Project G6 – Upgrade #3 – Rock sliders from BPC Chassis

Before starting the build of #ProjectG6, when I wasn’t sure yet, which Axial rig will be a base of it, I was sure, it’s gonna have these rock sliders from BPC Chassis ๐Ÿ™‚ Why them? Because they looked good, their shape and material they are made of suggested that they are gonna do their job well and be heavy. And fortunately I was right ๐Ÿ™‚ I was surprised how heavy and solid they were when I took them out of the box. Assembly was not hard – I only needed to unscrew the stock ones and put the new ones in the same place. *BPC Chassis makes their rock sliders in two sizes – Narrow and Wide. I believe I have them in “Narrow” version ๐Ÿ˜‰ Post brought to you by:

Project G6 – Upgrade #2 – Pitbull tires & Gear Head beadlock rims

It didn’t take me to much time to decide what tires I should choose for #ProjectG6 because Sandra (sweetworldofs) got pretty nice set last year. And as she was able to drive in every terrain, I was sure there are no other tires I want for #ProjectG6 more than these ones. If it comes to rims – just look at them ๐Ÿ™‚ My only problem was to decide which style will fit it best.. As you can see on the pic above I’ve chosen Pitbull Tires (ROCK BEAST 1.9 SCALE RC TIRES W/2 STAGE FOAM) and Gear Head rims (Gear Head RC 1.9 Hammer Five Spoke Beadlock Wheels). As I wrote earlier – those tires are great. Their name says it all – they work brilliantly on rocks (I drove Sandra’s Honcho in Sweden last year and as you may know they have some cool, rocky places there :D). Sand…

Project G6 – Upgrade #1 – WARN winch & RC4WD bumper

As I wanted to have a winch in this project, I’ve decided to change the front bumper from plastic to metal one. My choice was “TOUGH ARMOR STUBBY FRONT BUMPER TO FIT AXIAL SCX10” from RC4WD, as it fits the winch I wanted perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ And looks pretty good, too ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also wanted to have a rear bumper, so I made some cutting on the “old” front bumper as you can see below. I also had to make two more holes to be able to fit it better in the back. I think it looks really nice ๐Ÿ™‚ After adjusting bumpers, there was time for the winch and winch’s control unit (that I had to order from other place, as CKRC had it out of stock. Fortunately our good buddy Martin from RC Bitz had it :D). I wanted this exact winch as it has it’s counterpart in 1:1…

Project G6 #3 Links & steering

We are heading to the end of the “stock build” – it’s second before last post about it ๐Ÿ™‚ Here come Project G6 links and steering! What I like about the KIT version of this rig is that it contains metal links ๐Ÿ™‚ As I wrote at the beggining of this post – next week I will show you the last bunch of pictures from the stock build. So all the fun is gonna start on April 6th, 2015 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚ Post brought to you by:

Project G6 #2 Driveshafts & shocks

First step – driveshafts. Fortunately they are “the old type” (WB8) and I don’t have to change anything, as I like them better than “the new type” (WB8-HD). REMEMBER! It’s important to hold both couplers of the driveshaft the same way, while putting the driveshaft together. What I mean is to look at the pins at both ends – they should be in parallel position, so the whole driveshaft works smoothly ๐Ÿ™‚ It will work either way, but you’ll notice the difference ๐Ÿ™‚ Second step – shocks. I really like putting them together ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can see – all of the parts are stock. But not for long, not for long… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Post brought to you by:

Project G6 #1 Axles

I’m not gonna write about the whole process of “Project G6 axles build”, as I believe most of you saw Axial’s axles build more than once on youtube – just show you on pictures, how I did it and how I protect axles from water. Remember to check if they work just fine right after you put them together! If you don’t, and something is not right, you risk ruining them faster, than you think! Post brought to you by:

Project G6 starts now!

With a great pleasure I can announce, that my new project starts now! And it’s name is “Project G6” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m gonna post new updates from the build every Monday – stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚ This build wouldn’t happen without help from awesome guys from CKRC Hobbies! Thank you for your support! ๐Ÿ™‚ Post brought to you by: