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Old 02-22-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default $100 to turn the Wheelie King 4WD

Not that bad..
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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jumpin' jimmini

So to build 2 axles from scratch, with knuckles, axle cases etc... you're well over $200... scary...
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Well, how much more is the 4wd version going to cost straight from HPI?
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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Well, how much more is the 4wd version going to cost straight from HPI?
i couldn't wait that long...
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #5
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You could buy much cheaper bearings and the price will go way down
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You could buy much cheaper bearings and the price will go way down
Yep, you have $40 in just 6 bearings.

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Old 02-22-2007, 04:06 PM   #7
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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?
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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.
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:34 PM   #9
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #10
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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!
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:53 PM   #11
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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.
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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

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Old 02-22-2007, 10:58 PM   #13
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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.

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Old 02-22-2007, 11:50 PM   #14
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Dad's 10lb pig hasn't managed to hurt the trans.
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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!
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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.
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If you don't use HPI's bearings, the price drops quite a bit.
Gotta love XTM
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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
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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.
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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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