Creating Your Own Custom SCX24 Body Style
We lowered the CG’s on both of our crawlers to help keep them stuck to the rocks when the trail gets rough. Upgraded the electronics to handle the added weight and increase performance. Lastly, we swapped out the stock SCX24 tires and wheels for looks and durability. So, now is a great time to run through body upgrades and customization options to transform these mini rigs.
Customize Your SCX24
Get the look you've wanted for your SCX24. Shop our selection of bodies and body accessories for the SCX24 Jeep, Deadbolt, and Chevy C10.
Let’s Start with Scale Accessories for the Axial SCX24
Before we begin, it needs to be said that some upgrades are intended for specific Axial SCX24 body styles. So, if you have an Axial SCX24 Chevy C10, the roof rack intended for the SCX24 Jeep Wrangler is probably not going to work on your truck. Just something to keep in mind when browsing accessories.
Scale accessories don't necessarily boost performance per se, but they do enhance looks and styling. So, let's start at the bottom and work our way up.
SCX24 Jeep Wrangler Fender Set
The first few upgrades are all about enhanced scale detailing. Like the Jeep Wrangler inner fender set from RC4WD. Made of durable nylon, this fender set is a great option to add extra protection and depth to the SCX24 Jeep.
SCX24 C10 Chevrolet Fender Set
For those with the SCX Chevy C10 truck, you will be happy to see that this inner fender set from RC4WD will bolt right up. It closes off those wheel wells underneath the body for a more realistic, completely blacked-out look.
Bumper Sets for any SCX24 Crawler
This black anodized front bumper from Xtra Speed is a stylish add-on to any SCX24 crawler. It is made of lightweight aluminum and bolts right on to replace the stock factory plastic one. The recessed holes allow access to add LED lights.
For even more scale realness—Hot Racing makes an SCX24 bumper equipped with light bucket pockets and a red anodized D-ring shackle to add rugged style. This bumper is made of billet CNC machined aluminum, which improves strength, fits 3mm LED lights, and a winch fairlead.
Either bumper will help protect the front of your rig and add a little extra weight up front for uphill climbs.
Rock Sliders for the SCX24 C10 Chevy
How about over those rocks—do you need more protection? These rock sliders are perfect for the SCX24 C10 Chevrolet crawler. Made of 3D printed nylon material, it is a great way to add detail and strength.
RC4WD makes two sidestep sliders for the Jeep Wrangler kits. However, you will need the RC4WD inner fenders we mentioned earlier to install these sliders.
LED Light Kits for SCX24 Crawlers
Another awesome upgrade for the Jeep Wrangler body styles are these RC4WD working headlights. This headlight set (1) includes the 3D printed headlight insert, the lenses, and the LED’s. These lights are easily installed and plug right into the ESC receiver unit.
On the left, we have the RC4WD exhaust snorkel (2).It is super easy to install and bolts right on with one screw. We also installed side mirrors (3) from RC4WD on our SCX24 Jeep Wrangler. The reflective decals give the mirror a realistic look. RC4WD 3D prints these accessories so they are easily painted. They are also lightweight, which is crucial when you examine the RC4WD roof racks (4).
Top it off with Scale Roof Racks
Ordinarily, adding weight to the very top point of your SCX24 body will raise the center of gravity and goes against everything we talked about in previous articles. However, the roof rack we selected is super lightweight, and we are not putting any extra weight on top of it. So, it should be fine. We just had to add it to our Jeep!
RC4WD makes this roof rack in three variations, but they only fit the SCX24 Jeep Wrangler.
Here we have it, the before and after pictures of our SCX24 Jeep make-over. We think it looks pretty darn good, and the performance upgrades have made it steady on the rocks.
Scaler Accessories for our Deadbolt
If you want to add custom details, the 1/24 scale accessories from Scale By Chris are pretty impressive. With packages containing a variety of items, you may need trailside. There are hundreds of options to customize your scaler, so have fun searching through their huge collection.
One set of accessories includes a shovel, pick, and fire extinguisher. They are meant to clip onto the cage, so we had to have it to complete our upgraded Axial SCX24 Deadbolt.
Are you looking for more than simple SCX24 body modifications?
Maybe it is time for a new body for an even bigger change! Exercise your creative side with the new 1946 Dodge Power Wagon available from Pro-Line.
Are you a late model Ford truck fan? JConcepts has created this 1993 Ford F-150 body.
Do you prefer an aggressive body with a military look? Check out the JCI Creep Mini Crawler, also from JConcepts.
Please note: These bodies are clear and waiting for you to customize your look.
Need a little inspiration?
Check out these SCX24 trucks created by the guys working at the AMain Hobbies retail store. These trucks have custom bodies made from plastic models and toys that the guys custom-made to fit their SCX24 crawlers.
If you are looking for something completely different, maybe you need the Hot Racing Rock Racer Conversion Chassis. This rock buggy is anodized black with machined beveled edges for a truly creative and unusual look. This conversion kit is unique and has a lot of flex.
There is no right or wrong way to upgrade your SCX24. It doesn’t matter what you do to your truck—just have fun doing it! The customization options are endless.
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