AXIALFEST 2013 – Official Sponsors

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Axial RC Inc., is proud to announce the sponsors of AXIALFEST2013.

Each year we try our best to make AXIALFEST more exciting, more rewarding and more audacious in the name of radio controlled fun! Each of these sponsors are more than just “caregivers” to our event, they are our friends and we take great pride in sharing these relationships with you, the loyal Axial customer!

Please visit their pages and hit those “LIKES!”

2013 SPONSOR LIST
5.11 Tactical facebook.com/511Tactical
Poison Spyder Customs facebook.com/poisonspyder
Rigid Industries facebook.com/RigidIndustries
Magnaflow facebook.com/magnaflow
Dezert People Video Series facebook.com/dezertpeopleseries
ICON Vehicle Dynamics facebook.com/IVDSuspension
CamelBak facebook.com/CamelBak
MIP facebook.com/MIPonline
Mountain House facebook.com/MountainHouse
Vanquish Products facebook.com/Vanquish-Products
RPP Hobby facebook.com/rpp.hobby
Busted Knuckle Films facebook.com/BustedKnuckleFilms
Off Road Action facebook.com/offroadaction

Get the cobwebs out of the camp gear and keep doing all your preventative maintenance to your rigs as this is going to be yet another awesome AXIALFEST!

For event info & registration, see all of the AXIALFEST2013 post:
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts?cat=769

Full Option RTR Poison Spyder Wraith

Axial offers several optional upgrade parts for the Poison Spyder Wraith RTR. Here’s a quick run down of what is installed and why you may want to use these items.

A couple shots of the fully optioned Poison Spyder Wraith RTR in the studio.

In this shot you can see you can see a handful of upgrades. The first upgrade is aluminum shocks, part number AX30092. Aluminum shocks provide better dampening than the stock plastic shocks, especially when mated with our polyoxymethylene – (POM/thermoplastic) shock pistons. The aluminum shock body and cap have less flex than plastic versions. Aluminum shock bodies also dissipate heat better than the stock plastic bodies. The shock shafts are oversized (3.5mm) for rigidity. They’re great for high power applications and long run times! We also offer a complete line of various springs to fine tune your suspension as needed – see the complete parts list below for more info.

Another parts upgrade is the front sway bar, part number AX30781. Designed for high speed this system will let you soften up your suspension for jumps, while keeping torque twist and body lean to a minimum during acceleration. A sway bar’s main function is to control body roll, yet still allow your shocks to move vertically with the changing terrain. What does all this mean? It means more stability at high speed. A must have upgrade for any would-be rock racer. Installing sway bars does limit articulation, so this is an option best suited for high speed applications. Great for use with our Vanguard brushless system, part number AX24010 and AX24260.

Moving on to the next part we installed a 25T aluminum servo horn, part number AX30836. Axial’s HD aluminum servo horn provides more responsive steering with less chance of stripping the internal splines over the stock plastic servo horn. Clamping style head for secure mounting in high stress applications. Available in 23, 24 and 25 tooth spline counts.

Axial’s next option part install is the Universal Light Bar, part number AX30709. Axial’s light bar is a great way to add realism and working lights to your Wraith with this universal light bar. Another option part that we plan to install is Axial’s NVS Light System, part number AX24251. The ultimate level in detail you can now add the NVS light system which features controls for headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and right / left turn signals, as well as some extra auxiliary lighting. Great for those night time expeditions. We also offer a 5 string LED light set, part number AX24256, to fit this light bar and it is compatible with Axial’s simple LED kit, part number AX24257, and our NVS System.

Another great upgrade is the Wraith Stage One link kit, part number AX30797. Add even more durability to your Wraith by upgrading your stock plastic RTR suspension links with our HD Stage 1 Aluminum Link Kit. Replaces all the stock plastic suspension links with high quality 7mm diameter aluminum links. These links eliminate axle wrap and unwanted axle steer, especially in high power applications. Axial also offers machined heavy duty aluminum straight links, part number AX30790, to replace the stock plastic lower links as an alternative the the Stage One link kit.

Axial’s HD motor plate, part number AX30860. Our heavy duty motor plate is for any vehicle running our AX10 transmission. CNC machined from 4.5mm thick billet aluminum, with integrated heatsink fins to help motors run cooler on those all day expeditions. A must have for any R/C overland adventurist! Axial also offers 13T, 14T and 15T steel pinion gears and an 87T spur gear to give end users an array of gear ratios to choose from. Add more torque for low speed crawling to your Wraith by installing one of Axial’s optional brushed motors available in 27T and 55T configurations. Another option part that we installed here is Axial’s dig system for the Wraith transmission, part number AX30793. Axial’s dig system allows you to lock the rear wheels, while powering the front wheels only for a tighter turning radius. Shift servo sold separately.

