So we got an email with a link to a dropbox folder, and a brief text. There are a LOT of Axial Yeti XL rumors floating around recently, and since whoever sent it to us probably sent it to 20 other sites, figured we better post it quick.
The carbon fiber experts over at Xtreme Racing have a couple of new items for your Axial Yeti. The first is an upgrade front shock tower. The tower is made from extra thick 4mm carbon fiber and comes with everything you need for an easy install. It has a part number of #10851 and is street priced at $29.
Xtreme also has a carbon fiber Roof Plate for the Yeti. This adds extra protection to the top of your rig and gives it that ultra-trick look you are after. Made right here in the USA, it has a part number of #10850 and a street price of $24.
To get more information on both of these items, simply Click This Link to head over to the official Xtreme Racing website.
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As shown above, Axial has a new high-zoot adjustable motor mount. This is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, has a part number of #AX31156, and is street priced at $56.
A 94mm universal axle set is also on the way. These provide a smoother and more efficient drivetrain and are made from hardened steel. They have part number of #AX31135 and will be street priced around $36.
For you guys throwing serious power in your Yeti, 32P machined steel spur gears have also been announced. You can get these in 68, 64, 60, or 56 teeth and they will be street priced at $23 each.
CNC machined slipper plates are lighter than the stock units and are hard anodized for greater durability. These have a part number of #AX31164 and you can expect a street price of around $18 on these.
The new CNC machined 4 link mounts look very trick and are designed to be much more durable than the stock units. These have a part number of #AX31165 with a street price of $43.
CNC machined shock mount plates add a nice shot of bling and should improve durability for you guys that like hucking big jumps. The part number for these is #AX31166 and are priced at $18.
A popular upgrade on nearly any vehicle is to replace the shock towers. The Axial Yeti machined aluminum front shock tower is hard anodized and offers more adjustments than the stock piece. Its part number is #AX31170 with street pricing of $27.
A CNC machined body post mount looks good while helping to eliminate flex. #AX31169 is the part number while it has a street price of $20.
The last upgrade part is a CNC machined sway bar clamp. These look really trick and add extra strength to the mounting points on the chassis. Its part number is #AX31167 with a street price of $29.
All the upgrade parts should be hitting hobby shops in Early October, hit up the Official Axial Website for complete details.
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THE Axial SCX10 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…
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.
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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.
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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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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.
I am looking to get my 2 kids a crawler each I will also be buying 1 for myself. I was thinking a small one for them and a 1/10th for myself. Since I will be buying 3 price is a bit of a concern. Right now I have a Losi xxx-t but Losi`s have gotten hard to find locally so that is something to consider also.
Any advice will be great
Cubby- Yo to the yo Josh, thanks for the email.
So you wanna get into the crawling scene with your kids, not spend much cash, and might want to stay away from Losi due to the parts availability where you live.
First off props for thinking to buy your kids some trucks to get them involved with the hobby. Good for you, the future of our fine hobby depends on them.
You didn’t say if you’ll be doing actual crawling or just doing general bashing with the new crawlers, so I’ll just wing my answer like I always do.
I wouldn’t buy them a smaller sized crawler than the one you get and here’s why- size matters more than anything else out in the rocks. A section where a 2.2 truck might blow through without issue, a smaller truck can get stuck on the first rock. It would suck to be out crawling/trailing and either have to only do easy sections so your kids small trucks could make it, or have every section where your 2.2 made it no problem but they were constantly getting hung up. I have been on several expeditions involving vastly different sized trail machines, and someone is always getting screwed over by the type of terrain. Running the same size at least makes it the equally hard (or easy) for all involved.
So like I said earlier, size matters in the rocks, so that’s why I would recommend a truck using 2.2 tires for you and your crew. And… because you are wanting to stay away from Losi, I would recommend Axial. Axial has a couple big advantages right now. First off, because of their vast popularity, many local hobby shops are keeping parts for them on the shelves (some shops even more than Traxxas, Gasp!). Two- they are relatively affordable. They aren’t the cheapest out on the market, but they are not near the upper end of price range for the genre either.
If you don’t want to spend the cash for three 2.2 sized Axials, here is an idea. Because runtime is so insanely long on a crawler, you might just want to pick up one or two to start with. This way you can find out for sure if you and your kids are into the crawling scene, and with the insane runtimes one pack will probably be long enough for you and your kids to get an rc fix before having to switch out a pack.
Btw, as far as 2.2 Axial’s go, I’m a fan of the Deadbolt. It has decent speed for a crawler, plus it comes with 2.2 tires that have a good tread for general use. And oh ya, it can wheelie, which kids love to do.
Go fast, spin tires, and shoot us pics of what you end up buying.
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Axial Yeti Review
There has been a good amount of new vehicle releases lately, but I don’t believe there has been a vehicle released in the last 2 years that has received as much hype as the Axial Yeti! Heck, we posted 3/4 of a picture of the thing, with a link to where you could pre-order, and not only did we receive a record amount of traffic that day, I have heard the pre-orders from our page were through the roof! So does the Yeti deserve all the hype? Is this the rock racer the world has been waiting for? Click the ‘Read More’ to find out, and make sure to check out the video!
To light up those nighttime trail drives, our friends over at Axial have a couple of products for you.
Their 3 Port High Output LED Controller fits in between a simple light kit and their #AX24251 Night Vision System and gives you the ability to power 3 separate LED strings. The controller is compatible with their 8 LED light string and includes a wire harness extension for easy body removal. The part number is #AX31097, it is street priced at $35, and they are available right now.
Axial’s White 8 LED Light String is not only bright enough to light up dark trails, but they also add a nice touch of scale realism to your rig. Made as a direct bolt-on to Axial’s CRC/Rigid SCX10 light bars, it has a part number of #AX31098, a street price of $17, and they are also in stores right now.
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Our friends over at Axial Racing have announced new tires and wheels to give your rig even more performance and scale realism.
First up are the 1.9 BFGoodrich Krawler T/A tires in R35 Compound. These are nicely scaled down versions of what the big boys are running to win rock crawling championships and are made to fit most popular 1.9 wheels. These have a part number of #AX31093, they have a street price of $25, and they should start shipping sometime in mid June.
Their next set of tires are officially license Falken WildPeak MT 1.9s. The MT doesn’t stand for monster truck, it stands for Mud Terrain and they are designed for loads of traction in soft surfaces. These also come in sticky R35 compound and fit most popular 1.9 wheels. They have a part number of #AX31143, they are priced at $24, and these are available right now.
For wheels, the black Axial 1.9 Black Rock CRCs are made from high quality nylon and have that trick scale look everyone wants. They are made for use on 12mm hexes and are fully licensed by Black Rock. They have a part number of #AX31094, a street price of just $10 a pair, and are available right now.
Last up are 2.2 Walker Evans IFD Wheels in black. IFD means they come with Axial’s interchangeable face design and they are also a fully licensed version of their full size counterparts. A three piece beadlock is used and a plastic hub adapter eliminates the need for an aluminum hex hub. These have a part number of #AX31118, are street priced at $22, and you can get your hands on them right now.
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