KhyzerSoze's SMT10 fleet.

khyzersoze

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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
 
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khyzersoze

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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

 
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khyzersoze

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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.

 
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khyzersoze

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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



 
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theblazer24

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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 :p
 

khyzersoze

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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

 

khyzersoze

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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.

 

khyzersoze

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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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