One-piece AR44 Axles
Axial simplified the AR44 axle design for the Honcho. The C-hubs are integrated with the axle tube instead of attaching as separate clockable parts, and the link mounts are also molded in instead of being replaceable. But the signature feature of the AR44 design is intact, and that’s the “Hi-pinion” hypoid gear layout. Compared to the old AX10 axles of the original SCX10, the new setup offers greater ground clearance and reduced torque twist thanks to the 3.75:1 axle ratio, which is significantly less tall than the old 2.92:1 gears. If you open up an axle (or just check out the exploded views in the manual), you’ll also see that the ring gear is a one-piece “spool,” rather than a separate gear that bolts to a hub.
The trussed, one-piece axle housings look good and reduce parts count.