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Slow_Joe 02-22-2007 02:58 PM

$100 to turn the Wheelie King 4WD
 
Not that bad..
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ephmasi/wk.jpg

K_Willis 02-22-2007 03:14 PM

jumpin' jimmini

So to build 2 axles from scratch, with knuckles, axle cases etc... you're well over $200... scary...

4link4eva 02-22-2007 03:14 PM

Well, how much more is the 4wd version going to cost straight from HPI?

Slow_Joe 02-22-2007 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by 4link4eva
Well, how much more is the 4wd version going to cost straight from HPI?

i couldn't wait that long...

Brandon 02-22-2007 03:47 PM

You could buy much cheaper bearings and the price will go way down "thumbsup"

Robb 02-22-2007 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Nluvwithxlr8ing
You could buy much cheaper bearings and the price will go way down "thumbsup"

Yep, you have $40 in just 6 bearings.:shock:

Slow_Joe 02-22-2007 04:06 PM

the hpi bearings are rubber sealed and they perform very will IMO. i spent $40 on bearings for my tlt axles and $60 on bearings for my clod axles.
you could go with cheaper bearings but why would you want to?

Chr!s 02-22-2007 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Slow_Joe
the hpi bearings are rubber sealed and they perform very will IMO. i spent $40 on bearings for my tlt axles and $60 on bearings for my clod axles.
you could go with cheaper bearings but why would you want to?


Duratrax ones are the same exact bearings.

Slow_Joe 02-22-2007 04:34 PM

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...phmasi/wk2.jpgfixed it...

Ryan62583 02-22-2007 06:32 PM

i have one of these trucks i just did 4x4 and i used traxxas bearings bec they were sealed and half the price just match the size up. and i also used a traxxas drive shaft witch i just cut down to size.. i would wait till the wheely king 4x4 hits the american market you will never pay 279 for that truck 4x4 i hope but i gess its HPI king of overpriced!

ON THE FARM 02-22-2007 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Slow_Joe
you could go with cheaper bearings but why would you want to?

IMO - With the speeds crawlers go high $$$$$$ bearings are not worth the money.
Any of the rubber or metal shield bearings will work."thumbsup"

JasonInAugusta 02-22-2007 10:21 PM

Why not get the hardened gears instead of the stockers?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTB54&P=7

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTB55&P=M

Kingofthehill 02-22-2007 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by JasonInAugusta

DAMN!, i just ordered enough parts to convert 2 and i didnt get the hardend gears... on well.. i think the diff's will be OK, im kinda worried about the trans.

JOe

JasonInAugusta 02-22-2007 11:50 PM

Dad's 10lb pig hasn't managed to hurt the trans.

Natedog 02-22-2007 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by JasonInAugusta

YES, and the rubber sealed bearings last longer when exposed to water, dirt and mud...I dislike replacing bearings if I don't have to. Kinda like rebuilding diffs all the time...buy the good parts and they last alot longer.

EDIT: Slowjoe, I couldn't have waited either! :)

dabid 02-22-2007 11:59 PM

There will not be a 4wd Wheely King released in the US. I work with kingofthehill at the same LHS and he called HPI this afternoon to see when they'd come out, we've been getting a lot of questions about them. The guy said the US will not be getting the Europe 4wd ones, but gave him the parts to convert. If you don't use HPI's bearings, the price drops quite a bit.

Kingofthehill 02-23-2007 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by dabid
If you don't use HPI's bearings, the price drops quite a bit.

Gotta love XTM :lol:

Kingofthehill 02-23-2007 12:19 AM

and David, dont know if your brother told you yet... i ordered up enough for mine and his rig to be converted...

im extending mine using the hellfire links like the one we saw and using revo driveshafts front and rear... also gonna mount the steering servo like the tlt on the front diff..

should be fun... then its time for the custom chassis "thumbsup"

JIA's Dad 02-23-2007 02:21 AM

Going to test the Scorpion King hard Saturday at the Battle Creek Showdown in Alabama. We'll see if the weight of the pig is too much for Wk parts. Had to change the wheel base from 14" to 12.5 but that was done simply by moving lower links and shock position. May be top heavy now, But who cares, going anyway. Quick change and I'll run it in 2 classes. Plan on ordering 2 sets of the new hardened parts. I still have empty front axles to use left over from this built. I'm excited."thumbsup" "thumbsup"

clarkrw3 02-23-2007 08:27 AM

Is this the same thing combined?? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...0&I=LXJYM2&P=K
It is less expensive to buy together than each by itself if it's the same thing.


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