In all honesty, i finished this build about two weeks ago and i’ve just been a little lazy on getting this video together, but one viewer in particular was kind of uh asking me questions about it and to that viewer i want to say thank you um. You know thanks for watching and supporting. I hope this video answers all your questions about this truck and, if there’s anything else, you want to see in the future. You want to see me talk about. You want to see me uh cover him on my channel. Go ahead and uh send me a message hit me up at any time, thanks again for the support brother. I really appreciate it so yeah here we go c44km freshly built. I finished this up, like i said about two weeks ago and um yeah it’s a magnificent little truck. I absolutely love this little thing by little. You know these things really aren’t that small. This is about a 1 14 scale and it um. You know it’s small enough to uh to use inside the house if you want to, αλλά είναι., certainly big enough to hold its own on on trails that you would have thought were reserved for uh. The larger 1 10th scale rigs. This is this is pretty capable. This is a nice bit of kit, so let’s uh let’s check out what you get here. You can see. The body is obviously pre finished in this um brown color, which is actually pretty prototypical of a toyota of this era with the white fiberglass roof.
All of these toyotas had this white fiberglass roof. They were produced in a separate facility than the rest of the truck and uh just to make things easy. Toyota made them all in white, so this is. This is prototypical. This is how this truck would look. You can see we’ve got opening doors. Our mirrors have uh little reflective things going on here, which is pretty nice, see we’ve got a full interior in here, dashboard pedals, steering wheel, seats cup holders the whole nine. I am going to get in here at some point and detail this interior up a little bit kind of make. It stand out from the crowd it’s uh it’s, a very nice uh, very nicely detailed little truck it. It really is close that door up. You can see around front here: we’ve got our bumper we’ve got the uh functional winch, which is one of my favorite features of the truck. This winch is, is cool it’s, Uh, it’s scale looking and it’s it’s, actually more powerful than than you would think for something. So small that’s a good little winch you can see we can open up the hood here and ah there’s the rats nest, uh there’s, a lot of electronics in this little truck and they kind of get uh shoehorned under the hood here i haven’t really figured out The best way to kind of um make this all look tidy. ακόμα, honestly, i need to spend some time just kind of zip tying things up and taking care of this, because yikes it’s uh it’s ugly right now, but under there we’ve got our battery and our little um v3 board here from wpl.
This board handles all the electronic functions in the truck it’s it’s. Πραγματικά, a really nice little piece, i’m i’m, really impressed with how this performs. I like this um, you know it’s a little silly looking it looks kind of toyish, but this has some good functions on it. I really like this winch uh like three way toggle here. This is a really cool unit and the fact that you know wpl sells this whole kit for, Όπως 30 Δολάρια, it’s it’s really insane. I i really do think this truck represents one of the best values on the crawler market right now, uh we’ll get to that. In a minute i guess coming around back, we can see uh got our headache rack in the back here, we’ve got a fully functional spare tire. We’Ve got another one of my favorite features on this truck the real wooden um bed slats back here i mean this. Just looks fantastic as soon as this went together. I just kind of uh, looked at it and uh. I was really impressed. I just kind of stared at it for a few minutes like wow. You know that on a truck in this price range, you’re getting a feature like that it’s pretty cool they put uh. They put a lot of thought into this and i’m i’m really impressed. It shows on the other side here, oops hitting the d12 again we’ve got opening doors, got the functional tie, downs on the bed.
Εδώ, forgive my uh bad glue job on the tires, i i did terrible but um you know gluing tires is not my strong point. We’Ll just leave it at that let’s go ahead and take a look underneath all right now. This is where the km really shines. These trucks are priced incredibly from wpl they’re, just a great value, είναι, a great bang for the buck and honestly, if you’re gon na buy a wpl, throw the extra you know 20 Ή 30 bucks down and get a km kit. Because look at this i mean it’s tough, to convey the quality here in a video, but you know this truck as it sits here is you know roughly 100 bucks or or whatever, depending on how you outfit it, and this is just this is wonderful. I mean all these metal drive. Shafts these axles are metal, the the covers are metal, i mean all the links are metal. Obviously the chassis itself is metal. Θέλω να πω, είναι., really really impressive. Είμαι., i’m just blown away with how well this truck goes together and then performs – and you know, it’s all metal because um, you know it’s a heavy bit of kit. This truck for something this size is actually pretty dang heavy. Στην πραγματικότητα, let’s uh let’s get out of scale and see how heavy this thing is. Εντάξει. We’Ve got a uh kitchen scale here: let’s toss the km up on top and uh see what it weighs out to all right.
That’S two pounds: 13.2 ounces see it rocked a little bit there, but um two pounds: 13.2 ounces, which is you know, 1 281 Γραμμάρια. This is a pretty heavy truck for its size and um. You know it’s it’s, just really impressive. All that heft comes from the quality metal parts that are used in it. It performs well it’s got um it’s got presence on the trail. Δεν είναι αυτό που νομίζω., not you know, light and and and falling over a lot of that weight also is down low where it counts. I mean this: this truck performs pretty dang well, especially for something in this price range, δεν είναι αυτό που νομίζω., tough, to convey the value for money here. This is just so good. It feels a lot like much more expensive trucks that i’ve had my hands on and you get the joy of building it yourself, which is uh, which is worth its weight in gold right there i mean. I really do like this let’s talk about the build itself. It went pretty well, there were one or two little hiccups um. I had one ball end that came included in the kit. There are brass ball ends that are used in the suspension. I had one that was obviously not forged correctly. It was missing the whole section of threads down at the bottom. Προφανώς, this isn’t something that’s going to happen in every kit. It was just kind of a you know: a bummer fluke with mine, not a biggie i’ve got a ton of stuff lying around the house.
