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Axial Yeti XL Now Available In Kit Form

Axial Yeti XL Now Available In Kit Form

That’s right, the Axial Yeti XL monster buggy is now available as a kit, which means you get to put it together yourself. That also means that you can install the electronics of your choice and give the body you own custom paint job. But that’s not all of the good news. Axial includes some of the most popular option parts in the box to give this version increased durability and better performance. Some of those items include lower link plates, turnbuckles, Icon Vehicle Dynamics threaded aluminum Big Bore 16 shocks and Falken WildPeak M/T replica tires. I’m really happy to see that they have included a long travel sway bar with the kit. This is something that is not included with the ready to run version and it really needs it as mentioned in my review in the Febuary 2015 issue of Radio Control Car Action magazine. The sway bar will greatly reduce chassis twist and make the buggy more driveable.  The independent front and solid axle rear buggy is powered by two LiPo battery packs and accepts any standard 1/8-scale brushless system.

Official Axial info after the pics, click images to enlarge

Axial Yeti XL Kit 1

Falken WildPeak M/T replica replace tires and black wheels replace the RTR version’s BF Goodrich Krawler T/A tires and chrome wheels.

Axial Yeti XL Kit 2

An independent front suspension and solid axle rear soaks up the bumps and the batteries are housed on the sides of the molded plastic chassis. The kit version includes a scale fuel cell that can be used as a weight box or to store additional electronics.

Axial Yeti XL Kit 3

Aluminum lower-link braces are new for the kit Yeti XL and stiffen up the plastic links. The long travel rear sway bar is a welcome addition and it keeps the chassis flat during hard launches and in turns. Icon Vehicle Dynamics replica threaded aluminum Big Bore 16 shocks are included in the kit. They have been updated with a silver finish and dual springs.

 

Axial Yeti XL Kit 4

A 1/8-scale power system and two LiPo batteries are going to put a lot of power through the drivetrain. A steel spur gear and dual disc slipper clutch are ready for 6S action. This is the same setup that you’ll find on the RTR.

Axial Yeti XL Kit 5

Once assembled, the Axial Yeti XL monster buggy is ready to tear up the dirt.

 

Latest from Axial:

Now in kit form, the Yeti™ XL monster buggy kit is a skillfully engineered truck with a solid rear axle and independent front suspension. Its distinct aesthetic and technical elements were inspired by full-size desert trucks. Its strategically engineered design supplies bashing stamina while delivering a high level of technical rock racing abilities without compromise in either category. This kit version will accept standard 1/8th scale brushless 4-pole systems and most industry standard stick packs. Officially licensed, precision Icon Vehicle Dynamics aluminum shocks are standard equipment and deliver smooth suspension movement for consistent handling. We’ve also included a rear sway bar (medium, 3.4mm), 3mm aluminum lower link plates, aluminum 17mm hex hubs and nuts, adjustable steel turnbuckles, and officially licensed 3.8 Falken WildPeak M/T tires in our S30 compound.

 

Features:

3.8 Falken WildPeak M/T Tires – S30

3.8 Raceline Monster wheels

Icon Vehicle Dynamics threaded aluminum Big Bore 16™ shocks

Front CVJ metal universals

17mm aluminum hex hubs

Long travel rear sway bar (medium, 3.4mm)

3mm aluminum lower link plates

Adjustable steel turnbuckles

AR60 OCP-Axle™ – solid rear axle, independent front suspension

WB XL CVJ rear driveshaft

WB XL CVJ prop shaft

Three driver helmets, complete set of decals, clear body and interior tray

 

AX90038 – MSRP $499.99

 

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Updated: July 16, 2015 — 4:34 PM
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  1. The photos above show an included motor and ESC, but the Axial website states that the motor and ESC are not included. Can you confirm?

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