HPI makes getting right into crawling simple and fun with the excellent Crawler King ready to run truck kit! With its tall Rock Grabber tyres, heavy beadlock wheels, super-narrow chassis, front-mounted battery and motor, full-time 4WD and locked gearboxes, you will be be king of the mountain!
Crawling allows you to attempt the impossibble by attacking near-vertical cliffs, slick rock faces and piles of mountain rubble! Although in competitions the truck owners compete against each other, the magic appeal of rock crawling is that each driver competes against their own abilities, trusting in the strength of their equipment and the machine that is bringing them up the hill.
The Perfect All-Around RC Truck!
The Crawler King is a fantastic RTR rock crawler, but it can do so much more! When you drive the Crawler King, you can go anywhere - mud, sand, tarmac, rock, gravel and much more - and be sure of coming back again! The drivetrain is rock-solid, the parts are durable to come back from falls and tumbles, it performs like a champ and is strong enough to get over just about anything you can get to! It also looks great with the chrome wheels, off-road tyres and painted and detailed bodyshell! The Crawler King makes an ideal first-time RC vehicle!
When you're ready to hit the rocks, the Crawler King gets you started crawling with ease - with the ultra-flexible Wheely King 4x4 chassis as a starting point, we've added the excellent #87633 Rock Crawler Conversion for the best weight distribution, extra articulation and tuning, plus #4896 Rock Grabber tyres for extreme grip and finally #3213 Rock 8 beadlock 2.2 inch wheels in chrome for great style and extra weight down low, right where you need it!
To provide precise control for the Crawler King, we've added the excellent HPI TF-1 radio set with SF-1 servo and the torquey Crawler 55T motor provides the power, while our own EN-1 reversible speed controller handles the power.
The Crawler King is ready for competition in the 2.2 crawler class, with over 15cm (6 inches) of suspension travel and wheelbase that extends to the maximum legal length! You can easily tune the shock positions and lower link positions, giving you plenty of options to get your crawling rig to the top of the pile!
For extreme stability when crawling up steep inclines, the Crawler King uses long links that extend the wheelbase significantly over the nomal Wheely King. Cool anodized aluminium links with pivot balls control the suspension linkage, giving you loads of articulation for extreme angles!
The chassis of the Crawler King features a front-mounted battery compartment to optimize weight distribution over the front wheels. This is the ideal place to put the weight of the single heaviest component in the truck, giving you supreme climbing power as you tackle those tough inclines!
Amazing Rock Grabber Crawling Tyres
HPI Racing Rock Grabber Tires are high grip tires designed for rocky terrain. These rock crawling tires are moulded with sticky S compound rubber for excellent grip on all kinds of rocks. The blocky tread pattern wraps around the sidewall of the tire for extra grip in challenging conditions. These are true bead lock tires, made to fit HPI rock crawling wheels using 6-hole bead lock rings to keep the tyre securely mounted on the wheel without the need for messy super glue.
Crawler 55T Motor
The new 550-size Crawler 55-turn motor gives you the ideal amount of torque and RPM to get over tough, steep boulders! This all-new motor is perfectly suited for the Crawler King and new crawling afficionados, and features a closed-endbell brushed design which is nearly maintenance-free!
Cool Custom Beadlock Wheels
HPI Rock 8 no-glue beadlock wheels will be included to give the Crawler King a sweet custom look and allow you to change wheel weights, foams and tyres whenever you need to. With beadlock wheels there's no glueing, and no mess! There's nothing like the look and style of real beadlocking wheels, and these new 'mag' style wheels look amazing and perfect for the ultimate scale crawler look!
Getting the power from the transmission to the axles are a pair of tough, sliding driveshafts. When combined with the diff lockers inside the axles, these are the best way to transfer power in a vehicle with so much articulation - the distance between the axles and transmission vary as the truck goes over obstacles, so sliding joints and locked diffs are the ideal way to get the power to the ground.
Multiple Lower Shock and Link Mounts
To give you the best tuning options and increase the amount of ground clearance, HPI designers have included a new lower shock and link mount with several extra mounting locations. This gives you a multitude of options for tackling the toughest climbs, inclines and rock piles.
