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soze 04-15-2018 12:50 PM

Soze finally builds his SCX10 II after 2 years.
So... that Axial SCX10 II kit box that has been sitting around finally got relieved from furniture duty as a makeshift stand.

I can't say this is going to be an exciting build as I'm pretty much building it box stock for now... The more interesting stuff will probably come later... much later...

Follow this build on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...dhGC0eFoBIBEqe

Most of the product links are to eBay.

Build Details:
Axial SCX10 II Kit
Xtra Speed AR44 Alloy Axle Housing
Boom Racing 25T Alloy Servo Horn
Pro-Line 1.9" BF Goodrich Krawlers
eBay "D-Hole" aluminum wheels
Axial Dingo Front Bumper AX80039A
Boom Racing Rear lockouts for AR44
Boom Racing C-Hubs & Knuckles for AR44
Pro-Line PL-C Interior
GRC Inner Fenders for Axial SCX10 II - eBay | Asiatees

Hobbywing WP-1080 Brushed Crawler Esc
GoolRC 35T Brushed motor
JX CLS5830HV 30kg Servo
FlySky FS-R6B 6ch Receiver
FlySky GT3C Transmitter

Versachem Brake Caliper Grease
Permatex Anti Seize Lubricant (ebay)
Associated 1656 FT 1/4 in Driver Handle (ebay)
Tamiya Side Cutter
Protek RC Shock Pliers (eBay)
DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit
MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512
MIP Metric Nut Driver Wrench Set MIP9503 (eBay)
Bob Smith Industries Blue Thread Locker
Duratrax Shock stand (eBay)
Noleen SF3 Grease (on eBay)
Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station
Multistar Rubber R/C Work mat

Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue Paint
Duratrax Black Paint
Tamiya PS-5 Black
Tamiya TS-4 German Gray


soze 04-15-2018 12:51 PM

Part 1 - Axles

I've had these Xtra Speed AR44 Axle housing since I bought the kit. Finally get to use them.


Starting on the work...


Yay... axles done. Like others.. I needed to dremel the paint off the inside bearing slot in the Xtra Speed Axle housings.


soze 04-15-2018 12:51 PM

Part 2 - Links

Them links....

Steering and panhard links...


Front axle links...


Rear axle links join the party...


soze 04-15-2018 12:52 PM

Part 3 - Shocks

Axial Icons... nothing special to see here...


soze 04-15-2018 12:54 PM

Part 4 - Transmission

So... the kit comes with that newer transmission.

For this build... I am sticking with the kit provided transmission for now.


soze 04-15-2018 12:55 PM

Part 5 - Drive Shafts

Will probably get metal ones down the road. For now these will do.


soze 04-15-2018 12:55 PM

Part 6 - Chassis

Finally getting around to putting the chassis together.



Used a Boom Racing 25T servo horn for the steering servo.


Front Axle mounted


Rear Axle and shocks mounted


Using Hobbywing 1080 Brushed ESC


ESC put in place... Bumpers,rock sliders, and body posts mounted.


soze 04-15-2018 12:55 PM

Part 7 - Wheels and Body

Going to use the stock tires and wheels for now. Will not be gluing them like the instructions say, as I'll probably swap out the foams and change to beadlocks.

Starting on the body prep work... Forgot to take pictures...

Mounted the Tires/Wheels


Finished adding some of the decals and plastic scale details to the body.

Mounting the roof rack was a [email protected]# Whoever designed the piece that mounts inside the body should be tortured.... because that's what it was... torture. For some reason this part of the build seemed like the hardest part. The screw holes were too small for the screws and I tried to brute force it. I finally wised-up (hey I'm still jet-lagged and not thinking clearly) and used a screw to open up the hole in the plastic piece while not trying to mount the rack...before finally mounting the rack on.

On top of that part of the roof rack was missing a screw hole which was weird. I had to drill out a hole for the screw (passenger side 1st screw of 3) so that I could mount the 2 parts of the roof rack together.


soze 04-15-2018 12:56 PM

Here's how it sits... mostly stock for now.

The SCX10.2 finally joins my fleet of scale crawlers.


soze 04-15-2018 01:38 PM

Testing some different shoes...

Pro-Line BF Goodrich Krawlers & eBay D-Hole aluminum wheels


slick2500 04-15-2018 04:21 PM

Those axle housings are nice especially for the price, having to sand down the bearing recesses is no big deal to me.
I had the same issue with the roof rack, they should have used self taping screws.

roadrashracing 04-15-2018 05:50 PM

Nice clean build.

Demonyo 06-08-2018 11:20 AM

Great build as always, Looks good.

soze 09-27-2018 01:36 PM

Got around to doing a few updates to the SCX10.2 a few weeks ago. I wanted to try getting this truck finished up so that I can start running it more.

One of the things that always bugged me about this truck was that front bumper that sticks way out front.


Since I don't plan to really use a winch or have a winch, I thought changing the front bumper was in order.

First thing I tried out was to trim the pegs of the stock bumper to see if I could get it to tuck in more. I also drilled out some new mounting hole positions (not shown).


It's a lot more tucked in, but I don't like how it just looks like a flat slab jutting out.


Next bumper I tried out was the SSD Rock Shield for SCX10


Rough approximation in differences of clearance



Bumper is solid, looks good, with good clearance...


But.... I don't really like the way it looks with the XJ body. I'll probably keep it for use on another truck that has a narrower front.



Finally I decided to try the Axial Dingo front bumper...


This one looks a little more promising.


I like the way that it protects the full width of the body.


Final decision made to keep the Dingo bumper.


soze 09-27-2018 01:36 PM

Getting around to installing some parts that have been sitting in the drawers.

Boom Racing Rear lockouts for AR44
Boom Racing C-Hubs & Knuckles for AR44



Boom Racing lockout on the left, stock on the right


Stock C-Hub on left, Boom Racing on right.


I forgot to take pictures of the knuckles, but it's a really tight precise fit for the bearings. You pretty much have to push it in straight perfectly. If it's slightly put in at a minor angle it gets stuck.

All installed.




soze 11-26-2018 10:48 AM

Added some GRC Inner Fenders




soze 12-21-2018 01:25 AM

A few from today's hill climb. Rig really surprised me with how well it did today. The Pro-Line BFG Krawlers have also become my favorite tire.




soze 12-23-2018 09:41 AM

wyd 01-05-2019 07:22 AM

Really a nice looking Axial. NIcely done.

soze 03-26-2019 11:05 PM

Smed1981 04-03-2019 05:17 PM

Those tires look great and that bumper should have come on the kit. Nice build.

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