SCORE® International, the premier world championship desert racing association, was founded in 1973 by the legendary Mickey Thompson. This race organization is home to the world famous Baja 1000 and Baja 500 events. If you live in Southern California, chances are you have seen the iconic red, white and blue SCORE® decals adorning off road vehicles all over the place. This desert racing series was the early inspiration for short course racing events, as organizers tried to bring desert racing to the masses in confined spaces. That’s right, short course off road racing was born in the desert. In true Axial style, we brought you a new R/C vehicle replicating desert racing’s top level competition vehicles, the SCORE® Trophy Truck®.
Axial didn’t stop there. We partnered with the top companies actively developing their products through desert racing to take authenticity to the next level. The Axial SCORE® Retro Trophy Truck® is suspended by a set of aluminum King Shocks rocking the iconic blue shock caps, rod ends, ride height adjusters and springs. King Shocks is a company who has all but dominated the sport through the years providing the latest technology known to man to conquer the harsh terrain of Baja.
Axial also partnered with BFGoodrich® Tires to bring you accurate replicas of the latest spec desert racing tire, the Baja T/A® KR2. This tire has already produced wins at both the Baja 1000 and the grueling King of the Hammers events. A set of five functional BFGoodrich® tires mounted to the extremely strong 105 Method Race wheels provide the connection to dirt. The fifth wheel and tire being a functional spare accessed quickly from the rear of the Trophy Truck® cage.
The other partners on this vehicle are names synonymous with success in the desert:
Rigid Industries – The best lighting available for pitch black night racing in Baja
Lowrance – GPS units to help keep you on course in extremely dusty conditions
Fuel Safe – Custom fuel bladders for the aluminum fuel cells on board.
Pro Am Racing products – Spindles, hubs, brakes and power steering racks
Magnaflow – Exhaust systems for maximum performance and mean sound
PCI Race Radios – Communication between driver, co-driver, chase vehicles and pits
Rancho Drivetrain Engineering – Bullet proof transmissions
Sparco – Safety equipment, and the best molded seats in the business
BFGOODRICH® BAJA T/A® KR2 TIRES
In the full-size off-road world of Trophy Truck racing, BFGoodrich® Tires has proven to be the “go-to” tire of choice over the years. It is responsible for winning numerous Baja championships, including the 2014 SCORE Baja 500 and 1000. The Axial version of this tire captures the same aggressive look and provides awesome performance on a wide variety of surfaces. This is the perfect tire for this style of vehicle due to its high level of performance and diversity.
BFGoodrich® Tires and Baja T/A® KR2 Trademarks are used under License from Michelin
2.2/3.0 METHOD WHEELS
Based off the popular Method 105 machined wheels, these officially licensed wheels are dressed in orange for a fresh style and they’re compatible with most 2.2/3.0 short course tires. The hub design allows this wheel to mount to any YETI™, Wraith™, AX10™ or SCX10™.
ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM SHOCKS
The included aluminum King Shocks feature precision machined pistons which offer smooth performance throughout the range of travel. Made to tight tolerances, these aluminum shocks feature clear coated polished aluminum bodies and are threaded for quick ride height adjustments and pre-load tuning ability.
Two rear spring sets are included:
☑ 14x90mm 2,25 lbs/in – (Green) Firm
☑ 14x90mm 2.78 lbs/in – (Yellow) Firm
Front spring set included:
☑ 14x54mm 4.33 lbs/in (Yellow) Firm
ALUMINUM LOWER LINK PLATES
Includes hard anodized 2mm aluminum AX31245 Lower Link Plate Set (aluminum)(4pcs) for added durability and stiffness of the rear 4-link suspension.
UNIVERSAL FRONT AXLE SET
Our universal front axle set provides smooth action for a higher performing, efficient drivetrain. Each universal is made of hardened steel so it’s capable of handling extreme power.
• Smooth action for an efficient drivetrain
• Hardened steel construction
• Added steering response and power delivery
AR60 OCP-AXLE™, SOLID REAR AXLE, 4-LINKED
The AR60 OCP-Axle™ is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. The combination of our axles and a true 4-link suspension gives you optimal performance for any terrain with the look of a real 1:1 vehicle.
• Off-center pumpkin design
• Axle tubes are reinforced with a boxed-in axle truss
• High strength composite material
INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION
The Yeti™ Trophy Truck is equipped with an Independent Front Suspension [IFS] system to help maintain high-speed stability when running through a diverse range of terrain. The IFS system allows you to better control the intended direction of travel at high speeds when one side is adjusting to overcome road obstructions. This stability that the IFS front end provides is paramount when blasting through the desert. Backing up the front suspension is the AR60 rear axle with a true 4-link design that cycles nearly 3” of wheel travel.
