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Old 06-29-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default HPI converts a WK to a crawler

Cool that HPI is showing folks how to do this.

Here's what John has been up to.

HPI's article with large images

Same write-up on RCC, but without large images

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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Thats a good write up. That should help alot of people
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Very nice video also , it shows a capable wk crawler with the battery in the rear still
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Thats awesome that they are willing to modify the rig and show people how to as well!
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Thanks everyone, we had fun doing it up. There are two more parts to come, each moving progressively toward a competition class crawler.

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hmm interesting parts list

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Thanks. there is more to come,next is stage 2. this truck is all stock besides the suspension upgrades that we have shown.
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That was a great write up, that will be an awesome link to refer people too! Should definetly be in a sticky or a sticky itself for new comers to read.

Great job guys.

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Are you guys going to do an aftermarket chassis for stage 2 or 3? Which one if you are (just curious)?
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Nice
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thats cool... I wonder when they are going to come out with stage 2?
Edit did they leave it 50/50 or did they make it 60/40?
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man i wish i had seen this when i first got my WK..!! but i went the other route and did alot just by trial and error... very cool write up WITH PICS..!!
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60/40 and stage two is in the works now!!
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The shot of John standing outside the LHS is hilarious.

Been there myself. Both at opening and on the drive there near closing.
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Very cool build. The part numbers and budget are very helpful.

The truck seemed to lift the front left tire ALOT. Is this because of the weight distribution or is this due to soft suspension and torque? Is it managable?

Can't wait to see stage two!!
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Very cool build. The part numbers and budget are very helpful.

The truck seemed to lift the front left tire ALOT. Is this because of the weight distribution or is this due to soft suspension and torque? Is it managable?

Can't wait to see stage two!!
i noticed that front wheel lifting up too. but then i realized that if you probably did something to the right rear shock it would help it out. and then another thought was with putting a servo mount on the axle which would put some weight on it.

Just my .02 cents
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Remember this is a stock W/K so there is plenty of room to set up the shocks. adding a spacer on the right rear of the truck will keep it from lifting as easy. i didnt mess with any of the suspension, I just went out and Crawled. the next part will get it more dialed. Stay Tuned
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:09 PM   #17
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Nice job guys!

Except for the Bluetooth phone ear piece thing.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:22 PM   #18
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Wow, great write up! Good to see HPI going the extra yards lately!!
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:27 PM   #19
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I am new to crawlers but not to rc, so I have a lot to learn. I think this site is the most informative I have seen. I got my WK about a week ago and it is a blast. Soon I will start converting it to a crawler and this is just what I need. Thanks
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Great job on the video guys this is going to sell a lot of wheely kings
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