AX30413 Slipper Spring You may change your mind about your build as you see it come together. John knows a graphic designer who makes all of his scale decals and license plates. They need to telescope for suspension movement, but not fall out. You can use All-Thread from your local DIY store. VPS07670 Vanquish Products Wraith/Yeti Clamping Lockouts AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set SCALE WARS – Axial’s Battle of the Builders! The driveline centers are cut down to 39 millimeters or 1.5 inches.  Don’t forget to order an extra servo for shifting. CONGRATULATIONS Robert Deneen on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 2! AX30394 20T Drive Gear Axial SMT10 Grave Digger (AX90055) … While the body is still clear/unpainted and no masks, I find it’s best to start mock-up. Time to get the transmission built. I was even more stoked, however, when I found a big ol’ box of Axial’s aftermarket goodies included so I could do an upgrade article. AX31027 Spur Gear 32P 56T (AX31156, AX31181) No wimpy plastic in this transmission, heavy duty steel only. Casey competed last year and placed 3rd overall, a pretty fantastic feat considering the competition! © 2016 Feld Motor Sports, Inc. MONSTER JAM®, UNITED STATES HOT ROD ASSOCIATION®, USHRA®, and GRAVE DIGGER® are trademarks used under license by Feld Motor Sports, Inc.  All rights reserved. Elio decided to remove the top and even go a step further with doing an in cab cage. VPS08030 Vanquish Products KMC 2.2 XD127 Bully Wheels  This was fairly simple as the Axial RR10 Bomber is the rig of choice for the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro. Axial designers went all out when creating the SMT10 monster truck chassis and roll cage. AX80051 Dig Transmission Case ScaleWars | Episode 11 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders He did say that it was a bit more strenuous than he expected, but had a fantastic time and would be back. Luckily John Keifer Jr. of Dad’s Trucking had his CB on during the event. SCX10 II: 32P 15T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear, Click for SCX10 II Transmission Parts List, AX30487 Complete AX10 Transmission It’s what he had it laying around. While I was at it, I added aluminum link mounts (AX30830). When this project started it was AR60 axles and a wheelbase of 13.5 inches.  First up was the aluminum shock spring retainers. RR10 Bomber: 32P 12T Pinion / 64T Spur Gear, Stock Gearing Axial® knows how to make models that provide almost unlimited potential to adventure and explore. I personally like to keep it scale and in proportion as best possible. AXA013 M2x6mm SH Screws  Check his work out at www.sorgraphics.com A couple more goodies showed up during my build. more, Words and photos by Tony Phalen I’ve been looking forward to getting one of Axial Racing’s SMT10 Monster Trucks, so when the MAX-D landed on my doorstep (thanks UPS guy), it was literally a matter of seconds before the box ScaleWars | Episode 4 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders! So there they are, the Team Skeeno Axial RR10 Bombers ready for the Axialfest 2017 Altra Ultra 5K Enduro. Here’s the reason for the orange wrap. A little more bling added with the links installed. Watch for this Axial SCX10 II on the trails at AxialFest. AX31068 Slipper Pad Keep in mind this is not an eye to eye measurement, this is just for the link portion you will have to make. First up, I got those heavy duty bevel gears assembled. Axial SMT10 Grave Digger (AX90055) Aluminum Transmission Spur Gear Case Cover Plate- 1Pc Set Green. Looking pretty good so far. The AX10™ transmission included with the SMT10™ Monster Truck RAW Builder’s Kit is designed to make the most of your motor’s power. Store-bought RTR scale trucks are a blast; they’re already built and ready to get out on the trails as soon as your battery is charged. AX31026 Slipper Plate • Holmes winch controller powers the Warn 9.5 TI winch on the flatbed. Bomber axles with HD shafts mated to the standard Axial 3 gear tranny. Normally I would share the road trip or airport visit with you, but this is just across town so I’ll AX31413 2-Speed Hi-Lo Transmission Bottom Shaft AXIAL’S 1/10 SMT10 Monster Truck Raw Builders Kit AXI03020. Here you can see difference between the AR60 axles and SCX10 axles (technically the SCX10 axles are AX10 axles as that is their origin). AX90053 RR10 Bomber Kit AX31539 LCX Top Shaft (Coming Soon) THE RIG: more, Axial is back from the 2017 RC Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit. AX31161 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 64T In Monster Truck Madness #6, which I wrote in February, I went into detail on how best to get started modifying your Axial SMT10.The time has come to talk about juicing one up even further than that. more, Store-bought RTR scale trucks are a blast; they’re already built and ready to get out on the trails as soon as your battery is charged. This event is a blast to attend. Had to call a 6X6 wrecker service! And John has spent his fair share of time racing off-road outdoors and indoor carpet racing.  