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462 Mini Crawler Builds (AX10, SCX10, LMRC, Wraith)
« on: Jan 10, 2009, 11:39:11 PM »
I decided to stop cluttering my 1:1 build with my mini crawler crap, so here is the build up for my AX10 RTR that I got about 4 months ago.

I started with the Axial AX10 RTR kit. Out of the box it is set up to be a rock racer more than rock crawler. So before I even ran it I swapped out the stock 27 turn motor for a 55 turn Integy motor and the stock pinion gear with a 14 tooth gear. Drove it like that for a while but my suspension was way too stiff and I hated all that chrome bling bling.

Here it is in all its stock glory.





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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2009, 11:44:11 PM »
Cut about 2/3s of the foam out of the tire and used a dremmel to cut a hole in each wheel. This simulates real "aired down" tires and helped out a LOT. Also painted my rims while I had it all apart.






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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2009, 11:47:56 PM »
Upgraded the stock STIFF coils to some Team Losi super soft coils. I also cut the body up for clearance, installed the front locker and upgraded the stock steering servo to a high torque model.




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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2009, 11:49:36 PM »
Some wheeling shots from Wade's house:





Wade's Axial "truggy"



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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2009, 11:51:52 PM »
Little update, new paint job  :gap:



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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2009, 06:24:04 AM »
U need some high clearance links on that bad boy
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2009, 11:50:30 AM »
U need some high clearance links on that bad boy

Oh yeah, I got tired of those plastic links real quick :gap:

Not to mention that flimsy plastic steering...
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #8 on: Jan 11, 2009, 12:12:59 PM »
Got the aluminum 30 degree bent links front and rear as well as the aluminum upper Y bars, lower y bar mount and steering arm and tie rods. In the process I modified my stock skid plate and inboarded the upper link mounts. On the axle side I outboarded the shocks and inboarded the links. As it was set up the stock shocks and aluminum links seemed to interfer with each other while flexing so moving the links in more gave them perfect clearance and now there are no issues.






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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2009, 12:13:48 PM »
Mini snow wheeling  :gap:


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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #10 on: Jan 11, 2009, 07:54:49 PM »
Nice! Love the paint!
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 2009, 09:31:35 PM »
Decided to cut out my Chevy Silverado body that I bought about 10 years ago for my Stampede. My buddy makes trailers for a living and scored me about 10 feet of brake line. I am going to fab up some sliders and a stinger bumper for it.









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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #12 on: Jan 12, 2009, 07:56:27 PM »
Some new wheeling shots from this weekend over at my friend Ryan's house. His course is bad ass.  :gap:



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Ryan's heavily modified ARTR:





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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #13 on: Jan 12, 2009, 08:03:11 PM »
"Cadillac Hill"  :yupyup:











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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #14 on: Jan 21, 2009, 01:44:28 AM »
 :greengrin: Carnage just like 1:1  :yupyup:
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #15 on: Feb 08, 2009, 01:36:48 AM »
Got some new junk for the crawler. After breaking my 7th or 8th stock driveline I decided to get some beefy shafts. I saw these Integy shafts at the hobby shop and they look pretty good. They have about the same slip as the stockers but are all metal and don't come apart at full slip. I also picked up a few spacers I had been needing them and bought the red steering rods to match my links. My truck is pretty colorful though heh since I can never find everything in the same color. ah well i don't mind really. Lastly I got clockable C hubs for my front axle which raised my steering up quite a bit. The combination of the proper spacers and clocked C hubs I got the perfect steering angle dialed in and gained a lot of clearance for my tie rods.




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I also lowered my battery and antennae down finally. Going to get some nice lipos eventually but for now this will do. Made a big difference just dropping it that much though.


