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Post by boolean21 on Fri 18 Jan 2013 - 22:09

Ken Block no. 2 reporting! Very Happy

some unboxing photos of the HPI WR8....

hope the 2x ken blocks will inject some poison into your blood stream and energize you for the weekend! Very Happy
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Fri 18 Jan 2013 - 23:23

boolean21 wrote:Ken Block no. 2 reporting! Very Happy

some unboxing photos of the HPI WR8....

hope the 2x ken blocks will inject some poison into your blood stream and energize you for the weekend! Very Happy
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Fri 18 Jan 2013 - 23:25

Btw, how is the feel of the transmitter?
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Fri 18 Jan 2013 - 23:30

Marpek wrote:Btw, how is the feel of the transmitter?

The transmitter is still in the bubble wrap put back into the box...
Only the car is on the shelf.... Very Happy

Ken block number 1 is running the car tonight !! Smile

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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Fri 18 Jan 2013 - 23:33

EVIL x 2!!!!
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Mon 21 Jan 2013 - 23:31

love the tarmac wheels and tyres on the wr8.... so decided to keep them for display! Very Happy
got a set of rally wheels and tyres for bashing.... Smile

so sprayed them for bashing use...

this is the yellow paint that i had left from the Traxxas Slash Ironman Ivan Steward paint work... Smile


masked the wheels....


and the hexes....


RJ London primer, Muimeisha Yellow, Tamiya Black....


primed the wheels...


and after spraying a few coats....
this is the result....


mounted the tyres....


the view from the inside....


got a new bottle of tyre CA glue.... first time using this...


done! tyres glued.... messy newbie job.... too pampered by beadlock wheels.... Very Happy
but for bashing use.... it should be fine! Very Happy


comparison between the 1.9 rally wheel and the 2.2 ken block tarmac wheel...
the tarmac wheels definitely looks better! that's why likely will be keeping it for display! Very Happy


mounted the rally wheels back onto the HPI WR8....



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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Mon 21 Jan 2013 - 23:39

Dun display them lar... sell me for bashing use!
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Mon 21 Jan 2013 - 23:42

Marpek wrote:Dun display them lar... sell me for bashing use!
i've asked Liew around 7 times to sell me his tarmac wheels....
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but he doesn't want to sell.. Very Happy

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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by RTECH on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 18:09

Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 18:14

RTECH wrote: Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !

Ya lor... the tarmac wheels much nicer....
Love them!!

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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by RTECH on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 19:09

boolean21 wrote:
RTECH wrote: Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !

Ya lor... the tarmac wheels much nicer....
Love them!!

Boo, those tarmac wheels not sold separately meh?
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 19:17

RTECH wrote: Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !

Yalor...the original fifteen52 wheels and tyres must be treated like this...

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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 19:26

RTECH wrote:
boolean21 wrote:
RTECH wrote: Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !

Ya lor... the tarmac wheels much nicer....
Love them!!

Boo, those tarmac wheels not sold separately meh?

Very ex at the moment...only uk area sell wheels and tyres seperately a pair around 17 pounds... in ebay ppl sell whole set around 80 to 100 USD!
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 22:30

Marpek wrote:
RTECH wrote: Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !

Yalor...the original fifteen52 wheels and tyres must be treated like this...


Marpek, ON!!! I will video the actions when you do the burnout... Very Happy
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Marpek wrote:
RTECH wrote:
boolean21 wrote:
RTECH wrote: Neutral Master boo, the car look not so shiok with the bashing wheel.
Comeon man ! Mount those evil tarmac wheels on for action !

Ya lor... the tarmac wheels much nicer....
Love them!!

Boo, those tarmac wheels not sold separately meh?

Very ex at the moment...only uk area sell wheels and tyres seperately a pair around 17 pounds... in ebay ppl sell whole set around 80 to 100 USD!

ya man... you wts your stock rims?
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Tue 22 Jan 2013 - 22:51

No sir... I copy you guys by keeping the stock runners and buy spare sets...hehe
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Sat 2 Feb 2013 - 0:22

took some photos of the HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 edition ...
thanks for looking! Smile




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Post by Marpek on Sat 2 Feb 2013 - 0:33

Nice!
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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by boolean21 on Tue 20 Jan 2015 - 23:53

time really flies!!!
just realised it had been 2 years and 2 days since i received the HPI WR8 Ken Block car! Very Happy

to celebrate it's birthday.... or belated birthday..... decided to lower it a little... Smile

thanks to the advice and guidance from bro Marpek...

didn't know that we can lower the WR8 so easily... Very Happy
i'm really a noob! Very Happy

marpek told me to look for the 4x grub screws that came with the WR8....
couldn't remember where i kept them... (but later found them after i had finished lowering... Very Happy )

so i used 4pcs of M4 x 10mm hex bolts...

for the front, just look for the hole on the arms near the links holding the anti-roll bars....
and screw in the bolt....


done....


this is how it looks like on the bottom side...



this will mechanically limit the full travel of the shock.... and thus lowering the car....
it's that easy... Very Happy glad i learnt something and will look out for this in other RC cars and trucks in future... Smile

how i wished the slash 4x4 has this feature too.... Sad

back to the wr8.....
repeated for the right side for the front....

and did the same for the rear...


the bolt....


the bottom side view....


repeated for the other side...
and done!!

lowered the wr8 to around 8 - 10mm ground clearance...



side view of the lowered chassis....



love the lowered looks....







now the wr8 is ready again for the next Punggol hardcourt meet... Very Happy
thanks for looking!

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Re: Boolean21's HPI Racing WR8 Ken Block Gymkhana 5 Edition

Post by Marpek on Fri 23 Jan 2015 - 0:34

Twisted Evil

Shell still looks virgin... need some scratches and dents! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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