WB8 HD WILD BOAR™ REAR DRIVESHAFT
The WB8 HD rear driveshaft features an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength. A center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.
• 3-piece driveshaft with strengthened slider-floater tube.
• Increased surface at the connection between the ball joints and output shaft tubes.
• 2x11mm cross pin adds 25% more surface area providing more strength for the ball joint.
• Captured cross pin design eliminates older set screw design for more durability and easy maintenance.
Uses an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm Hex Drive) to hold the driveshaft onto the output shafts. The center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.
INTEGRATED LONG TRAVEL REAR SWAY BAR
The pursuit of horsepower and the ability to put the power to the ground is one of the main aspects of off-road racing. This unique torsion bar design with long pivot arms used in conjunction with the long travel suspension is designed to help control the torque twist associated with massive power. This system also helps reduce body roll and adds stability at high speeds.
M4 THREADED STEEL TURNBUCKLES
We’ve included a full set of CNC machined M4 threaded steel turnbuckles for precision, added tuning and durability. Features left and right handed threads for making quick adjustments on the fly.
The Yeti™ features an updated EXO steering rack that offers additional strength for 2.2 size tires, and double shear capture points on the steering tie rods for ready-to-go rock racing action!
The Axial Hi-Lo transmission was specifically designed for the Yeti chassis. With all metal internal gears, this full ball bearing transmission has the strength to endure the harshest desert racing environment and brushless power. The factory gearbox comes as a single speed with the high gear installed for high-speed fun. The integrated motor mount features a wide range of movement for endless gearing options. Optional two-speed transmission component sold separately (AX31181).
PROTECTIVE TRANSMISSION COVER
Helps keep dirt and debris out of your pinion and spur gear for a quiet and efficient drivetrain, and it also prevents any loose wires from getting chewed up!
Our dual slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. This allows for more precise tuning and holding power. The spur gear features strong, 32 pitch gearing for high torque applications.
WB8 HD CENTER CVD JOINT
The WB8 HD Wildboar™ Driveshaft Joint is employed from the transmission to the front bulkhead. It features an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength.
HEAVY DUTY BEVEL GEAR SET – 38T/13T
The heavy duty gear set offers you improved gear mesh reducing slop in the drive train. In addition it helps add weight low down which helps keep the center of gravity low and on the rocks where you want it. Made from high grade steel and hardened for increased strength.
OPTIONAL GEARING INCLUDED!
The Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck kit version includes two spur gears, 56T and 64T. Made from durable composite plastic, these 32P spur gears are designed to fit your driving style and terrain.
The stock pinion gear included is our 17T powder steel 32P gear, made for 5mm motor shafts.
4-LINKED REAR SUSPENSION
The Yeti™ features the proven AR60 rear axle with a completely new 4-linked rear suspension. The Yeti™ chassis offers three upper link positions to adjust the anti-squat. The lower link mounts can be flipped to change the roll center. These advanced tuning options will help you get the most performance from your rig.
REALISTIC SCALE DETAILS
For added realism, we’ve included a number of scale detail parts: polycarbonate interior tray with molded driver figures and dashboard, three pairs of white styrene helmets (Sparco™, Moto-X, Skully), molded exhaust outlets, molded grill, molded headlight and taillight buckets, and molded hood vents.
The Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck kit includes front and rear light buckets – perfect for mounting two lights per bucket, for a total of eight lights! Lights are not included, but our optional AX24257 Simple LED Controller will get you set up with four lights up front and two in the rear). For the ultimate light setup, try our NVS (AX24251 Night Vision System) which includes a wide variety of lights and a system for controlling them.
The integrated battery tray can be easily accessed by removing the two front body pins and pivoting up the entire body. Gain full access to the battery trap door by removing the remaining body pin. The battery tray is fully height adjustable with four button head screws, making room for most standard sized 2S and 3S LiPo battery packs.
RECEIVER BOX, WATERPROOF
The waterproof receiver box is integrated into the bottom of the Yeti™ chassis. Three different silicone seals are included, one for the antenna, one for the servo wires (includes three slots for three channels), and one acts as a gasket for the receiver box cover. No more stress when running in mud, water, or snow!
A variety of option parts are available for the Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck® kit – gears, wheels, hard anodized option parts, springs, and more!