Axial’s HD differential covers, part number AX30829. HD diff covers protect ring and pinion gears from being damaged by rocks, just like their 1:1 counterparts, all while adding a little bling to your ride.

Another option part that is usually hiding behind the HD cover is Axial’s HD ring and pinion gears, part number AX30395. HD ring and pinion gears are more efficient than the stock aluminum ring and pinions. CNC machined for precision, hardened steel for durability – great for high power applications. Axial also offers hardened steel overdrive ring and pinion gear sets, part number AX30401, for a little extra wheel speed. We also offer an underdrive ring and pinion gear set, part number AX30402, for a little more torque in binds.

Axial’s HD lower link mounts are another noteworthy upgrade, part number AX30830. Our HD lower link mounts allow users to fine tune ride height and wheelbase by providing more adjustment holes than the stock plastic units.

This shot also shows a few options parts. First option is aluminum knuckles, part number AX30760. Aluminum knuckles provide more responsive steering and helps vehicle track better at speeds and in the rocks. Another option shown is the Axial Aluminum C-hubs, part number AX30762. Aluminum C-hubs also help your vehicle track more consistently in all situations, especailly when used in conjunction with our aluminum knuckles. Also notice the AR60 universal axles, part number AX30780. Axial universal joint axles increase steering angle to 50 degrees, that’s 60% over the stock dogbone/drive cup setup. These universals provide smoother action for a higher performing, efficient drivetrain. The universal is oversized; typical for 1/8 scale vehicles and made of hardened steel so it’s capable of handling extreme power.

Next option is the rear sway bar, part number AX30782. Designed for high speed this system will let you soften up your suspension for jumps, while keeping torque twist and body lean to a minimum during acceleration. A sway bar’s main function is to control body roll, yet still allow your shocks to move vertically with the changing terrain. What does all this mean? It means more stability at high speed. A must have upgrade for any would be rock racer. Installing sway bars does limit articulation, so this is an option best suited for high speed applications. Great for use with our Vanguard brushless system, part number AX24010 and AX24260.

Aluminum axle lockouts are another great upgrade, part number AX30789. Axial’s aluminum axle lockouts are more rigid than the stock plastic lockouts, which will allow the vehicle to track better in all situations.

We left the wheels and tires stock on this build. But, if you are looking to upgrade your wheels, we suggest our VWS beadlocks, part number AX08061. VWS wheels allow users to tune foam set-ups and change tires at will for varying terrain and conditions. Another wheel option offered by Axial is our black 8 hole beadlock wheels, part number AX8097. These wheels offer a little wider overall stance which equals stability at high speeds. For low speed rock crawling you can increase your Wraith’s climbing abilities by adding Axial’s 2.2 Internal Weight Rings, part number AX30545. Add even more weight by utilizing Axial’s 2.2 Internal Wheel Weights for the Internal Wheel Weight Rings, part number AX30546.

You can see our R35 Ripsaw tires pictured here on the full option RTR Wraith, part number AX12015. R35 Ripsaw tires offer both a realistic look for the image-conscious scale crawler and for those looking to up their performance game. This 2.2 Ripsaw offers an aggressive tread design, greater ground clearance, and is made from a R35 sticky compound. The VWS wheels include black aluminum rings, but I swapped those out for our Grey beadlock rings, part number AX08133, just to match the grey colored suspension links.

