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Thread: Kamaz Inspired Dakar Build - The Tekin K55

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    Default Kamaz Inspired Dakar Build - The Tekin K55

    Earlier this year we finished the first Dakar rally truck build based off an M1079 concept, dubbed the M-55.

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    The build was so much fun that we decided to follow it up with another. This one will be based off the Team Kamaz Master 4326 Redbull trucks. Just like last time, here's the concept for the Tekin K-55 Rally Truck.

    K55 Rally Truck Concept.jpg

    To change things up a bit, I decided it was appropriate to go 2.2s and run RC4WD ZXL 5.2" military tires as the real Kamaz run 52" tires. The build sheet is almost identical to the M-55:

    Chassis

    Custom 3/8" Aluminum C-Channel

    Electronics

    Tekin RX4
    Tekin ROC412HD 4200kV
    Tekin T-440 Servo
    Spektrum SR2000
    ESS One Sound System
    Lots of LEDs

    Transmission

    Axial SCX10-II w/divorced transfer case

    Front Axle

    Vanquish Currie F9 SCX10-II
    Vanquish Knuckles
    Vanquish Knuckle Bushings
    Vanquish Spiral Cut Ring/Pinion Gears
    Vanquish Spool
    Vanquish 12mm Wheel Hex
    Incision VXD Shafts
    Fast Eddy Bearings

    Rear Axle

    Vanquish Currie F9 SCX10-II
    Vanquish Spiral Cut Ring/Pinion Gears
    Vanquish Spool
    Vanquish 12mm Wheel Hex
    Vanquish AR44 Axle Shafts
    Fast Eddy Bearings

    Wheels & Tires

    Vanquish 2.2 Method 105s
    Vanquish .600 Hubs
    RC4WD 2.2 ZXL 5.2" Tires

    Suspension

    RC4WD King Shocks
    Vanquish Trailing Arms F/R
    Vanquish Currie Anti-Rock Sway Bars F/R
    Incision Bomber Rear Links F/R

    Buckle up for another 3D printed adventure! Always fun to start with a pile of goodies picture.

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    TEKIN, INC.

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    First order of business, duplicating the frame setup from the M-55 truck so I reprinted the center drop skid and battery tray pieces out of Makeshaper ABS.

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    Once everything was drilled out and test fitted, I started driling holes in the fresh cut frame rails and mounting all the pieces up.

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    TEKIN, INC.

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    gonna be another great one!

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    Axle assembly was smooth sailing, Vanquish Products Currie F9s are a joy to assemble. All Vanquish parts and some Fast Eddy bearings to finish them off. Decided to go all grey underneath on this one since the truck is dark schemed.

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    Bomber trailing arms for the front and rear.

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    Axles mounted to the chassis with Incision Bomber stainless upper links. Servo bracket for on axle mounting.

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    TEKIN, INC.

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    i will wait for the end, because you prove multiple times, that it can´t go other way than to masterpiece.

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    Um yeah, this is going to be very, very good.
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    Wow, first Dakar build was outstanding, this one is sure to please as well! Going to be fun to follow!

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    That’s a lot of fancy parts to start with. Should be a good one.

    Wes

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    Some of the RC4WD goodies for the K-55. Mil-Spec ZXL tires and King shocks!

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    Excited to watch. Perfect tire.

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