Monster Truck Madness – E = mc Square Body
Hey folks, Happy Thursday!
This week I wanted to talk about the new shoes I got for my RC4WD K10 Scottsdale!
While I think the included wheels and tires are very sharp, I wanted my truck to have more of that old school 35″ tires on 15″ wheels look than what it came with. After some poking around online I ordered a set of 1.55″ Metal Beadlock Wheels and RC4WD Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 1.55″ 4.19″ Scale Tires.
Sometimes mismatching manufacturers for wheels and tires can create mounting issues, but for the most part that wasn’t the case here. A couple of the wheels were a little tricky to get the bead to seat right, but a tiny dab of CA glue got them to hold correctly.
In the photo above you can see the difference. There is a lot more rubber on the smaller diameter 1.55″ wheel set up.
As you can see in the pics, it drastically changes the look of the rig. This is JUST what I was going for.
It changes the vibe of the truck from that of a vintage show-truck to more of the “old mud truck” style. The extra tire sidewall also helps out on the rocks.
Speaking of the rocks, within 5 seconds I put a huge scratch in the body, so that got me over the “don’t mess up a new body” thing REALLY quick.
So with the tires/wheels now being set to my stylistic preference, it’s time to tackle that now scratched body. I initially decided against painting that beautiful purple K10 top, but after having it out on the trail and getting it nicked up, I’ve decided that I’m going to paint it. If I jack up the job, well, I can always buy another body kit.
The next time you see this K10, it’s going to be gunmetal gray and sporting Rotten Apple colors. Given how many of the body parts are glued on and aren’t easy to disassemble, I’m going to do my best in masking the entire exterior and trying to be careful.
I’ll give you a full lowdown on how I did it once it’s done. If I totally butcher it, well, I’ll own up to that too.
Until next time, keep it on all 4’s!