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SC10 Tuning & Repair

If you are reading this article, it is likely that your SC10 chassis is broken or you are worried that it could break. The fact is that the SC10 Chassis DOES break.

Shock Rebuild on the SC10

The shocks on the SC10 should be rebuilt every month or so to keep them in top shape. Over time, the oil in the shocks will slowly leak and after a few weeks the oil loss will start to affect performance of the shocks. Also, rebuilding your shocks gives you a chance to try a new shock oil weight that could shave time off your laps.

We have a shock rebuild guide that walks you through taking apart your shocks, filling them up with fresh oil and getting them back on your SC10.

This guide walks you through changing the oil on one of your shocks. The same concept applies to the front and rear shocks.

Transmission cleaning and maintenance is important for any RC vehicle, including your SC10. For those of you who bought an RTR, you may have never opened up the transmission, and if you neglect it for too long, it will not perform the way you want it to. Transmission maintenance includes cleaning, inspecting, and lubricating the gears and bearings.

Hop-up Tires for the SC10

The stock SC10 tires were created for high traction surfaces such as the street or an indoor carpet track. If you are racing on dirt or clay of any kind, then the only thing you will like about the stock tires is their durability. Upgrading the tires on your SC10 is the easiest and least expensive way to dramatically improve the truck. If you run a stock class at your local track that requires stock tires, then we feel bad for you. Without better tires, your SC10 is being held back on most off-road surfaces.

Tuning your SC10 can be confusing, especially for a beginner. Thankfully we found a great tuning guide on the Team Associated website ( that explains general RC tuning in a concise handbook.

Whether it is big bore or small bore, a piston with a lot of little holes or a few big holes, shocks can be a small mystery. In this article, I discuss the effects of pistons, oils, and spacers on your SC10 setup.

This article was written by Adam Light, an SC10 owner and reader. Guest submissions can be sent to

It is that time of year again. Christmas music is already playing in the stores and at any time, snow could blanket the ground (or possibly already has depending on where you live). Unfortunately, with the snow covering the ground, it is also covering the track leaving many RC enthusiasts with one option - an indoor track!

SC10 Motor Gearing

Motor gearing is one of most important tuning options that you can play with on the SC10. Changing the gearing of your SC10 affects many things, including: Top speed, acceleration, motor temperature (motor life), and run time. Gearing will be different for everybody depending on type of motor, track conditions, and driving style.

Make the SC10 More Durable

If there is one common criticism of the SC10, it is lack of durability. SC10's were made to race so some think they tend to be a little more fragile than trucks like the Slash or Blitz. You really only need to do a few things to give the SC10 a strong frame.

Like all 2WD short course trucks, the SC10's rear traction is the biggest issue for most of your setups. If you are racing on-road or on carpet tracks, then traction probably isn't a concern, but for the off-roaders I am guessing you need some help. We have came up with 6 tips to keep your SC10's rear wheels hooked up.