New for all you scale/trail/crawling fanatics is the Killerbody RC Marauder. Inspired by the Land Rover Defender, the Marauder brings serious amounts of scale realism to the crawling world. To help toughen up the polycarbonate body, Killerbody designers came up with an innovative plastic reinforcement plate and the body was designed to be a great fit on the Axial SCX10. There will be a ton of scale accessories so you can make it look exactly the way you like, many of them are shown in the pictures but don’t come with the stand-alone body.
We have not received any word on pricing or when the Marauder will hit the streets, but you can hit up the official Killerbody RC Website to check out all of their other products.
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Killerbody RC Marauder Gallery
For all you hardcore rock racers out there, T-Bone Racing now has Lower Link Guards for the Axial Yeti. The guards hang 2.5mm below the lower links to take all the punishment so your links don’t have to. Made from tough .125″ Delrin, the lower link guards come with everything you need for a perfect install.
The street price is $9, it has a part number of #12013, and these are available right now. Click Right Here to get more details over on the TBR website.
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TBR Lower Link Guard Gallery
The good guys over at ST Racing Concepts have announced 3 new upgrades for some of your favorite Axial trucks.
First up (and shown above) is an Aluminum/Graphite Battery Brace for the Axial Yeti. The battery brace is used to reduce the flex that can cause your battery to fall out during extreme bashing. These are available in several different colors and are priced at $20.
Next up are special green anodized versions of STRC’s Short Wheelbase Kit and Front Upper 4 Link Kit for the SCX10. These are made from high quality aluminum and are priced at $69 and $15 respectively.
To get more information on these and all the other hop-ups that STRC has for Axial trucks simply Click Here to head over to their official website.
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STRC Axial Upgrade Gallery
You asked for it, you begged for it, you demanded it, now Axial is offering the Yeti as a kit. With a plethora of aftermarket goodies now available for the Yeti, imagine building a brand new one from the ground up customized just for your needs. The kit Yeti also comes with high-zoot aluminum shocks for smooth action and consistent handling.
* Adjustable Icon aluminum shocks
* Aluminum lower link plates
* 2.2″ officially licensed Falken Wildpeak tires
* Fully licensed Method IFD beadlock wheels
* Heavy duty spiral cut bevel gears
* Universal axle set
* Dual slipper clutch
* Aluminum M4 turnbuckles
* WB8 heavy duty center CVD
* WB8 heavy duty rear driveshafts
* Comes with decals, clear body, interior tray and 3 driver helmets
The kit has an MSRP of $329, a part number of #AX90025, and Here Is The Link you want for more details over on Axial’s website.
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Axial Yeti Kit Gallery
There is a new rc parts manufacturer based in the UK called SSD RC. SSD are making some cool scale gear for Axial trucks and the Vaterra Ascender. First up out of their factory is a Scale Diff Cover for Axial AR60 axles. The diff cover is easy to install and helps give your Wraith or Yeti an added touch of scale looks. Machined from aluminum and anodized black, the diff cover is a low profile design that should work just as good on the trail as it looks.
The part number is #SSD00001, these are available right now, and Here Is The Link to more information over on the official SSD website.
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SSD Scale Diff Cover Gallery
While the Axial Yeti is a pretty good climber out of the box, a slicker surface underneath can help it get over obstacles more easily. To help slide right over those tough spots, T-Bone Racing has introduced a chassis skid plate and a-arm skids. Both are made from ultra-tough nylon and come with TBR’s lifetime warranty against breakage. The chassis skid plate helps to provide a smooth surface under your Yeti, while the a-arm skids will help keep it from getting hung up on branches or other pointy objects.
The TBR chassis skid plate has a part number of #12014, a street price of $17, and you can get more details at This Link. The a-arm skids are priced at $18, have a part number of #12016, and Right Here is the link to more information over on TBR’s website.
