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Axial AX10 Ridgecrest Review with VIDEOS

Old 05-08-2012, 09:57 AM
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http://rctruckstop.com/2012/05/08/ax...st-rtr-review/

I hope you like it and find the review valuable
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:42 PM
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thats a good info, great review
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Originally Posted by cielo1889 View Post
thats a good info, great review
Thank you.
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Originally Posted by cielo1889 View Post
thats a good info, great review

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed my Review of the new Axial Ridgecrest, it truly is a great versatile crawler. I've driven many crawlers over the years, HPI, Tamiya, etc. However i've always liked the Axial products, and had a blast with the Ridgecrest. I would definitely recommend it to any first time crawler, and experienced drivers.
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I bought one last week and I really like it (first crawler). Looking forward to see what mods you do it.
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Originally Posted by NHRCRACER View Post
Thank you.
i've had an ax-10 about 3 years ago but sold it for a scale truck.

maybe u can give some advice in which part should be upgraded.
as far as i know linkages, and maybe driveshaft from my last experience.
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Originally Posted by road_rascal View Post
I bought one last week and I really like it (first crawler). Looking forward to see what mods you do it.
Well, rest assured any and all upgrades made on this project, and up coming up upgrades for the Ridgecrest and many more will be featured on http://www.rctruckstop.com. We have a great editorial team and head Writer and RCTRUCKSTOP.com founder Matt Higgins is always finding cool things to report on, he has an itch for this stuff. So always check back to the site. RCTRUCKSTOP.com also has a youtube channel, subscribe and "like" the videos you think are cool, trust me there are lots.

Glad you like the Ridgecrest. I know I do. Thanks for reading the review, and share it with those who want to know more about the Ridgecrest.

Thanks Guys!
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Originally Posted by cielo1889 View Post
i've had an ax-10 about 3 years ago but sold it for a scale truck.

maybe u can give some advice in which part should be upgraded.
as far as i know linkages, and maybe driveshaft from my last experience.
You won't need to replace the drive shafts. the new WB8 is a huge improvement over what was used on the older Axial crawlers. The splines of the drive shafts can twist, but it takes a serious effort to make them fail.
The only thing I'd be in a rush to upgrade is the tires.
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I just want to check out some of those axles..
Anyone know the width on them?
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This is basically a wraith with an AX10 look. Most wraith parts like links and axle parts will fit....heck the shocks may be the same too.....
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Yip just checked....same shocks, links, steering links.etc.... All that is different is the base chassis!

Strange thing is that they both show a 14x70mm spring with the description - super soft red, but they have different parts numbers...... Unless this is a misprint that Axial has been famous for with past instructions!
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I just want to check out some of those axles..
Anyone know the width on them?
Off the top of my head, no. They are the same AR60 OCP axles used on the Wraith
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Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
Yip just checked....same shocks, links, steering links.etc.... All that is different is the base chassis!

Strange thing is that they both show a 14x70mm spring with the description - super soft red, but they have different parts numbers...... Unless this is a misprint that Axial has been famous for with past instructions!
Some might argue that the chassis is a pretty key component (no sarcasm intended). If you saw the two vehicles next to each, I doubt see them as to similar. Between the chassis and the body, they are two different rigs for sure--plus the Ridgecrest is about $90 less.
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Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
Yip just checked....same shocks, links, steering links.etc.... All that is different is the base chassis!

Strange thing is that they both show a 14x70mm spring with the description - super soft red, but they have different parts numbers...... Unless this is a misprint that Axial has been famous for with past instructions!
Looking forward to trying one for myself (first crawler). I think I have read somewhere that the tranny is also different. The tranny from the original ax10 is carried over to the ridgecrest and the wraith is a newer version.
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Originally Posted by KnoxVegas View Post
...the tranny is also different. The tranny from the original ax10 is carried over to the ridgecrest and the wraith is a newer version.
Yes and no. The Ridgecrest features new outputs that allow a pin style set screw to pass all the way through the drive and output shaft as opposed just a set screw. It also features the pinion and spur gear cover. So, it is very much like the Wraith transmission. The Wraith, however, features a new transmission back case that is designed to allow the addition of a dig unit. All of the parts are interchangeable.
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