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Old 11-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Picked up a RTR Wraith in a trade a few weeks ago and now just getting a chance to get it running. This Wraith was lightly used and as part of the trade I did not get the stock electronics. My plan it to make it a balanced KOH style rig that can do both high speed runs and crawl with the best of them. Here is what I started with after I disassembled and cleaned it:



To start the upgrading and modifying I went deep into heart of the beast and installed a Robinson idler gear and Aluminum main gear, I can't wait for the Axial dig parts to hit the LHS.



Then I dug out some old Losi 4" crawler shocks and rebuilt them with new o-rings. I also installed some fuel tubing for bump stops and to shorten them up by 12mm. Check out the shock rebuild stand I made from Al. flat and channel stock:



Now on to the goodies that I found in my stash and have been collecting; VP SLW V2's, Axial Ripsaw R35's, VP C-hubs, VP knuckles, HH BR-XL (non water proof version), Specktrum SR300, Axial universals and an old Hitec HS-5955TG servo:



Waiting on a HH 27t TorqueMaster Expert motor and VP CMS / panhard mount that should show up this week

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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Nice start to your build. What battery do you plan on running? I am waiting on my HH 27t as well and I plan to run 2s.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:43 AM   #3
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Nice start to your build. What battery do you plan on running? I am waiting on my HH 27t as well and I plan to run 2s.
Not positive yet on capacity but definitely 3s!
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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Looks good Eric.give me a call when your ready to come out and play with that thing.I'll show ya my KOH wraith.just bag up your esc,and you'll be good.
You gotta come check your piping rock trail,It's perfect for the wraith.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #5
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Off to a good start Eric!
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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Thanks guys^

I finally got a chance to get in the garage today, I installed the HH 27t and then the VP goodies:



Then I bolted up the wheels and tires for a test fit. The .225 hubs on the 1" V2's fit nice



The lowered stance is much appreciated:

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Old 11-20-2011, 03:06 AM   #7
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Looking good Eric!Get er done and come out and play.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:07 AM   #8
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looks good eric now just get it done
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #9
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The .225 hubs on the 1" V2's fit nice

I appreciate that tidbit. Near stock width overall?
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:11 AM   #10
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The .225 hubs on the 1" V2's fit nice
That's a nice combo I was considering for myself too

Could you please measure the overall width with those?
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Wow, I really like the look of that, they look so much better lowered.
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Looking good Eric!Get er done and come out and play.
thx no doubt, I haven't been out to play since well before the baby was born

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looks good eric now just get it done
busy being a new dad

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I appreciate that tidbit. Near stock width overall?
Stock width is a hair under 11 and 1/2"...

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That's a nice combo I was considering for myself too

Could you please measure the overall width with those?
...with this set up we are at 11 and 3/16" width.

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Wow, I really like the look of that, they look so much better lowered.
Thx, I was thinking of being more scale and removing the inner bump stops and using limiting straps instead. Looking into some sway bars too
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Cant wait to here how the panhard works for you, keep up the work and pictures. hh 27t nice
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Man Eric I always like your builds. All them always soo clean.
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Cant wait to here how the panhard works for you, keep up the work and pictures. hh 27t nice
Panhard appears to work well, no bump steer, seems durable enough.
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Man Eric I always like your builds. All them always soo clean.
Thanks Eric!

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updates?
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Yeah, sure I got an update!

Last week I went ahead and slapped some MIP drive shafts on it and reassembled all the pieces. I then took it for it's maiden run at a park near my in-laws.



The rig handled great, only a couple small issues to deal with. Turns out the tires rub on the lower links at full steering lock, hoping some bent lower links can solve that issue. Also not sure why my HH27t that i ordered specifically timed for Wraith reverse rotation is going faster in reverse than forward. Other wise a great rig to jam around in and still crawl out of tough spots.

I recently picked up a new HD video camera and Abobe video editing software, here is the result of my first experiment in videography:

KOH Wraith_001-YTWsSD.mp4 - YouTube
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Thats the same motor I have in mine,(not running yet) it looks great Now Im charged up to finish up mine
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:27 AM   #20
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Here is a bit of an update for this truck. To beefen up the feel of the truck I picked up a set of VP Ti links. I also installed some HD lockers and gears in the "kit" orientation so that my HH 27t runs on the proper direction. I found some HPI M4x2x12 set screws that allow me to properly use my existing MIP drift shafts.



I got a hold of a DinkyR/C V2 Wedge roof and V1 Flatty hood, I then spent the majority of the day today fabricating some panels from .025 aluminum



I got some more things planned for this rig...

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