My 2 cents on these wpl kits. This truck is one cool rig to tinker with. So if you like projects and wrenching on your toys then this may be a good one. Or the b36πŸ˜‹. I think it's worth the money and the fun! Hope you enjoy and subscribe!

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    • Adi JSR
      Adi JSR

      Aweosme job man.. now that is serious upgrades.. motivated! :D

      about 14 days ago
    • Mustached Ninja
      Mustached Ninja

      What voltage do you use ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Nath Callaghan
      Nath Callaghan

      Got a C14 on the way and was wondering if that 2 speed box will fit it? Cheers

      about 2 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to Nath Callaghan

      Same gearbox I have 4 of these and all are in working order. Even the one im running brushless in it is going strong.

      about 2 months ago
    • Nath Callaghan
      Nath Callaghan In reply to Nath Callaghan

      @RunThatRC Ah ok, these are the units I'm looking at:
      https://www.banggood.com/WPL-Speed-Change-Gear-Box-For-WPL-B1-B24-B16-B36-C24-4WD-6WD-Rc-Car-p-1305526.html
      https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Black-Upgrade-Metal-Parts-Drive-Shaft-For-WPL-HengLong-116-RC-Crawlers-Car-p-1417822.html
      Thanks for your help, the info from RTR and a few other channels have really helped out with figuring out what I need for this build.

      about 2 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to Nath Callaghan

      @Nath Callaghan no they are a press fit. But the 2 speed has a shaft with a notch for the metal driveshafts and the easiest way to install is to get the metal driveshafts as well.

      about 2 months ago
    • Nath Callaghan
      Nath Callaghan In reply to Nath Callaghan

      Thanks RTR.. so the stock driveshafts are fused to the motor shaft, right?

      about 2 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to Nath Callaghan

      It will fit direct bolt on. To complete you will need driveshafts and grind a flat spot on the pinion gears on the axles. Also a 3 channel transmitter or you can manually shift it as well.

      about 2 months ago
    • idworkhard
      idworkhard

      Any suggestions on improving steering apart from the fix to bump steering issue? I'm having trouble with centering the servo: for example, when I turn right and let go of steering on Tx, the wheels stop just shy of the centre long axis of the truck if you know what I mean. Should I install an external BEC? I feel like it's not getting enough power, and can't overcome turning friction.

      about 3 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to idworkhard

      @idworkhard I'm on the second to last hole. BEC might help. What batteries you running? I'm running 2s lipos. 500mah to 1000mah

      about 3 months ago
    • idworkhard
      idworkhard In reply to idworkhard

      @RunThatRC I noticed in one of your videos that the steering arm is attached to 2nd or 3rd hole on the servo horn while mine is attached to the last hole so that could be contributing to the sloppy centering. I might try mounting higher and adding a Bec. Thanks for the reply

      about 3 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to idworkhard

      I notice these stock servos don't center perfectly sometimes but I never had too much issue with it. I'm not sure a external bec would help but it might. Mine seem strong and adequate in my experience.

      about 3 months ago
    • model nutty
      model nutty

      for the price, they're very hard to beat. built with care (I got tips!) and being NICE to them driving, they're good. they're NOT worth letting become little money pits and there's no real need to go there if you know their flaws (like shimming axle input bushings, lowering the transmission 1/2" for the plastic driveshafts and more), they'll hold up pretty well. pay attention to older videos by Gabriel Silvaz, videos by HobbyDaddy, you'll see more about what/how these things really are, scale CRAWLERS, not meant for bashing and abuse.

      you CAN go metal gears, drive shafts, transmission, pull rods, pull rod hangers, aluminum axle casings, aluminum rims, metal steering hubs, and more.... still without any spectacular gains in overall performance, so it's kinda pointless to drop 100+ into a model that cost 30-40 bucks in the first place. near free mods can do wonders, if you're thinking about spending for all the WPL upgrades, just buy a more capable/real RC crawler instead, really.
      not saying I don't like my C-24, B-1 (rtr for 20 bucks?!), and MN-D90 a whole lot, they're cool!
      not saying I haven't thrown a few bucks at them for some good budget upgrades, cool too.
      I am saying they aren't worth throwing a bunch of your money into and are solid enough if you're nice to them... DEFINITELY shim those axle inputs for the plastic bevel gears!!

      about 4 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to model nutty

      All good points. But to me all RCs are money pits. Just depends which ones are worth it to the individual. I don't do any of the metal axles, links, wheels and bling upgrades as I know there is very little performance gains. But for me the metal axled, driveshaft, and 2 speed truck has lasted 6x longer already than my shimmed honcho style rig (shimmed multiple times with new plastic gears). I do use it for more than scale driving πŸ˜‰. The original blue one on this video has yet to break or give me issues since built and I run it the most out of all my 16th scale rigs with the b36 coming second. I spent tons of cash on my losi 1/24 crawler and that thing was never as fun as these and I'm only 100 bucks into this blue rig including the rig! My 10th scale I'm about 800 bucks into with aftermarket parts and counting. So yes these are worth the upgrades too me since it's less than what I spend on all my other crawlers, helis, boats, planes, etc upgrades. The fun these little rigs bring me is priceless! Life in general is a money pit so why not spend some of it on something that makes you happy. As for the other little mods I agree. If you can fabricate it easily then do that route. I only upgrade with things I know that work and I can't make and not for bling factor. So yes I totally agree with you. These can be money pits. But darnit are they fun! To me it's smiles per dollar and worth every penny!

      about 4 months ago
    • NICK'S SHOP.
      NICK'S SHOP.

      they are very fun to drive and you are right

      about 5 months ago
    • Andy Merc
      Andy Merc

      Way to tell it like it is πŸ‘πŸΏ

      about 5 months ago
    • Hansaka Nakulugamage
      Hansaka Nakulugamage

      Nice review πŸ‘πŸ‘
      Well said. I agree with you. Upgrading customising that’s where the more fun in this hobby. Wide availability and cheaper prices what else you can ask for
      No matter what anybody says I think wpl made this hobby affordable to lot of people around the world .

      about 5 months ago
    • RunThatRC
      RunThatRC In reply to Hansaka Nakulugamage

      For sure! Great fun to build and see what it's got after your build. Also a good place to start building. πŸ€˜πŸ‘

      about 5 months ago