The SCX24 Deadbolt Truck is the first Axial off-roader on a 1/24 scale and is known as the perfect rig to take out for both outdoor and indoor adventures, yet there’s potential scope for boosting its capacity, power, and performance.
Although there are many upgrading options, I will only address the core modifications or upgrades, that will surely boost up the overall performance of your SCX24 Deadbolt-
How Much Does Its Cost to Upgrade?
Approximately, the total cost for performing effective modifications and upgrades on your SCX24 Deadbolt vehicle will be around 500 up to 600 bucks.
You need to spend around $100-$150 for the ESC & Battery, and $50-$100 for other body kits.
Remember, based on your SCX24 Deadbolt Truck’s current condition, performing quality modifications and upgrades can sometimes cost few extra bucks so you should always keep that in your consideration.
5 Upgrades Details of SCX24 Deadbolt:
Let’s have a look at the five most effective upgrades to perform on your SCX24 Deadbolt Truck and also get an overall idea about how much they might cost-
1. Lowering the Center Of Gravity Or CG
Lowering the CG’s or the center of gravity of your SCX24 truck will make your truck more capable during crawling and also keep it more stable in terrain.
There are basically two individual methods of lowering your SCX24 Deadbolt truck’s CG.
Either you should take out any heavy items that sit high and move them lower in the truck or, you should add heavy items down low.
For taking out heavy items, you can use the BowHouse RC SCX24 Low CG Conversion Kit that is affordably available at $19.99.
Another benefit of this BowHouse Conversion kit is that it allows you to reverse your battery & ESC position comfortably.
Besides that, you can add heavy items to lower your center of gravity with help of quality Brass parts or an upgrading kit.
Initially, Hot Racing was the only brand offering quality upgrades for this task but now we have other brands to get quality options too.
Yeah Racing SCX24 Brass Wheel Hex Hub (2)
Samix SCX24 Brass Hex Adapter (4) (3mm)
Samix SCX24 Brass Differential Cover
You can even try the entire upgrading set offered by the Yeah racing brand, where they have included the Brass parts, the Metal Center Driveshafts, as well as the Stainless-Steel Skid Plates.
The Yeah Racing Axial SCX24 Deadbolt Metal Upgrade Parts Set is specially created for the Deadbolt platform and the price will be $139.99.
2. Chassis Rails & Steering Links Upgrade
If you are looking for a special upgrade or modification option to stiffen up the system, you should change the Chassis Rails with decent quality and compatible Carbon Fiber Chassis Rails set.
One of the most recommended upgrade options for that task is the Yeah Racing Axial SCX24 Graphite Frame Rails and it is available at $11.25.
Since they are made from two-millimeters thick Carbon Fiber, that’s why they are stiff, lightweight, and even work with all SCX24 trucks.
Besides that, you should also add the Metal Rock Sliders for an extra layer of protection and more platform space to mount items.
You should also try to upgrade your current steering links with the Yeah Racing SCX24 Aluminum Steering Rod Link Set, which is only compatible with the SCX24 Deadbolt Links and is available at $11.99 price.
3. Steering Servo Upgrade
If you are looking for a more robust steering Rack system, the best way to do that is to upgrade the factory assembled steering Servo to the Eco Power Micro Digital Servo.
Eco Power Servo options contain high voltage capability and also come with plastic horns to provide a more powerful Steering system.
EcoPower 827 12g Digital Metal Gear Micro Servo
Hot Racing Axial SCX24 Aluminum EMax Steering Servo Mount
Since the stock steering Servo of the SCX24 trucks turns critical in rough terrain or when you add more amount of extra weight, the best solution is to upgrade it with the earlier mentioned upgrading option.
4. Battery & ESC Upgrade
For upgrading your Deadbolt truck’s runtime capacity, there are a few options from which you can pick or choose the one that fits your budget and preferences.
But make sure whichever you will be picking has the exact or almost same size and compatibility as your truck’s stock one.
VENOM FLY 30C 2S 430MAH E-FLITE PH PLUG
Common Sense RC-7.4V 450mAh 40C LiPo Battery with JST
EcoPower “Trail” SCX24 2S 30C LiPo Battery w/PH2.0 Connector
Besides that, you should also upgrade your ESC units with the latest compatible Brushed or Brush less options for slow and smooth operation.
Furitek Lizard 20A Brushed/Brushless ESC Combo w/Bluetooth Module
Furitek Tegu 20A Brushed/Brushless ESC Main Board (With Case)
5. Wheels & Tires Upgrade
Another great way to boost your SCX24 truck’s performance and even some styling is to upgrade the existing wheels and tires with the most recommended options.
RC4WD Raceline Monster 1.0″ Beadlock Wheels
RC4WD Breaker 1.0″ Beadlock Wheels
RC4WD 1.0″ Competition Beadlock Wheels
Samix SCX24 Aluminum 1.0″ Wheel Set
RC4WD Falken Wildpeak M/T 1.0″ Micro Crawler Tires
RC4WD BFGoodrich T/A KM3 1.0″ Micro Crawler Tires
RC4WD Interco “Super Swamper TSL/Bogger” 1.0″ Micro Crawler Tires
RC4WD Mud Slinger 1.0″ Micro Crawler Tires
SCX24 Deadbolt Accessories Upgrades:
Here, I would like to mention all the required accessories or parts for performing above discussed upgrades on your SCX24 Deadbolt vehicle-
If you are going to move your battery position upfront the Servo wire may not be long enough to reach properly. In that case, you will need a Servo wire Extension, and these extensions are available at $6.99 on Amazon.com.
While you are upgrading your wheels and tires with my recommended options, you might also need the SSD RC 1/24 Scale Locking Hubs, and those hubs are available at $14.99.
You can even upgrade the internal spring Shocks with the Yeah Racing SCX24 Internal Spring Shocks, and the cost will be around $15.75.
Besides that, you can also include Scale By Chris 1/24 Accessories for adding more details in your Micro rig and for further accessories upgrade visit https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-scx24-parts/ .
Although the SCX24 Deadbolt offers factory-assembled ease or comfort, scale looks, as well as handling confidence on any trail still, there’s room for potential performance improvement. And those earlier mentioned ways or techniques of potential upgrades help achieve that performance boost on your SCX24 Deadbolt.