Nylint 1:6 Scale RC Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rock Crawler

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8/22/05

I plan to take it with me on my next weekend outing. But I have "wheeled" it with my two boys here at home every night for the last week.

Dark Knight could not resist (He has Super Swampers on his latest Batmobile)

I collect toy vehicles and have a special interest in Jeeps. This was the primary reason I noticed it but after inspecting it I decided it was worth a try. I already have a large scale New Bright Rubicon which is very fun but not very robust and only 2WD (open-diff no less).

The Nylint far exceeds the capabilities of the New Bright. The tires are soft and grippy. They even sound like aired down MT Claws when you're wheeling. The suspension flexes very well and is very heavy duty. The steering control is very intuitive and also very gradual so you have precise control over the steering no matter how fast or in which direction you are going. The same is true of the throttle. In low-range it will go so slow that you almost can't see it moving, and with fine control will go whatever speed you want up to it's limit. In high range it travels reasonably fast - fast enough to be useful when moving from obstacle to obstacle.

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It has shift on the fly and makes a very slight gear grinding sound between gears but that is normal and not a problem.

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Now as for the rock crawling - it is every bit as capable as a full-sized, fully locked (front and rear) Jeep. It is fully locked, front and rear, has true four wheel drive. The axles are very heavy duty in proportion to the size of the Jeep. The tires are "beadlocked" - they will not slip or dismount. They are very realistic during wheeling.

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My boys and I have established a series of obstacles that we move through using the standard pro-rock crawling rules. We have found that in terms of its capabilities, it is very realistic. Like large Jeeps it has its limitations. You can high-center it. You can get hung up on a diff. You can have trouble getting the front or back bumper over the rock. You can loose traction but we have found that it is pretty hard if you are not hung up. It will climb vertical surfaces and get up onto it just like a real Jeep.

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With some practice we are now able to climb some pretty incredible "scale" obstacles. We have rolled it (disqualification!). The tires will continue to claw no matter how hung up you are, no matter how steep the obstacle is, and the suspension will flex all you want and is very springy and tough.

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I am very picky about things that cost this much. I was expecting a great deal from it. I wanted it to be unbreakable in real rock crawling conditions. I wanted it to be able to climb obstacles that were impossible for the New Bright that we have. I wanted the battery to last long enough for us to get bored if we wanted to play that long. We wanted the motor to be rugged and the gears to be able to resist heavy loads. And so on and so forth. All the things you'd want from a real built rock crawler.

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We have been out every night for up to an hour. With three of us taking turns on each of five steep, rocky obstacles, and three attempts on each obstacle, we have not exhausted the battery (during the session). We charge it when we park it every night and it is ready five and a half hours later. The first charge takes 18 hours.

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My bottom line is I am thinking of getting two more so the kids don't cut into my "wheeling" time! It is incredible. Now there is only one thing to keep in mind. There is a high-end RC Jeep that has long arms, drive shafts with u-joints, high speed performance, and so on. It costs about $250 and I think you need to assemble it. The controller is extra $$. I don't have one. We used them at Camp Jeep and they were a blast but I think this thing is just as fun, probably more rugged, and crawls better.

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What I really like about it is the controls. The steering and speed controls are feather-touch and easy to manage. The kids are turning into real pros on the rocks. I guess if you like to wheel you will like this thing. You probably won't break it, and if you're anything like us, you won't get sick of it. Shop your local Wal*Marts because I have found them selling as low as $144 and has high as $159.

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Just make sure if you get one to let your spouse and kids try it so they understand!

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http://www.funrise.com/consumerservice/faq_rockcrawlers.html
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Troubleshooting Guide (PDF)

Parts Order Form (PDF)

Warranty (PDF)


 

NYLINT FAQ

(Cached here for the future when the product page goes away)

Sales of our Nylint Rock Crawlers have exploded right out of the box! Weve received an overwhelming number of questions and will do our best to address your needs on a daily basis.

Were committed to superior product and customer service and will respond to any and all questions and inquiries sent to consumerservice@funrise.com within 2 business days. If you need immediate assistance please contact us from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) at 1-800-882-3808.

  1. Where can I purchase a Nylint Rock Crawler?
  2. How many different styles of Rock Crawlers can I purchase?
  3. If I modify my rock crawler, is the warranty still valid?
  4. My Rock Crawler is broken or not functioning properly. Is there a warranty on this item?
  5. Who can I contact to return my broken or damaged vehicle covered under warranty?
  6. Can I purchase replacement parts?
  7. When I shift gears, I hear a grinding sound. Is this ok?
  8. My vehicle is running slowly or will not move or steer. What could be the problem?
  9. Im trying to run my rock crawler and can no longer control the vehicle with the controller. What can I do to remedy this?
  10. My vehicle has stopped working after going through water, mud or snow. Can I repair the damage?
  11. My warranty does not cover abuse of the vehicle. What is considered abuse?
  12. Will painting or adding decals to my vehicle void the warrant?


Q. Where can I purchase a Nylint Rock Crawler?
A. Nylint Rock Crawlers are available at Wal-Mart stores and will also be available at Wal-Mart.com.

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Q. How many different styles of Rock Crawlers can I purchase?
A. Currently, Nylint Rock Crawlers can be purchased in both 1:6 and 1:18 scale. We offer a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and a Scorpion MKI in both scales.

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Q. If I modify my rock crawler, is the warranty still valid?
A. No, your warranty does not apply to modified parts.

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Q. My Rock Crawler is broken or not functioning properly. Is there a warranty on this item?
A. Your 1:6 scale Rock Crawler has a 90 day limited warranty on the Rock Crawler and controller and a 6 month limited warranty on the 12-volt battery included wit the crawler. Please refer to your Instruction Manual included with your crawler or click on the following 1:6 scale rock crawler warranty link to review the Rock Crawler warranty information for the 1:6 scale Rock Crawler.

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Q. Who can I contact to return my broken or damaged vehicle covered under warranty?
A. Please contact Funrise Toy Corp. customer service at consumerservice@funrise.com or 1-800-882-3808.

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Q. Can I purchase replacement parts?
Yes, replacement parts will be available for purchase, please download our order replacement part order form here. You can also refer to the back page of instruction manual for a limited selection of replacement parts the can be ordered by mail.
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Q. When I shift gears, I hear a grinding sound. Is this ok?
A. Yes, this sound is normal and simply the sound of the gears meshing. Your Rock Crawler is not broken.

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Q. My vehicle is running slowly or will not move or steer. What could be the problem?
A. Please refer to the Trouble Shooting page in your Instruction Manual or click on the following link to the review the Trouble Shooting section of Instruction Manual.

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Q. Im trying to run my rock crawler and can no longer control the vehicle with the controller. What can I do to remedy this?
A. Please refer to the Trouble Shooting page in your Instruction Manual or click on the following link to the review the Trouble Shooting section of Instruction Manual.

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Q. My vehicle has stopped working after going through water, mud or snow. Can I repair the damage?
A. Please refer to the Trouble Shooting page in your Instruction Manual or click on the following link to the review the Trouble Shooting section of Instruction Manual.

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Q. My warranty does not cover abuse of the vehicle. What is considered abuse?
A. We define abuse as damage that occurs outside of normal use. For example, running your vehicle through water or mud or directly off a cliff or into a wall at full speed would be considered abuse.


Q. Will painting or adding decals to my vehicle void the warrant?
A. No, your warranty will not be void if you paint or place decals on your vehicle. The warranty will be void if any modifications are made to the drive train.
 

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