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TBR Axial Yeti Gallery
After a few weeks of teasing, the crew over at ST Racing Concepts have a bunch of Axial Yeti Aluminum Upgrade Parts ready for your bashing pleasure. Hit up This Link to see all the parts they have ready to go right now, and we are told there are a bunch more parts coming soon. These STRC aluminum upgrades come in a variety of colors and should do a great job of beefing up your Yeti while making it look trick at the same time.
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Is the Axial Yeti the new T-Maxx? It is selling like hotcakes (even to people not into the scale/crawling genre) and it has been getting tremendous love from the aftermarket.
Some of the latest aftermarket goodies for the Yeti come from Hot Racing. They have a bunch of new aluminum upgrade parts to make the Yeti even tougher while upping its bling factor.
First up is an aluminum transfer case. It has a part number of #YET38TC01 and is said to guard against torsion flex when using the two speed tranny.
Next up is an aluminum motor mount. It has a part number of #YET1806 and comes with “3 heat buttons” to help pull heat away from the motor.
Also available is a new aluminum center motor gear mount. This piece has beveled edges and is laser etched with the HR logo for a cool look. The part number is #YET38A01.
To help keep heat down in the slipper, HR has a new vented double hex slipper. This 6 star design has a polished aluminum look and a part number of #YET15H.
If you are looking to take some slop out of your Yeti’s steering, Hot Racing has a pretty slick looking carbon fiber steering drag link. To help keep from stripping out wheels they also offer hardened aluminum wheels hubs. These allow you to bash even harder and have a part number of #YET10A06.
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Hot Racing Axial Yeti Gallery
Now that you’ve got that Axial Yeti in your rc garage it is time to start hopping it up. The crew over at ST Racing Concepts is ready to help you with that task. They’ve got a bunch of aluminum upgrade parts on the way that will make your Yeti look better and bash harder. Take a look at the gallery below to see some of the trick aluminum goodness that is on the way.
* Heavy duty front shock tower
* Motor plate with stone guard
* Rear Sway Bar Mount
* Steering bellcrank set
* Heavy duty 4-line suspension mounts
* Front skid plate with hinge-pin mount
These parts should be available in about a week and you can hit up This Link to check out more Axial Yeti goodies over on the official STRC website.
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STRC Axial Yeti Upgrade Gallery
It is impossible to leave an Axial product stock isn’t it? One of the latest upgrade parts for the Axial Yeti comes from Dash Offroad Products. They have a new Hard Top that helps make the Yeti stronger while adding a scale authentic look to it.
The hard top comes in two versions. The long version has a part number of #DASH006 and is street priced at $10, while the short version has a part number #DASH005 and is priced at $9. You can hit up This Link to get yours on order from TheToyz.com, or you can Click Here to visit the official Dash Offroad Facebook page.
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The Axial Wraith has become a favorite among crawlers, trailers, and bashers alike. To beef up or to uber-it-out, the folks over at Asiatees Hobbies have a bunch of aluminum upgrades in stock. These are available in a bunch of different colors from brands like Boom Racing, TopCad, and GPM. To check out all the different parts available simply follow This Link over to the official Asiatees website.
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The good folks over at Axial Racing recently posted a very detailed explanation of exactly what the term “waterproof” is. Some hobbyists might think that waterproof means you can just throw your truck into a swimming pool without worry, but that is not the case. The Axial crew took the time to explain, in depth, exactly what water does to each part of your truck. They also explain the IPX industrial ratings often used on waterproof electronics. It’s a great read and very informative, Click Right Here to check it out over on Axial’s blog.
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Fully licensed by Volkswagen, the new Baja Bug Clear Body from Pro-Line will truly set your Axial Yeti apart. The Baja Bug is a perfect fit for the Axial Yeti and comes with window masks, a decal sheet, and over-spray protection. Street pricing is $37 and the part number is #3238-02. To be the fist person on your block to get one, simply hit the pre-order button at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.
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PL VW Baja Bug Gallery