The Perfect Fit: SORRCA Class 1 Ready SCX10 / SCX10 II | PART 1: CHASSIS

The scale truck world is getting pretty intense with clubs popping up everywhere you turn, social media loaded with builds of incredible rigs and more organized competitions than ever before. Axial has always delivered the perfect platform for you to build the rig you envision, but we want to show you just how capable a stock SCX10 II is and how it fits into the SORRCA rule set. What’s SORRCA? It’s an organization that has come together to provide a standardized rule set for everyone to follow. In the rules, they have broken down what you can and can’t do to your vehicle depending on the class you want to compete in. Individual rules for Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 trucks can be found on sorcca.com. But here we’re going to show you how an Axial SCX10 fits right in and what you use from Axial to build a rule abiding scale machine to dominate on the trails and rack up those scale points at a SORRCA based event near you.

 

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FOCUS 1: CHASSIS

SORRCA Rule • Vehicle must utilize a Chassis Mounted Steering (CMS) setup.
SCX10 CMS
The SCX10 II kit and SCX10 II Ready To Run both fit right into this rule of having the servo mounted to the chassis, this is a standard feature from the factory. It is not however on the first generation SCX10; the steering is mounted on the axle. Have an SCX10? Don’t worry, you can convert your truck to CMS using the parts list shown below or source an alternate aftermarket option.
SCX10 CMS Conversion List:
AX31388  SCX10 II Battery Tray
AX31387  SCX10 II Servo Mounts
AX31386  SCX10 II Frame Braces
AXA114  M3x8mm Hex Socket Button Head
AX31373  M2.6x8mm Hex Socket Button Head
AX31423  Threaded Aluminum Link 7.5×56.5mm
AX31343  M4x20mm Set Screw
AX31186  M4 Rod End Set
AX80018  Hardware Parts Tree

SORRCA  Rule • Vehicle must run a full length rail chassis
Axial Frame Rail SORRCA
Either the SCX10 or SCX10 II frame rail conforms to the ruling as long as the frame rail remains the factory length. If you have bobbed the bed of your body and cut back the chassis rails to fit under the body, this would not be acceptable to the rule. If you’ve cut your rails from the cab back and fabbed on a flatbed or tube bed, this isn’t going to work either. Keep those rails as they came from the factory.

SORRCA Rule • *For 2018, you will be required to run a metal rail chassis AND parallel skid plate in class
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Both the SCX10 and SCX10 II come with a metal channel rail chassis and factory skid plate that is parallel to the chassis. Some available aftermarket parts allow you to angle the skid, but the factory skid and chassis rails conform to the rules.

GET SORRCA READY
The chassis rules are fairly simple and the SCX10 II fits right in. We know there are plenty of SCX10 owners out there and the parts list above will help you get your vehicle up to date to fit within Class 1. Our next focus will be on External Accessories such as Bumpers and Sliders, be sure to follow the Axial blog daily for updates.