Ascender Combo Kit

Ascender Combo Kit

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Scale trucks require scale looks, and this includes interior

details. The Ascender kit already has a frame mounted servo, and great

body details, but only the GCM Combo Kit allows the builder to include a

full custom interior and still retain the stock Ascender components.


Ascender Combo Kit includes a front motor/trans mount that replaces the

stock motor plate, and re-uses the stock hardware. The front motor

plate mounts between the front shock towers, replacing the crossbar

that's included in the stock kit. The transmission screws to the frame

on the left side with a new screw (included) through the left back shock

tower hole, making the assembly super strong and ready to take any

beating. The re-location of these components easily clears the stock

suspension links for full travel. The Ascender 86t spur gear requires a

very small frame notch between the right side shock tower (as shown in this picture) but the Twin Hammer 78t spur gear does not require this modification (if you're using a 2 speed transmission swap).

The center of the truck needs a Transfer Case when the transmission moves

up front, and for this task we've added the tested-and-true GCM 1:1

Transfer Case for maintenance free long lasting operation, and common

5mm output shafts. The Transfer case mounts to a new cradle, which clips

into the left frame rail, and attaches from the bottom with 2 of the

stock transmission screws in the original holes. It's a very simple

cradle, with rock solid mounting, and even includes a mini servo mount

so you can mount a shift servo for the 2 speed option!

If you're

looking for high performance, then we recommend using our Ascender Diff

Input Shaft conversion, and adding your favorite steel driveshaft to

the truck. This will get you a nice solid drivetrain to run for many

trails to come, and get rid of the plastic slider shafts.
We have

also used the MIP14295 steel shaft set, which do work well on the GCM

Combo Kit parts, but with a slightly shorter shock extension (95mm). The

stock 109mm shock extension does make the shafts a bit wobbly at full


There's a need for an intermediate shaft from the Trans to

the T-Case with the combo kit, and we've added an option (when

available) for a dual universal rock solid center intermediate shaft to

connect the drivetrain with all steel parts. If you want to make up your

own center shaft using Vaterra or SCX truck parts, then you'll need a

shaft that's 67mm long, or this RC4WD Shaft works well.

Please see this assembly video (coming soon) for more details.

Each Kit includes the following parts:
Front motor/trans mount-Black finish
Motor mount hardware and trans attachment bolt
Center Cradle and servo mount-Black finish
Servo mount screws
GCM 1:1 Transfer Case Complete Kit-Black finish
Mount hardware for T-Case


your Transfer Case is too tight after assembly, knock the end of the

shaft with a quick tap on all 3 shafts. This works GREAT to seat the

bearings in the case.

Not Included:
Center steel Intermediate shaft
Plastic Vaterra driveshaft sliders for center shaft extension