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Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:54 pm

Well, technically it is my sons! We've had this one for over a year now, just realised I never posted a thread on it. I really wanted one with a replica body and after searching I found a 27mhz Bounty Hunter. I was suprised at how tippy it was. I knew that it would be too difficult (not to mention frustrating) for my 5 year old, so of course the mods began!

- Swapped in a 2.4 radio set
- Extended wheelbase via the Crawler King High Link Bracket set #HPI85632
- Extended drive shafts Traxxas #4951x
- Widened Wild Dagger wheels
- Replaced esc with a cheap Hobbyking brushed lipo compatible esc with drag brake

The width has extended from 300mm to 340mm and the wheel base 240mm to 280mm. I have only run it on concrete, but I could hold the throttle all the way in and turn full lock without rolling. Pretty happy with these mods!

The Wild Dagger wheel idea works really well. I had them laying around anyway. These wheels on their own will add 20mm wider stance due to their offset. I added another 18mm to them.

I'm thinking of buying another one and modifying it. I think they are an awesome RC MT for kids.
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Re: SG's Wheely King

Post by SFC K » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:23 pm

That mod really improves the stance of that truck! Looks like it will be really stable now. 8)
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Re: SG's Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Yeh, it's really good for the kids. Stock, it would roll when cornering hard and when braking sometimes it would flip. Now it can corner at top speed. The longer wheelbase, wider stance and the drag brake make it perfect for the kids to use.

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Re: SG's Wheely King

Post by JKRacing37 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Those widen rims make the tires look amazing!! Great mod!

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Re: SG's Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:25 pm

Thanks! I was pretty lucky.... I took the wheels to the local hardware shop and found a PVC 40mm plumbing coupling that fitted inside the wheel perfectly.

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Re: SG's Wheely King

Post by Scott M » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:05 am

Looks great, good job on the mods!!

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:12 am

I bought another couple of Kings! This one turned up today and I have another on the way. I have the parts ready to modify this one, and the other one will most likely stay stock.

Couple of crappy phone pics with the original King;
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Skinner » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 am

Nice mods to it, should handle much better!! Now I see your turn to the new rig :)
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:31 am

Yeh, it handles really well now! Both kids love the truck, so that's why I got another couple, so we can all have one each!

I had plans for the Scarlet Bandit WK, I have all of the parts ready to fit..... and then my daughter saw it and wanted it! I will widen and lower it a little to make it more stable and leave it as is I think. One of the plastic top links has a bend in it. I was looking at some GP 4 links that I have and they look to be very close to fitting. Just need a top link mount.

The third King hasn't turned up yet, so I will see what I can do with that one!

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:13 am

The third King turned up. This one is a WK with the CK conversion. It has some goodies on it like a Turnigy hi tprque servo, STRC steering links and lockout. It also came with the stock WK tyres. I've been having a lot of fun crawling around the rocks in the backyard with this one. After driving it I have decided to slow the other Kings down a little so the kids can control them a little better. I have ordered a couple of 60T 32P spur gears and a couple of RC4wd 65T motors. It will be good to have all three up and running, just waiting on some parts.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:49 am

It rained here all day today, so I got to spend some time in the shed... Got to working on one of the Kings...... you may be able to guess where I am heading with this....

I wanted to extend the wheelbase a little without having to change drive shafts. I ended up with the wheelbase now around 250mm, up from around 240mm. As luck would have it I was able to do this using spares that I already had. I used stock Ground Pounder bottom links with Dubro heavy duty ends.

I removed the tyres off the stock WK tyres to put on these Blackfoot Xtreme wheels (I've given it away now!). The wheels were a little hard to find. The only place I could find them was from an Ebay seller in the UK. This is the second time I have removed WK tyres from the wheels. The first time I had a little trouble, after following some instructions I found on the web. This time was much easier - cooked in the oven for 15 minutes at 120 degrees C. They just peeled right off.

These wheels are a good upgrade for the WK as they add 15mm to the width, from 300mm to 315mm - essentially built in wideners.

The other major mod was shortening the stock shocks. Stock shocks are 117mm centre to centre. I wanted to lower the truck around 15mm to improve stability. I was going to install some 100mm Maxx shocks that I have, but I much preferred the all black WK shocks instead of the grey Maxx shocks. I have quite a few old stock Clod shocks, so I removed the rubber stoppers off the shafts of these. I then installed them on the shaft of the WK shocks, inside the shock body.

I still have a bit to do and have a few bits and pieces on order, but it is starting to take shape.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:51 pm

Looks so cool with longer wheelbase/ wider stance those yellow wheels are crying out for a Parma 1/ 12th scale Midnight Pumpkin body :P
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Re: Three Kings

Post by SFC K » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:25 pm

Truck looks great with the Blackfoot wheels! How did you mount them on there? I thought those did not have hex mounts? However you did it, that really helped with the offset.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:19 pm

GRAVETXT-1 wrote:Looks so cool with longer wheelbase/ wider stance those yellow wheels are crying out for a Parma 1/ 12th scale Midnight Pumpkin body :P
I hadn't actually thought of that.... Did some quick googling... The Midnight Pumpkin is a fair amount smaller than the WK. The pro line ford body might work though....

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:28 pm

SFC K wrote:Truck looks great with the Blackfoot wheels! How did you mount them on there? I thought those did not have hex mounts? However you did it that really helped with the offset.
Thanks! The wheels are off the Blackfoot Xtreme (also on the Overlander) - the first of the Wild Dagger type of Blackfoot. They take a 12mm hex. They are getting a bit scarce now though.

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