hard to find rocks around here at all, gotta use them when you can














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ditto here man central illinois is pretty dang scarce...shoot im to the point of jacking rocks from the Mackinaw River!!!
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:23 AM   #14
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It's worse in the Chicago Burbs, too many places are built up around here, damn near have to build your own!
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Come to WV, take the rocks from my yard, my mower blades will thank you.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:46 AM   #16
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Good lookin chassis, I dig the way you did the roof with the lil winsheild visor built onto it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #17
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some video I took while testing in my backyard course....

55t
WK trans
WK Axles
WK Shocks
Maxx tires/rims
2s lipo

http://www.hobbyzip.com/videos/368/p...r-testing.html
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:04 PM   #18
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Cool lil vid, looks like it performs pretty well. Makes me wanna rebuild my wk based super.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:20 AM   #19
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Looks good Jeff, what tires are you running?
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:19 AM   #20
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Here are some updated pics.

WB is sitting at 15"
tires are Zombie Maxx (I think) they came off my first crawler that I built about 4-5yrs ago and sold last year... they had just been sitting in my tire bin. The tires are a little wide and the rims have the wrong backspacing for my taste.








The production chassis has been changed slightly, the bottom is now bent in, the overall chassis width is just over 3" but the bottom is now just wide enough to fit an r2/r2d. They are available for $55 shipped to the US and they come with an undrilled skid plate.



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