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Convert KM truck to buggy?

Discussion in 'King Motor Baja' started by Steve Macdonald, Jul 5, 2017.

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  1. Steve Macdonald

    Steve Macdonald Well-Known Member

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    Since I got my KM T1000A I also picked up a Losi 5T. Now I'd prefer to convert the KM to buggy format rather than have two trucks. I got the clear body from Dan, but otherwise haven't really done much. Has anyone tried this? Will the buggy body mount on the existing framework, or do I need additional parts (not including stuff like a wing - I know I'll need that).

    I guess another way of asking is: are the KM trucks just buggies with additional rails added to support the truck body?

    Thanks!

    Steve
     
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    Steve Macdonald Well-Known Member

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    Have the same one only black, you'll love it. Looks mean.
     
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    I've done the conversion and it's a must unless you want to keep buying 100 dollar bodies for ur truck. I had the short course truck I bought from Dan also. Drove it for two weeks and the body began to crack all over the place due to vibration and jumps. Truck holds on but body does not. Starting looking for bodies and they are all on the 100+ side so I just went with the conversion to a buggy. Body is only 30 bucks, still high but way better then 100. So went with that. Remove the spare truck parts. I think u might need body extenders. Buggy wheels (lighter and smaller) always better! Extenders (I have yet to buy these but I hear it makes the truck handle better and look better as well. Enjoy ur conversion I know I did! Very beneficial


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  5. Steve Macdonald

    Steve Macdonald Well-Known Member

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    Cool. My T1000A is still in pieces on the shelf -- that buggy conversion is still on my list of upcoming projects. In the mean time I bought a $349 KM buggy roller and stuck a 320RC + KM sidewinder pipe in it and it's an absolute dream!