View Full Version : GCM A-13 MetalHead Axles Up Again-New Info

06-19-2014, 07:12 PM
After a LONG wait, we are scheduled to produce these again in July. :biggthumpup:

We now offer 9 varieties of these units!

The Preorder for this run: Pre-Order for July production will open June 19th. We will be manufacturing during July and shipping end of July. Pre-order cut off is July 18th for July shipping. YOU HAVE 4 WEEKS TO GET ON THIS! We hope to over-produce and have a couple of extra sets for the stragglers haha.
NOTE: For any who have used these before, you know there are some changes to be made to your rigs and setup to use these. Don't think you can just buy a set of SCX Metalheads and drop them on your JK Rubicon from Axial. You need to change the upper links, and there's no servo mount on the axle. Same for the Wraith sized housings, and of course the new custom sized housings. Please READ EVERY ITEM CAREFULLY on the gcmracing.ca website listed here: GCM Racing WebStore-2014 - MetalHead Drivetrain (http://gcmracing.ca/viewcategory.php?groupid=35)



We offer now varieties of these units, and they are as follows: (measurements are PIN to PIN)

SCX Width Housings: Front SCX Width, SCX steering parts = 7.20 inches (183mm) as stock from Axial, and use SCX Link Mount Spacing.
GCM Racing WebStore-2014 - A-13 SCX MetalHead Axles Pre-Order (http://gcmracing.ca/viewitem.php?productid=92)



SCX sized housing with WRAITH steering parts = 7.20 inch + 4mm per side, total 7.51 inches (191mm), and use SCX Link Mount Spacing.


CUSTOM SIZED WIDTH: When selecting Front or Rear CUSTOM size, please add your desired PIN TO PIN measurement, and we will manufacture to order. You can add a 'ADD NOTE TO SELLER' on the second paypal screen confirmation, under your shipping address. Please confirm there your custom width desired, or PM for a custom order here on the forum. These will use SCX Mount spacing also, meaning you can opt for XR width or custom sizes and fit onto a SCX or Rail frame easily.
GCM Racing WebStore-2014 - Custom A-13 MetalHead Axles Pre-Order (http://gcmracing.ca/viewitem.php?productid=127)



WRAITH Width Housings, Wraith Steering parts, 9.30 inches (236mm) as stock from Axial, using Wraith Link Mount Spacing.

GCM Racing WebStore-2014 - Wraith A-13 MetalHead Axles PreOrder (http://gcmracing.ca/viewitem.php?productid=93)



Please see the links on the product for pricing and more info. The order list is growing and generally we don't have much in stock after the pre-orders. (Keep watch for a drop in YETI version coming later in the summer also).

GCM Team

06-27-2014, 09:04 AM
A Yeti version you say? ::2thumbs

06-27-2014, 07:02 PM
I like this Yeti talk

06-29-2014, 11:24 PM
Reading the info on your store... just wanted to get two things straight before I pull the trigger. =)

1. Pin to Pin refers to the distance between the drive pins on the axle ends, right? The pin that either engages the hex or the wheel hub itself.

2. I order two axles... a front and a rear. It's not a set. Correct?

06-30-2014, 03:16 AM
This is correct. The pin we speak of is the hex pin. Yes.
Measurements are pin to pin, across the axle width.
The axle listings are per housing, this way you can get matching sizes, or unmatched narrow rear for a dually rim, etc. As you add the item to the cart, it will say "front 213mm" in the line item, quantity 1. Next line will say "rear 213mm" etc.
Thanks for the question!

07-02-2014, 01:42 AM
Okay... just one more question.

I understand that the SCX Metalheads require the Wraith lower link mount as well as some adjustments to the upper links. I also understand these are intended for 4-link set up.

How would I go about doing a panhard setup on the front? I'm assuming it isn't quite as easy as just using your Axial panhard kit. I've looked through some of your how-to videos and didn't find an answer. Did I miss something obvious?


07-03-2014, 06:40 AM
I do have brackets for this and will shortly offer a MetalHead Panhard kit also! Fits any MetalHead axle.

07-05-2014, 04:36 AM
...will shortly offer a MetalHead Panhard kit also!

I see what you did there... now I'm gonna have to give you more of my money. ;-)

Will be ordering soon, thanks for answering the enginerd's questions.

07-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Won't be long now.... Get your orders in by Saturday, they get assembled and finished next week!


08-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Recieved mine all the way over here in Abu Dhabi... they are beyooouuuutiful!

When's that panhard kit coming out? ;-)

08-11-2014, 07:00 AM
Thankyou sir!
I'll get you some info shortly!

09-06-2014, 07:21 AM
I've just finished assembling the new A-13 MetalHead truck for the shows, it's a PS Wraith with FreqeSkinz (http://www.freqeskinz.com/) and GCM A-13 MetalHead (http://gcmracing.ca/viewcategory.php?groupid=35) axles.
As per my usual, I updated the rims with RCMart units and ProLine Chisels. Also flipped the lower mounts to get some pinion angle. The rest of this is a direct Box Stock truck including all links and the stock servo. It has the exact same travel up front as the stock truck had, but now the servo doesn't hit the front body grille :roll: I added a 68mm long steering link to the stock crossbar. Here's some pics of the finished buildup. You can come see this rig at the GCM Vendor tent at events we attend, and get a look at the setup for yourself.





09-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Awesome!!!! Great skin!

Small Factory
09-08-2014, 03:39 PM
These are some beautiful axles guys. I am really thinking hard about some with a narrow width...

09-09-2014, 04:49 AM
Thanks, Tim. Super tough also. Just got an email from a guy in the south who t-boned a rock at high speed right on the front diff cover with a 3500kv wraith and no damage. Stopped the truck dead. HAHA Good looks are only skin deep, but these have meat to boot!

09-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Decided on a blue theme for this instead of the red... That's the beauty of these sKinz... so easy!







It's quite possible this will never get dirty..

09-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Very pretty... I can understand why you don't want it to get dirty. Those skins do come out amazing.

So as a very satisfied Metalhead customer... how about that CMS kit. I've been trying so hard not to nag. ;-)

09-20-2014, 01:40 PM
I can make one for you anytime, we just don't have them on the site!

09-21-2014, 09:17 AM
BLUE!!!!!!! Awesome!