So i just kind of found another ball in somewhere made it work, not a big deal. Also do yourself a favor when you’re ordering this kit go ahead and get a couple of these um. These are pretty cheap, they’re only a couple of cents each. These are the gaskets that are used in assembling the differential. I found that using two of these per axle gave me the absolute perfect gear mesh no need to run the gears in there were no shavings or anything two of these gaskets per axle slap. It together load it up with uh some grease and they just spin beautifully so um go ahead. Pick yourself up a couple of these gaskets. You know other than that. There really were no problems. When assembling this um, i will say that the electronics in this vehicle are somewhat complicated for something it’s size there’s, not a whole lot of room to work with here. So you got to kind of stuff stuff in there and you got to kind of make it work and i might possibly have to rework how the uh under the hood is laid out here. I did when you assemble this vehicle there’s like a um like a tub that forms under this hood section like the front part of the cab and in that tub there’s a baffle which is kind of in there to separate the battery from the esc. I went ahead and i cut that baffle out just to give myself more room to to work things around and and hopefully get things laid in there.
Nice and clean um, Επίσης, obviously uh. If you watch my unboxing i’ve got the wrong sound kit in this truck. I have the diesel sound kit in here. I thought i was being cool when i ordered the diesel, like ooh i’ll, have a diesel truck that didn’t work out, because the diesel unit has air brakes and obviously this truck would not have air brakes. So i do need to switch that out for the petrol version. Forgive me when you’re watching the video and it’s got air brakes. At least you know what the diesel version sounds like. So in one of the wpl, like the uh, the b36 or the b14, that unit is going to be awesome, it’s going to replicate the air brakes in one of those larger trucks like the deuce and a half perfectly in this little toyota fj. It makes absolutely zero sense that’s, my fault. I should have done a little bit more research before ordering um other than that. The truck is, i mean the kit went together beautifully. It includes everything that you need um. You know you thread lock, grease all the parts that you need are in there. If you go ahead and – and i don’t really know why you wouldn’t order the res v3 system with it, if you do it, just works beautifully, you’ve got that little toggle switch on the controller here. This little guy controls, the winch, which you know you saw in the beginning of the video it’ll, drag the d12 around all day, it’s pretty cool um.
You know there’s, just not a whole lot else to say about this other than like. I said. I really think that this represents one of the best values on the crawler market. Σήμερα, uh obviously guys want um. You know a one tenth scale so that they can compete with their friends and competitions and all. But if you’re not worried about that, then you need to take a serious look at this truck because the value for money, what you get here is incredible: Umm είναι, a kit it’s a builder’s kit, so um the km you know you need to be comfortable putting It together, but i totally feel like this – could be somebody’s first kit um when i was putting it together. There were a couple of little complications like i said, but looking back on it, you know as long as you’re comfortable holding the wrench. You know turning a screwdriver there’s, really, no reason you can’t put this truck together right off the bat. It goes together beautifully um wpl customer support, especially if you order this directly from the website, which will be linked down below go ahead. That’S my uh that’s my affiliate link down there. It doesn’t cost you any extra to use it, but it does show wpl that you watch my video so awesome. Thank you um, αλλά ναι. If you order this from wpl – and you have any issues with the kit at all they’re going to take care of you they’re going to they’re going to make sure that you get all set and um i mean the end product is just you know this thing.
Just looks fantastic um if you guys um, if any of you are familiar with uh hobby concepts, which is one of my favorite uh channels on youtube when it comes to rc, he just did i think. Last week he uploaded the video bob and he’s a master builder. He just did um a build with one of these kits to go on the back of a tamiya globe, hauler semi or globe liner i’m, sorry semi and it came out beautifully. So what you’re seeing right here is stock kind of what it looks like when you assemble it. If you want to see one that’s totally blown out, you know totally custom weathered and everything see what this truck really can be: go ahead and check out hobby concepts. Video he just uploaded i’ll go ahead and i’ll link his channel down below uh, because bob is you know, one of the masters of this hobby and i’m i’m super stoked that he went ahead and showed what can really be done with one of these. You know beyond my skill level, but um yeah i mean i just can’t say enough about this. Kit went together, beautifully totally love. It totally. Love uh the value that wpl represents right now and, if you’re at all interested, you know for the price that these things are. I don’t know what you’re waiting for just go ahead and pick one up so yeah there. You have it folks that uh that about wraps up my thoughts on the um wpl c44km for now.
Δυστυχώς, the weather in new england here has taken kind of a turn for the worse, so we’ll get this outside as soon as we can and uh i’ll record. Some running video and um yeah we’ll, see where it goes from here. Totally love this little truck totally totally dig it so yeah thanks for watching jorc go ahead and subscribe.