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Old 02-01-2020, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default AX10 Gen II chassis swap

I'm looking at swapping my stock chassis for a more traditional style chassis. Been looking at the TCS X Trail chassis for the gen one Ax10. Looks like it will work basically the same. I guess what I'm asking is has anyone made a swap like this?
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: AX10 Gen II chassis swap

I'm currently building up an XTrail from an ol' AX10.
The only drawback is the lack of PERFECT bolt in servo mounts if you wanted to go CMS. Not that difficult... just need to figure out what location works for your wheelbase, at your height, and make the links you need. I bought a bumper mount/servo mount that I had hoped would work... but the servo is too far to the center of the chassis for me... I want it right on the left frame rail so the panhard and steering link are as flat as possible.

I would suggest buying a box of 3mm hardware. Mine was ~$15 on amazon and has been the best value thing I've bought as I tinker with various mounts, skids, shock locations.

Oh, the other thing I didn't realize when I bought my chassis. The SCX chassis rails are wider at the skid and pinched in at the ends. The TCS chassis is flat. It can easily be pinched in, which is what I'm doing. Pinched at front for shock/steering clearance and left at skid width in the rear. Just be aware that all the bumper mounts and frame braces will be narrower than your skid. You could also shave the skid down a bit too... I'm leaving mine full width so that any bolt on sliders will have a better chance at being the right width and so that my upper links are still mounted wide for triangulation.
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