Â. This should help you choose the best transmission configuration for your custom build. AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set The rear lowers are 66.36 millimeters or 2.6 inches. Here’s a few pix of his horse and a parts list at the bottom. AX30413 Slipper Spring You may feel you need more details or you may be satisfied. Skeeno Jr. was feeling a little left out until she found the green tape in the garage.  Spin it for a bit and check to see if a will slide through the Beef Tube.  Now, I have a training partner to get my cardio ready for running 3.10686 miles. AX31163 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 56T, Rear End It’s easily accomplished with a drill and a file. Congratulations guys! With the help of Greg H. they knocked this thing out of the park and won the monster truck class at the Axialfest 2020 concours! AXA089 M3x25mm SC Screws more, There’s a growing number of Axial-based monster trucks being built. AX80010 Gear Set … This is a true-to-scale, 4-wheel drive, straight-axle RC truck that offers an ideal foundation of performance and realism. The 1/10 scale Monster Truck RAW Builder’s Kit is centered on the SMT10 tube frame 4WD chassis, which was developed for maximum bashing strength and an extremely detailed appearance. With the 2017 No Limit RC World Finals just around the corner, we decided to provide Dennis Anderson, driver of the 1:1 Grave Digger, with a fully hopped up version of our AX90055 SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck. AX31416 32P 36T Transmission Gear. AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts AX31531 LCX Transmission Case AX30190 Shaft 5x18mm I’m actually not much of a TTC/event guy, I’m more of a 50-gallon 3S adventure type. AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set 13/38T GRAVE DIGGER SMT10 motorized toy car pdf manual download. Tekin ROC412 Element-Proof HD 2300kV Brushless Motor, Custom Built Axial 6X6 by John Keifer Jr. Next step was to throw those differentials into the axles. AX31068 Slipper Pad I couldn’t get this rig out of my head, so check out the following photos I took during that trip and a few details about John Keifer Jr. and his awesome looking – meticulously detailed – custom built Axial SCX10 6X6! Best of Axial Heritage Winner: Patrick Jurica, Best of Adventure Trailer Winner: Matt Alley, Best of Monster Truck Winner: Jim Prestwood, Best of Trophy Truck Winner: Jason Philo (right). If you’re that scratch-built guy then this post is for you! AX30190 Shaft It does, however, include a set of 4 2.2″ MT wheels. Here is the standard 13 1/2″ wheel base on the Axial Wraith Kit version (AX90056), I am sure it’s the same on RTR (AX90018).    AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm AXA1225 Bearing, 8x16x5mm By John Schultz All of these trucks are based off of the Axial Deadbolt. If you are going to buy a cage, this is all you would really need. Posted in CUSTOM BUILDS, MONSTER JAM, NEWS, RC MONSTER TRUCKS, SMT10, TECH | Tagged AX90057, Axial Racing, custom build, max-d, monster truck, option parts, smt10, Tony Phalen 2016 Monster Jam World Finals – Las Vegas, NV  Inside was a custom wrapped RTR version of the RR10 Bomber courtesy of SOR Graphics. AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC He was at the same event, so the dispatch office called him and came to my rescue from Poison Oak forest. VPS07970 Vanquish Products AR60 Axle Servo Mount If you haven’t seen the Axialfest 2016 coverage of the Altra 5K Enduro you can check it out here: Skeeno’s Axialfest 2016 Report Part 2First up was deciding a rig to pilot. … The Beef Tubes just slid right into the plastic housing. Some have crossed paths with him, like an old Tamiya Clodbuster, the Axial Grave Digger SMT10 and he does have a new in box Axial Gravedigger and Maximum Destruction for his display collection.  