New Axial SCX10 Accessories

Axial has just stepped it up again with the recent release of the new Axial Trail Honcho kit, along with the scale accessories that are included and sold separately.

I could not wait to get a set of the new light buckets and the Tubular style front bumper included with the Honcho kit for my SCX10 TR.

AX80044 – SCX10 Tube Bumper Parts Tree
AX30530 – Front Skid Plates – Tube Style Bumper – Silver Aluminum (3pcs)
AX80045 – Axial Light Bucket Set (Black)
AX80049 – Axial LED Lens Set – Yellow/Clear (4pcs)

First thing I did was pick up a new unpainted Dingo body (AX4010R) and laid down a two tone paint scheme to freshen it up and give the TR a new look.

I also made myself a light bar for the top of the cage from some steel plate and 1/8″ solid rod brazed together. With room for 6 of the large lights on top I used two of the Black Axial light bucket sets in addition to the two lights that were on the TR bumper. This required 3 of the Axial LED Lens sets to fill all 6 lights.

Installing the Tube bumper was easy, just pulled out the 2 set screws from the original TR bumper and slid in the Tube bumper, then reinstalled the set screws. I decided to run a winch on this rig, so I cut a slot in the center aluminum bumper plate for the fair-lead to come through.

To make sure I got the most use out of the light kits I installed side markers (with the yellow lenses), tail lights, reverse lights, and the smaller buckets on the tube bumper. This left a few other light buckets that I am planning on mounting to the frame for rock lights.

I hope this helps show the wide range of uses for these new lights! I am loving this new look on the SCX10 TR.

Brandon’s Trail Ranger: Axial Bumper Set Installed

With the release of Axial’s SCX10 RTR I just had to see if I could get the bumper set to fit my Trail Ranger. Much like the installation of the rock sliders its going to take some modification due to the proportions of the Trail Ranger body compared to the Dingo body.

I spread out all the parts and started mocking them up on the Trail Ranger, looks like its going to be pretty straight forward. I will go through the installation step by step. Check out the lights that are also included with the bumpers. The mounting system is also really nice, it replaces the old front and rear braces on the SCX10 Frame rails.

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Here you can see how the bumpers are intended to mount on the SCX10 RTR. There is a lot of adjust-ability too, when modifying the SCX10 to fit a longer wheelbase moving the bumpers out will be extremely simple. However with my build it looks like I need to move the bumpers in past the allowable adjustment with these parts.

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Here is my solution. I am going to flip the front and rear mounts so they set inside the then ends of the frame rails (Pics are worth a 1000 words right?) First I had to remove some material from the mounts. You can see where I cut them down compared to the originals.

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Front Mounted and flipped:

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Rear mounted and flipped:

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Next I had to modify the bumpers slightly. Due to the width of the bumpers compared to the Trail Ranger body I decided to trim the sides of the bumpers. Keep in mind that they now lack the same appearance where I trimmed them. I plan to pick up some black styrene and cap them off in the future.

Rear trimmed just outside the tail light mounts.

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Front bumper trimmed up to the tube section.

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Front Bumper mounted. In this picture the bumper is actually setting as far in as I could get it. The frame rails slid into the bumper without any problems and I had to trim the mounts on the bumper so that they would not hit the top of the servo under compression. In the pictures with the body it does look like I could move the bumper up a few millimeters but that would take some more modifications. Not too bad for now though! The lights should fill in that small gap nicely.

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The rear bumper worked out great as well. When first mounted it looked pretty good, however I am picky so I trimmed the bumper to allow for the frame rails to slide into it slightly. This pulled the bumper in closer to the body.

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So whats next? How about some lights! Also considering removing the head light stickers on the Trail Ranger body and installing some light buckets. Stay tuned!