RC Jeep - Just A Small Jeep Obsession: Part 2Posted in How To on October 29, 2013 Comment (0)
Last time in scale remote controlled Jp magazine land we introduced you to our new project. Since then we have been crazy busy with the 1:1 version of our obsession, namely full size Jeeps. But we keep on scheming and planning to get back to our 1:10th scale Axial Jeep Rubicon. Now you may remember that last time we had some problems with the plastic factory installed steering linkage on our Axial JK. Once the Jeep got into heavy rocks the steering went all buttery and suddenly we couldn’t control where the tires were aimed or where the little Jeep was going.
Luckily for us and you there is a solution for this that also helps with correcting any bending that the steering or control arms may do while you are crawling your Axial. This solution comes in the form of an Axial aluminum suspension links for 12.3-inch (313mm) wheelbase (PN AX30550). This is a pretty easy upgrade that will quickly improve both the steering and suspension action on your 1:10th JK Rubicon. We also used some lead weights from our local hobby shop to increase traction and lower the roll center of the little Jeep. Lastly we added a little bit of individual looks to our Jeep. Follow along as the mini project progresses.