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    Default KhyzerSoze's SMT10 fleet.


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    Always liked the SMT10 looks. Just never got around to picking it up... until now. Decided to pick up 2. Max-D for me, and Grave Digger for my son.

    Ran it box stock and it was..... slooooow... but I already knew that. Time to build them up!



    Specs:

    Axial SMT10 Grave Digger:

    Parts:

    Axial RR10 Bomber Rear Sway bar AX31331 (for use in SMT10 front axle)
    GDS Racing 107-145mm Steel Drive Shafts
    SSD RC Steel Transmission Gears for SCX10/Wraith/SMT10
    STRC CNC Machines Aluminum Reinforcement Lower Link Plate (Green)
    Axial Heavy Duty Locker (AX30500)
    Aluminum Transmission Case
    Aluminum Upper Chassis Links
    SSD RC Titanium Steering Links
    Xtra Speed Stainless Steel Axle Tubes
    Xtra Speed HD Steel Spur Gear 56T/15T
    Boom Racing Axial Wraith HD Steel Rear Axle Shafts For AR60 Axle
    Boom Racing Axial Yeti Heavy Duty Bevel Helical Gear Set - 38T/13T
    JConcepts Tribute Wheels 2.6x3.6 (White)
    JConcepts Firestorm Tires (Blue Compound)
    Boom Racing 25T Aluminum Servo Horn

    Electronics:

    Hobbywing Quicrun 10BL60 Brushless unsensored ESC
    HobbyStar 4-Pole 3500kv Brushless Waterproof Motor
    DS3218MG 20kg Servo


    Axial SMT10 Max-D:

    Parts:

    Axial RR10 Bomber Rear Sway bar AX31331 (for use in SMT10 front axle)
    MIP X-Duty C-Drive Steel Drive Shafts for Axial SMT10 (MIP18190)
    SSD RC Steel Transmission Gears for SCX10/Wraith/SMT10
    Axial Lower Link Plates for Bomber/Yeti/SMT10 (AX31245)
    Axial Heavy Duty Locker (AX30500)
    Aluminum Transmission Case
    SSD RC Titanium Upper Links
    SSD RC Titanium Steering Links
    Xtra Speed Stainless Steel Axle Tubes
    Xtra Speed HD Steel Spur Gear 56T/15T
    Boom Racing Axial Wraith HD Steel Rear Axle Shafts For AR60 Axle
    Boom Racing Axial Yeti Heavy Duty Bevel Helical Gear Set - 38T/13T
    JConcepts Tribute Wheels 2.6x3.6 (Silver)
    JConcepts Firestorm Tires (Blue Compound)
    SSD RC HD D60 Knuckles
    Vanquish Products Aluminum Wraith/Yeti Clamping Lockout
    Vanquish Products AR60 Axle Servo Mount
    Boom Racing 25T Aluminum Servo Horn

    Electronics:

    Hobbywing Quicrun 10BL60 Brushless unsensored ESC
    HobbyStar 4-Pole 3500kv Brushless Waterproof Motor
    DS3218MG 20kg Servo
    Last edited by khyzersoze; 2 Weeks Ago at 02:10 AM.

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    Grave Digger Upgrade Part 1: Transmission Gears, Transmission housing, Spur Gear, and Motor

    Aluminum Transmission Case
    SSD RC Steel Transmission Gears for SCX10/Wraith/SMT10
    Xtra Speed HD Steel Spur Gear 56T/15T
    Hobbywing Quicrun 10BL60 Brushless unsensored ESC
    HobbyStar 4-Pole 3500kv Brushless Waterproof Motor

    Finally got to kick off the upgrade build. The Grave Digger will be getting the upgrade treatment first, as it's my son's.

    First thing that needs to be taken care of are the transmission gears and housing.



    SSD HD Gears going in...



    New SSD HD Gears in aluminum transmission housing



    All put together



    Xtra Speed 56T Steel Spur gear going in



    Xtra Speed on left, Axial on right



    Hobbystar 4-pole 3500kv waterproof brushless going in.