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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #16 on: Feb 08, 2009, 01:53:45 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 08, 2009, 01:57:46 AM »
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I also started siping my Axial Rock Lizard tires tonight
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #18 on: Feb 08, 2009, 06:32:34 AM »
Looks good. I did the same thing with my battery....works well. People keep saying I should buy the saddle packs for the front axle, but I have 5 brand new 4200 stick packs. I will be leaving it under the battery plate for now :thumbs:
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #19 on: Feb 08, 2009, 12:07:35 PM »
Looks good. I did the same thing with my battery....works well. People keep saying I should buy the saddle packs for the front axle, but I have 5 brand new 4200 stick packs. I will be leaving it under the battery plate for now :thumbs:

Yeah same here, I bought this thing as a cheap hobby so I would only have to dump small amounts of money into it from time to time, I had several stick batteries already from my earlier RC days and I figured this would be the best bang for my buck.
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #20 on: Feb 23, 2009, 10:13:38 PM »
So I pretty much trashed my Silverado body, I ended up tearing all 4 body mount holes completely out, so I am back to rocking the stock body unless I decide to fix the Silverado. Good run while it lasted. :gap:

Bought some new rubber today... white label HB Rovers  :yupyup:





They are signifigantly larger in both height and width to my stock Axial Rock Lizards. I don't know if they are going to be too soft, I am going to be running them with full foam and BB weights, not cutting the foam on these. We will see how it goes.

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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #21 on: Feb 24, 2009, 07:12:32 AM »
You will be amazed with how they work compared to those crappy lizards...

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« Reply #22 on: Feb 24, 2009, 05:25:58 PM »
You will be amazed with how they work compared to those crappy lizards...

Yeah, thats what I have been hearing. I feel I pushed the Rock Lizards a lot further than most people are willing to try, siping them helped out quite a bit actually. I was also running them with about 3/4s of the stock foam cut out so that helped a lot too. Need to mount this last tire and go hit the rock pile :greengrin:
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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #23 on: Mar 07, 2009, 05:10:55 PM »
Realized I never posted any pics of the tires installed....

My rock course has also expanded a little bit. Still needs more rocks.




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« Reply #24 on: Mar 29, 2009, 10:41:49 PM »
Went out to a sweet river spot to crawl, China Dam. Water is still moving a little too fast and cold as ice but there was more water flowing than I expected, so the river season shouldn't be too bad this year, I hope  :crossed:










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Re: 46&2's Axial AX-10 Mini Crawler build
« Reply #25 on: Mar 29, 2009, 10:49:45 PM »
The Axial has been tweaked a little bit. I flipped the shocks upside down for the hell of it. Cut and lowered the body.












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« Reply #26 on: Mar 30, 2009, 01:22:55 AM »
Oh my gatos. That is some great wheelin right there

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« Reply #27 on: Mar 30, 2009, 10:11:26 AM »
Nice, how do you like the drivelines?  I have the MIP steel drivelines for mine.  I was running a saddle battery on my last buggy I had but I went to a Lipo for the new one I'm building.  You have some sick areas to go crawling, makes me kinda jealous (I wonder if my wife would let me do some crawling on her  :confused:
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« Reply #28 on: Mar 30, 2009, 10:22:52 AM »
nice!  boob crawlin is where its at!  looks like fun, i need to get me one of those crawlers.  how much do you think you have into yours right now?
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« Reply #29 on: Mar 30, 2009, 11:31:06 AM »
Oh my gatos. That is some great wheelin right there

Its about a mile hike to the spot we went but its well worth it.

Nice, how do you like the drivelines?  I have the MIP steel drivelines for mine.  I was running a saddle battery on my last buggy I had but I went to a Lipo for the new one I'm building.  You have some sick areas to go crawling, makes me kinda jealous (I wonder if my wife would let me do some crawling on her  :confused:

Haha

I like the Integy drivelines. I bought them impulsively at a hobby shop because I had never seen them before and they were only 30 bucks a pair. Most other drivelines seem to be about 80 bucks. So I bought them, then read everyone hated them online. But after using locktite on all the allthread in the driveline, they work great. If you dont use locktite with them they will come apart frequently. I locktited mine up about 2 weeks ago and have probably 5-6 hard abusive hours on the trail since and so far they have not come apart. For 30 bucks I think they are worth it. Locktite is a must though.

nice!  boob crawlin is where its at!  looks like fun, i need to get me one of those crawlers.  how much do you think you have into yours right now?

I figure I have about $500 into it, some of my parts were hand me downs from my friend. He has a bunch of these so I pick up cheap used parts from him every chance I get.

That $500 has been spread over the span of 6+ months though. Excluding the $330 initial cost (RTR kit + 55 turn motor + tax) upgrades have only run me about $170 or so and that cost has been spread over the course of 4 to 5 months.
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