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Old 11-22-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default New Wraith Kit, what am I missing?

Hey guys. I've been into short course and mod truck racing for a couple years. My available time to go to the track when it's open is shrinking weekly.. I hardly go anymore. I've had a Losi Night Crawler, built a Brushless Summit, axial AX10, and an SCX10 kit truck as far as crawlers go. I no longer have any of them, but I've decided on the new Wraith kit truck. I've ordered a lot of things so far, most of it should be sitting on my front porch today when I get home. I'll list it, maybe you guys can tell me what I'm missing, or what I waisted money on

-Axial Wraith kit
-Pro Line 2.2 TSL Swampers
-RC4WD Rockstar narrow beadlocks
-STRC upper & lower links, front and rear link mounting plates, motor plate, transmission backplate, front Cs and knuckles, rear lockouts, servo mounts, HD internal diff holders, bottom shock mounts, steering links
-Axial HD bevel gears for front and rear diffs
-Axial NVS lighting system
-Tekin RS Pro esc with Pro4 3300 motor
-JR9100T steering servo
-Castle Creations 10 amp BEC w/ Castle link
-Tonys Screws screw kit
-FelsenFest spools

Should be starting my build in the next day or two. I am not new to kit building or crawlers, but it has been a while. Anybody have any useful tips or advice before I begin? Thanks in advance fellas!
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Also, I will be using my Futaba 4PK system. I got the Axial rear steer kit, and have an extra 9100T in case I decide to use that. I assume this will work okay?
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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Looks like a good parts list. Post pics when you tear into it and start assembly.


*32p pinion/spur gears and metal tranny gears*

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Old 11-22-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Also forgot to add that I did get 32p gearing. I thought about getting metal gears, but decided to use the stock ones until they give up on me.. That will give me a chance to use the truck and see if there are any other parts I need/want, so I can order it all in one shipment. What are some good ideas for spares? I pre ordered the MIP center shafts as well. Not sure when they'll arrive.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:24 PM   #5
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AMain Hobbies has the MIP center shafts in stock, they have been back ordered forever
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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I checked there today, they still said backorder at A Main.
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I got the Axial rear steer kit, and have an extra 9100T in case I decide to use that. I assume this will work okay?
There is no Axial rear steer kit for the Wraith. You may be disappointed when you get that package...
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With that motor your VERY likely to strip those trans gears on your maiden voyage. I go straight to the Robinson racing alum center gear and steel idler.

Robinson Racing Hardened Aluminum Diff Gear: AX10
Robinson Racing Hard Steel Idler Gear AX10
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #9
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There is no Axial rear steer kit for the Wraith. You may be disappointed when you get that package...
I ordered it for the AX10 hoping to convert it to work somehow. I'm going to run the truck in 2 wheel steering before I mess with that.. Maybe you can enlighten me on how/what I need to properly do 4 wheel steering?

I know the motor is a lot, but I didn't want to spend the money on something and decide to upgrade later. It's cheaper to go for it in the beginning, in my eyes. Thanks for the link to the gears. I may as well order them, so when I do shell the plastic ones.. I'll have them on hand.

Got the axles, shocks, and half the links built. Started about 2 hrs ago.. Taking my sweet time!

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I ordered it for the AX10 hoping to convert it to work somehow. I'm going to run the truck in 2 wheel steering before I mess with that.. Maybe you can enlighten me on how/what I need to properly do 4 wheel steering?
Not a single part is the same, I don't think any of it will be any help.

You really just need to look at the front axle and copy it.

Knuckles, C's, bearings, axle shafts, servo mount, king pins, bushings, servo posts. Just break it down to the simple parts and figure out what you need.
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Not a single part is the same, I don't think any of it will be any help.

You really just need to look at the front axle and copy it.

Knuckles, C's, bearings, axle shafts, servo mount, king pins, bushings, servo posts. Just break it down to the simple parts and figure out what you need.
That makes sense. Thanks for the info! Hopefully I'll gain enough experience with this thing to help somebody else out, eventually.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:22 PM   #12
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Well, I'm not much of a picture taker, but here is the finished product. I've got other things to do to it, but I wanted to get a feel for how it acts and drives in stockish form. The STRC tie rod and steering link got shoved off in the corner, and a Vanquish set replaced them. Comments appreciated!

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #13
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Looks great, can't wait to see how you like it out on the terrain.
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