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Old 12-11-2006, 08:58 PM   #81
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read the rest of the thread, it is able to be converted, but it does not seem they have a package deal YET.

I would bet my lunch money that they release one soon after.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:42 PM   #82
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Yeah, be patient, the truck isn't even available yet. Unless you're special, haha.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:14 AM   #83
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might have to get me one!!!!!
can't wait to see a vid of it trying to crawl!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:04 PM   #84
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I'm wondering what it will take to get it geared for crawling. GD600? Lathe? I'm sure brushless would rock but it's out of my budget.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:15 AM   #85
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I'm not sure if I'm right, but using the exploded diagram JIA posted along with HPI's parts list, I come up with $105.50 for the parts required to make it 4WD. Seems like it'd be better to either buy 2 kits (only an additional $85 over buying all the parts seperate). Plus, you'd have a lot of spare parts (extra battery,charger,radio gear etc.!) Or wait for them to offer a 4WD version. Also, you don't know when a lot of these spare parts will become available. This is obviously only if your looking to keep it a MT and making it 4WD. For crawlers, you'd want to buy just the parts you need.

Can't imagine what it would cost if you wanted to buy all the parts for 2 complete axles? Most of these parts are fairly inexpensive too. Don't know if they'll drop that much at Tower?

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #86
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That price is using HPI bearrings right? That's how I came up with around $80, but looking up cheaper bearrings from tower. Then I found that I have a few from my TLT leftovers box so it would drop it a little more. I'm still hoping they'd bundle the 4wd parts in say a $50 kit or something.

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:41 AM   #87
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Yea, Jamus, that's using everything off HPI's site. I agree, you could get the bearings cheaper (which was about $43 of the cost). I also hope that HPI comes up with a conversion kit for 4WD. Or quickly offers a 4WD RTR kit. But, how many of us can wait for that?!!
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:05 AM   #88
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Here's a Pic of just the rear axle breakdown.
You can right down a parts list from this then
mark off what you already get from the front axle
to figure out what you need to buy for 4wd. I
included the diff. in the upper right hand corner.
Some parts in this picture wont be used like the brace
in the lower left corner of the pic.
Click the image to open in full size.

Maybe someone will get ambishious and write up a
parts list for both axles and a list of what's needed for 4wd.

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Old 12-20-2006, 08:24 AM   #89
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BrockGrimes
Maybe someone will get ambishious and write up a
parts list for both axles and a list of what's needed for 4wd.
Did you look at page 3 of this thread yet? I DID exactly that.
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seems beefier all around than a TLT axle case ( knuckles, C's etc) does this seem to be true?
also looks like FRP as apposed to just ABS. true?
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Yes, beefier than TLT axles. That's why I'm putting them under Ver 2.5 of Ralph.

And yes, this is a composite instead of ABS.
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:16 PM   #92
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HPI looks great, thanks JIA!
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:46 PM   #93
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Tower has a few left in stock as of this morning. They got their first shipment in yesterday. I ordered one before they run out. Now, I just have to wait on them to get the spare axle shafts, driveshaft, and pinion shaft in stock so I can go 4x4. I have all the other stuff, which is shared with the MT2. I have a feeling this truck's axles will be the next big thing in RC crawling under the right chassis.
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I have a feeling this truck's axles will be the next big thing in RC crawling under the right chassis.
They're beefier than TLT axles.

I'm anxious to get Ralph wrapped up so I can take him wheelin'.
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Well Christmas has come and gone so I ordered one WK from Tower (back ordered :-( ). I also ordered some Moabs. I will be turning mine into front wheel drive to see what it does on some ice and stuff then convert it to 4x4 when possible... no wheelies for me, thanks!
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hi all, seem like alot of you interesting for this truck, you can get them at ultimatehobbies.com ( search for hpi wheelly king ) instock now for $159 free shipping for online order. good luck.
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:38 PM   #97
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$30.00 cheaper than tower plus free shipping
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It's funny you mentioned that cuz I cancelled my back order from Tower last night and ordered from UH where they are not on backorder. My discount from Tower put it at $169 w/free shipping. The Moabs were still cheaper at Tower though.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:04 AM   #99
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I got my Wheely King Sunday, converted it to 4wd on Monday. It's a lot more fun as 4wd!!!

These are NMT and WK parts:
HPI A431 Diff case for NMT
HPI A850 bevel gear set NMT
HPI A855 Ring/pinion NMT
HPI B030 10x15x4 bearing (Or Avids)
HPI B022 11x5x4 bearing (Or Avids)

These are non-WK parts I had to use:
HPI A553 NMT center rear dogbone (Perfect length!)
HPI 72107 NMT drive cup, center (hole must be bored larger)
HPI A558 NMT drive cup, diff outdrives
HPI A559 NMT drive cup, diff input

The NMT has outdrives (drive cups) on the diff, the WK does not, but the drive cups are needed for my method, and will easily fit inside the axle.

I used a piece of 1/4" steel rod to make dogbones to drive the wheels. One end slips into the drive cup on the diff, one end slips into the drive cup at the wheel. This must be used at the BACK of the truck, with no rear steering. Therefore move the rear axle to the front and vice versa before starting. I cross drilled the ends of the 3/8" rod and pushed pins into the holes to make it look like a dog bone.

The drive cup I used (72107) didn't fit on the WK tranny, I had to enlarge the hole. Using a drill bit was a waste of time, and a waste of about 4 drill bits! A dremel with a tiny stone and a lot of patience and I got it to fit on the WK tranny.

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Old 01-02-2007, 06:52 PM   #100
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I decided to bug HPI about a 4WD conversion kit and they said "just for fun" they came up with this list of things needed for the conversion. I know it has probably all been posted, but here it is from HPI, nice and clean:

Part Number__________________Description_______________ _Quantity

6819__________________O-Ring P-3 (5pcs)________________1

85258_________________Universal Drive Set________________1

86094____________Screw Shaft M4x2x12mm (6pcs)__________1

86810_____________Gear Shaft 5x6x29mm (1pcs)____________1

86813_____________Drive Shaft 6x82mm (2pcs)_____________1

A431___________________Diff Case Set____________________1

A850_________DIFF BEVEL GEAR P1x13T / P1x10T Set________1

A855_________DIFF BEVEL GEAR P1x38T / P1x13T Set________1

B022____________Ball Bearing 5x11x4mm (2pcs)_____________2

B030___________Ball Bearing 10x15x4mm (2pcs)_____________1

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