Just what the doctor ordered for high speed running and low speed crawling the Altra Ultra 5K calls for. How To Build a Winning Deadbolt Monster Truck. AXA1221 Bearing, 5x11x4mm (2 pkgs) AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor Yup, that’s what I was looking for. Close, meaning it still needs drivelines, I am a fan of just cutting down the Axial WB8 driveshaft’s (AX30794) because the are very easy to work with and reliable. • ESS ONE+ sound unit . If you don’t want really short links up front you can slide the skid plate towards the back one screw hole, this will lengthen the fronts and shorten the rears. Rough diagram pictured below, RED lines show sliding the skid plate back, YELLOW lines are showing you the front links will need to be longer and rears will need to be shorter. One cool thing about the Wraith is you can put all kinds of bodies on it and change the look. AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm With the 2017 No Limit RC World Finals just around the corner, we decided to provide Dennis Anderson, driver of the 1:1 Grave Digger, with a fully hopped up version of our AX90055 SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck. AX80079 Wraith Tube Frame Skid Plate/ Battery Tray, AX31439 Complete SCX10 II Transmission VPS03200 Vanquish Products Wraith Steering Knuckles This is a pretty simple and quick change over in my opinion. AXA1225 Bearing, 8x16x5mm CONGRATULATIONS Scott Fluker on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 6! Don’t forget to add the bearings when installing the rear lockouts. Starting with an Axial SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee (AX90047) you can choose the body you want to run. If you really wanted too, you could even use the Axial AR44 axles for even more scale looks. There are those, however, that love the extra challenge of scratch building their next scaler My next hop up was adding aluminium knuckles, hubs, and rear lockouts (AX30760, AX30762, AX3078). I use a Dremel and cut off wheel, shaving millimeters at a time. AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T Since I have two pretty intensive builds going on I wanted something I could rip around the yard with. Now Axial® has turned its attention to creating a monster truck platform for bashers to make their very own, and the result is the SMT10™ Monster Truck RAW Builder’s Kit — a true-to-scale, 4-wheel drive, straight-axle RC truck that offers an ideal foundation of performance and realism. Axial designers went all out when creating the SMT10 monster truck chassis and roll cage. CONGRATULATIONS  Elio Dianda of Roseville, California! You will need to cut the female ends on both sides of drivelines as well.  These are standard kit parts. AX31434 Axial AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles, Mid-Section I asked John about the Dad’s Trucking company decal on the door and asked him, what’s the story on that? Just wanted to share s short video of Jeremy’s Bigfoot build that started with the Axial SMT10 kit. ScaleWars | Episode 8 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders At #AXIALFEST2016, the Altra Ultra Challenge was one of the most talked-about races at the event. VPS02410 Vanquish Products Clamping 25T Servo Horn The new link mounts add the mounting location for the rear sway bar. Front and rear drivelines installed and ready to test, don’t forget to plug your servo in. SCX10: 32P 13T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear I also got the cage built up and my SOR wrap applied. Axial Capra 1.9 Rock crawler; Axial Legacy Models (SMT10, SCX10, AX10, EXO, Yeti) Axial RR10 Bomber; Axial SCX10 II, SCX10 II RTR; Axial SMT10 Grave Digger MT; Axial Wraith; Axial Wraith MT Racing Chassis; HPI Racing Venture Toyota FJ ; Vaterra Blazer Ascender/Ford Bronco The type of rod end you choose to use will have some affect on this length. IRC00060 Vanquish Products Incision RR10 Bomber 1/4 Stainless Steel Link Kit from $1,999.99. When asked, what was the most difficult part of building his 6X6, John stated the most difficult part was getting the links and suspension to function properly and somewhat scale. So the front lowers are 55.88 millimeters or 2.2 inches. Yeti SCORE Trophy Truck: 32P 16T Pinion / 64T Spur Gear Cut them to appropriate lengths and thread them right into the rod ends, I use a Dremel and cut off wheel for this.There is 1/4″ or 1/8″ option. AX31026 Slipper Plate Washer Parts List for