Converting Your SCX10 TR to Aluminum

By Axial Staff on Dec 11, 2009

Even though the SCX10 TR’s plastic suspension and steering links are very durable, we have had a handful of requests sent to us wondering what it takes to swap out the plastic links on a TR to aluminum for even more strength. I’ve also been seeing a few questions posted by people wondering if the 4 link truss will work on the front axle of the SCX10 with the steering servo in the stock location. The answer is “yes” it will fit. The conversion is fairly straight forward with the right parts. So, I converted my TR over to all aluminum using Axial’s scale 4 link truss front and rear to see exactly what existing Axial parts were needed to get the job done. Here is a quick breakdown of the parts I used for this conversion.

Use these parts to convert your TR to aluminum using the stock 3 link set-up.
1-Threaded Aluminum Pipe 6x106mm – Grey
1-Threaded Aluminum Pipe 6x33mm – Grey
2-AX30524 Threaded Aluminum Pipe 6x91mm – Grey
3-AX80005 Linkage Set
1-AX80015 3 Link Connector (3 link conversion only)
2-AX80018 Hardware Parts Tree
2-AXA1053 M3 Lock Nut
1-AXA117 M3x15mm Button Head
1-AXA120 M3x25mm Button Head
1-AXA1414 2x6mm Spacer – Grey
1-AXA1416 4x6mm Spacer – Grey
1-AXA1418 6x6mm Spacer – Grey
2-AXA1429 7x60mm Post – Grey
2-AXA186 M3x16mm Set Screw

Use these parts in addition to the list above to convert your TR to aluminum using the 4 link truss front and rear.
1-AXA091 M3x30mm Cap Head
2-AXA1421 7x20mm Post – Grey
1-AXA186 M3x16mm Set Screw
1-AXA114 M3x8mm Button Head

Here’s a few finished pictures.


Here you can see the 4 link truss fits perfectly with the servo in the stock location on the axle.


  1. Default_avatar Tucker Posted on 2009-12-20 20:14:04

    do you have a before picture of it? where are the plastic links located on the tr?

  2. Default_avatar Tucker Posted on 2009-12-27 12:37:27

    I’m going to be putting a new bright jeep 4 door jk body onto a scx10 rtr. The body’s wheelbase is 13″. I’m going to using 106mm links for the lower links and 70mm posts for the upper links. What axial tree do I need for the link end connetors? I need 8 ends for threaded pipes and 8 bent type ends for the posts. Please let me know what tree I need to convert it over to the jk body. The only tree I need is one with the link ends and the inserts for the ends. Thanks

  3. Default_avatar NickVig Posted on 2009-12-28 08:39:07

    Quick question… only show two 91mm threaded pipe for the lower links. Is the parts list wrong?


  4. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-01-06 15:03:29

    That parts list is correct. We sell our links in packages of two, so 2 packs will give you 4 links total.

  5. Default_avatar derek Posted on 2010-01-10 09:04:28

    does this mod change the wheel base at all?

  6. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-01-11 15:01:57

    No, this will keep the wheelbase the same as stock.

  7. Default_avatar derek Posted on 2010-01-11 20:20:08

    thanks for the reply on that Bender, also wanted to ask if the cgr blazer body from pro line would match up with the wheelbase on this truck.

  8. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-01-12 08:52:34

    The CGR body is meant for a rig running about a 12 1/2″ wheelbase. So, it won’t be a very good match for the TR unless you lengthen the wheelbase.

  9. Default_avatar derek Posted on 2010-01-12 11:01:08

    thanks for that info to bender. finally got mine ordered cant wait to get it and take it for a spin hope the electronics are pretty good out of the box.

  10. Default_avatar Randal Posted on 2010-03-19 09:59:58

    Is there a limit to what turn motor I can install on a ax10 it has a 27ton it want to put a higher turn

  11. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-03-22 07:19:23

    It depends, if you are running our stock ESC, then I wouldn’t go much lower then 27t.

  12. Default_avatar Zweit Posted on 2010-03-22 14:26:43

    I know there is currently an aluminum link upgrade kit in grey color. Is there an option for different colors, or is it possible to piece together the aluminum links in a color other then grey?

  13. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-03-23 07:48:53

    The link pack only comes in grey. You would have to piece together the link pack yourself if you wanted a different color.

