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Old 07-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #101
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Been having too much fun with it to update this thread... lol



New 6.5" Crawler Innovations Ripsaws are mounted up!

Vanquish Disk Brake setup OTW.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #102
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Sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #103
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Hey rojo,

In the battery tray pic, looks like you just used a flat piece of delrin, correct? Did you run the 2 outer screws through the straps? I'm wanting to do a different battery tray up front, rather than cutting down the stock tray and going that way.

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Old 07-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #104
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Hey rojo,

In the battery tray pic, looks like you just used a flat piece of delrin, correct? Did you run the 2 outer screws through the straps? I'm wanting to do a different battery tray up front, rather than cutting down the stock tray and going that way.

Thanks!

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Old 07-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #105
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Thanks rojo!!!

I'm guessing you used a flat washer and a nut to secure the strap, as well?


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Old 07-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #106
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Vanquish Brakes are on!











Also installed some RPM shock protectors to keep the flying debris off my shock shafts...









Almost Done! Just a few more things to do...

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Old 07-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #107
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More work done today!

Front sway bars installed. I had to use a mix of parts from the front and rear axial kits to make it work. I used the links and softest sway bar from the "front" kit and used the shorter arms from the "rear" kit. I also had to use an offset rod end to clear the shock on the bottom mount. I had to mix and match them because of my front shocks being relocated so far forward, along with the larger diameter shocks I am using. Either way, I think it turned out great, and will definitely help control the body roll a lot better at speed. I'm planning on leaving the rear without as I didn't want to kill all my travel.

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #108
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Approaching the finish line on this build...

Last major detail, the rear deck cover:

Made out of styrene and foam with the TTH logo inset into the cover. (Been watching way too many custom car shows lately...lol) Also put on a trail rack complete with cooler and tow strap.

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Top on and loaded up:



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Old 07-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #109
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Got a chance to take out the Wraith this afternoon. I'm still working on my 4WS skills, but wow is this thing capable. The 6.5" ripsaws are insane. The tread and compound really seems to work great on a variety of wet and dry surfaces...











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Old 07-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #110
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So awesome, the larger ripsaws are what everyone needs. Really like the looks of them! Nice work
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #111
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Holy shizzle! 6.5 ripsaws? CI did this? This is the first I've seen of this! They actually make the axles look scale! RC4WD...Please follow!!! Let's shift the whole hobby to 1/8th scale!

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #112
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So awesome, the larger ripsaws are what everyone needs. Really like the looks of them! Nice work
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Holy shizzle! 6.5 ripsaws? CI did this? This is the first I've seen of this! They actually make the axles look scale! RC4WD...Please follow!!! Let's shift the whole hobby to 1/8th scale!
I have no idea why all these tire manufacturers refuse to make big tires. To me, it makes the AR60's look perfectly to scale. They work unbelievably well on the trails too. The extra height did raise my CG a bit, but the other tradeoffs are absolutely worth it.

Props goes to Crawler Innovations for making this set.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #113
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Are those slash proline shocks? If so the front or rear ones? Build looks good I can't wait to get mine going!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #114
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Are those slash proline shocks? If so the front or rear ones? Build looks good I can't wait to get mine going!
Sorry I missed this question... I use slash proline front shocks for the rear of my wraith, and slash proline rear shocks for the front of my wraith. Note that I have a tall front shock mount that was custom made though... If you are using stock locations, use the shorter slash proline front shock all the way around.

On a side note, I have a few more special updates coming on this build... I blew out a axial universal which also buggered a felenfest locker... bigger and better parts en-route!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:17 PM   #115
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Default Re: ROJO's 4WS Wraith... Now with Steel GCM MetalHeads!

Time to update with a few changes made over the last part of this year... Still having a blast with this truck!

First off, I swapped to GCM Steel Metal-Head AR-60 axles. These were the first ones he made (and the only ones in steel that I know of). It took a little fitting between the Vanquish C and Panhard mount, but they went together rather smoothly for being a custom-ordered axle. I also chose a black oxide coating to protect the steel a bit from the elements.

(Internally I switched to Vanquish Lockers and VVD's. I'm still currently running under-drive gears front and rear)

Also, just to note, The GCM housings give a gain of about 1/8" of ground clearance under the diff over a stock style housing.











Next up was to install a little lighting for the after-hour runs. I chose the MadDog Exo light bar (and adapted it to the Wraith) along with some MadDog Rock Lights. Wow, these things are bright! (They are wired directly to a 3s lipo.)









Last came a wheel swap to some LockedUp RC Rock Cutters. They required the removal of the Vanquish brake kit, but are absolutely worth it.





Its been raining a lot around the house, but I will try to get some out-side shots posted up soon!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:19 AM   #116
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I like the upgrades and love the axles. Everything looks perfect. Thanks for the update.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:16 AM   #117
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awesome rig man,love thet u can make changes and upgrades every week
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #118
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ur rig is sick nice work
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