Chubaka's Axial SCX10ii lifes journey

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Bought this Axial SCX10ii as a 2000 Jeep XJ kit. Ordered around November 20, 2018.

Below is the end results of the build through 2019.
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The next set of pictures is the second phase. Chevy Colorado, eventually in Uhaul trim.

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Asphalt piles are the easiest mound to climb.
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The next set of photos has the beacon light, cooler, pallet, and chainsaw. I crawled all around amd in the pond when they dug it out. 1 month and a few days later a sinkhole swallowed those dump trucks.

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Had an axle that liked to slide in and out. Did excelent power brakes.



January 2020 I refreshed with a Proline Chevy Silverado body.

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Been in mud and standing and running water.
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Even in frost.
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Uhaul on the rocks Feb. 2020
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Below was during and after the hurricane

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I ran an old 3 ch Traxxas 2.4, in 2020 I replaced with a newer 2ch Traxxas. The esc and motor in the beginning was a factory scx10ii brushed esc and various turn $10 RC4wd and axial motors. On occasion was the OG castle mamba esc and a trinity 4050kv if memory serves right. All of 2022 was a Castle Creations Copperhead 10 with a 2080kv motor. In march, 3 months in, I snapped my 3 rear locker bolts. Servo has always been a Tactic tsx45. Smc graphene 5200 3s is the power behind it all.

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When I get a new phone, I plan to document the miles I put on it.
 
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Thanks fellas. Shes been good. A bad rx tx and a old esc got my anxiety going. After some newer electronics, over all shes been pretty good.

So far, I broke the servo mount in 2 places, plastic rod end, rear spool and shafts, and some screws. One of the most durable trucks I have.

Shes back in kit form for a wash and all fluids and grease.
 

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Truck as of now. The shocks, axles, and gears are getting cleaned. The chassis has been and so has the precious metals: STRC chassis brace, shock towers, and servo mount. RC4WD made the ARB diff covers. I can't remember the brand for the brass lower spring retainers.

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Nice, makes me think I should go through and put pictures together of what I've done to my sport since I got it.
Do it! Then look through the changes. Just dont add up prices.

I put her back together. I have a new ar44 coming to repair the rear housing, front drives, diff and knuckles. Looking at treal brass in the future. Also gonna make or buy inner fender/wheel well so I can fling some mud and not cover the insides. I also need to add the gas cap and spout assembly.

The new shoes are awesome. In rwd and not getting stuck or hung up. A little more on the throttle and they scream for mercy.

By this weekend the fenders and roof will be replastidipped. I also need to cut out a lightbar mount so it can be bolted.

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Took her for an hour long cruise on Thursday. Towards the end I hit a side walk slab that was lifted up 2 or 3 inches. I was going out full throttle about 50-100 feet and returning. Full speed, roughly 15mph, I stopped instantly, truck raising over it about 6 or so inches in air, rear raised more then front. Roof rack retracted and caused spare parts box to get ejected. Some dents in the bumper and a scuffed driff cover only visable damage.

First off, the legal stuff. I got a temp tag. Permanent Florida plate in the works.😁
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The cardboard box is now green. In it is spare parts and some basic tools.
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A sinking feeling.
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Damage to the front end. That bumper has seen a few wood crates and a steel safety rail more times then admitted.

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Had a screw come out of the first brace and bumper mount. I decided to drive it for a few minutes and a crate bit back. Just the lightest tap while spinning out of control from a failed drift.

The chassis rail is sanwiched between an STRC HD shock tower and an STRC servo mount both being aluminum.

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That crate has got a bad attitude, I can tell by just lookin' at it. :stick:
😂🤣
I agree.
First time in 8 weeks I hit it. I think it could have also been bored.😁😐
 

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Took her out for a spin. It appears I have the issued copperhead 10. Mine hit lvc after 45 minutes to an hour. Factory 10.2 with ax10 tranny on a 21 tooth pinion and a 2080kv. There was momemts I had to drive reverse as it was the only working option. If you get it to go forward, the second you lay off its more than likely gonna go at about 10% throttle for 2 feet then locks. Reverse usually resets it, could be 5 minutes, could be 20 or even 2 seconds. According to research its the esc software. Might go Tekin 1rst quarter 2023.

Pics below, hour 20 minutes, maybe 4 or 5 miles.

Bent chassis. Yes I did pull one rail off and left it a twisted mess. 😁

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Used a vice, torch, small locking plyers amd my knife to fix it. I had the tranny part of the chassis locked in the vice. I heated it and used locking pliers to hold the bent end to bend ot back. My knife, a S&W M&P, I used the metal tip for breaking windows to push the bect part in and used the pliers to pull up on the bent side. On the road, if its at an angle and that angle runs towards the drivers side the truck will pull. On normal ground not as much.

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Some mud. I have inner fenders in NJ at the moment. When they arrive she will get drenched

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She leaves rubber off the line.

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Some updates. Shoe goo'd a radiator, added decals, and created a badge. The badge is painted lexan with a sticker on it shoe goo'd in place. Also creating a box. I'm painting it as a U.S. Army weapons crate.

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