Complete Poison Spyder Wraith option parts list:
AX8097 – 2.2 Black 8 Hole Beadlock Wheels (x2)
AX08061 – 2.2 VWS Beadlock Wheels (x2)
AX08133 – Grey VWS Beadlock Rings (x2)
AX12015 – 2.2 R35 Ripsaw Tires (x2)
AX30545 – 2.2 Internal Wheel Weight Rings (x2)
AX30546 – 2.2 Wheel Weight Inserts (x2)
AX30797 – Stage One Link Kit
AX30790 – Machined Heavy Duty Aluminum Straight Link 101mm (x2)
AX30469 – Machined Heavy Duty Aluminum High Clearance Upper Links (x2)
AX80057 – XR10 Linkage Set (x4 for all 8 links)
AX30395 – HD Ring and Pinion Gear Sets (x2)
AX30401 – Overdrive HD Ring and Pinion Gear Sets (x2)
AX30402 – Underdrive HD Ring and Pinion Gear Sets (x2)
AX30571 – 13t Steel Pinion Gear
AX30569 – 14t Steel Pinion Gear
AX30573 – 15t Steel Pinion Gear
AX30672 – 87t Spur Gear
AX30829 – HD Differential Covers (x2)
AX30860 – HD Motor Plate
AX30830 – HD Link Mounts (x2)
AX30834 – 23t HD Servo Horn
AX30835 – 24t HD Servo Horn
AX30836 – 25t HD Servo Horn
AX30762 – Aluminum Axle C-hub’s
AX30760 – Aluminum Knuckles
AX30789 – Aluminum Axle Lockouts
AX30092 – Aluminum Shocks (x2)
AX30780 – AR60 Universal Axle Set
AX30781 – Front Sway Bar
AX30782 – Rear Sway Bar
AX30709 – Universal Light Bar
AX24256 – 5 LED Light String
AX24257 – Simple LED Kit
AX24251 – NVS Light System
AX24010 – Vanguard Brushless Motor
AX24260 – AE-3 Vanguard ESC
AX24007 – 55 Turn Motor
AX24004 – 27 Turn Motor
AX30793 – Dig Component Set
AX04027 – Wraith Clear Body Panel Kit
AX30223 – Black Springs 1.04 lbs/in (x2)
AX30224 – Purple Springs 1.43 lbs/in (x2)
AX30225 – Orange Springs 1.75 lbs/in (x2)
AX30218 – Red Springs 2.07 lbs/in (x2)
AX30219 – White Springs 2.47 lbs/in (x2)
AX30220 – Green Springs 2.85 lbs/in (x2)
AX30221 – Yellow Springs 3.27 lbs/in (x2)
AX30222 – Blue Springs 3.55 lbs/in (x2)

Casey Currie – Weekends Were Made For Fun


May 17-19, 2013

We visit with Casey Currie trackside for rounds #5 & #6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Lake Elsinore MotorSports Park located in Lake Elsinore, California. Currie, while he had a rough weekend on the track, finished 8th and 18th respectively in the two-race weekend format. Casey driving his no. 2 Monster Energy, General Tire, Nissan Pro Lite truck is currently #2 in the LOORS Championship Series consisting of 16-races. Consistency is the name of the game and Currie has played the game very well and we wish him well for the remaining 10 races. GODSPEED!

http://www.caseycurrie.com
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCaseyCurrie
https://twitter.com/caseycurrie

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2013 Event Schedule:

March 15 – 17 Firebird Raceway, Chandler, AZ
April 26 – 28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
May 17 – 19 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Lake Elsinore, CA
June 21 – 23 Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT
July 26 – 28* Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA*
August 23 – 25 Wild West Motorsports Park, Reno, NV
September 20 – 21* Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV*
October 25 – 27 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Lake Elsinore, CA
*Night Race

*Official Trailer** Vindication: 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire

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TWIN PEAKS, CA – May 21st, 2013 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Pesented by Nitto Tire movie titled, “Vindication” today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2013 King, Randy Slawson. Slawson has been involved with the race since it’s inception when he was a co-driver in the very first race held in 2007.

The movie will document the week-long off-road racing event held every February in Johnson Valley, CA. 2013 marked the 7th year for the race which featured more than 300 teams and 35,000 spectators competing in over 5 days of racing. The movie’s release date is expected this summer following a red carpet premiere.

“Vindication” is a joint production between the creators of the Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, Hammerking Productions, and media production company, HeavyMetalConcepts. Dave Cole,

Executive Director of Hammerking Productions, had this to say about the movie, “Each year the movies just keep getting better. We had twice the camera crews documenting all week long so expect to see some really amazing footage in this year’s movie.” HeavyMetalConcepts first began working with Hammerking Productions in 2011 when they produced the 2011 King of the Hammers movie, “Valley of the Kings.”

“Vindication” will be available for sale on Hammerking Productions web site, www.ultra4racing.com this summer. The trailer can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/ultra4racing.

ABOUT ULTRA4 RACING
ULTRA4 is a vehicle type, class and series. ULTRA4Racing was born from the popularity of the annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, considered to be the toughest one-day off-road race. The vehicles are unlimited four-wheel drive, capable of competing in multiple racing disciplines – extreme rock crawling, high-speed desert racing and short course. In six years, the sport has grown significantly from the inaugural King of the Hammers to an eight race national series including a National Championship. ULTRA4Racing is managed by Hammerking Productions located in Lake Arrowhead, CA. To learn more, log on to www.ultra4racing.com.