Monster Truck Body Mounts
For getting a cool custom style, you can't beat the option of attaching different bodies on your crawler. We've included a full set of Savage-size body mounts for fitting dozens of different monster truck bodies! Simply use your Savage or other monster truck body right on, quick and easy, for a quick style change!
Fantastic Scale Looks
We haven't forgotten about great looks, either: topped with either a Land Rover Defender 90 or Jeep Wrangler bodyshell and featuring bright chrome beadlock wheels, the Crawler King is ready for scale concours honours! You can easily fit other Savage-size bodyshells on the Crawler King, because it includes handy adjustable body mounts that allow any HPI monster truck bodyshell to fit precisely on the chassis!
Optional Super-Low Gearing
If you're ready to compete, it's a simple matter to add the #87634 Reduction Gear Box Set, that makes the gear ratio an astounding 174 to 1, for the most amount of torque for climbing the steepest inclines! The stock Crawler King and Wheely King gear ratio is 23 to 1, so you will instantly see the impressive hill-climbing torque that the Reduction Gear Box Set will give you! The Reduction Gear Box Set will make the Wheely King much slower on level ground, but you will get the full effect of the engine as you encounter steep approach angles and slippery, sandy rocks!
The Crawler King can fit a massive variety of Savage, Wheely King and E-Savage bodyshells, plus any of the huge variety of 2.2 inch beadlock and 1/10th truck wheels and tyres! You can change the look of the Crawler King as often as you like, it just takes a minute!
Scale replica Jeep Wrangler Rubicon...
...or Land Rover Defender 90 bodyshell fitted and painted
Fully assembled chassis is ready to go crawling on the steepest rocks
Solid axle design and extra-grippy Rock Grabber tyres for fantastic traction
Long wheelbase design provides stability and traction
TVP design is narrowest crawler chassis available for extra maneuverability
Sealed pinion and spur gear to prevent debris & stones from damaging the gears
Sealed solid axles are very durable and ready for competition
Sealed pinion and spur gear to prevent debris & stones from damaging the gears
Metal hub adapters fit any HPI 1/10th truck wheels and crawler wheels
Sliding driveshafts transfer power securely as suspension moves throughout full range
Fully capable long-stroke suspension gives over 15cm of wheel travel
With a completely assembled chassis, painted body and a full set of electronics, it's a simple matter of adding 8 AA batteries in the radio and charging the truck battery to have some fun!
The Wheely King features the high-quality HPI TF-1 27MHz transmitter for proportional control, reliable SF-1 steering servo, reversin EN-1 electronic speed control and brand new Crawler 55T crawling-specific motor. Use any 7.2v stick pack battery and RC battery charger to power the Crawler King over any terrain!
All electronics are standard size and feature industry-standard connectors for easy upgrades and full compatibility with most common RC electronics. That means you can easily use the Wheely King radio gear with any other car as well or you can upgrade any individual component of the radio gear in your Wheely King as you wish. The Wheely King is easy to upgrade - install a faster motor for insane top speeds, or pop in a different battery for even longer runtimes!
Fully assembled crawler truck kit
Ready to Run with your choice of 2 bodyshells, pre-built chassis, assembled tyres and installed electronics
Available with Land Rover Defender 90 or Jeep Wrangler Rubicon pre-painted & pre-cut bodyshells with decals applied
Full-time 4WD with sealed drivetrain
Long wheelbase chassis for sure-footed stability
Over 15cm (6 inches) of articulation to get over any obstacle
HPI Crawler 55T high-torque crawler-specific motor
HPI EN-1 reversible electronic speed controller
HPI TF-1 steering wheel radio system with SF-1 steering servo
HPI Rock Grabber crawling tyres
HPI Rock 8 2.2 inch beadlock wheels with stainless steel rings
Front-mounted battery for best weight distribution
Slider driveshafts for secure power transfer
Multiple lower shock and link mounts for competition tuning
Savage body mounts to fit huge variety of Savage and monster truck bodyshells
Easily upgradeable electronics
Battery pack, charger and 8 AA batteries for transmitter not included
102117 - RTR Crawler King with Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Body
102118 - RTR Crawler King with Land Rover Defender 90 Body
Pre-Assembled 1/10 scale 4WD electric powered truck with radio system and painted body. Battery pack and charger not included. Includes comprehensive instructions manual and HPI RC Cars DVD.