Axial SCX24 Micro Size Rock Crawler, with Jeep JT Gladiator Body!
The Axial SCX24 Jeep JT Gladiator 1/24 4WD RTR Scale Mini Crawler, is a longer wheelbase SCX24 that is ready to hit the trail or the desk. The included Jeep JT Gladiator body depicts a scale interior, driver and detailed Tuff Stuff Overland scale accessories. Based on the proven SCX24 chassis, your everyday life has just become an excellent course. Unfolded laundry? More like a mountain for your truck to get up. Bored at work? Crawl on your desk, we won't tell HR. Out on a hike? Take this with you for an action packed day. With water-resistant electronics and performance driven design, this truck is ready to go the distance and perform like a champ.
- Factory-assembled and ready-to-run
- Detailed Jeep Gladiator body with scale interior, scale driver and Tuff Stuff Overland scale accessory pack
- Two LED lights in front bumper
- Officially licensed Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires mounted on officially licensed KMC XD Machete wheels
- True full-time 4-wheel drive
- 22mm longer wheelbase for best body fitment
- Durable 3-link front/4-link rear suspension for optimal crawling performance
- Worm drive front and rear differential gears for increased ground clearance
- Sturdy steel C-channel frame rails with bracing for added strength and proper alignment
- Durable steel axles provide strength and durability to match tough climbs and rough trails
- Hook-and-loop body hinge for easy, tilt-open battery access
- (1) Axial SCX24 Jeep Gladiator 1/24 Scale 4WD RTR with:
- (1) Horizon 2.4GHz 2-Channel Radio System
- (1) Axial AS-1 Servo
- (1) Horizon ESC/Receiver Combo
- (1) Dynamite 88T Brushed Electric Motor
- (1) Dynamite 350mAh 2S LiPo 7.4V
- (1) USB Charger
- (4) AA Batteries for Transmitter
- Nothing! This truck is ready to go out of the box.
This product was added to our catalog on February 3, 2022
Too much fun! Worth every penny. Exactly what I wanted. The extra long wheelbase is much better for climbing. Where was this cool stuff when I was a kid? Oh well better late than never. The other reviews are correct when it comes to the light front end. The recommended servo and required mount don’t fit so if you’re new to the hobby check out the web for trimming details and be careful everything is tiny small and easily lost. The aftermarket stuff is crazy cheap compared to the bigger brother items. I picked up some brass knuckles, diff covers and steering linkage to sex it up a little but this thing is just fine out of the box so don’t worry just have fun!
Set the transmitter endpoints by ear. Listen to the servo when setting the dual rate. Turn remote full left/right until servo is quite at full range. Any noise at the endpoints means the servo is trying turn the steering past its range. This will burn the servo out. Set the throttle the same way. Click it towards reverse until you hear motor wine. Then click it forward until the motor wines. Should be about 8 clicks. Click it back 4 times for centering the throttle. I set mine back 6 clicks. 2 clicks back from neutral. This seems to give me better slow speed control and range on both the Gladiator and the Wrangler.
Do not over tighten ANYTHING on your SXC24!!! Especially the wheel nuts, steering knuckles and transmission case. Wheels must move freely. Move wheels back and forth with finger while you tighten the wheel nut until their movement starts to become restricted. Then back off wheel nut until they move freely again. Steering knuckles should also move freely. There should be a small gap between the steering knuckle and the axle, upper and lower. It just rides on the screws.
Driveshafts need to be in sync. I do this by making sure all 4 grub screws on the drive shafts line up and face the same direction.
Do not fill axle diffs with grease. This will limit the vehicle’s performance. Use TRI Flow lube on all the bearings and use it to clean the axle shafts and worm gears. Use small amount of Lucas white lithium grease on worm gear and in cv dog bones. Just enough to coat each surface. Remove any excess.
TRI Flow on the transmission gears and bearings also improves performance.
If the motor gets hot check your drive line and transmission case for over tightened bolts.
There are 6 very small clear silicone o-rings. 1 in each dog bone and 2 in each worm gear. Find them on your schematics and don’t lose them during disassembly.
Buy an EMAX ES08MA II 12g Analog Metal Gear Servo. You will want one.
Buy an Injora tight tolerance steering link set. You will want one.
Move front bumpers in to their closest position and clip off the excess plastic. This increases approach angle.
Tape a quarter or nickel of your choice to the top of the steering servo. Improves performance.
Don’t even hesitate, buy it!
Awesome modulation!!!!! This vehicle performs, climbs and looks great.
I drove this around my kitchen countertops, the stove, my Cali king size bed, obstacles around the house and much more outside! So fun to drive and it just wants to climb.
Comes with a great 4 channel radio, feels expensive and has all the trims you need. The tires are very grippy, and climbs very steep obstacles thanks to the longer wheel base. The servo works very well, could be a little bit better but works very well.
The only mods I’m going to buy are brass differential covers and a servo.
Other videos I watch on YouTube are guys reviewing this awesome machine climbing rock gardens for 1/10 scale rigs. Remember this is a 24 scale truck. For 24 scale rock gardens, it performs phenomenally well for its size. Don’t get stuck on upgrading to brushless, this jeep will entertain you for hours on end.
Three reasons why only 4 stars.
1: I wish that I could fit a lager capacity battery. The battery that comes with it is only 350mAh and doesn't last. I purchased 900mAh batteries that are double the thickness but won't fit without cutting into the interior of the truck. There is no way to lower the existing battery tray or turn it upside down to fit a larger battery. Had to make a new deeper tray that fits between the rails. My recommendation to Axial is to put a deeper battery tray. It lowers the center of gravity, doesn't interfere with the suspension, and allows for more capacity.
2: The body sits very crooked in the front and the Velcro for holding the hinged body is junk. It comes unglued. The body sits crooked because of the wires going to the to the receiver. First mod was to remove the Velcro and put magnets in. No need for special kit, just 1/4 inch round rare earths will do. I also put a hard bend on my battery and servo cables where they connect to the receiver.
3: The steering links are garbage. They flop all over the place and causes steering loss. Second mod was to put metal ones in. Axial needs to do better on the stock links.
Thanks Amain for getting this to me ASAP!