Custom 6×6 SCX10

By Axial Staff on Nov 11, 2010

Here’s a little sneak peek at a project I have been working on in my spare time. I have always wanted to build a custom 6×6, but never really had the time. Recently I decided I was going to make time to get this project going. It is still a build in progress at this point, but it is drivable now. I have run a few battery packs through it so far so I can tune the suspension. I am at the point now where it is working pretty good, I just need to finish a few details. I want to make inner fender wells, add rock rails, waterproof the electronics, finish the cage work, add some scale details and maybe redo the stock Honcho bed in styrene.

Here is what the overall stance looks like now with the new Pro-line 2.2 Super Swamper SX’s installed. I love the looks of these new tires, and the G8 compound ensures they will work great in all conditions.


A few detailed shots of the body and suspension.

Here you can see that I linked the rear axle off the center axle, then installed a custom panhard bar to eliminate axle steer.

The extended Honcho body, which is still a work in progress.

I made a custom battery box out of .060 styrene to hold/conceal the MaxAmps 5250 3s lipo battery.



I installed a sway bar on the center axle to help eliminate torque twist.

The custom panhard bar and frame bracket that keep the rear axle in line.

A couple different views of the rear link set-up.


HD Video

6×6 parts list:
Links and Spacers:
• (1) AX30518 98mm grey links (lower links from chassis to 2nd axle)
• (1) AX30524 91mm grey links (lower links from 2nd to 3rd axle)
• (1) AXA1430 65mm grey links (upper links from chassis to 2nd axle)
• (1) AX30516 106mm grey links (upper links from 2nd to 3rd axle)
• (1) AX30519 101×30* grey HC links (panhard bar cut to fit)
• (1) AXA1431 70mm grey links (chassis brace where the two frames meet)
• (2) AXA1421 20mm grey links (sway bar and 4 link spacer on center axle)
• (1) AXA1418 6mm grey spacers
• (1) AXA1416 4mm grey spacers
• (1) AXA1414 2mm grey spacers
Additional parts:
• (3) AX8098 Chrome 2.2 beadlock wheels
• (3) 1166-14 2.2 Pro-Line Super Swamper SX tires
• (1) AX30380 Steel driveshaft yokes
• (2) AX80011 Plastic driveshafts
• (2) AX80043 4 link truss parts tree
• (1) AX30090 Aluminum SCX10 shocks
• (2) AX80003 Axle housings
• (1) AX80020 Plastic lockouts (AX30494 for aluminum lockouts)
• (1) AX30421 Straight axles
• (2) AX30392 Ring and pinion set (AX30395 for HD steel ring and pinions)
• (3) AX30429 Aluminum drive hex pack (2.2 wheels, 1.9 wheel hex AX30427)
• (1) AX30163 2x10mm drive pin
• (1)AX30405 Pinion gear shaft
• (1)AXA1393 E-clip
• (1) AXA180 M3 set screws
• (1) AX30163 Drive pins
• (1) AX30500 HD lockers
• (1) AX80002 Plastic differential case
• (1) AX30385 Differential gasket
• (1) AXA015 Screws for differential case
• (2) AXA1221 5×11 bearings
• (1) AXA1230 10×15 bearings
• (1) AX30525 SCX10 Frame set

That should cover the parts I used on this particular build, but it is possible that I am missing a small detail or two. You will need a fair amount of M3x.5 screws in various lengths, as well as an assortment of rod ends, some basic hand tools to fab the panhard bar bracket and the braces I made to tie the two frames together. You will also need some patience. There will be some trial and error involved if people want to replicate this build even with the parts list I supplied. It’s just a fact of life when it comes to building one off custom rigs. The best advice I can give is take your time, and do it right the first time. You will be a lot happier in the long run.


  1. Default_avatar sabahan crawler Posted on 2010-11-16 18:34:13

    this is amazing Bender!!
    I love the extended honcho… hope it goes on sale so we can order. nice.

    wondering about the middle axle… is this already out or is this modded axle??? thanks for any info and awesome as overall!!

  2. Default_avatar Travis Brock Posted on 2010-11-17 14:41:27


    Andrew just sent me a link to this and its very cool. Great job on the build man and I cant wait to see whats next.