Skeeno’s Altra Ultra 5K RR10 Bomber Build, AX30829 AR60 Low Profile Differential Covers, AX30789 AR60 OCP Straight Axle Hub Carrier, AX31429 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover, AX31181 2-Speed Hi/Lo Transmission Components, AX31432 AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mounts, AX31364 Orange 2.2 Method Beadlock Wheels. Words and photos by Tony Phalen I’ve been looking forward to getting one of Axial Racing’s SMT10 Monster Trucks, so when the MAX-D landed on my doorstep (thanks UPS guy), it … AXA1045 M4 Nylon Locking Flanged Nuts AX30491 AX10 RTR Motor Plate The donor parts will be Axial SCX10 axles and shocks. Anyhow, I went exploring the back forty of the Team KNK R/C Farm and ran out of electro-juice. by: Rivas Concepts. AXA116 M3x12mm BH Screws Words and photos by Tony Phalen. With a couple of mods you can change your Deadbolt in to a Winning Monster truck too! I also added some extra bling with these aluminum diff covers (AX30829) While these add some extra strength to the axles, the real reason I did this was to lower the center of gravity a little (BT004B).  He added the Altra logo and my name to the wraps. We all started somewhere. … • ESC: Tekin FXR is handling the motor control. The designers at Axial Racing have used their crawler expertise to create the perfect platform for bashers who want to build their perfect RC scale monster beast. The 1/10 scale Axial® SCX10™ III Jeep® Gladiator JT 4WD RTR marks the next step forward in ready-to-run, scale off-road action. Axial tree AX80085B Part #3 clamped on the cage and Axial Trans cover tree AX80078 Part #3 makes a cool fuel door. If you’re at AXIALFEST and have a chance, stop by the Axial booth and check out this wicked ride!  You need to do this on both sides. Bigfoot Axial SMT Build Takes a Victory Lap. Longer wheelbase helps with climbing and performance without a doubt. The 1/10 scale Monster Truck RAW Builder's Kit is centered on the SMT10 ™ tube frame 4WD chassis, which was developed for maximum bashing strength and an extremely detailed appearance. AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm He did his research on trucking company door decals for reference as he wanting something that looked like an old school trucking company. Axial SCX10 axles now under a Wraith cage with SCX10 shocks. AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set You can see the shaft on the left has been milled down a tiny bit, approximately 1mm. • Rig is powered with a 7000mah 3S lipo. AX31428 Axial AR60 Steering Upgrade Kit After some paint you get to stand back and admire your work. The Axial Wraith is a beast and just eats up terrain! AXA013 M2x6mm Cap Head Screw He assembled it himself and has it running. The Axial SMT10 1/10 Monster Truck Raw Builders Kit is a monster truck platform that allows you to build something that is all yours. CONGRATULATIONS Judd Rummage on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 3! Axialfest 2016 marked the debut of the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro race. AXA1218 Bearing, 5x10x4mm (2 pkgs) AXA1218 Bearing 5x10x4mm SMT10: 32P 16T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear, 32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX30392 or AX30395), Found in: SCX10 II CRC Edition 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Stock Gearing AX30162 Straight Pin  With all the precipitation the Sierras got this winter, we’re bound to see water at Axialfest 2017. You can check out all the awesome Altra products at https://www.altrarunning.com/. Drill any holes that may need drilled for scale accessories and fit bumpers that may require body trimming.  This new race combined the traditional closed course racing with the athleticism of a traditional cross country run.  Here is a little background on how the whole thing started: http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073920724. AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover $46.90 USD.  