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tsull 10-11-2012 05:49 PM

Does Matorro Springs for King Tiger fit HL King Tiger?
 
My King Tiger, once from Heng Long, weighs over ten pounds. I need to order the stiffer springs - but I can only find the Matorro springs for King Tigers from Matomart. Will they fit? I've always been confused about Matorro vs. Heng Long.
Thanks for helping
tjs

mustclime 10-11-2012 06:42 PM

RE: Does Matorro Springs for King Tiger fit HL King Tiger?
 
Before you go nuts, try to reclock your springs.....I seem to remember the hl king tiger has the spring holes at 12 o'clock, just drill a small hole at 9 or 3 oclick depending on side.....Thats what I did on my e50 project where I went from 9 to 6 wheels a side....worked fine for me.

DirtyBird69 10-11-2012 06:59 PM

RE: Does Matorro Springs for King Tiger fit HL King Tiger?
 
Better of to buy stiffer springs then clock as all clocking does is put more stress on the springs then they are rated for. Does clocking work...well yes, for a while. I upgraded the springs on my KV-1(factory ones were completely flat right out of the box),and didn't clock them, and it rides perfectly as upgrading all the springs negated the need to clock the front and rears...just my 2 cents..I would think they should work, as I used jagdpanther upgrades on my KV-1 and they worked great. All the springs are the same other then the clock position of the small tab in relation to the stem,and thatsubtle bend outward the stem takes from the main coil...I'd give em a try..

tsull 10-11-2012 08:22 PM

RE: Does Matorro Springs for King Tiger fit HL King Tiger?
 
Thanks, I think I'll try the Matorrow springs. I have an aluminum frame, twin 5000mah batteries, super smoker, etc and will be adding metal rims and tracks.

DirtyBird69 10-12-2012 06:12 AM

RE: Does Matorro Springs for King Tiger fit HL King Tiger?
 
Alittle trick I found when installing the bigger springs since they will be apretty tight going in. When you go to press the new springs into their perch use the flat side of astraight-slot screwdriver to apply pressure across the entirespring evenly and just push down hard with your thumb...it will save your thumb from a ton of abuse lol....

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...0zcw0fL4lOb85Q
p.s. If your running that much weight their might be a small chance that you will have to clock the last two springs(front &rear), but it's hard to say....I'm running a standard HL set-up and have no problems at all.

tsull 10-12-2012 06:19 AM

RE: Does Matorro Springs for King Tiger fit HL King Tiger?
 
Thanks!
I'm ordering them today (canadian post...). I'll give that a try:D
tjs


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