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New to king motors

Discussion in 'King Motor Baja' started by Bigdawgsavage, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Bigdawgsavage

    Bigdawgsavage Member

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    Hey guys I'm New to these newer king motors models.I've had a handful of 1/5 scale but never a t1000, I had an older model 5b back like 10 years ago but it was not very reliable. Have they gotten better over the years? I've never had the truck version so thought I would try it, at the price I couldn't beat it. 50436a562f0fa35753759a6093809f3d.jpg
    Pics of it next to my savage
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    Welcome to the club, you are going to love that truck. Remember pre-run maintenance.
     
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  3. Bigdawgsavage

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    Thanks. I've put 2 tanks through it so far just basic break in procedure.
     
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    oskygt Well-Known Member

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    When you get a chance, check all fluids, nuts and bolts. Truck looks killer enjoy !!!!!
     
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  5. Bigdawgsavage

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    Do you have experience with these trucks? I really do appreciate the help. i am wondering what parts i should upgrade first? i have ordered a ddm dominator v1 pipe for it, and some other things. i think i should upgrade the electronics and get a kill switch but i want some good must haves, like aluminum knuckles, and rear carriers, maybe some stronger braces. i don't bash too hard. i wont be taking this thing off huge jumps. basicaly just running around the yard and some occasional wide open fields and stuff
     
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    Change outvthe clutch carrier, they melt, mess up bearings and spur gears, and yes, kill switch for peace. of mind.
     
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    Does it necessarily need to be a enclosed clutch carrier? I have seen a lot of different ones and wasn't sure if an open one would be better for cooling. The closed one to me would be better to keep the dirt out but I'm not entirely sure. I was looking at this one? 085330d908f3c23fc543a2ff9596cf1d.jpg
     
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    Get the open one
     
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  9. Bigdawgsavage

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    Thanks for the help I really appreciate it will have some More pics up soon once I get my Parts in and possibly a video of it running.
     
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    Kill switch first! Your throttle servo WILL fail. Will save you money and time. Almost everyone on here has had or will be in a position that requires it. Enjoy the truck, loads of fun and can be addicting
     
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    https://www.largescaleforums.com/threads/king-motor-baja-is-garbage.16791/

    https://www.largescaleforums.com/threads/king-motor-baja-30-5cc-ksrc-001-rtr.21591/

    https://www.largescaleforums.com/threads/diff-question.21755/

    All in all, you got some reading to do.

    Swap the diff oil for 30K if I recall, the factory one is too light. Get both chassis braces from Turtle Racing, through DDM.
    8k spring for the clutch, shim the clutch shoes, make sure there is no binding without the springs installed.
    Verify the shock shafts are not getting jammed, usually the pistons are too wide rubbing against the piston walls.
    Set your failsafe, usually from factory is not set, and a kill switch
    Use synthetic oil, 25:1 with 93 octane fuel or highest you can find. Let the engine cool off between runs.
    Locktite the bolts for the ignition coil, check flywheel gap.
    Locktite ALL nuts
    CNC spur gear backplate
    Set your EPA in the Tx below 100, or check thats its lower than that so the servos don't over-work.

    Its got its minor issues which need to be addressed, but for the price is a great rc. Do follow others advice, the throttle servo will fail sooner than later, get a Killer Bee KS. I learned it the hard way on the X2, cost me 200 dollars, bent chassis, and complete new front suspension.

    Welcome aboard!
     
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  13. Bigdawgsavage

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    Wow thanks for the posts. Il def be reading up on what servos to use for upgrade and I will make a list of things to do. Thanks guys!! Today my pipe came in and some other parts. I like the white body more so I got that one on it now, and I got a little more run time on it. I did notice it turns wider on one side then the other, so il have to adjust that and my idle drops really low when touching the brakes so il have to adjust that. So far I only have 3 tanks through it. Here are some more pics 3efac5744ff873a4582f29badaf30fc3.jpg d18922fcf619d62d51f78e3ec963ebb0.jpg 4149ce9d10f18668d7caaced5e20a77e.jpg
     
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    Looking good !!
     
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    Thank you sir!! Feel free to post pics of your rig
     
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    Quick video of the new pipe

     
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    Very nice truck! I also think the white body looks better.
     
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    I have a t1000,i would recommend putting on a alloy rear fender kit from rcmodelz make the rear end stand out and looks good to.
     
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    Sounds with good punch... Cut every other rib from the filter skeleton so you end up with 3 instead of six. Every little bit to help it breath bettter.
     
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    How is the truck coming along?

    Must kill switch and set fail safe.