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SCX10 Honcho vs SCX 10 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Discussion in 'Newbie Q & A' started by Jack_Slater, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jack_Slater

    Jack_Slater New Member

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    Hello RCer's,

    Time is arriving shortly when I go and get my Hobby grade RC. So now I decided between the Honcho and the Wrangler Rubicon. I have read the specs and seen some video's. I am looking for information on the rigs from people that actually own them. What you all think of them. What their weakness and their strengths are? I also noticed that the RtR's have everything except batteries, what do you suggest as a power source? What upgrades you think should be done on either rigs you got it? How hard are the pieces to get for both rigs? I know that the Honcho has tons of them but not sure about the Wrangler Rubicon.

    Thanks for all the information and help
    Pat
     
  2. Corey52587

    Corey52587 Studio Forums Elite
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    the honcho and the rubicon are the same truck all that is different is the body and the front an back bumper and the tires. same chassis and demisions just different looks. so it is personal preference on which one you think looks better.
     
  3. sebby

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    I was under the impression that the wheelbase is longer on the Rubicon? Hmmm
     
  4. Corey52587

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    No the wheel base is the same the whole truck is longer from bumber to bumper
     
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    Like corey said,they are pretty much the same trucks.It depends on what truck you get for the upgrades.The wrangler kit comes with alum. links the rtr wrangler and honcho come with plastic links.Not sure if this is your first hobby grade r/c,but if it is get the rtr model it will get you started easier.I would upgrade to all alum. links and 4 link suspension,a droop kit,and a set of 2.2 tires.IMO bigger tires rock.I would run a 2s lipo in it for hrs of fun.Hope this helps some,enjoy.
     
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    The Rubicon also come with upgraded electronics such as transmitter, receiver, and servo.
     
  7. Crankbait

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    No they are exactly the same .
    It has the same chassis and electronics set-up as the Honcho.
    AE2 ESC, AX3 Transmitter,AR-3 receiver, and a 27T motor.
     
  8. Corey52587

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    He must hav been talking bout the older honcho crankbait but yea on the new honchos they come with all the same electrinics
     
  9. Corey52587

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    It sucks they dont come with beadlocks anymore
     
  10. armyscxkevin

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    Well compared to my dinosaur Scx10 it is all new still running all the ax2 gear
     
  11. Corey52587

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    Hahaha yea its all new gear on them now which im glade but wish they would have kept the beadlocks with the kits
     
  12. armyscxkevin

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    Yeah beadlocks are so much nicer and easier to work with
     
  13. GotCox

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    Agreed about the beadlocks, but a set of the axial beadlocks on ebay is like $30-40 bucks. So it is no big deal. Cheaper than most battery's you will buy.

    Dont forget another difference between the honcho rtr and wrangler rtr is tires. Both in 1.9 wheels with r35 compound.
    wrangler comes with Maxxis Trepador Tire dimensions: 4.6" tall, 1.43" wide
    and the honocho comes with old 1.9 ripsaws dimensions: 4.3" (109mm) tall, cant find the width


    So differences are as follows. Body, Bumpers, Tires and the honcho comes with lights stock the wrangler does not.
     
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    Oooo i didnt know the tires were taller on the jeep i might get some an try them. Has anyone tried them? Yea that was the first thing i got were the axial beadlocks right off ebay to ha
     
  15. rcgold

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    I second the experts here. Same vehicles Jeep has taller tires in stock form, better clearance. There are plenty of videos out there showing how to add taller tires to honcho and cut body rather than jack it up. I like my honcho but the new face of a Jeep temps me. I'll have both and let a friend drive one so I can have a crawl buddy. Got to have beadlocks they rock. Good luck to your choice.
     
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    axial scx10 trail honcho vs scx10 2012 jeep wrangle

    Hii guys need help here is the honcho same with the 2012 jeep wrangle rubicon unlimited when I check the specs the jeep is longer and widder please helppp I need help I do not know which want to buy.Which is older the honcho or jeep and which is better pls help
     
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  17. walter

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    they are almost the same , body ,tiers are different . the jeep body is a wider and longer than the honcho. the honcho is older.
     
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    Thanks bro
     
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    axial scx10 trail honcho vs scx10 2012 jeep wrangle

    Is the chassis , suspension , motor the same.pls help because I want to buy the best truck.which truck do you prefer.
     
  20. walter

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    there the same just different tiers and bodies
     

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