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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:09 am

The road wheels on my Tamiya Pershing are shot & falling apart from bearing lubricant so I want to replace with metal. I don't care to retrofit using the HL aftermarket parts so was curious if anyone here has purchasing those made by King Kong RC?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-M26-PERS ... 2808124743

Any & all comments welcome. Thanks.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:11 am

They look really nice IMHO beautiful wheels
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:27 am

I believe DKLM gets their 2A6 idler wheels from KKRC. They're also machined 304SS & brass, not die cast zamac parts.
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Postby jimbo_wa » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:20 am

Wow - they look great!

Why did you have to tell me about these... ;)
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:30 am

Nice, but a tip here. All mineral based lubricants will attack plastics so only use special lubes made for plastics. Model railway specialist shop usually carry the type you need.

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Re lube, I understand that point well. Funny thing is I never oiled these bearings & hardly ran the tank over the years - it's been a shelf queen for the past 6-7 years so I wasn't amused when the wheels started to fall apart just looking at it. :O
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Postby tankme » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Been looking at their metal suspension arms and torsion bars for my Trumpeter Abrams conversion. Should just pull the trigger and buy the parts already...

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:33 pm

Well, I pulled the trigger last night so will let you folks know once they arrive.

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Postby jimbo_wa » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:51 am

Please do!


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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 am

As Gomer Pyle used to say years before, "SHAZAM!" Ordered these Saturday night & they appeared on my desk Monday 0845. :clap:

Package is superb & the parts are very nice, actually better than I expected & are assembled to boot. I'll look at more closely once I get home this evening.

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Postby ruben2005 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:10 am

:wave: hi i got a set for my tamiya leo and they fit great also got idler wheels and a few other bits overall there good parts :clap: :clap:
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:09 am

ruben2005 wrote::wave: hi i got a set for my tamiya leo and they fit great also got idler wheels and a few other bits overall there good parts :clap: :clap:


Yea, they do look good. I certainly need to order a new set of bearings to fit the tapered shafts that came with the wheels. I would presume your Leo has the same configuration? Totally different than what I currently have from the Tamiya kit.
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:35 pm

The Pershing has new shoes. Next up, IMPACT's T81 track. 8)

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:22 am

Xiaoshan_Sailor wrote:The Pershing has new shoes. Next up, IMPACT's T81 track. 8)

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It would almost seem an aesthetic crime to paint those wheels :D ; but Bling and camouflage are not ideal companions... :think:
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Postby Jimster » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:41 am

I agree about it being a shame to paint them. Another good thing about build threads is having a photo album of all your added shiny brass details and metal upgrades etc.

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:24 am

Agreed, was thinking the exact same thing yesterday but they'll get eventually get primed & painted. Only concern I have over the set is the hub caps are held in place by magnets & quite easy to pull off given the screws behind are oval so has very little contact. I'll put a dab of silicone sealant behind each for a more secure attachment once painted.

Aside from that, am very impressed with these & highly recommended KKRC's parts. I only wish they offered a larger variety of aftermarket RC tank parts since I'd love to replace the wheels of my 2 T34s & M4A1 with product from these guys.

I bought on Taobao direct so with current exchange total including VAT total came to the equivalent of $133. As we say where I come from, you can't beat that with a stick. :D
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