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Old 02-05-2008, 07:53 PM
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Another one of the neat things about this NTK kit that some don't know is how simple it's gear train is, For the nitro TK kit MRC used the original ETK designed tranny gears to build the NTK version... The idler/brake gear is the SAME/IDENTICAL as the the ball diff gear, so these can be interchanged with no issues. The starter gear on the NTK was taken off of half the center counter gear in the tranny, what guys would/could if they broke the starter gear and did not have any spares they would just cut a tranny counter gear in half and use it with no issues, it's the same. The NTK engine starter gear is the same gear as the ETK's big spur gear, just with a bigger center hole so with a simple mod the ETK spur gear can be used as a flywheel starter gear.

Again the only diffrence is the casting material they used for the NTK... DELRIN... which is much stronger than the factory Plastic ETK gears. The NTK tranny gears make for an EXCELLENT upgrade for the ETK as do the NTK tranny case, NTK body mounts and the NTK big axle conversion.

These simple 2wd kits are a whole diffrent kind of wild animal to drive than any 4wd kit...
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:23 PM
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One other thing I forgot to mention is some of the guys here were trying a ptfe dry lube on the correctly clearanced exposed idler/brake gear which seemed to work great for them. I think I remember one guy say he used teflon pan spray?, stuff like this...

http://pridemarine.com/index.cfm?category=10012%7C10758

http://thebikeshop.com/itemdetails.c...gId=39&id=1096

http://www.globalspec.com/FeaturedPr...romSpotlight=1

http://www.dicronite.com/



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HPI SAVAGE SUSPENSION MOD...

I see some guys have really put there imagination into these kits which is just awesome, check out these links to some SUPER TRICK THUNDER KINGS...

http://www.rc411.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6203

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_70...tm.htm#7018730

Also to repeate again to those that may not know RC4WD will be making some all new aluminum tranny gears...

http://rc4wdstore.com/product_info.p...roducts_id=734

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:04 PM
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I have alot of old ancient ETK/NTK mag articles that some of you may get a kick out of, here is some on the NTK and ETK, it makes for some neat reading, let me know if you guys want to see more of these old articals...
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Keep that info coming. Missing page 70 of the Baja King mod article. Great reading.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:47 AM
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Just to remind you guys I updated some info and pics in the first few pages so some of you may want to re-check the info. Here are a few more old MRC mag articals and adds...
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:17 AM
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A few more I also got from friends...
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If I am thinking right the ntk spur is standard 1/8scale 24 pitch/metric, same as the ofna. My guess would be other spurs could even work from the XTM kits and others too. I made bearing spacers for the torson race diff to fit in the ntk case but if I remember right, boca had the right size bearings when I checked. It's not a hard mod to me but it does need a few mods obously since it's for a Kyosho. If I ever get back in the mood I will take the torson back out of the truck and take more pics. I think just about any reg diff might work as long as the housing case is 24mm? or smaller. I put some info in the posts so hopefully that will help with your questions. I think I got a few more things saved somewere that I will post later.

To me one of the most important mods is/was when I started to setup a front brake system, having front brakes would be a super big deal when going up against the better1/8scale buggys on the track, I could run on par on the straights with them if not overtake them, the problem I was having is they could overtake me in the corners because I had to slow down more before hand because most times I was carrying more top end speed than most 8scale bugs. So anyway this is the mod that most interests me if I start messing around with this stuff again.

With the exception of a few odd parts, the guys here have not really tryed or had the need to change out a whole lot of the stock components on these kits because we don't really have any real big failers of the stock parts/components, more of a bigger issue is better setup then the way they came out of the box. I have always just ordered the factory stuff direct from mrc in the past in bulk (because I am/was a dealer for MRC) for me and the local guys here so most of us got lots of parts, but it is very neat to see guys trying diffrent things on there kits like diffrent suspensions. In the past me an an X POS pretend friend were trying to buy out the tooling/rights and all parts for this kit and we were trying to make a deal with MRC but I kind of droped out of it all and got busy with a divorce lol which I am finaly finishing up so I am not much into or around the r/c stuff much anymore and was not much into using fricken computers at all lol. I have to be honest and say this was a nice change for me to come back and post some stuff again. I took in the factory world super8scale promo vid to get it put on cd rom so I hope I can post the orignal promo sometime next week.

Hello Boss,

Im am new to thunder kings and i was wondering if you can still buy parts from MRC direct. If not, are you willing to sell some of your inventory?

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Hi, MRC may still have some parts left, make sure you have the part numbers you want ready BEFORE you phone them (parts lists are on first page of thread). You can also e-mail me at vascarperf@hotmail.com and I will look to see what parts I can help you with.

