What the Kong’s shocks lack in exciting tech details, they make up for in easy-tobuild simplicity and low maintenance (as in none, for most drivers). The plastic bodies hold greased rubber sleeves, which provide a little bit of resistance (damping) for the shock shafts. There are no seals required since there’s no oil to hold in, which also means there’s nothing to leak out. And for this novelty/beginner truck, they’re all you need—especially with the tires providing a lot of “shock absorption” on their own.
The Kong’s chrome air filters and exhaust stacks are injection molded and look fantastic.
The Konghead has three identical gear differentials, each equipped with Tamiya’s proven 3-spider-gear internals and splined drive cups.
11 in. (305mm) 10.6 in. (270mm)
12 in. (286–290mm) 16.5 in. (420mm)