AX90046 SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee Kit Build Series – Part 8


We’re getting very close to finishing the AX90046  build series and by the end of this particular blog, you should be able to drive your truck if you’ve been following this series as you build. Here some of the final electronic and detail peices will be added to the rig. Time to work.

Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 1


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 2

Let’s get the electronics mounted to the chassis. In the kit you find servo tape to help install your purchased electronics. Before applying the tape, make certain the surfaces are free and clean of dirt and oil. Use motor spray or rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to clean the surfaces. Cut pieces of tape to install the ESC. Make sure you have enough tape left over for the switch and the receiver.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 3

Stick you ESC to the side plates. The manual instructs you to place the ESC behind the radio box. We’ve decided to switch it up and place it on the right side plate since we won’t be using the 2-speed conversion in this kit. Stick the receiver into the radio box too.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 4

Next route the wires through the rubber radio box end seal. Place the wires in the seal and then slip it into the box. Apply a little grease here if the seal doesn’t slide in. Next place the lid seal into the radio box lid and screw it to the top of the box.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 5

Next, a little modeling work. The light lenses need to be placed into the bumpers. Its a good idea to place a small dab of clear modeling cement on the lens pins to help keep them secure in the bumper.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 6

Using the screw pins, secure the bumpers to the mount. Here you can also slip the trailer hitch in and secure it. If you think you’re going to tackle some serious approach angles, you might want to leave the trailer hitch off.

Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 7


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 8

The body posts are placed into the shock towers next and secured with screw pins. Take note of what holes the screw pins go in so your body sits properly on the chassis.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 9

The sliders get bolted to the side plates next. Note these are adjustable by sliding them in and out depending on what body you have.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 10

Now the tricky part. Glueing up tires! You need to spend the time and do this step properly so your tires don’t come off on the trail. Make sure to use a good CA glue too. We suggest Dynamite Thin CA. Take a look at this blog if you need help with the glueing process HERE


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 11

After the tires are glued and dry, install your hexes to the axles. It’s a good idea to add a little bit of threadlock to the hex retaining set-screw. Bolt the wheels on with the supplied lock nuts followed by the covers.


Axial SCX10 Chassis Build 12

We didn’t wire up our demo truck, but at this point wire up your speed controller if necessary and give your new rig a test run… you know, because you have to play ASAP! Body painting and finishing is up next. See you in the next blog.


Axial SCX10 Facebook Mini Prize Give-Away!

This Prize Give-Away is officially over!

First and foremost, we’d like to thank everybody who signed up for our contest.
If you didn’t win or aren’t apart of Facebook don’t be discouraged. We’ll be giving out additional prizes throughout the year.  Please stay tuned!

Congratulations to the following winners:

1.) Bill Brickley – Galesburg, IL
SCX10 (Kit) w/ Tail Honcho body (AX90014) and Axial T-shirts (choose any 3 styles out of 5)

2.) Mitchell Wayne Samuels – Winston-Salem, NC
SCX10 (Kit) w/ CF100 body (AX90007) and Axial T-shirts (choose any 3 styles out of 5)

3.) Danny E. Aceves – Santa Ana, CA
SCX10 TR (RTR) w/ Dingo Body (AX90012) and Axial T-shirts (choose any 3 styles out of 5)

Happy Holidays!

Here at Axial, we’re avid enthusiasts of off-roading and RC in general, so it makes everything that much better when we’re able to launch products that you’ll enjoy and love. Just recently we’ve received a tremendous amount of praise and response for the SCX10 product line, so we would like to show our thanks and appreciation by giving a little back. How? By giving back to all of you that have supported Axial since day one.  This month we’ll randomly choose an Axial friend on Facebook to win one of three SCX10′s. What better way to kick off the holidays.

Enter Axial’s SCX10 Facebook Mini Prize Give-Away to win a brand new SCX10 Kit with Trail Honcho Body and other SCX10 products weeks before Christmas! Talk about easy.

How to Enter:

Just become a friend of Axial on Facebook! Those that are not a friend of Axial will NOT be eligible to win.  Hobby shops that have an account on Facebook and are a friend of Axial are also eligible.  It’s as simple as that. Click here to go to our Facebook page.

The Prizes:

1. SCX10 (Kit) w/ Tail Honcho body (AX90014) and Axial T-shirts (choose any 3 styles out of 5)
2. SCX10 (Kit) w/ CF100 body (AX90007) and Axial T-shirts (choose any 3 styles out of 5)
3. SCX10 TR (RTR) w/ Dingo Body (AX90012) and Axial T-shirts (choose any 3 styles out of 5)


Axial will choose at random three people from our friends page with the exclusion of Axial employees.

You have until Sunday, Dec. 13th at 11:59 p.m. to become a friend of Axial (if you aren’t already) for this contest.  If you’re already a friend of Axial, you are automatically eligible to win any of the 3 prizes available.

Winners will be chosen and announced Monday, Dec. 14 by 5:30 p.m. PST.

Good luck and thank you for your support.  Now go hit the trail.

-Team Axial