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AXIAL SCX10II Rubicon - My Build Thread

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by Polaris425, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Polaris425

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    The Rubi actually did come truly RTR.... I use deans plugs on my batteries & RC's so I just assumed I'd have to solder (which I suck at) a deans onto the ESC. But nope, one was already on there!!! WOOT!

    I ran it around the living room a few times, and then proceeded to take all those stickers off, and put the actual parts on (door handles, wipers, hood pins...) So that was my first mod. Adding all of the realistic parts.

    It needs some accessories now. Not sure where I'll start. I think it needs some kind of roof rack or something. It looks awfully naked up there. Maybe paint it black to break up some of that red. I dunno. Needs something. I also want to tint the windows.

    I think bumpers will be the first thing though. And then maybe some bead-locks.

    Anyone running 2.2's on theirs?

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    I don't have an SCX10, but I have 2.2's on my Wraith and it has a huge advantage over my TRX4 when it comes to angle of attack. Sometimes the TRX4 has to be damn near sideways to get the tire to touch the obstacle and start to climb. Where as with the 2.2's you can come in much straighter.
     
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    You also might want to widen your wheel track if you go 2.2. As your center of gravity will be higher than stock.
     
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    yeah I had 2.2's on my wraith... they were great.

    I think I may stick with 1.9 XL's though on this one. Trying to stay as scale as possible.
     
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    Yeah, I get that. I'm actually scaling the crap out of my Wraith right now. The thinking is, what kind of 1:1 truck would I build for days long treks through the wilderness. So it's loaded with camping gear and tools obviously, but i'm also doing things like fuel lines, battery cables, and stuff like that. Hopefully will have some pics soon.
     
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    Haven't really done anything yet. Looking at what parts I want. I think I've decided on this front bumper, and adding a winch to it:

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    Painted the roof today.

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    Looks good. Just did that to my trx4 bronco. I used aerosol bed liner for texture.
     
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    I have that winch, I like it. I see a deal online now that includes that winch, the controller, and the wireless set-up all for like $85. I wish I had known about that deal when I got mine.
     
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    which site?
     
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    Trying to decide what tires to get. I wanted the mud slingers. But not happy with the sizes they come in for 1.9's. Also really liking the Hustlers. so I made some patterns.

    The MS 1.9 XL is 4.2" Tall. Basically the same as stock.
    The MS 2.2 is 4.8" Tall. Pretty big step over stock.
    The Hustler 1.9 XL is 4.75" Tall.

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    How much taller the MS 2.2 is than stock tire

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    Recovery point. I put on the shackle I’ve had since the Wraith, and already had the tow rope made up. Needed a way
    To “store” it so I dug through the parts bin & found a bracket & the bull horns. So I cut the horns down and glued it to the bracket & screwed the bracket to the bumper &
    Used the horns like a bar to wrap the rope around. It doesn’t need to be really strong hence the gluing on the bull horns.

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    Lookin good so far. All the little things make a world of difference. Good work.


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    I'm interested to see where this goes. I just purchased the honcho for my son and I'm getting the jeep. I wanted the honcho originally but didn't care for all the plastic parts. And he likes the jeep so we're just going to trade bodies.

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    After seeing Rick’s muffler I was inspired to make one for Rubi. Pics suck, I’ll try to get better ones. This weekends upgrades included the homemade muffler, and coloring in all the hinges. I still need to go back over them.

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    New tires showed up today. Still gotta get some bead locks.

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    Lots and lots of screws.

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    Then wheels and tires really look good on the jeep


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    Bumper & winch added

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