ABOUT HEAVYMETALCONCEPTS
HeavyMetalConcepts, based out of Connecticut, has been filming and editing various events in the off-roading community since 2008. They have produced several DVDs, including films for both the 2009 and 2010 RCQ events held at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pennsylvania, and will be doing so again in 2011. They are currently producing the 2011 King of the Hammers DVD. For more information, visit www.heavymetalconcepts.com.
ULTRA4 SPONSORS
4 Wheel Parts is the title sponsor for the ULTRA4 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix
Trail Gear is the ULTRA4 West Coast Series Sponsor
Nitto Tire is the ULTRA4 National Series Sponsor

Official Sponsors of ULTRA4 Racing also include:
4 Wheel Parts
ATX Wheels
Axial
Bestop
Blue Torch Fabworks
Corona Motorsports Rental
Dynomax Exhaust
GenRight Off Road
Griffin Radiator
Impact by Mastercraft Safety
Kawasaki
King Shocks
Lucas Oil
Miller Welding
Nitto Tire
Procomp
PSC
Posion Spyder
Rubicon Express
Smittybilt
Spidertrax
Trail Gear
Warn
WIDIA

ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING MOTORSPORTS IN THE US – ULTRA4 RACING ULTRA4 racing began in 2007 with a dozen friends competing for bragging rights. Six years later, more than 350 cars compete nationally and internationally in ULTRA4 races. In 2013, races in the United States will be held in the following states: Utah, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arkansas, California and Texas. Additionally, the 2nd annual ULTRA4 sanctioned King of the Valleys race will be taking place this August in Wales, UK.

AXIALFEST 2013 – Online Registration Prizes

It is officially time to register for AXIALFEST 2013! In an effort to get you to register on-line we are offering some incentive prizes for this “highly recommended” task as Brain Parker of RECON Crawlers would say. EVERYONE WILL GET AN ENTRY PRIZE IF THEY SIGN UP ON-LINE!!! This is an effort to help Brian Parker and the RECON G6 Crew with the theme “More Drive Time & Less Line Time.” If you attended AXIALFEST last year you already saw the tremendous amount of drive time so we are looking to help streamline the process.

Some of the prizes are newer products from Axial, and some are older, harder to find Axial product because some of these prizes have been discontinued. This is just a sample of the goods that will be given away this year. Let’s take a look and see what is up for grabs from us!!

First up we have five of Axial’s Universal Light Bars. This light bar is a direct bolt on application for the Wraith, Honcho and Dingo.

Next we have some complete sets of HD lower links for the Wraith and Ridgecrest, five sets total up for grabs.

Here is one prize that we know a few would like to get their hands on, five discontinued Trail Ranger bodies. We found a few of these in a box recently and decided to offer them up for the event this year.

Anodized threaded links are priceless when it comes to new builds. We have some assorted link packs in various colors up for grabs, 20 sets total will be given away.

Next up is five sets of white 2.2 8 hole beadlock wheels. These wheels can be dyed any color you want using Rit-Dye.

We also have five more sets of 2.2 wheels, in the original AX10 styling. Again these wheels can be dyed any color.

10 sets of 1.9 Ripsaw tires are also up for grabs.

Following along with the discontinued bodies, we have 10 OG pre-painted XC-1 bodies, 3 red, 3 green and 4 orange.

Next we have five sets of standard nut drivers, because you can never have enough tools.

We will also be giving away five complete sets of high clearance upper links for the Wraith and Ridgecrest.

Night runs are really fun, especially when you add some friends. You will need lights and light buckets to outfit your rig properly for night time G6′n, so we have 20 sets of chrome light buckets available. There are 2 sets of buckets in each package, along with lens covers in yellow and clear.

Got an EXO? Need some new body panels? We have 5 complete EXO bodies in clear lexan, ready for custom paint.

Add some speed to your SCX10 with a 20t brushed motor, we have five up for grabs!

Next up, five sets of black Corbeau seats for the Wraith.

Want to add some high steer knuckles to your SCX10? We have five sets total that will be given away at random.

Aluminum rear axle lockouts will also be given away, five sets total.

Machined grey high clearance links for the Wraith and Ridgecrest, five complete sets.

Next we have five sets of aluminum knuckles for the SCX10 axles.

Need HD transmission outputs? Five sets are up for grabs.

More discontinued goodies, we have five Rat Rod bodies up for grabs. We found these in the box with the Trail Ranger bodies, so we decided to pass them on to the entries for Axialfest 2013.

Plus, we may have a few more surprises. But, you will have to attend Axialfest 2013 to find out what we are up to.

Click here to Register!

 

 

AXIALFEST 2013 – Registration Now Open

It’s that time, to get your vehicles prepped and all your camping gear ready for the most anticipated event of the year, AXIALFEST 2013!

Here is the official schedule of events and registration below.

Friday June 21st, 2013:
9:00 am start – 7:00 pm UTAC
7:00 am – 7:00 pm RockRiot
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm RECON G6 Stage-1

Saturday June 22nd, 2013:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm RECON G6 Stage -2
1:30pm – 4:30pm RECON Terra-X Qualifying
6:00pm – 8:00pm Bonfire & EXPO [bring your chairs and a stick of wood]
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm RECON G6 Stage- 3

Sunday June 23rd, 2013:
9:00am – 11:00am RECON Terra-X Finals
12:00pm Awards for all classes

EVENT REGISTRATION:
Register below or follow link here: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138987735

 

RECON G6 The Devil’s Crossing

RECON G6 presents THE DEVIL’S CROSSING Las Vegas, Nevada May 4 & 5, 2013 After a the transcontinental journal from Florida, the G Train arrived in Las Vegas.  The Devil’s Crossing G6 was held at the Logandale OHV Area which is about 50 miles Northeast of the city of Las Vegas.  This is the view upon entering the day stage of the Devil’s Crossing RECON G6. 187 The rock formations at this location looked like something from Mars. 188(2) The first order of business was to get G Central up and running. After that, Parker headed out to set the stage. Soon, anxious drivers signed up and waited for the driver’s meeting. After checking in, drivers lined up their rigs hoping to get a favorable starting position. Here’s a preview of some of the fun scale accessories that were seen on the trail. Parker showed the Vegas locals how to use the Fast Eddy Bearings Driver Log Books. 023(2) 024 Of course, before any RECON G6, there has to be the National Anthem.  Boys, take off your hats and thank those who give us the freedom to get our G6 fix. 032 And they’re off…. 045(2) The first trail marker led the G6ers past the WILDNCRZIE Homestead. Check out the sweet Axial sign. 4WD only?  Good thing all Axial vehicles are equipped with full time 4WD. 053 The sandstone provided TONS of traction, but there were also tons of steep climbs. 153(2) Since there were so many steep grades, mandatory tow straps were utilized frequently. 133(2) 145(2) New G Central, drivers had to cross the Pit Bull Rocker.  You had the option of jumping, but only one guy had the fortitude to pull the trigger.  Most crawled the circumference. 121(2) 123 Going down? 067(2) Not sure why this guy has a snorkel on his Jeep.  He must not be from the area. 063 This Dingo driver used his winch and Pull Pal RW60 to anchor himself to the rocks. 196 069 Here’s a part of every G6, on stage repairs.  Don’t forget to bring your tools in your hydration pack. 178 179(2) 180(2) After a full day of driving was the night stage.  A visitor from nearby Area 51 hovered overhead to watch the action. Speaking of Area 51, this Honcho found an alien on stage.  I’m sure he received an out of this world time bonus for finding that. A little Southern Bump was necessary to get up this ledge. 021 (2) I have no idea what is going on here. Actually this is Good Guy Ford pulling a guy down The Plummet tow truck style after the Jeep rolled. 020 (2) Unio made the trip to Vegas.  Did you see him? 029 Can you see how steep that is.  The ledges made the climbs even more challenging. 034(2) Looks like this guy is about to find Unio. 036 (2) Sand ramps are not mandatory, but  highly recommended. 043 There were several natural arches. This one was called the Devil’s Hole. 047 Exiting Satan’s Crevice. 057 Parker loves water, but this was the desert.  Parker went to his second favorite thing, sugar sand.  A little team work helped get you through this. 061 067 Here is the Devil’s Crossing into the unknown. This marked the end of the G6. 074 079 (2) The following day, the RECON Terra-X, or RT-X, was held at the same location.  Some drivers swapped motors or geared up for more speed.  RT-X is a combination of Tough Truck Challenge and Stadium Racing.  Parker likes to call it Sandford and Son meets F1.  If you want to learn more about the RT-X, you can read about it here: http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073902934 129 (2) Drivers lined up and waited. 166 One the race begins.  All that matters is crossing the finish line first.  Drivers were not afraid to punch it. 092(2) Since this RT-X was not held on an official track, ribbon was used to outline the tarmac section. 093 (2) There was no driver’s stand, so drivers could pick where they wanted to stand.  Some moved around to get better views of their rigs. 095 (2) The parking block is more difficult than it looks.  To much throttle resulted in flips. 096 (2) The favorite part of the track was the Pit Bull table transfer. 098 (2) 099 100 (2) Finally, Parker found a way to incorporate some clear dirt into this event. 169 (2) The Intercontinental Axial Banner overlooked this jump.  It is signed by all the G6ers at every 2013 RECON G6 event. See if you can find your signature on it. 101 102 (2) 106 109 (2) Oopsies.  The toe angle looks a bit off on this Wraith. 121 (2) These guys are all smiles at the end of the day. 189 (2) After the RT-X, Parker got the awards and swag ready. 194 The winner of the 1.9 G6 Adventurist class could not make it to the awards ceremony, so Parker simulated the presentation, so you could Photoshop your face into the pictures. 209 208 207 The 2.2 G6 Adventurist winner received the pink jeep since training wheels are for girls. 206 (2) The RT-X winners received a trumpet so they can now blow their own horn.200 197 He also received a G Degree for perseverance. This guy can fix leaf springs like no other. 204 Here’s a few swag winners. 219 212 210 216(2) 213 214 (2) Thanks to all that made it out to the Devil’s Crossing RECON G6.  If you missed it, there will be another RECON G6 in the Las Vegas area soon.  Look here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364447870326790/ If you are interested in attending a RECON G6 event.  A full list schedule of event across North America is happening now.  Look here to find and event hear you: https://www.facebook.com/RECONG6/events

Full Option RTR Wraith

Axial offers several optional upgrade parts for the Wraith RTR and Kit. Here’s a quick run down of what is installed and why you may want to use these items.