Also a suggestsion for all of you that may want to try MRC, is to also have all the part numbers of parts you want before you call MRC.
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Hi I have a couple of these truck. I just want to replace the old tires using the stock rims. What do you recomend for a tire replacement?

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:52 AM
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We have tryed many diffrent tires here and one of the most popular ones and all around good preformer for the stock wheels is the proline masher.
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i am still rebuilding my diff and i thought i should replace the 3mm and 2.4 mm balls. well the lhs that i have been dealing with since i was knee high to a grass hopper starts to give me a hard time about finding the balls cause they are metric. so i had to tell hime what company's have them. i would have bought them on tower but for the 2.4 mm balls they would have to back order them and i would have to buy 5 sets. i think the hobby stores today only want to sell the hot stuff that sells and that's it. what ever happen to the way it used to be. back in the day they could get you anything and were very help full doing it. not anymore. also i was on HPi web site and saw they have a new savage out and ask them about it and there like, what? what new savave? don't know anything about it!! i just don't get it. sorry for the amount of words but my wife is tired of hearing me. LOL
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Which Proline mashers tires would you be refering to? The Pro-Line Masher 40 for Tmaxx series or the Pro-Line Maxx Masher Tire T-Maxx? Please let me know and thanks for all the help

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it looks to be the t-maxx size. the other is for a 1/10 scale and if you look at the picture you can see it's the bigger one anyway.
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i think the 40's are to big for the rims also so i think it is the standard t-maxx. they look good on it too.
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have you guys ever installed a 1/8 scale steering servo. tell me what you think.
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I run dual TowerPro MG995. They are coreless motor, all steel gears with 208ozs of torque. I use a 2 into 1 harness to connect to the receiver. Very good for the price.
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BEARING UPGRADE...

One of the most simple upgrades to the ETK/NTK kits is changing out the front wheel bushings and rear hub bushings with bearings. Boca has good ones for the NTK/ETK or other companys like Tower Hobbys should have them too.
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Anyone out there have any Nitro Thunder King envy???...

who knows, these could be the last 4 blue head kits still in boxes in all of north america... maybe the whole WORLD LOL[sm=what_smile.gif] sorry... not for sale lol
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Anyone out there have any Nitro Thunder King envy???...

who knows, these could be the last 4 blue head kits still in boxes in all of north america... maybe the whole WORLD LOL[sm=what_smile.gif] sorry... not for sale lol
Hey boss, i just picked a blue headed nitro thunder king up like last week off of ebay.I would have it running but i need a new starter gear for the onboard starter.
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Gee thanks man! LOL
I got my diff balls from the hobby store I told them what I needed and they got me the 3mm and 2.5 mm. If I am not mistaking I think I needed 2.4 mm. they told me they called up MRC and said the nitro uses 2.5 mm. I know it should not make a difference but what do you think.
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i was watching that one but i have two of them. one with the blue head and the other someone changed the engine i think it's a red head. there was a lot of mrc parts for the nitro on ebay and it went for real cheap and i forgot to bid on it. hey you win some and lose some.
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I think the 2.5 balls is what the NTK has, I will have to double check them. I would think the bigger balls a guy has the better and there should be enough room for bigger balls.

I think your better off staying with the factory servo layout the 1/4 scale servo idea is neat but really big and not needed.


When the guys with NTK's came around to get parts and always seen these LAST 4 brand new NTK kits in boxes I would always hear them moan about me being a hoarder lol, I would jerk there chains by making sure they could see the stack of boxes and had a "not for sale" sign on them, that got them going lol.

I did a check of the NTK parts I got left from MRC part orders I did 2? years ago and still got a few things. In the past I gave parts priority to the local guys here that needed parts but in the last year or two local part demand has really slowed down so once I give first dibs to a few locals I thought I would offer what parts I got left to the internet people just to show parts can still be found. anyone interested just e-mail me at vascarperf@hotmail.com for info/prices
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I think the 2.5 balls is what the NTK has, I will have to double check them. I would think the bigger balls a guy has the better and there should be enough room for bigger balls.

I think your better off staying with the factory servo layout the 1/4 scale servo idea is neat but really big and not needed.


When the guys with NTK's came around to get parts and always seen these LAST 4 brand new NTK kits in boxes I would always hear them moan about me being a hoarder lol, I would jerk there chains by making sure they could see the stack of boxes and had a "not for sale" sign on them, that got them going lol.

I did a check of the NTK parts I got left from MRC part orders I did 2? years ago and still got a few things. In the past I gave parts priority to the local guys here that needed parts but in the last year or two local part demand has really slowed down so once I give first dibs to a few locals I thought I would offer what parts I got left to the internet people just to show parts can still be found.
Hey boss, are you willing to sell any of those thunder king/baja king bodies?
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