  14. Default_avatar Zweit Posted on 2010-03-23 09:24:26

    Do you know if all of the necessary links come in the additional colors? I can’t seem to find a colored 6x93mm pipe other then grey??

  15. Default_avatar autry Posted on 2010-03-23 17:44:40

    what would you recomend for a beginer ax10 rtr or scx10 rtr

  16. Default_avatar moldorf Posted on 2010-03-23 20:46:31

    Good night. Why you did not use a 6mm spacer in the 4 link conversion (rear upper links). the 4 llink hardware move too close to the rear shocks and the drivrshat angle looks wierd, my driveshaf ring hits the rocks too easy.

  17. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-03-24 10:29:52

    We don’t make a 93mm link. We have the stock SCX10 lower link length of 91mm in grey only as far as I can tell. Our 98mm links are available in all colors, you could buy those and trim them back to the exact size you need.

  18. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2010-03-24 10:30:59

    The SCX10 RTR’s are tough to beat. They are strong, reliable and easy to tune.

  19. Default_avatar Dewey Howard Posted on 2010-05-03 16:49:25

    i am running the ramcharger cgr with 4 link front and rear… on the rear i am using axial 106mm upper and lower links and on the front i am using a strc 4 link plate with 98mm lowers and 74.5mm uppers
    hope this helps

  20. Default_avatar Rob Posted on 2010-05-19 04:49:02

    I have the Axial RTC, and I’m wanting to convert to a 4 link set up. Is the parts list the same? I do want to stick with the green links, I currently have the green alum links on it now, to switch to the 4 link what size extensions will I need? ( I have already changed the upper plastic “Y” link to the aluminum links.)


  21. Default_avatar durents Posted on 2010-09-07 08:05:33

    if i see the bumper, the picture is dingo 11.4 “, so the list of part is for 11.4″?
    The RTR dingo is came with aditional part (4 links etc), which part that I SHOULD NOT buy?

  22. Default_avatar Rene P. Posted on 2010-10-29 06:46:57

    Good morning folks.
    I have a question regarding the Axial 30550 Aluminum upgrade kit. I attempted to install this kit last night on my SCX-10 and for some reason I could not understand which lower links to use on the front and which ones are for the rear. Can you please help me determine which size goes where? I would greatly appreciate any advice possible!

  23. Default_avatar Rene P. Posted on 2010-10-29 06:48:09

    Also, I decided to go with the 4-link setup on the rear and the 3-link in the front… Im wondering if maybe thats where I made the mistake… any clarification would be awesome!

  24. Default_avatar Luis Zendejas Posted on 2011-04-17 22:13:00

    I have the SCX10 honcho kit, but I want to know how can fit a proline chevy blazer because it’s a different wheelbase what parts do I need to make it fit.

  25. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-04-25 07:44:02

    The wheelbase on the Honcho may be a little long for the CGR body. Shortening the rear links will fix that though. 98mm links are stock in the rear for the Dingo. Switching to those new lower links, and removing the spacer on the upper 3 link should get you where you need to be.

  26. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-04-25 07:48:06

    Hello Rene, sorry I missed this question the first time. I have run a few of my trucks with the 3 link out front and the 4 link in the rear, and it works great. For the Honcho you want the 106mm link on the rear lowers, fronts lowers will be 98mm, and the steering tie rod will be the last 106mm link that is included in the kit. Hope that helps.

  27. Default_avatar troy Posted on 2011-08-30 17:03:40

    What are the 7x60mm posts for?

  28. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-08-31 07:56:56

    They end up being the upper links. There are 2 to each package, so you will need two packages to complete the conversion.

  29. Default_avatar David Alexander Hamilton Posted on 2012-06-22 01:34:42

    So to convert the honcho to dingo links,for shorter wheelbase can’t I just order the axial aluminum links upgrade kit?

  30. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2012-06-26 19:51:14

    You can order the shorter 11.4″ aluminum links kit to convert from a Honcho wheelbase to a Dingo wheelbase.

  31. Default_avatar Ryan Posted on 2013-01-12 05:30:27

    Just got the Rubicon scx10, was looking for a step by step process and all parts needed to do the 4link up front. Thanks for the help.

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