A shot of the completed Wraith in the studio, Axial offers clear body panels for the Wraith, part number AX04027, to give your rock racer a custom look.

In this shot you can see a handful of upgrades. The first upgrade is aluminum shocks, part number AX30092. Aluminum shocks provide better dampening than the stock plastic shocks, especially when mated with our polyoxymethylene  – (POM/thermoplastic) shock pistons. The aluminum shock body and cap have less flex than plastic versions. Aluminum shock bodies also dissipate heat better than the stock plastic bodies. The shock shafts are oversized (3.5mm) for rigidity. They’re great for high power applications and long run times! We also offer a complete line of various springs to fine tune your suspension as needed – see the complete parts list below for more info.

Another parts upgrade is the front sway bar, part number AX30781. Designed for high speed this system will let you soften up your suspension for jumps, while keeping torque twist and body lean to a minimum during acceleration. A sway bar’s main function is to control body roll, yet still allow your shocks to move vertically with the changing terrain. What does all this mean? It means more stability at high speed. A must have upgrade for any would-be rock racer. Installing sway bars does limit articulation, so this is an option best suited for high speed applications. Great for use with our Vanguard brushless system, part number AX24010 and AX24260.

Moving on to the next part we installed a 25T aluminum servo horn, part number AX30836. Axial’s HD aluminum servo horn provides more responsive steering with less chance of stripping the internal splines over the stock plastic servo horn. Clamping style head for secure mounting in high stress applications. Available in 23, 24 and 25 tooth spline counts.

Axial’s next option part install is the Universal Light Bar, part number AX30709. Axial’s light bar is a great way to add realism and working lights to your Wraith with this universal light bar. Another option part that we plan to install is Axial’s NVS Light System, part number AX24251. The ultimate level in detail you can now add the NVS light system which features controls for headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and right / left turn signals, as well as some extra auxiliary lighting. Great for those night time expeditions. We also offer a 5 string LED light set, part number AX24256, to fit this light bar and it is compatible with Axial’s simple LED kit, part number AX24257, and our NVS System.

Another great upgrade is the Wraith Stage One link kit, part number AX30797. Add even more durability to your Wraith by upgrading your stock plastic RTR suspension links with our HD Stage 1 Aluminum Link Kit. Replaces all the stock plastic suspension links with high quality 7mm diameter aluminum links. These links eliminate axle wrap and unwanted axle steer, especially in high power applications. Axial also offers machined heavy duty aluminum straight links, part number AX30790, to replace the stock plastic lower links as an alternative the the Stage One link kit.

Axial’s HD motor plate, part number AX30860. Our heavy duty motor plate is for any vehicle running our AX10 transmission. CNC machined from 4.5mm thick billet aluminum, with integrated heatsink fins to help motors run cooler on those all day expeditions. A must have for any R/C overland adventurist! Axial also offers 13T, 14T and 15T steel pinion gears and an 87T spur gear to give end users an array of gear ratios to choose from. Add more torque for low speed crawling to your Wraith by installing one of Axial’s optional brushed motors available in 27T and 55T configurations. Another option part that we installed here is Axial’s dig system for the Wraith transmission, part number AX30793. Axial’s dig system allows you to lock the rear wheels, while powering the front wheels only for a tighter turning radius. Shift servo sold separately.

Axial’s HD differential covers, part number AX30829. HD diff covers protect ring and pinion gears from being damaged by rocks, just like their 1:1 counterparts, all while adding a little bling to your ride.

Another option part that is usually hiding behind the HD cover is Axial’s HD ring and pinion gears, part number AX30395. HD ring and pinion gears are more efficient than the stock aluminum ring and pinions. CNC machined for precision, hardened steel for durability – great for high power applications. Axial also offers hardened steel overdrive ring and pinion gear sets, part number AX30401, for a little extra wheel speed. We also offer an underdrive ring and pinion gear set, part number AX30402, for a little more torque in binds.

Axial’s HD lower link mounts are another noteworthy upgrade, part number AX30830. Our HD lower link mounts allow users to fine tune ride height and wheelbase by providing more adjustment holes than the stock plastic units.

