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I’ve had a weird relationship with the Axial Yeti. I was caught up in the hype when it was announced a few months ago and had one on pre-order. As time went on (and ship dates were pushed back) I gradually started changing my mind and finally cancelled to take a “wait and see” approach. Hey, like many of you guys I only have so many hobby dollars to spend and they wound up going somewhere else. It’s not that I thought the truck didn’t look cool…I just didn’t know what use I’d really have for a hybrid vehicle. I have monster trucks for speed and crawlers for crawlin’, after all.

Two weeks ago my LHS finally got them in stock (note, they immediately sold 14 out of 15 kits…these things are FLYING off shelves) and let me check out a display model. Holding the truck in my hands had officially piqued my interest again. Well, as luck would have it the same hobby shop (shout out to Mark Twain Hobby Center in St. Charles, MO) held a customer appreciation bash and I finally got to see the Yeti in the wild. Not only that, I finally got to bash the $@*# out of one. Click the “Read More” to see what I thought!

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THE Axial SCX10 Ram Power Wagon Review

Axial Ram Power Wagon Review

There is no doubt that Axial is scalding hot right now. Everything they touch seems to turn to gold and for good reason, they’ve been putting out some incredible looking vehicles that can take all you can dish out. Their latest version of the SCX10 is the Ram Power Wagon. Does the Ram live up to the Axial reputation? Can it hold its own on the trail? Is it worth your cash? Hit the “Read More” to find out…

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Pro-Line Axial Yeti
The Axial Yeti is arguably the most eagerly awaited release since the Traxxas Slash. Now that they are hitting consumer hands, the folks at Pro-Line have done a short article on some simple hop-ups to make the Yeti an even better off-road machine. In their article the Pro-line crew shows you how to mount upgrade front shocks, new tie-rods, and what it takes to install their sweet Secure-Loc body mounts. To make it easy to replicate their mods, they use plenty pictures and list all the part numbers needed.

To take a look at all the mods they performed, simply hit up This Link over on Pro-Line’s official blog.

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A lot of people are starting to get their Axial Yeti’s in hand! Woo Hoo! We can’t wait to start seeing more of them at bash spots tearing it up! We want to let everyone know what Axial has put out a cool little Pre-Run check list for you! Yes you, with the new clean Yeti! It covers stuff like battery tray adjustments, drive shaft and wheel nut securing, and more!

If you have a Yeti, or you have one on order, you should head over to this page and read up.

What’s that? You don’t have an Axial Yeti? Have you seen our review? We won’t tell anyone, just go read the review and see what you are missing.

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The first time we saw the new Axial SCX10 RAM Power Wagon, we knew we couldn’t pass this one up!

We dig the way the body can come apart, and the ability to add on the roll cage. The battery way up front keeps us from having to mod it ourselves, and should make the truck handle much better out of the box.

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axial_scx10_ram_power_wagon_06Axial announced their latest version of the SCX10 this week, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon, and it’s caused a good amount of discussion in r/c internet land. It looks like I’m not the only one happy see a full size pickup body on an Axial platform. Along with Vaterra’s Ascender Blazer, it looks like some other types of domestic iron are finally getting the spotlight.

Hey, Jeeps are the most popular off-road vehicle of time…but a breather is appreciated in this neck of the woods. With the positive reception that these new bodies are getting, I think its safe to say many besides me are on board with what (hopefully) is a new trend. Bring on the trucks!

As for the Ram, I think it’s the perfect candidate for a scale smoke stack, doing a dually rear axle and cutting off the “Power Wagon” text (details are details folks, a real PW is only available as a gasser so it would have to lose the badge if its gonna be a scale Cummins). The only thing I’d be afraid of is the transmission. I know the SCX10 is known for having a stout tranny, but having the Dodge logo on the side makes me worry.

Alright, alright that last line was a joke. I’ve always been a Ford guy and old habits die hard  :) Have a great weekend everyone!

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RC-DMV Yeti Xing
The incredible Axial Yeti just might be the most anticipated vehicle of the last half decade and that has not gone unnoticed by the aftermarket. Since its announcement there has been a steady stream of aftermarket parts released for the Yeti, even though it was not yet available to the public.

The Yeti is now hitting consumer hands and even more aftermarket gear is being announced. For all you proud new Yeti owners, the crew over at RC-DMV have released a scaled down road sign. Their Yeti Xing sign will make a great addition to your scale garage, or some cool trail markers when you and your buddies head out to break in your new rigs. Made from aluminum, the Yeti Xing sign is waterproof and is 38 x 38mm in size.

The part number is #RCDMV001, it is street priced at $6, and you can visit the official RC-DMV Facebook page Right Here. To get one on order, hit up This Link over on TheToyz website.

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We decided not to break any NDA’s and wait for the official announcement of the new Axial SCX10 Ram Power Wagon truck. The SCX10 platform is a proven winner, and the new scale Ram Power Wagon looks great on top of it! We are huge fans of the two piece body setup so you can change it up and add on the roll cage with flat bed.

Some highlight features are:
• WB8 HD Wildboar™ driveshafts
• Dual slipper clutch
• Single-coil, adjustable shocks
• Heavy duty differential lockers
• Officially licensed Walker Evans Racing wheels
• 1.9 Ripsaw tires (R35 compound)
• AE-5 waterproof ESC
• Tactic TSX45 water resistant metal gear servo

The part number is #AX90037, and it is priced at $359. You can get complete details by heading over to This Link on the Axial website.

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TheToyz scale mirrors
Your scale rig is nearly done, but you are still looking for some finishing touches. TheToyz has something perfect for you, 1/10 Rock Crawler Side Mirrors. These are made from a durable plastic and take just minutes to install.

* They come all chrome but are easily paintable
* Includes two washers & body clips for easy install

The part number is #TOYZ 240, they are priced at $3.99, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link to get more information over on TheToyz’s official website.

Happy Friday to one and all, take a chance on a TGIF Mystery Link.

Axial 3150kV Brushless Motor
Axial has released the motor from the Yeti to everyone out in rc land. This is a long can 3150kV brushless unit that has loads of torque and is suitable for sustained running on 3S LiPo. The 3150 was designed to propel vehicles like the Yeti and Exo to crazy speeds and should work well in other 10th scale applications like 4wd short course trucks.

* 4-pole, long can design for more torque
* 5mm output shaft
* Black anodized can w/ laser etched logos
* 14 AWG Wire w/ 4mm connectors

The part number is #AX31047, it has a street price of $115, and these are available right now. Get more details at This Link over on the official Axial website.

Catch up on Axial news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

Axial Rigid Light Bar Set
Your truck isn’t truly a scaler without lights, hence the reason Axial has released an officially licensed Light Bar Set from Rigid Industries. The Rigid light bar set looks just like its full scale equivalent and is sure to brighten up your nighttime trail drives.

* Comes with 3 different length bars
* Constructed out of plastic
* Mounting hardware & universal mounting brackets included
* Comes with instructions and clear LED lenses
* LED lights are not included

The part number is #AX31152, they are street priced at $28, and they are available right now. Here Is The Link you want for full details over on Axial’s official website.

Catch up on more Axial news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

Axial 2.2 Walker Evans IFD Wheels
Need some new wheels for your Axial Wraith or AX10? If so, these 2.2″ Walker Evans IFD Wheels from Axial would look mighty fine on your truck. These use Axial’s Interchangeable Face Design that make it easy to change looks and work with most 2.2″ tires.

* Officially licensed by Walker Evans
* Three piece bead-lock
* Uses six screws for disassembly
* Breather holes are adjustable
* Uses plastic hub adapter

The part number is #AX31037, they are priced at $30 per pair, and they are in stock right now. Hit up This Link for full details over on Axial’s official website.

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Axial Wagon Ride
This week the BigSquidRC Bash Crew is back in Southern California and yesterday we got a chance to hang out with the folks at Axial Racing. As seen in the picture above, we got a chance to bash with the Axial crew and I can assure you they bash as hard, if not harder, than we do.

The more time we spend with the Axial crew, the more we find out how hardcore they are for not only their products, but also about the people that buy them. They absolutely want everyone who buys an Axial product to have the best (and most fun!) experience possible. We would like to personally thank Rodney, Jeff, Brandon, Jamie, Andrew, and Matt for bashing with us, we had a fantastic time and really appreciated their hospitality during our visit.

Want to learn more about Axial? Check out their official website Right Here.