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Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 12 – Body, Wheels and Tires

Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 12 – Body, Wheels and Tires

The Build – Part 12
The final step in the Axial Yeti XL build is the assembly of the cage, the body panels and the wheels and tires. Because I wanted something spectacular with the body, I had my white/red/black paint job squirted on it by Larry Genova over at www.kustomrcgraphics.com.

Build Notes:
While building the cage, I came across an issue with the screws assembling the back half. The rear screws, the ones that secure the tire holder to the left and right cage halves, call out AXA37 (25mm) on the upper and lower attachment points. They were too long to fit in the location stated. However, the side bar in the manual shows a picture of the short screws (AXA437) as being 25mm and the longer ones (AXA439) as being 20mm. It’s off, so just keep this in mind when assembling the cage.
Step 1:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 181
I’ve assembled the cage per the pictures in the manual. Again, you’ll have to figure out the screws while you’re building it. Then again, your manual may be correct.
Step 2:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 182
The manual has you installing the tire carrier at a later time, but I did it now while it was off the truck to make it easier.
Step 3:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 183
After getting the body and drivers back from www.kustomrcgraphics.com, I attached the helmets and stickers everything up.
Step 4:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 184
Attach the drivers to the cage. You may have to rotate the rear attachment point to complete the assembly.
Step 5:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 185
I removed the painted body panels from the packaging and installed. Start with the roof, then the hood, then the side panels. I think it looks amazing!
Step 6:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 186
Fit the completed cage to the back of the chassis and secure with the screw-in clips.
Step 7:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 187
Slide the wheels into the tires, making sure the bead properly seated in the wheel. Glue the tires and wheels together using your favorite method. My favorite method is to us the CompetitionX Gloo Toobs.
Step 8:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 188
Remove the twist on tire holder, attach the tire and re-install the holder.
Step 9:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 189
Slide the body clips through the plastic tabs and secure the front of the body to the chassis.
Step 10:
Axial Yeti XL Build – Step 190
Fit the tires to the hubs and secure with the aluminum hex nuts.

Congratulations on your completed Axial Yeti XL! Take a step back and enjoy the look of this rig; it’s an awesome sight! Charge your packs and get this beast out where it belongs!

Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 1 – Front Differential
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 2 – Front Gearbox
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 3 – Rear Differential
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 4 – Rear Axle
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 5 – Front Suspension
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 6 – Steering
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 7 – Chassis
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 8 – Electronics
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 9 – Transmission
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 10 – Rear Suspension
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 11 – Shocks
Axial Yeti XL Build – Part 12 – Body, Wheels, Tires

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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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