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Old 08-02-2019, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default SCX10 or SCX10.2 transmission?

After building the SCX10.2 recently I am kind of Meh on the new transmission design. I know its suppose to be more scale but is it really better than the standard three gear version. My old SCX10 with metal gears is still going strong and all I do is a seasonal tear down and re grease of the trans.

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Old 08-02-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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The lower CoG is the really big benefit IMO
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:07 PM   #3
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Not a fan of the new design at all. Built three, and had to grind the secondary gear in all three to get them to spin smoothly. Unacceptable. Maybe on the first run, but after a few years that should be fixed by now.

Old three gear design was simple and nearly bulletproof. Been running them in various forms since what? '09? Never had a problem that I can think of.

That says me.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:26 AM   #4
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Not a fan of the new design at all. Built three, and had to grind the secondary gear in all three to get them to spin smoothly. Unacceptable. Maybe on the first run, but after a few years that should be fixed by now.

Old three gear design was simple and nearly bulletproof. Been running them in various forms since what? '09? Never had a problem that I can think of.

That says me.
I bought a builders kit Cherokee in March and built it three weeks ago. There are still problems with the secondary gear and with the spacers. I had to tear it down four times and work out a solution to get them smooth. As you said unacceptable in a new kit. I will run the new trans to see how far it with go but I have low expectations.

Heck, I’m wondering if I can install an Enduro transmission in my SCX10.2?! Talk about buttery smooth.

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Old 08-03-2019, 08:47 AM   #5
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I bought a builders kit Cherokee in March and built it three weeks ago. There are still problems with the secondary gear and with the spacers. I had to tear it down four times and work out a solution to get them smooth. As you said unacceptable in a new kit. I will run the new trans to see how far it with go but I have low expectations.

Heck, Im wondering if I can install an Enduro transmission in my SCX10.2?! Talk about buttery smooth.
I'm waiting to hear about this transplant myself before I put any money into my trans.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:36 AM   #6
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I thought the enduro trans was a drop in replacement. Even if not were talking about drilling some holes in plastic no?

I don't have one myself. An I thought the new scx10 trans was just a different case. I am curious now.

I thought only the Cherokee jeep kit had a different yeti style trans

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Edit: I am referring to this transmission

AX10 TRANSMISSION
The ultra compact transmission allows for a wide range of gearing choices. The overall ratio can be adjusted using different pinion and spur gear choices allowing super high speed or competition level crawling speed. The new transmission housing design still retains the basic function of the original transmission but in a new more scale looking case.

Final drive ratio (FDR) 42.00 Original SCX10 was 33.06
All metal internal gears!
Scale looks silver color looks like cast aluminum
Better mounting points at the base of the transmission no more stripped screws!
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:19 PM   #7
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Edit: I am referring to this transmission
I'm pretty sure he's referring to the SCX10ii kit transmission.



The Enduro has the same mounting holes as the old 3 gear trans. Replacing the kit trans with one from an Enduro would require replacing the skid plate or drilling new mounting holes.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:51 PM   #8
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The builders kit came with two chassis plates. One for the new transmission and one for the three gear transmission so fortunately I can either use the three gear or the Enduro trans. That is fortunate.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:59 PM   #9
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Odd that they would give you a skid plate for a transmission that isn't in the kit, but good for Axial for giving you options.
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:01 PM   #10
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Enough hot glue and you can use any transmission.

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Old 08-08-2019, 08:50 PM   #11
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I think the confusion is "builders kit Cherokee".

There is a builders kit, and a Cherokee kit but no "builders kit Cherokee". The Cherokee kit comes with the new transmission, the builders kit comes with the old transmission.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:02 PM   #12
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Anybody make a quality aluminum case upgrade? Hardened gears would help me sleep at night too.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:36 PM   #13
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Here is one option GCM Webstore Canada International - SCX Trans Conversion Kit

Price is in Canadian Dollars but still pricey..Nice though

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Old 08-09-2019, 12:17 AM   #14
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Anybody make a quality aluminum case upgrade? Hardened gears would help me sleep at night too.
Yes

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:03 AM   #16
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Here is one option GCM Webstore Canada International - SCX Trans Conversion Kit

Price is in Canadian Dollars but still pricey..Nice though
That is not an option for me.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:34 PM   #17
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I'm pretty sure he's referring to the SCX10ii kit transmission.



The Enduro has the same mounting holes as the old 3 gear trans. Replacing the kit trans with one from an Enduro would require replacing the skid plate or drilling new mounting holes.
Agreed.

Also agreed and relatively easy swap/drill holes add/remove little skidplate material.

And there's a thread here somewhere from 6 months ago or so and guy made a plate, turned motor around proper (true forward motor) and then iirc made OD/UD from attached transfer case.


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The......kit........came with two chassis plates. One for the new transmission and one for the three gear transmission so fortunately I can either use the three gear or the Enduro trans. That is fortunate.
Yes.

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Enough hot glue and you can use any transmission.
Cheap and easy.

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Hardened gears would help me sleep at night too.
Would be nice.
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Old 04-18-2020, 12:37 PM   #18
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Going to dig up this thread. This morning I went to change my pinion gear from the stock 13T to a 9T in my II. I quickly found out you cannot go that low without having to grind or slot the transmission. Also, the II motor mount is quite a bit thicker compared to the OG metal trans plate. This does not allow much of the motor mounting screws to go into the motor. So, my resolve was just to install the OG trans into the II. Allows you to run the gearing you want and more motor mount screw penetration. I did swap out the stop shaft and the clutch assembly to the OG trans. I wasnt overly impressed with the II trans from the start.
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