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Old 03-02-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default Should I buy a wheely king?

I want a smaller scale monster truck with a solid axle. At first I was thinking of converting my ascender but it's not working out. So now I'm looking at the wheely king. Has anyone ever bulletproofed their wheely king? I'm interested in upgrading the speed, not for driving speed, but for more takeoff power, you know, kind of like how rear monster trucks go 0-60 in less than 3 seconds, I want something similar. I always want to be able to do some insane donuts, like real monster trucks. And finally, I think I might want 4 wheel steering. I probably will go with the cheap/less technical route to accomplish that and just get a reversing y-harness or something.

So, what are yall's recommendations?
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should I buy a wheely king?

Related comment is that I have a Wheely King and am wondering if I should sell it or get it going again. Are these still a desired vehicle to have around?

Posting in JMW_MAN's thread because answers to his question would also help me decide what I want to do.

As for a response:
This was the first "real"ish RC car I ever had. Wife's work gave them out as Christmas gifts years ago. I thought it was a blast and broke it out now and then for fun. Then I just lost interest until I learned about the Crawler side of RC. For what it is, it was fun. I just don't know how it compared to all the new monster trucks that have been released lately by Traxxas, Axial and others.
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Should I buy a wheely king?

I also got my wheelie king as one of my first hobby grade vehicles and, since then, many vehicles have come and gone, but there is something about that WK that makes me never want to get rid of it

It's a blast to drive and is quite versatile, with several directions to go with for upgrades and such

As a matter of fact, I'm currently working on my latest build right now and it's been as much fun as all of the builds before it

I love mine and so do my two boys and I doubt I'll ever get rid of it

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Old 06-08-2017, 05:17 AM   #4
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Default Should I buy a wheely king?

The wheely king was my first hobby grade rc and I love it. I still have my original axles and chassis that have been in at least 4 other rigs I have built. As far as being a bulletproof monster I believe it is possible. Most people for monster truck racing stretch the wheelbase to make it more durable. The rig and pinion can accept axial gears as well as savage diff gears. The trans can be replace with rc4wd steel gears or if your crafty you can make your own with some mod3 pinions. Check out rcmt.net they are big fans of the wheely king over there!

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Old 06-08-2017, 02:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Should I buy a wheely king?

I've long wanted one, but I don't know why I never pull the trigger.

Now I want one to build this chassis.

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Old 06-14-2017, 08:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: Should I buy a wheely king?

I got a wheely king very cheap
Converted it with a HPI crawler conversion, slapped a Savage body, some better 2.2 tires and a 20kg servo on it.
First runs were pretty good, but the steering was crap, switched everything over to GPM aluminium parts and had a lot of fun on the trails with it since then.
Only thing I would like is more steering, still looking into how to get that
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