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    Question Jeep JLU body for TRX4

    Hi everyone!

    I'm new to the forum and picking up my RC hobby! Bought a brand new tactical unit TRX4 a few weeks back and loving it!

    Since we own a Jeep Wrangler JL I was looking for a body that would fit the TRX4. I found the pro-line body but I don't like the looks of the lexan body (looks totally out of proportion).
    I know axial a body for th SCX10 III and I quite like that body, it's very detailed and I love the look of the additional parts (external fender etc). I was wondering if anyone has tried or knows someone that tried to fit the axial body on a TRX4 chassis.

    I understand I might need modding but that's ok as long as it would work.

    Thanks everyone !

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    I have not done it, but I am thinking yes, you can probably make it fit, and look good. The wheelbase of the SCX 10 iii is 12.3", and the wheelbase of the TRX-4 Tactical is 12.8", so you have to shorten the wheelbase with a conversion kit first: https://traxxas.com/products/parts/8058.

    The 10.iii has a different way of mounting the body (in the front with clips under the front bumper), so mounting it would be the main challenge.
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    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!

    There is always to make things fit together, it just depends on how much work you want to put into it.

    Tha Axial Jeep body has a 13.9" WB, which is a full inch longer than your Tactical. So, the first thing you'd need to do is to extend the WB, keeping in mind the bumpers. I would start by getting the body and the TRX4 together, and seeing what make sense for extending the WB, you might want to add that inch only in the back, or to split it, maybe 1/4" in the front, and 3/4" in the back.

    After you get the WB right, you'll need to see how the wheel wells line up, at the very least you'll have to do some mods to the front to get them to look right. In the back you'll likely have to make your own.

    There are a number of additional issues that will need to be taken care of to match this body to the TRX4:

    • Servo position
    • Lockers and cable lengths
    • Towers and body mounts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!

    There is always to make things fit together, it just depends on how much work you want to put into it.

    Tha Axial Jeep body has a 13.9" WB, which is a full inch longer than your Tactical. So, the first thing you'd need to do is to extend the WB, keeping in mind the bumpers. I would start by getting the body and the TRX4 together, and seeing what make sense for extending the WB, you might want to add that inch only in the back, or to split it, maybe 1/4" in the front, and 3/4" in the back.

    After you get the WB right, you'll need to see how the wheel wells line up, at the very least you'll have to do some mods to the front to get them to look right. In the back you'll likely have to make your own.

    There are a number of additional issues that will need to be taken care of to match this body to the TRX4:

    • Servo position
    • Lockers and cable lengths
    • Towers and body mounts
    I think what Greatscott is talking about is the Jeep with the pickup bed. The one with the pickup bed has the 13.9" wheelbase. The one without the pickup bed has the 12.3" wheelbase.
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    As RCWilly said, the SCX10III Jeep JL Wrangler's wheel base is 12.3 inches.

    Length19.125" (485mm)
    Width:9.25" (234mm)
    Height:9.5" (241mm)
    Wheelbase:12.3 (312mm)
    Ground Clearance:3" (76.2mm)
    Weight:6.5 lb (2.9kg)

    http://www.axialracing.com/products/...3t1/tech_specs

    Good luck with the modding and have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    I think what Greatscott is talking about is the Jeep with the pickup bed. The one with the pickup bed has the 13.9" wheelbase. The one without the pickup bed has the 12.3" wheelbase.
    Ohhhh…. Thank you very much for the correction, I thought he was talking about the Axial Gladiator body.
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    Thanks for your comments everyone! I was thinking to mount it perhaps with magnets to keep modifications to the body at a minimum and keeping it clean.
    I'll probably just order this body and let you guys know how it works out ��

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    Please do.

    Good luck!
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    Well everyone the project is on it's way. Just a short update: I'm not done yet as I'm waiting for side step risers , magnet mounts, plastic pieces for on the body, but so far I'm really happy with the result!

    [IMG]https://imgshare.io/image/NmAqxe[/IMG]
    [IMG]https://imgshare.io/image/NmAh7w[/IMG]
    [IMG]https://imgshare.io/image/NmAUB8[/IMG]
    Last edited by Ricootje; 10-11-2020 at 05:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricootje View Post
    Well everyone the project is on it's way. Just a short update: I'm not done yet as I'm waiting for side step risers , magnet mounts, plastic pieces for on the body, but so far I'm really happy with the result!

    [IMG]https://imgshare.io/image/NmAqxe[/IMG]
    [IMG]https://imgshare.io/image/NmAh7w[/IMG]
    [IMG]https://imgshare.io/image/NmAUB8[/IMG]
    Excellent job, mate

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