Register and gain access to Discussions, Reviews, Tech Tips, How to Articles, and much more - on the largest Large Scale RC community for RC enthusiasts that covers all aspects of the Large Scale RC!

Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

K1 Gladiator 4x4 truck

Discussion in 'Other Manufacturers' started by rubixcube, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. rubixcube

    rubixcube Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ND
    I have been interested in this truck since I have seen pics of it. I found some videos of it, that someone else posted in another forum. I hope it makes it to production, and will be on the market for awhile. Looks like a pretty cool truck. I think it only is going to weight around 19/20 lbs, so that is pretty light for a 4x4 truck. Hopefully more info will keep coming about the truck.

    Here is there web site, if you would like to check out the pics
    http://www.teamk1racing.com/k1/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=7&Itemid=8

    The vids
    http://www.teamk1racing.com/k1/Gladiator_2.wmv

    http://www.teamk1racing.com/k1/Gladiator6.wmv

    If anyone has, or finds any more info on it, please let us know. Thanks.
     
  2. fourwheeler

    fourwheeler Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks good Rubix, I too have been eyeing this truck. I am not sure if it will be released as no new info has been released for awhile.
     
  3. TurtleRacing

    TurtleRacing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.E. Michigan
    Any Ideas on price, looks pricey! Lotsa luminum!
     
  4. WoodiE

    WoodiE Kind of good admin.
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,653
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I'm betting it's going to be a pretty penny with all that aluminum. The layout reminds me of a HPI Savage.



    -Michael
     
  5. rubixcube

    rubixcube Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ND
    That last I heard, they were trying to keep it around a grand in price. But with that much alum, I bet it will be higher than that.

    Nice av turtle. Not as nice as the other one, but still a keeper.
     
  6. TurtleRacing

    TurtleRacing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.E. Michigan
    If they get that thing out even close to a grand w/all that aluminum, It'll be a miracle, or scare me!

    Thanks, she's a definately a keeper. I've been thinking about changing my other one but can't bring myself to do it!
     
  7. pythonmotorsports

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    golden colorado
    I would bet closer to 2 grand
     
  8. Yamadude

    Yamadude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.E Michigan
    I would love to pick one of those up depending on the price.That thing looks like a great little basher.
     
  9. Bigger the Better

    Bigger the Better LSF Plus Member
    PLUS member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,738
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I believe I heard April or May but not sure if thats for real. Someone posted they actually got a email from him stating that. Last time I saw him post on the truck was in 05. Sure would be a nice addition to the fleet of 1/5's. And if he somehow got it under teh 1000 he thought OH MAN would that sell.
     
  10. Jeremy1976

    Jeremy1976 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    That truck does look really cool! Good to see you over here Cube!
     
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nuuk, Greenland
    They aimed at a US$ 1000 mark when they started....

    Carson/Smartech is comming with their 4WD(April 07), price in Europe should be € 900 incl. 19% german VAT. €900 aprox US$ 1125 RTR
    http://www.rc-car-online.de
     
  12. speedygonzales

    speedygonzales Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ETOBICOKE,ONTARIO,CANADA
    man i cant get over the design i love this!! i need more vids.

    is there any wrongs with placing the engine that way? im assuming not since nitros can do it
     
  13. miamimac

    miamimac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami,Fl
    I just emailed them...I asked when they planned on realeasing it and what the estimated price would be. Hopefully they will reply. I think the truck looks incredible and I see it has the 2 speed..NICE!!...I have a FG Stadium hummer already but one more truck couldn't hurt. LOL!
     
  14. sig943

    sig943 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    No way they will get that to $1,000. It would be a steal at $1,500
     
  15. miamimac

    miamimac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami,Fl
    I agree with u sig...if they sell it for 1grand something is wrong with it. Im thinking $1700 to $2300.
     
  16. PappaD

    PappaD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Humble, Texas
    The vids won't work!!!:hammer:
     
  17. rubixcube

    rubixcube Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ND
    Here is the link to the videos on there web site. Pretty much the same thing in the vids. I would love to see it get some air, and some longer wfo runs. In the vids, it does seem pretty nible for it's size. Looked like it soaked up the landings from the jumps really well. Video #1 desn't work well.

    http://www.teamk1racing.com/k1/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=4&Itemid=6

    Since the air filter is on the top side, on the prototype, I wonder how you would be able to mount a pipe, or a exhaust system of some kind on it. Wouldn't the exhaust port be facing the bottom of the truck? That might change during production perhaps.

    Totally reminds me of a savage.
     
    #17 rubixcube, Feb 22, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2007
  18. sig943

    sig943 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    That thing would look sweet with a trailor pulling a baja or a gas boat.
     
  19. miamimac

    miamimac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami,Fl
    I've sent them two emails and no reply....I think these people are pulling our chains...I mean if the were developing the truck I can understand taking long, but what the hell the truck is already running(and apparently pretty strong) so whats the hold-up? Many companies release products to consumers and then wait for feed back to fix things they did'nt see. I'm not sure I'd want them to do the same with this truck being that its probably gonna be a chunk of change but I'm getting a lil anxious!
     
  20. Timmahh

    Timmahh Bajastafarian Madnes
    PLUS member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,374
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Michigan
    proper marketing, production company to find, financing to aquire for mass production as matial, motors, rims tires, bodys, ect...
    alot of GREAT RCs never get to market becuz of the above things.