Despite its small size, the Axial SCX24 has quickly established itself as a popular performer for fans of R/C crawling and trail driving. While this is a capable rig right out of the box, there are a few upgrades that you can make to allow your tiny truck to perform even better.
The great thing about 1/24-scale R/C crawlers is that, with a little imagination, you can take just about any similar-sized static vehicle model kit and place the body on top of the SCX24 chassis. If you’re not a fan of the stock Deadbolt or Jeep Wrangler Rubicon bodies, you can swap them out with a detailed hard-body for your next trail adventure.
Of course, you can also pick up an extra Deadbolt or Jeep body for your own custom creation.
- 1/24-scale Plastic Truck Model Kits (Various) – (Amazon.com)
- Axial SCX24 Deadbolt Pre-cut Clear Body – $19.99
- Axial SCX24 Jeep JLU CRC Pre-cut Clear Body – $27.99
Along with the bodies themselves, here are a few add-on components to help you add more scale realism to your SCX24.
- Mod19RC Type T Hood and Grille (Micro Shark) – $11.49
- Mod 19RC Type S Hood and Grille (Micro Shark) – $10.99
- Mod19RC Fuel Cell and Cooler Rear Cover (Micro Shark) – $12.99
- Mod19RC Seats (Micro Shark) – $11.99
- Mod19RC Dash (Micro Shark) – $6.99
- Mod19RC Chassis Parts (Micro Shark) – $13.99
- Mod19RC Right Type T Body Panel (Micro Shark) – $5.99
- Mod19RC Left Type T Body Panel (Micro Shark ) – $5.99
Chassis & Handling
While it’s an impressive performer out of the box, the SCX24 becomes a true contender with a few minor tweaks. Adding weight to the wheels and axles of this rig helps it stabilize and plant while navigating over off-road terrain.
- Hot Racing SCX24 Brass Wheel Weights (40g per weight) – $19.99
- Hot Racing SCX24 Brass KMC Machete Wheel Weights (9g per weight) – $8.89
- Hot Racing SCX24 Brass Diff Cover (9g) – $16.99
- Hot Racing SCX24 Brass Front Steering Knuckles – $26.99
- Hot Racing SCX24 Aluminum Front Axle Case – $48.99
- Hot Racing SCX24 Aluminum Link Set – $29.99
- Hot Racing SCX24 Aluminum Front and Rear Shock Towers – $33.99
- Mod19RC Micro Shark Frame – $51.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Jeep JLU Rear Tire Mount – $8.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Deadbolt Rock Sliders – $11.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Jeep Wrangler Rock Sliders – $11.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Low CG Battery Tray – $11.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Super-low CG Battery Tray – $12.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Roll Cage “Style A” – $13.99
- Mod19RC SCX24 Improved Steering Links – $9.49
- Mod19RC SCX24 DIY Rod Ends – $9.49
- Mod19RC SCX24 Low CG Radio/ESC Mount – $13.49