    All meshed up (The stock 11T Pinion is pictured. I actually ended up swapping out to the 15T pinion that came with the Xtra Speed 56T spur gear)



    Powerplant/powertrain all mounted up



    Using a Hobbywing Quicrun 10BL60 Brushless Esc

    Last edited by khyzersoze; 1 Week Ago at 02:13 PM.

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    Grave Digger Upgrade Part 2: Axles & Drive Shaft

    Time to upgrade and strengthen those axles for monster truck status.

    GDS Racing 107-145mm Steel Drive Shafts
    Axial Heavy Duty Locker (AX30500)
    Xtra Speed Stainless Steel Axle Tubes
    Boom Racing Axial Wraith HD Steel Rear Axle Shafts For AR60 Axle
    Boom Racing Axial Yeti Heavy Duty Bevel Helical Gear Set - 38T/13T


    Boom Racing HD Diff Gear. Kept it at stock ratio. For now, only going in the rear axle.




    Started with the rear axle first. Old diff setup coming out (on right), new one going in (on left).




    Put the Axial locker into the diff housing. This is only for the rear axle




    Another look at old(left) vs new(right)




    All greased up and put back into the axle housing.




    Time for the axle tubes




    With the axle tubes... you'd need modifications to your stock rear axle shaft in order to get them to fit through the tubes. These Boom Racing HD Axle shaft required no modification whatsoever. Goes in perfectly.




    Some how I missed taking a picture of the axle tube inside the axles for the rear, but here it is all put back together.




    Time to get started on the front axles. Front axle shafts require no modification to fit through the axle tubes.




    Getting that axle tube in. It's a tight fit, and on top of that not all AR60's are exactly the same. These tubes fit easily on the short side for the most part. On the long side, I had to bust out the hammer to get them in there. I had an easier time with the front axle accepting the tube on the long side than the rear.




    Here is the axle tube inside the housing




    Putting on the lower half of the GDS Racing drive shafts.




    Axles all done.

    Last edited by khyzersoze; 1 Week Ago at 02:14 PM.

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    Grave Digger Upgrade Part 3: Suspension & Steering

    Time to finish up the bulk of the remaining upgrades. Mostly suspension and steering related.

    Axial RR10 Bomber Rear Sway bar AX31331 (for use in SMT10 front axle)
    STRC CNC Machines Aluminum Reinforcement Lower Link Plate (Green)
    Aluminum Upper Chassis Links
    SSD RC Titanium Steering Links
    DS3218MG 20kg Servo
    Boom Racing 25T Aluminum Servo Horn


    Got these generic "RCAWD" aluminum upper links from eBay




    Old noodle links vs new aluminum links




    Rear upper links installed




    STRC link plates to strengthen the lower links.




    Had an issue where one of their screws just wasn't long enough.. happens to be the only one that is a cap head and not countersunk screw. Luckily I had some longer ones from my Yeti's stainless steel screw upgrade exercise.




    Upper links and Link plates all added...






    Front sway bar added




    DS3218 20kg Servo mounted up






    SSD RC steering links going on...




    Using my favorite Boom Racing low profile servo horn.




    SSD steering links all mounted up



    Last edited by khyzersoze; 1 Week Ago at 02:14 PM.

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    Grave Digger Upgrade Part 4: Wheels & Tires

    The JConcepts Tribute wheels and Firestorm tires were the finishing touch. It looks great, and it runs great.

    JConcepts Tribute Wheels 2.6x3.6 (White)
    JConcepts Firestorm Tires (Blue Compound)


    Completed Upgraded look. I used the longest offset adapter on the JConcepts Tributes







    Last edited by khyzersoze; 1 Week Ago at 02:15 PM.

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    Very nice build. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to Max D pics

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    Are you planing on running a Saver? would think the horn would chew up the servo? anywhoo looks great, the SMT would have been my next if it wasn't for the steal of a MF i found
    Blaze, Tuber WK, Traxxas GD, Custom Trophy truck and much more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theblazer24 View Post
    Are you planing on running a Saver? would think the horn would chew up the servo? anywhoo looks great, the SMT would have been my next if it wasn't for the steal of a MF i found
    I've been thinking about it. Not sure yet.

