The 1/10 scale Axial SCX10 III Jeep JT Gladiator 4WD RTR marks the next step forward in ready-to-run, scale off-road action. While continuing to incorporate key components that have made SCX10 vehicles successful, the SCX10 III chassis increases realism with details that include a replica V8 engine to house the front-mounted 540 brushed motor, mated to a realistic transmission housing and transfer case like a 1:1 vehicle. The Spektrum DX3 3-channel 2.4GHz DSMR transmitter and Firma 40A ESC/receiver are also ready to give you the advantages of innovative Spektrum Smart technology.
Out of the box, the SCX10 III Jeep JT Gladiator transmission offers a third-channel DIG function that lets you lock the rear axle from the transmitter for front wheel drive and a tighter turning radius. Though locked out from the factory, you can set up the vehicle to have a 40% faster second gear instead of DIG — or, by adding another micro servo and using a radio with at least four channels (such as the 5-channel Spektrum DX5), have simultaneous access to both the DIG and two-speed functions.
The SCX10 III Jeep JT Gladiator uses new AR45 portal axles to improve performance by increasing the ground clearance and reducing torque twist. The motor is located at the front of the chassis for forward weight. The standard battery tray is positioned near the vehicle's center for improved balance and accepts full-size LiPo or NiMH packs. There are also locations in the side pods for drivers who prefer smaller "shorty" LiPo packs. Inner fenders and floor sides hide internal components that would usually be visible from the side of the chassis.
Topping off the chassis is a scale Jeep JT Gladiator body that mirrors its full-size counterpart with many highly authentic details. The body has over 20 injection-molded parts including a bed rack, door handles, mirrors, hood vents and more — taking polycarbonate body realism to the next level. The body has been split into three pieces for a more realistic deep bed. Officially licensed Nitto Trail Grappler tires on 3-piece beadlock wheels add more scale realism and more grip on dirt, rocks, and all other off-road trails.
With the Spektrum DX3 radio, you'll enjoy the superior range, response, and interference resistance of DSMR technology. Together with the installed Firma Smart 40A ESC/receiver, it also offers the advantages of exclusive Spektrum Smart technology. Install a Spektrum Smart LiPo battery and you can view vehicle battery capacity at a glance on the DX3 transmitter's voltage level indicator. Outfit the DX3 with the optional BT2000 Bluetooth module and download the free Spektrum Dashboard app to your smart device, and you're also ready to use Smart real-time telemetry — without needing on-board sensors or modules.
The V8 engine cover protects the 540-size motor and is mated to a scale transmission housing. In addition to offering motor protection and realistic looks, the design gives the chassis forward-mounted weight.
The transmission arrives set up with a DIG function for locking the rear axle from the DX3 transmitter — giving you the tighter turning radius of front wheel drive on demand. You can also choose to set up the vehicle with a 40% faster second gear instead of DIG, or upgrade with an additional micro servo and 4+ channel radio (such as the Spektrum™ DX5) to have access to both the DIG and two-speed functions simultaneously.
The new AR45 portal axles feature an offset front housing for more realistic looks, portal gears for extra ground clearance, and universals that provide 45 degrees of steering. In addition to the portal gears, the differential locker includes tried-and-true Hypoid gears — allowing for smaller size gears while improving gear reduction at the axle and reducing torque twist.
The scale Jeep JT Gladiator body mirrors its full-size counterpart with many highly authentic details. In addition, the body has over 20 injection-molded parts including a bed rack, door handles, mirrors, hood vents and more — taking polycarbonate body realism to the next level.
The Jeep JT Gladiator body has been split into three pieces, allowing for a more realistic deep bed that can accommodate all the scale items you wish to add.
The Jeep JT Gladiator SCX10 III chassis provides a new battery location near the center of the vehicle. With the motor now up front, the battery position creates a more balanced chassis. There are also locations in the side pods for drivers who prefer smaller size LiPo packs.
The hard anoldized oil-filled shocks feature threaded shock bodies with threaded shock collars to allow for more precise pre-load adjustments. They also have a screw in the emulsion-style cap for easier rebuilds.
All of the drive train components in the transmission, portals and axle gears are made of metal for extreme durability.
The materials used in the SCX10 III chassis provide a level of durability and stiffness never before seen in an Axial scaler. These new materials allow for even tighter tolerances to be held and less "slop" than ever before.
The SCX10 III Jeep JT Gladiator suspension features metal stainless steel pivot balls at all suspension points. In addition to durability, they provide long wear life to keep the suspension handling consistent.
The Axial team took what they learned from the SCX10 II and improved the suspension geometry for the Portal Axles, helping to further reduce torque twist while allowing drivers to fine-tune the chassis as they wish.
Instead of creating a smaller body to fit the SCX10 III chassis, the design team extended the wheelbase to 13.9 inches with longer frame rails and chassis supports, allowing Axial to provide a more realistic version of the Jeep JT Gladiator.
With its molded driver figure and more, the detailed interior of the Axial SCX10 III Jeep JT Gladiator enhances its exciting scale looks.
Body removal has been made easier with a new rear body mount design.
The SCX10 III Jeep JT Gladiator body's unique inner fenders hide internal components that would usually be visible from the side of the chassis.
New taller and wider R35 compound, licensed Nitto Trail Grappler tires come mounted on 3-piece beadlock wheels. They provide ample ground clearance and dependable grip on dirt, rocks, and all other off-road trails. The tires can be removed and replaced easily without gluing.
The included Spektrum DX3 radio features exclusive DSMR technology for superior range, response, and interference resistance. It's also fully compatible with the Smart telemetry potential provided by the vehicle's installed Spektrum Firma Smart 40A ESC/receiver. In addition, it comes with the thumb steering attachment for greater versatility when driving.
Drive with confidence in any weather and trail conditions — the electronics, including the Spektrum 15kg metal gear servo, are protected by a waterproof design.
With the Firma Smart 40A ESC/receiver and DX3 transmitter, you're equipped to experience the telemetry advantages of exclusive Spektrum Smart technology. Install a Spektrum Smart LiPo battery to follow vehicle battery capacity on the transmitter's voltage level indicator. The Firma Smart 40A ESC/Rx is compatible with the optional Dynamite LED Program Card (sold separately) for quick, easy programming of multiple ESC settings.