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AXIAL SCX10 Jeep Wrangler G6

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by OHO, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. OHO

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    And she's done... Everything is nice and smooth now, I also decided to put a camera mount on the bonnet, I've given it a very small test in the garden and it's not too bad.
    Although my shocks are set quite firm, so I might put the Icons back on from time to time because they should absorb some of the roughness.
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    Also currently looking at the SSD D60 axle housings, they look quite tasty and I'm not a fan of alloy for axle housings, one scratch and they look like crap.
    If anyone has an opinion on the D60s, I'd appreciate knowing what they're like? :)

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    Looking good. And great thread.
     
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    Looking really good, I remember building my Dingo kit, it was a lot of fun.


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    Thanks guys I appreciate the comments... I assumed nobody was really reading this anymore lol, so thanks :)
     
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    Nup we're all still here :)
     
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    So, here's some test footage of onboard my SCX10.
    The main goals were to see what the footage came out like, whether it be shaky or not, which I don't think it's too bad.
    Also I needed to see how the truck would handle with the extra weight, on the front and up quite high, pleased to say it didn't actually seem to alter the truck very much.
    The reasons for the bad driving are a new suspension set up which is untested, a completely new place that I've never gone up or down before and being behind the truck makes it more difficult.
    I'd really appreciate some new subscribers and viewers [​IMG]
    I'd also appreciate some opinions on what you think of the footage, I think it came out okay in terms of quality/vibrations, but I'd really value some input.
    Part two of this will be uploaded soon.
    Please also feel free to share/commentlike etc... It's all very appreciated [​IMG]


     
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    Looks pretty good to me


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    Thanks for the comment :) everyone seems to think it looks okay so far, which is good.
     
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    Here is part two of the previous video.

     
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    Well, seeing as I got a bearing stuck in my old knuckles and couldn't get them out no matter what I tried, I decided to buy some new ones and opted for the SSD Pro ones, due to Vanquish not being in stock in the colour I wanted.
    Impressed with the build quality, bearing is a good tight fit (may again cause problems removing them when the time comes, but we'll see) and I may very well order the matching SSD Pro Chubs to go along with them.


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    Had my Yeti and SCX10 out this evening.
    Very enjoyable time, although the SCX10 seems to keep wanting to stop and it's making a screeching noise.
    I'm not 100% sure what it is yet, but I'll investigate it at some point.
    The Yeti ran fine until I snapped something on the front end, I've yet to find out if it's a knuckle or chubs or the arm itself, will also investigate that further and buy parts as needed.
    Gives me something to do tomorrow anyway! :)

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    Wave your leg in the air like you just don't care!

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    SCX10 getting some.... AIR?!

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    Ohh no, that's a bit steeper than I thought.

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    Nooo, I can't hold her Captain... She's going down!

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    SO did you ever find out what the problems were ?
     
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    Yeah, just a dirty motor, had ground away the brushes, swapped the motor and it's fine again :)
    Another thing I have actually noticed though, when on full lock, it stutters a bit... I don't think it's mechanical, I think maybe the BEC is on it's way out possibly, I have ordered a new one anyway, just to be on the safe side.
     
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    Not had this out for quite a while (sadly [​IMG] ) but I did decide to treat her to some new tyres, so bought some 1.9 Pitbull Growlers.

    Took a few comparison photos compared to the Rok Lox I took off her.

    First shots are without foams, second shots are all mounted with stock 2 stage foams in the Growlers and some Crawler Innovations in the Rok Lox.

    Gave her a little test run in the garden, not exactly an in depth test, but they seem to handle really rather nicely and I'm certainly looking forward to getting a proper run in with them on [​IMG]

    Also digging the slightly increased ride height, the more aggressive tread and the overall look of them.



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    Looks to be a lot wider tread too. Be interesting to see how they do in the mud
     
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    Wow Thats Sweet!!!
     
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    Yeah, definitely a wider track... They did really nicely in the garden, I just need to pull the bumper in a bit more, so my approach angle is better, I put it back on slightly too far forward, because I've added a metal front chassis brace, to hold the bumper more solidly.
     
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    I got chance to test out the Growlers today, it was another good opportunity for some more film testing too, so here's some pictures and footage from the day.
    I don't think I've done enough testing to give my personal opinion of the Growlers, but so far, not really lived up to the 'hype' they certainly are okay, but for anything other than rocks, they get stuck an awful lot and my Rok Lox (which ironically, are great on rocks too) hook up much nicer.
    I didn't manage to get through any of the mud unaided, even though my Rok Lox would have done and have done many times.
    Despite being a taller tyre, I still felt I got stuck more often than with my Rok Lox, following very similar lines as what I have done in this area before.
    Will hopefully get to Williamson Park with the truck soon, as I've run my Rok Lox in there much much more and will be able to see how these perform on different surfaces.



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    Lol its refreshing to see a review of the pitbull tires that entail more than "Pitbull tires kick a**"
     
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    I believe in 100% honesty, not just following what everyone else is saying lol.
    Nothing is perfect, but maybe I did go in with high hopes, which was possibly wrong on my part.
    I will be sure to post some more thoughts as I use them, driving and filming at the same time definitely isn't the best way of putting a tyre to it's limits :)
     
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