I posted a few pics of my RC XJ last week and sense my PM box has been blowin up. Im gonna Start this Thread so we can get a bunch of questions answered......and show off our new XJ Crawlers.
I started here http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=160
and did some reasearch so I could figure out what I needed to get.
First I went an picked up an Axial SCX-10 Honcho kit #AX 048055 and started to build. For the electronics I am using:
Futaba 3PM-MX Radio
Tekin FX-R ESC
Tekin 35t motor
Hi-tec 645 mg servo
1600 mha Hyperion battery
I replaced the stock Axial shocks with a set of Team Losi 4" crawler shocks, I like the way they work and the fact that they are very adjustable. The losi's are longer than the stock SCX shocks so the truck sits a little higher, but the suspension articulates a lot better which helps it crawl like crazy.
I also Mirrored the trans (built it backwards) to put the motor on the right side of the truck to cut down on the torque twist that is very common with shaft driven trucks.
Im running 3oz of lead stick on wheel weights in each front wheel and 2oz in the rears this helps the suspension cycle better and keeps all you tires on the rocks. I have also drilled two 8th inch vent holes in all the wheels to make the tires run flat-ish for better traction.