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Axial Racing and Jeep have teamed up to bring you this latest installment based on the widely popular SCX10 Chassis, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon! This is an awesome looking rig and we here at Pro-Line have all the cool upgrades and accessories to help you put the finishing touch’s on this awesome looking scale rig!
First off, I removed the stock plastic shocks and added a set of out 6060-00 Power Stroke Scaler Shocks. These are metal bodied / adjustable shocks that are more correctly sized for a scale appearance.
Next I took a set of our 1163-14 1.9 Interco TSL SX Super Swampers and installed them on some of our older 2.2 8 Shooter bead lock wheels. Yes that right, I stretched the tires to install them on the larger wheels and I installed some stiffer 2.2 White Truck foams to help support the weight of the rig and give the tire a little mode side wall bulge. It’s an old trick that works pretty good and the tire still has good traction characteristics.
Next, I removed the stock bumpers and went with our 6088-00 Ridge –Line Narrow Bumper set. You will need to replace the OEM AX80125 Front Bumper Mount with the AX80046E Front bumper mount from the standard SCX10 Honcho Kit. This will allow for Proper mounting of the Ridge Line Bumpers on the Front of this vehicle. Note that you will have to do some trimming of the front posts to get the proper spacing of the bumper to the body.
Next I added our 6085-00 Performance Off-Road Crawler / Desert Truck Light bar Kit and the 6084-00 Rectangular Scale Off-Road Tubular Roof Rack. For the light bar, I made custom mounts by using Axial angled rod ends and a longer set screw’s to join them together.
Next I decided to finish it off with some of our scale crawler accessories. I used the battery and Power inverter from our #6074-00 Assortment #6 and the fire extinguisher and water jugs from our #6075-00 Scale Assortment #7. The crawler accessories box, and cooler from our #6040-00 Scale Assortment #1, and the Axe, Jack, Shovel and Pry Bar from our #6045-00 Assortment #2. The Welder, Impact Gun and Hammer came from assortment #5 6073-00.
Now you probably noticed from this build and our SXC10 Honcho F250 Cab, that there are some new Scale Accessories Goodies! We have 3 new assortments coming in May and here is a quick look at them.
#6105-00 Scale Accessory Assortment #8
Set #8 includes a Race Style Fuel Cell, Nitro Bottle with mounting bracket, Duel Fuel Pumps, Fuel Pressure Regulator and flexible fuel line. We’ve included bulk line in each of these sets so you can plumb up your rig to add more realistic look!
#6106-00 Scale Accessory Assortment #9
Set #9 Includes a Portable Gas grill with removable lid and grate, a Propane bottle, Mini Keg, and Flexible Gas line. After a day of serious crawling and of road adventure, it helps to have the essentials to get your drink and snack on!
#6107-00 Scale Accessory Assortment #10
Set #10 includes all the essential Support parts for the serious Die Hard off -Roader! This set includes Realistic looking Short and Long Drive Shafts, 2x Axles from our set #4 6072-00, Air Locker with Ring Gear Detail, Pinion Gear and a Portable Air Compressor.
The Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is an awesome looking rig and it beckons to be further detailed for that awesome scale look and appearance.
Be sure to check out all of these cool accessories we here at Pro-Line Racing have to offer.
You may have recently seen some pictures (like the one below from our friends over at NeoBuggy.net) of Pro-Line driver Cody King and some Yellow Pro-Line Foams. Well, I just want to explain what you are seeing in this picture is a different color sample of the same material that we are currently supplying in all our production tires.
As usual we are always testing new material and new products so that we are always able to “bring you the best”.
I will keep you posted of any updates.
Read the entire NeoBuggy.net article here.
It’s not top secret, but this new low center-of-gravity chassis for the Traxxas® Slash was kept under wraps until Pro-Line posted it on its Facebook Page and company Blog. The chassis replaces the molded composite plastic chassis with a narrow aluminum plate. Obviously, when you add this chassis kit with Pro-Line Performance Transmission, ProTrac suspension kit and Power Stroke shocks, you will have one very capable race truck.
As always, RC Truck Stop brings you more than cut-and-paste news. We hit up Pro-Line and got the scoop on this new product from Gerardo Gonzalez. Gerardo works in product development and also happens to be a wheel when it comes to racing. Gerardo revealed that he will most likely be racing this chassis at the upcoming 2012 Short Course Nationals to be held at RC Madness in Enfield, CT. Check out what Gerardo had to say about the chassis below.
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Why aluminum for the main plate as opposed to fiberglass or graphite plate?
We went with aluminum because it’s more durable and is stiffer. And, the extra weight gives you a better CG.
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Besides an obviously lower CG, what are some of the improvement the engineers were going for?
Improved side to side weight balance because all the components are centered on the chassis. You can adjust the battery front to back to help find the ideal weight balance on the track. Battery can be placed as far forward as the servo and as far back as the shock tower.
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Is a 4WD Slash chassis next?
Nothing in the works right now.
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What is the expected price point?
Expect pricing to be similar to other chassis conversion kits on the market.
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Any other vehicles in Pro-Line’s sights for a performance makeover?
Not at the moment, we’ll see how this one goes.
Since getting my first glimpse back at RCX 2012 of the new body posts and screw on caps, we have been patiently waiting. We got to see the posts again, in what we were told was production form, and should be shipping VERY soon. Not only do we want these, so we can stop buying bags of 100 pins every week, but because the new Pro-Line Rally body needs them to fit properly. We also REALLY want to get our hands on that body. It’s going to be awesome to see a few of those out bashing!
On display inside the Pro-Line suite at the HobbyTown USA Convention was their new 2wd 10th scale buggy Holeshot Front Tires. These are the mystery tires Pro-Line teased about a couple of weeks ago and we finally got a chance to hold them in our hands. These new Holeshots should be the hot ticket on your Associated B4.1 or Losi 22. More information about these should be posted soon on Pro-Line’s official Website soon.
Below check out some more random pictures from the Pro-Line suite.
Raced my Prototype Pro-Line Slash 2WD LCG Chassis (yes, these are Pro-Line parts!) last night and wanted to share some more pictures. Oh, by the way, it was awesome!