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Old 05-29-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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Axial was cool enough to send me their SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee R&D rig with 62 hours of drive time and abuse from John Shultz. The first thing I noticed when looking at the rig as I opened the box it was that this rig was properly abused and beat on, it looks like it's been through a dozen King of the Bean events and is still asking for more.

The next thing I noticed was all the changes from the original SCX10 design like the scale AR44 high pinion axles, CMS steering, re-designed transmission, front mounted batter tray and waterproof receiver box mounted on new side plates. Then I felt the suspension and it was nice and soft just like my SCX10 that I brought to Axialfest last year.

For complete specs and new design details check out the Axial SCX10 web page.

I took the beat up R&D rig to a couple local crawl spots and even though the stock gearing is a little low for my taste it was more then adequate with a 3S Lipo with enough wheel speed to get up some steep slick rocks. The new SCX10 II feels very balanced making it crawl down technical terrain with control just as easy as it crawls up the same steep technical terrain which is how I setup all my crawlers because I personally love the challenge of traversing down technical sections just as much as climbing them. The rig just feels planted yet nimble because it doesn't have a bunch of weight added. It's going to be a lot of fun when I get my own SCX10 II and get more drive time with it to get used to all the new design characteristics and performance so I can tinker and fine tune the suspension just the way I like it. That's why I still love crawling after all these years.






































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Old 05-29-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this, nice to see pics of the r&d rig.
Also, love the wheels. Those cant be stock.

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Old 05-29-2016, 03:31 PM   #3
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That's a pretty sweet thing to see.

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im lovin that grill. thanks for the post.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:30 PM   #5
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Looks like it have been thru hell and back! Can't wait to get one my self!
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting this, nice to see pics of the r&d rig.
Also, love the wheels. Those cant be stock.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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Looks good looks like it will hold up

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Old 05-29-2016, 05:49 PM   #8
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I have to admit that I've never been a big fan of the SCX10, but from all I've seen about the new design, not to mention now seeing this, count me in. Looks like Axial has been doing their homework, and are getting really serious. Thanks for sharing this and for further increasing the sucking sound coming from my wallet.
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Looks like servo horn was shaved down to clear panhard bar


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All I want is metal wheels and it looks like the drive train does and will handle the added rotating mass, which means no buying parts unless you feel like it. I've soldered my electronics and have my wheels ready.
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:37 PM   #11
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Doesn't looks like it to me.
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I see. Easily remedied with a smaller horn. The axial one is huge.
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I wonder if they broke anything during testing.
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Yes we put this thing threw 60 plus Hours of abuse!!!


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Old 05-29-2016, 08:32 PM   #17
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Here's a couple more fun shots I just took.

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Man that thing can really take a beating. Nice to know that this platform has been properly put through its paces before release. Thank you guys for being nice enough to share this with us. I personally can't wait to get mine.

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They hopefully did more than 62 hours of total drive time on the SCX10 II during the R&D process. That's not much testing at all. And this one looks like it's already for a rebuild. It has a heck of a lot of wear for 62 hours.

It is funny that even Axial won't use their crappy plastic wheel though.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:22 PM   #20
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