Installing Axial’s New XR10 HD Gear Plate

Now that the new gear plates are hitting the market, I figured it was the perfect time for a quick how to article.

XR10 HD Gear Plate (AX30787)
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First thing we’ll need to do is remove one of the axles from the chassis. I started with the rear axle:
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Remove the outer drive hexes:
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Remove the aluminum lockouts:
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Now remove the rear servo plate:
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Then pull the remaining screws out and split the axle housing:
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Grab the upper half of the axle housing, with the gearbox attached. Remove the gear covers:
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Then pull the top cap/gear plate assembly off the housing and remove the gears:
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Remove the snap ring holding the last 36t gear in place, and unscrew the plate from the top cap:
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Now attach the new plate to the axle housing’s top cap:
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Next install one of the new bearings, then 36t gear and snap ring:
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Insert the last few gears and bearings into place:
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Replace the gear covers for now, you can remove them again and mount the motor as needed later:
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Bling, bling
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Now you can set the gearbox in place on the upper half of the housing, I install one screw just to hold everything together:
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Grab the bottom half of the axle housing, and install the straight axles into the center gear:
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Next reassemble the axle housing, and button everything up:
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Install the rear lockouts and drive hexes:
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Now you’re ready to reinstall the axle:
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Repeat these same steps for the front axle, and you’re ready to rock!