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BENDER 03-13-2008 01:47 AM

New Comp Build.......SWX......New Production Pics!!
 
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Well, it's time I made the jump to AX10 gear for my newest comp build, with all the goodies needed to be as durable as possible. My TLT axled comp rig has been good to me, but I have been very impressed by the few SW3 AX10 crawlers I've seen in action. I've done a few of these builds in the past, but this one is actually for me. "thumbsup"

First up............assembling the axles. Going with the durability theme. I'm starting out with Axial's aftermarket heavy duty ring and pinion, as well as their heavy duty lockers. 8)

BENDER 03-13-2008 01:53 AM

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Starting with the rear, I'm going with the straight axle conversion and aluminum lockouts from RCP Crawlers. Since 4ws isn't allowed in the 2.2 class this is the strongest most efficient way to go on the rear axle for a comp rig, as well as a scaler.

BENDER 03-13-2008 02:05 AM

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Start by dropping the locker into the diff case provided with the AX10 kit. Install the gasket on top. Then, screw the ring gear onto the diff assembly, and slide the bearings into place. Slide one bearing on each axle shaft, then lube the ends that fit into the locker with a little grease before installing them.

BENDER 03-13-2008 02:11 AM

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Next step, install a bearing onto the axle's pinion shaft and install it into the axle case. Make sure bearing is seated all the way down in the housing, or your gear mesh will be too tight. Now drop the diff/axle shaft assembly in place, add grease, and install 2nd half of the axle's housing with the 4 screws supplied.

BENDER 03-13-2008 02:16 AM

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Last step is installing the rear aluminum lockouts. Slide a bearing onto the outer ends of the straight axle, and slip the aluminum lockouts onto the ends of the axle housing. Install M3 screws and the rear axle is ready. "thumbsup"

BENDER 03-13-2008 02:25 AM

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Time for the front axle. Build will be the same as the rear up to installing the diff assembly into the housing. Install the supplied bearings into the knuckles and add the outer axles. Make sure you don't forget to add the little black bushings to the knuckles before you install them onto the axle C's. I also used stainless button head screws for the kingpins because of their low profile. Aluminum knuckles and axle C's are in the plans for this build too, but the stockers will work for now. ;-)

BENDER 03-13-2008 02:31 AM

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Here's a little peek at the wheels and tires I'll be running.....................nothing but the best, MSD Top Gun Beadlock Wheels and Losi Rock Claws

Natedog 03-13-2008 02:54 AM

Looks good so far, would really like to get ahold of some of those steel lockers cause my stockers are gettin pretty loose. Flat head allen screws (instead of button-heads) would be better in those countersunk holes for the RCP rear straight axle pieces. ;)

JUSTGOINGSLOW 03-13-2008 07:13 AM

Brad, welcome to the dark side brother. Cool build thread. "thumbsup"

kurt 03-13-2008 07:18 AM

very cool. my build is identical as far as axles go. I picked up the rcp aluminum c's and knuckles but thats it. The ring and pinion look great sitting next to the stock ones. How easy is the bead to clamp onto with those mose wheels? i bought the rc4wd beadlocks and they are next to impossible.

BENDER 03-13-2008 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Natedog (Post 1094823)
Looks good so far, would really like to get ahold of some of those steel lockers cause my stockers are gettin pretty loose. Flat head allen screws (instead of button-heads) would be better in those countersunk holes for the RCP rear straight axle pieces. ;)

I need to pick-up some more M3 flatheads. But, the button heads may be staying. More details on that later. ;-)

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Originally Posted by JUSTGOINGSLOW (Post 1094898)
Brad, welcome to the dark side brother. Cool build thread. "thumbsup"

Thanks. 8)

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Originally Posted by kurt (Post 1094899)
very cool. my build is identical as far as axles go. I picked up the rcp aluminum c's and knuckles but thats it. The ring and pinion look great sitting next to the stock ones. How easy is the bead to clamp onto with those mose wheels? i bought the rc4wd beadlocks and they are next to impossible.

The MSD wheels work great with the Losi tires. The bead seats perfectly. "thumbsup"

Wrecker 03-13-2008 10:23 AM

It's about time!:lol:

Trimmy 03-13-2008 10:26 AM

looks good so far "thumbsup"

Rubbaneck 03-13-2008 10:49 AM

Oh shit...

rbl 03-13-2008 12:42 PM

looks good brad.

im digging the msd's

FreqEsKinz 03-13-2008 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BENDER (Post 1094807)
.... Aluminum knuckles and axle C's are in the plans for this build too, but the stockers will work for now. ;-)

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Originally Posted by Harley0706 (Post 1095245)
... Why the plastic knuckles though? I have seen quite a few of the steering arms let go, even when the drag link is switched to the bottom side.

Newb.....


Looks great Brad, looks like maybe you got the "full-monty" Axial treatment... wrenches and all.

Great tech here for everyone."thumbsup"

ecoli 03-13-2008 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by BENDER (Post 1094790)
First up............assembling the axles. Going with the durability theme. I'm starting out with Axial's aftermarket heavy duty ring and pinion, as well as their heavy duty lockers. 8)

Team drivers get all the goodies :-P It'll be interesting to hear your feedback on the heavy duty lockers. As long as they hold up better than the stock ones, I want a pair!

Harley 03-13-2008 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Freq E Tag (Post 1095253)
Newb.....

Damn it anyway! I stopped reading at the "will be the same as the rear".

chivas72 03-13-2008 01:03 PM

damn damn it now i have to build one

Thaks fro giving me a new excuse to empty my wallet

Great build ! ! ! !

I was wating for this just like when i built my SW2

O.C.D. 03-13-2008 01:17 PM

I see the MSD's growing greatly in popularity. Is this because of the seat ability of the tires - explicitly Rock Claws? I know how fun bead locks can be to assemble, lol. Are these just easier and more efficient at beading the ring?

I have to ask as I am really wanting these wheels. I like them mainly for the looks but I have never bought an aftermarket pair. Sorry to hijack, but you would know! "thumbsup"


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