HPI Crawler King Knex Mods With Video!

Introduction: HPI Crawler King Knex Mods With Video!

About: Hi, I'm KneXtreme. I'm a Christian and I'm home schooled. I love to build with almost anything especially knex. I also do Taekwondo and collect coins. Just so you know, I don't hang around youtube ...
Over the weekend I decided to modify my HPI Crawler King using Knex.

     I replaced the aluminum sway bars with Knex sway bars because mine got bent. I also made knex upper shock mounts where the shocks attach with the screws facing perpendicular to the truck instead parallel with it. This gives it an extra 2''(5cm) of wheel travel for a total of almost 8"(20cm) of wheel travel! Wow!

Enjoy the video!

KneXtreme

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    21 Discussions

    please give us the video of it in action, I love knex and rock crawlers. I have an entirely knex crawler that i'm waiting to post until the knex contest starts.

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    the_boss_builder
    the_boss_builder

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for the video, I am considering putting up a video instructable of my crawler aswell!

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Your welcome. You should. It would be awesome!

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Seeing that quite a few people want to see a video I'll try to post one before the end of the week.

    Your knex crawler sounds awesome! Can't wait to see it!

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    mikeasaurus
    mikeasaurus

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the video, it really explains how this mod works in practice. Looks like you've achieved some good ground clearance with the K'NEX, how durable is it at speed?

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Your welcome. It holds up great! I went mud boggin' with it yesterday.

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    hunter999
    hunter999

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice, although a vid would make it better! ;) overall good!

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    JonnyBGood
    JonnyBGood

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Good job using knex to fix you RC. Do knex hold as well as the aluminum or do they come apart sometimes?

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you. The knex holds very well, but yes, one of the sway bars brakes every once in awhile.

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    JonnyBGood
    JonnyBGood

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Well I guess that's alright. Unlike aluminum you can put it back together

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    dr. richtofen

    Very cool! How does the knex hold up, compared to the aluminium, or isn't there a big difference?

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The knex is surprisingly strong. I've driven it quite a few times after I added the mods and only one of the knex sway bars has broken once.