This shot also shows a few options parts. First option is aluminum knuckles, part number AX30760. Aluminum knuckles provide more responsive steering and helps vehicle track better at speeds and in the rocks. Another option shown is the Axial Aluminum C-hubs, part number AX30762. Aluminum C-hubs also help your vehicle track more consistently in all situations, especailly when used in conjunction with our aluminum knuckles. Also notice the AR60 universal axles, part number AX30780. Axial universal joint axles increase steering angle to 50 degrees, that’s 60% over the stock dogbone/drive cup setup. These universals provide smoother action for a higher performing, efficient drivetrain. The universal is oversized; typical for 1/8 scale vehicles and made of hardened steel so it’s capable of handling extreme power.

Next option is the rear sway bar, part number AX30782. Designed for high speed this system will let you soften up your suspension for jumps, while keeping torque twist and body lean to a minimum during acceleration. A sway bar’s main function is to control body roll, yet still allow your shocks to move vertically with the changing terrain. What does all this mean? It means more stability at high speed. A must have upgrade for any would be rock racer. Installing sway bars does limit articulation, so this is an option best suited for high speed applications. Great for use with our Vanguard brushless system, part number AX24010 and AX24260.

Aluminum axle lockouts are another great upgrade, part number AX30789. Axial’s aluminum axle lockouts are more rigid than the stock plastic lockouts, which will allow the vehicle to track better in all situations.

For wheels, we went with our VWS beadlocks, part number AX08061. VWS wheels allow users to tune foam set-ups and change tires at will for varying terrain and conditions. Another wheel option offered by Axial is our black 8 hole beadlock wheels, part number AX8097. These wheels offer a little wider overall stance which equals stability at high speeds. For low speed rock crawling you can increase your Wraith’s climbing abilities by adding Axial’s 2.2 Internal Weight Rings, part number AX30545. Add even more weight by utilizing Axial’s 2.2 Internal Wheel Weights for the Internal Wheel Weight Rings, part number AX30546.

You can see our R35 Ripsaw tires pictured here, part number AX12015. R35 Ripsaw tires offer both a realistic look for the image-conscious scale crawler and for those looking to up their performance game. This 2.2 Ripsaw offers an aggressive tread design, greater ground clearance, and is made from a R35 sticky compound. The VWS wheels include black aluminum rings, but I swapped those out for our Grey beadlock rings, part number AX08133, just to match the grey colored suspension links.

Complete Wraith option parts list:
AX8097 – 2.2 Black 8 Hole Beadlock Wheels (x2)
AX08061 – 2.2 VWS Beadlock Wheels (x2)
AX08133 – Grey VWS Beadlock Rings (x2)
AX12015 – 2.2 R35 Ripsaw Tires (x2)
AX30545 – 2.2 Internal Wheel Weight Rings (x2)
AX30546 – 2.2 Wheel Weight Inserts (x2)
AX30797 – Stage One Link Kit
AX30790 – Machined Heavy Duty Aluminum Straight Link 101mm (x2)
AX30469 – Machined Heavy Duty Aluminum High Clearance Upper Links (x2)
AX80057 – XR10 Linkage Set (x4 for all 8 links)
AX30395 – HD Ring and Pinion Gear Sets (x2)
AX30401 – Overdrive HD Ring and Pinion Gear Sets (x2)
AX30402 – Underdrive HD Ring and Pinion Gear Sets (x2)
AX30571 – 13t Steel Pinion Gear
AX30569 – 14t Steel Pinion Gear
AX30573 – 15t Steel Pinion Gear
AX30672 – 87t Spur Gear
AX30829 – HD Differential Covers (x2)
AX30860 – HD Motor Plate
AX30830 – HD Link Mounts (x2)
AX30834 – 23t HD Servo Horn
AX30835 – 24t HD Servo Horn
AX30836 – 25t HD Servo Horn
AX30762 – Aluminum Axle C-hub’s
AX30760 – Aluminum Knuckles
AX30789 – Aluminum Axle Lockouts
AX30092 – Aluminum Shocks (x2)
AX30780 – AR60 Universal Axle Set
AX30781 – Front Sway Bar
AX30782 – Rear Sway Bar
AX30709 – Universal Light Bar
AX24256 – 5 LED Light String
AX24257 – Simple LED Kit
AX24251 – NVS Light System
AX24010 – Vanguard Brushless Motor
AX24260 – AE-3 Vanguard ESC
AX24007 – 55 Turn Motor
AX24004 – 27 Turn Motor
AX30793 – Dig Component Set
AX04027 – Wraith Clear Body Panel Kit
AX30223 – Black Springs 1.04 lbs/in (x2)
AX30224 – Purple Springs 1.43 lbs/in (x2)
AX30225 – Orange Springs 1.75 lbs/in (x2)
AX30218 – Red Springs 2.07 lbs/in (x2)
AX30219 – White Springs 2.47 lbs/in (x2)
AX30220 – Green Springs 2.85 lbs/in (x2)
AX30221 – Yellow Springs 3.27 lbs/in (x2)
AX30222 – Blue Springs 3.55 lbs/in (x2)