He can customize yours for you as well. All mounted up and ready for the cage to go on. AXIAL SMT10 Aluminium Front C-Hub & Knuckle Arm (5 Degree Caster) - 4pcs set (For RR10 Bomber, Wraith, Wraith AX90045, SMT10 Monster Jam AX90055) - GPM MJ019021/5D CAD$56.25 Buy Now Big time rock junkies came out to race 8 laps around the zig-zaggy campground course – the final mileage total was a whopping 5K! The designers at Axial ® Racing have used their crawler expertise to create the perfect platform for bashers who want to build their perfect RC scale monster beast. Your Axial Wraith may look like this, or did at some point and time. … The eye to eye measurement is 3.36 inches or 85.5 millimeters. … AX30860 Axial Machined Motor Plate AXA1053 M3 Nylon Locking Hex Nuts Now with custom links and SCX10 axles, it is now sitting at 11.75 inches. VPS08300 Vanquish Products Currie Antirock Yeti Sway Bar V2, Tekin RX4 Waterproof Hard Box Bluetooth 3.0 AX30435 Steel Outdrive Set AX30789 Axial AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carrier Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Axial SMT10 Scale Monster Truck Raw Builders Kit - AXI03020 at the best online prices at eBay! After last year’s success, the promoters loved us so much that they moved the track to the middle of the  He also customized my colors to match my wheels. The upper rear link is 85.14 millimeters eye to eye or 3.35 inches. View and Download Axial GRAVE DIGGER SMT10 instruction manual online. It is also a way for Josh to show his love for the company that got Elliot into building scale radio controlled vehicles back in 2007… Axial! AX31411 Gear Shaft  Plastic drain hose from the landscaping department will slide over the all thread giving it a finished look.There are many ways to make links, Delrin is a popular choices as well. AX30762 Axial XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier Scale Wars is an ongoing online scale building competition from Josh Elliot of Extreme Scale Performance RC for Axial based builders around the world! It was a Tamiya Falcon buggy.  I wanted to use the orange Method Beadlock wheels (AX31364). CONGRATULATIONS  Dominik Wermter of Germany! AX31026 Slipper Plate Washer Depending on shocks you will need to experiment with this. If you want more to work with on the front, you can cheat and slide the skid back one hole as I showed earlier. AX31149 Slipper Drive Gear Shaft The designers at Axial® Racing have used their crawler proficiency to develop the best platform for bashers who wish to build their best RC scale monster beast. more, Solid axle monster trucks patterned after real monster trucks have a long history in R/C. The turn out Found in: AX10 / SCX10 / SCX10 II RTR / WRAITH / SMT10 3 GEAR TRANS, Stock Gearing I previously posted the above image with this statement on my Facebook page: Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build By AR on Dec 15, 2016. AXA1218 Bearing, 5x10x4mm (3 pkgs) The Axial SCX10 II is a very capable out of the box set up, so you can focus on being creative with your scaler. There are a few ways to do this swap. You might have also spotted my decision to add the 2-Speed transmission components. Here’s CONGRATULATIONS Todd Norton on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 1! AX31068 Slipper Pad VPS06762 Vanquish Products Rigid Industries 1″ LED Light Bar  Since this build is for the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro, I guess I’ll need to be picking myself up a pair of these Altra Lone Peak 3.0 trail running shoes in their waterproof NeoShell. Now Axial® has turned its attention to creating a monster truck platform for bashers to make their very own, and the result is the SMT10™ Monster Truck RAW Builder’s Kit — a true-to-scale, 4-wheel drive, straight-axle RC truck that offers an ideal foundation of performance and realism. I know EVERYONE is wanting to know measurements. For some of you this maybe stuff you know, for all of you new guys to the hobby feel free to ask questions if you get stuck on a project. CONGRATULATIONS Elio Dianda on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 7! This actually seems to be the most popular choice for newer builds. Many of these rigs being built  While the RTR version is more than capable, I decided I wanted to build my own, so I ordered up the kit version. Axial has announced the addition of the SMT10 in Raw Builder’s Kit format!. And, specifically, many builders are using Axial Racing AR60 axles and drivetrain components. Trim out the body to check fitment and wheelbase. But he wanted to build a flatbed hauler to haul their scale trail trucks around at events. For John, The SCX10 platform was an easy choice for a “budget” winter build to allow time for buying and trading of parts to acquire all the items needed. $199.99. ScaleWars | Episode 6 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders!  All the necessary holes have already been milled and threaded for you.