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Old 04-15-2018, 12:50 PM
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Default 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...

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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 - Amazon | eBay | Asiatees


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

Tools:
Versachem Brake Caliper Grease
Turnigy Metric Torque Wrench Hex Driver Set
Tamiya Side Cutter
Protek RC Shock Pliers (available on eBay)
DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit
MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512
Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue Paint
Duratrax Black Paint
Noleen SF3 Grease (on eBay)
Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station
Tamiya PS-5 Black
Plastidip
Tamiya TS-4 German Gray



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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.

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Part 2 - Links

Them links....

Steering and panhard links...



Front axle links...



Rear axle links join the party...

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Part 3 - Shocks

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

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Part 4 - Transmission

So... the kit comes with that newer transmission. I actually bought the new upgraded older transmission with metal gears (AX31439).

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

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Part 5 - Drive Shafts

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Testing some different shoes...

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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.
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Nice clean build.
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Great build as always, Looks good.
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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.

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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.





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