Axial and Casey Currie Team up for 2013

Casey Currie is a rising star amongst the youth of today in the world of motorsport. His rich family history in the off road community mixed with his ability to market his brand as well as the brands that support his ventures have landed him sponsorship from companies like Monster Energy, Magnaflow performance exhaust, Nissan and Kawasaki to name just a few. Casey is an icon amongst his peers and off road enthusiasts alike. His ventures are followed closely by off-road fans on and off the track. Axial is all about off-road, the brand itself just screams dirt and fun. These two things, dirt and fun, is exactly what Casey Currie is all about. With that said, it was a natural fit for these two brands to work together.

We at Axial will be doing the best we can to keep you up to date with the motorsport efforts of the whole Currie Racing team. We will also go behind the scenes and take a close look at the lifestyle of Casey and crew. These guys don’t just get together on the weekends to do a little racing, they live for it, day in and day out. This intense and competitive lifestyle is demanding, but that doesn’t mean that these guys don’t like to have fun too. What better way to have fun and blow off a little steam than to bust out some Axial R/C’s and fire up a little impromptu competition? We have spent some time in the Currie Racing shop and have seen these guys go at it with Axial EXO’s after hours. We hope to bring you some of this type of action as well.

Please check back regularly to stay up to date with the latest from Axial and Casey Currie.

Below is a schedule of events for Casey, if you live near one of these venues, be sure to get out and cheer him on!

Lucas Oil Off-Road Series – Short Course Racing

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas , NV (April 26 – 28)

Lake Elsinore Motor Sports Park (May 17 – May 19)

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT (June 21 – June 23)

Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA* (July 26 – July 28)

Wild West Motorsports Park, Reno, NV (August 23 – August – 25)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV* (September 20 – September 21)

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Lake Elsinore, CA (October 25 – October 27)

For more information about Casey and his adventures, check out his website here

Axial and Jeep team up for a Demo in Moab at EJS

Axial has been working with Jeep for a few years now. Even though the Jeep product from Axial was released in late 2012, the relationship started much earlier. Through this relationship, Axial has the opportunity to work directly with the Jeep staff on some fun events. One of these events is the anual R/C Jeep Demo in Moab, Utah, during Easter Jeep Safari. Each year, Jeep and Mopar throw a customer appreciation barbeque for their loyal fans. While everyone is checking out the latest Jeep and Mopar concept vehicles, they also have an opportunity to do a little Jeeping, Moab style!

Axial turns the small rock garden in front of Walker True Value Hardware parking lot into a small rock crawling trail paradise. For several hours, anyone at the event is invited to come over and run the trail in the SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon vehicles. This trail run is made to be just like the real thing, with a trail leader and a group of Jeeps out on the grippy Moab rocks.

The Axial staff started with a basic Rock garden with oversized rocks….

We were talking to a Moab local at the location, and he said we were welcome to come take some rocks from his property to make up the rest of the course, so we headed a few miles out of town, and loaded up the rock to bring back to the venue. SHHH, dont tell the boss we filled the Axial motorhome with slick rock :) Oh, of course we had to do a little indoor crawling while we were at it!

Once back to the venue, we arranged a full course out of the available space, here is the course tested and ready to rock!

The people of Moab were very excited to do a little wheeling in this small space.

The kids loved doing what dad does in his Jeep

Before things got too crazy busy, we were able to get a little footage of the action, check it out……..

As the evening progressed, the crouds got larger and larger

Some locals went home to grab their heavily modified Axial rigs to come run the course, check out this guy’s Hard body JK and his EXO bodied Wraith, very cool!

The night ended with the announcement that Axial and Jeep would be giving away an Axial Jeep Wrangler RTR, so everyone signed up for the raffle hoping to get their hands on one of these fun little Jeeps.

The raffle winner was announced in front of a huge crowd, and the Jeep booth was closed for the night.

Even though the Jeep display closed down, we had a huge group of people who still wanted to run the Jeeps so we stuck around for a few more hours enjoying spending time with Axial enthusiasts, it was an awesome event and we look forward to coming back next year!

Thank you to all of you that made it out to enjoy the event. If you didn’t catch us here, be sure to mark your calendar for next year. The Jeep Mopar bbq happens the Thursday during the Easter Jeep Safari week every year, it is worth the trip to be fed very well and do some scale Jeeping!