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    Max-D Upgrade Part 1: Transmission Gears, Transmission housing, Spur Gear, and Motor

    Aluminum Transmission Case
    SSD RC Steel Transmission Gears for SCX10/Wraith/SMT10
    Xtra Speed HD Steel Spur Gear 56T/15T
    Hobbywing Quicrun 10BL60 Brushless unsensored ESC
    HobbyStar 4-Pole 3500kv Brushless Waterproof Motor

    Starting the Max-D upgrade. Very similar to the Grave Digger with a few different parts.

    First thing that needs to be taken care of are the transmission gears and housing.




    This was a surprise... I've run this truck 2x.. 2! All on stock 27t brushed motor driving around the driveway. You think bringing this up to Axial will achieve anything?










    SSD HD Gears going in...




    Aluminum Transmission Housing




    New SSD HD Gears in aluminum transmission housing (wiped away excess grease after taking picture)




    Xtra Speed 56T Steel Spur gear going in




    Xtra Speed Spur mounted on




    All meshed up




    Using a Hobbywing Quicrun 10BL60 Brushless Esc




    HobbyStar 3500kv 4-pole Waterproof Brushless Motor




    Powerplant/powertrain all mounted up


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    Max-D Upgrade Part 2 - Axles

    Onward to part 2 of the Max-D upgrade.... got the following going in.

    MIP X-Duty C-Drive Steel Drive Shafts for Axial SMT10 (MIP18190)
    Axial Heavy Duty Locker (AX30500)
    Xtra Speed Stainless Steel Axle Tubes
    Boom Racing Axial Wraith HD Steel Rear Axle Shafts For AR60 Axle
    Boom Racing Axial Yeti Heavy Duty Bevel Helical Gear Set - 38T/13T
    SSD RC HD D60 Knuckles
    Vanquish Products Aluminum Wraith/Yeti Clamping Lockout


    Took out the stock rear diff gear setup.




    Put that Axial Locker in




    Boom Racing HD Helical Gear Set put in




    Time for the Xtra Speed Axle Tubes




    Axle tubes are in




    Boom Racing HD Axle shaft for tubes




    Vanquish AR60 Rear lockouts




    Rear axle is done





    Starting the front axle




    Xtra Speed Axle tubes going into the front axle




    The tubes are all in




    SSD HD60 Knuckles




    Knuckles are on




    MIP X-Duty C-Drive kit for SMT10




    Lower half of the MIP Shafts put on the axles. Part 2 done.


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    Max-D Upgrade Part 3 - Suspension, Links, Servo

    Getting to the stability upgrades for the Max-D to handle the extra power and weight.

    Axial RR10 Bomber Rear Sway bar AX31331 (for use in SMT10 front axle)
    Axial Lower Link Plates for Bomber/Yeti/SMT10 (AX31245)
    SSD RC Titanium Upper Links
    SSD RC Titanium Steering Links
    Vanquish Products AR60 Axle Servo Mount


    SSD Titanium Upper links




    SSD upper links and Yeti lower link plates installed




    Top half of the MIP shaft installed and connected in the rear




    Vanquish Servo mount went on




    Using Axial Bomber Rear Sway bar as a front sway bar on the SMT10




    Front sway bar installed




    Suspension all mounted up






    DS3218 Servo mounted on. Hopefully it holds up.




    SSD Titanium Steering links




    Decided to use the stock servo horn instead of the Boom Racing aluminum one.




    Front axle MIP shaft connected and all mounted up.




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    Max-D Upgrade Part 4 - Wheels and Tires

    Getting to the final part of the upgrades....

    JConcepts Tribute Wheels 2.6x3.6 (Silver)
    JConcepts Firestorm Tires (Blue Compound)


    JConcepts Tribute Wheels and Firestorm Tires. Mounted and glued ahead of time.




    The final look

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