  3. Default_avatar DRIVNMF Posted on 2010-11-20 12:06:35

    OMG! Who puts the original in OG, none other than the r/c crawling lengend, the OG himself, Brad “BENDER” Dumont.

    Great vid and just SICK, SICK, SICK, build.

  4. Default_avatar Norm Z Posted on 2010-12-10 10:44:48

    Really great build, and very capable. Running in the sand at a beach is the best with these rigs. I’m a lover of the unique and just finished a scale build using an SCX10 chassis as a base. I really like the SCX10 and its adaptability. I’m starting another very soon. See my web link if your interested in the results.

  5. Default_avatar Bill Hammond Posted on 2010-12-19 16:55:12

    Totally sick rig Bender!!!
    I went a slightly different route and built a stretched dually. I used 2 SCX10 frames, 2 tranny plates, a couple extra rod-ends and turnbuckles, a steering knuckle as a carrier bearing for the lengthened driveline, Hancho front bumper, Dingo rear bumper, Axial NVS, 12t 550 fan cooled motor, XL5 speedo (cuz u can over-epa it for extra RPM), a couple extra lights, some pigtails for the gooseneck,

    The weblink is an open link to our club site where there is a pictorial of my build, including my 5 1\2ft long 5th wheel gooseneck, and my boat\trailer combo as well. Please feel free to wander around and get some ideas and share them with other scaler fans.

    Again, nice work, great attention to detail, and the ease of engineering looks fantastic.

  6. Default_avatar md Posted on 2010-12-20 04:49:45

    axial should make a 6×6 kit or rtc

  7. Default_avatar J.Hunter Posted on 2011-01-09 21:52:05

    Hey Bender. I took your idea to make a 6×6 and I have done it. I’m just waiting on the 4 link set up and I will be set to go. Still thinking of a better why to make the rear half of the body but what I did as you did worked out pretty good. It really wasn’t to hard to do. Just some thinking and scratching my head a few times to get it done but it was well worth it.

  8. Default_avatar Jason Steptoe Posted on 2011-01-16 22:22:42

    Awesome build man. I’ll bet it could use a rear steer setup. maybe the next mod?

  9. Default_avatar Myles Gallup Posted on 2011-02-05 09:19:09

    is axial going to make a conversion kit for a normal scx10 to become this???? please suggest it!!!

    reply to:

  10. Default_avatar Jay Posted on 2011-03-13 00:10:23

    Hi there,

    I’m a kid and have saved enough moeny to get the 4X4 model of this project, just wondering where I can find the extra parts to make the 6X6 as this is what I really want.

    Also this is a WICKED model 6X6 – I LOVE IT!!!!!

    Thank you :D

  11. Default_avatar Mark Posted on 2011-03-29 17:11:32

    Hey Bender,
    You’d a great job! That’s 6×6 is what I’m planning to DIY. I hope Axial will put it on production, or make an extra add on kit for SCX 10. Excellent! I’m loving it.

  12. Default_avatar maxime Posted on 2011-06-28 12:34:20

    this is so cool that i will sell my revo and build one !!!!!

  13. Default_avatar juan Posted on 2011-07-29 18:41:32

    that is 300$ in parts at tcs crawlers that is a lot

  14. Default_avatar hop up king gotta be aluminum Posted on 2011-10-10 19:27:44

    sweet idea axial should sell an rt. or atleast a complete flip diff, half diff, short shaft and chassis extention package with links.

    shocks, wheels and, body extension we can figure out our selves.

    this concept should be made available for both ax-10 and scx-10.
    BENDER custom parts and projects are awsome keep it up.

  15. Default_avatar Al Ferrish Posted on 2012-09-03 23:48:36

    Thus is so cool that you bolt this I was just told hat you built 1 also… soon as the honcho kit was available IMO area a coup,e years ago I gabbed it and a whole lot of parts and built a 6×6 as well

  16. Default_avatar sean hook Posted on 2013-01-23 03:18:31

    would you consider putting this out as a kit?

  17. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2013-01-23 16:35:21

    We have talked about it, but no solid plans to do a 6×6 at this time.

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