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Old 11-29-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Its been a LONG TIME since I have posted anything on here almost couldnt believe how long it has been myself!

They call me COCO in case you were kinda scratching your head on the title

Well about a month ago, I picked up an RTR wraith. I got home, and tore it apart. Never ran it or anything This is a slower progressing "build" if you wanna call it that.

I first decided to upgraded the links. There were several options out there for this, Chaotic Crawlers had just released there Axial Wraith Suspension Links though a great product, I couldnt justify the cash. After seeing a couple different wraith setups, I decided to try the STRC bent links Custom Crawler Parts 30 deg. bend threaded suspension links (Silver) that were originally designed for the AX10. I picked up 2 sets, one set was silver, one purple. I got them for about a third of the cost, and figured I had all the different rod ends to make them work. Wheelbase is now punched out to just over 14".

I de-anodized the purple links, and got them all installed.

Just the rear installed. Wanted to make sure they all fit before I opened/de-anodized the purple links.



As you can see I picked up new tires and wheels while I was at it, I always liked the proline TSL tires so that is what I went with. Wheels are xr10 beadlocks, with the rear wheels narrowed.

I relocated the RX box to the rear, and moved it up as far as it could go. I ended up cutting the box in half to clear the cross bar behind the seats (I dont ever plan on running my wraith in water ) battery went up front under the hood.

I then did some interior work (still not done) The driver had a hard time seeing the GPS and guages in the stock location. I decided to build some new "mounts" and "gauge pods" out of styrene. This is what I came up with:


Finished:



I wanted to do rear steer on this beast all along, so I picked up some stock stuff from a buddy that upgraded early, and went to town.



Stay tuned, more to come along with pics from its maiden voyage this past weekend!!!

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Nice start! Ive always thought about the 4WS.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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This is lookin great! Love the styrene work. Very cool.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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Really digging the wheels and the 4ws.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #5
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The new links look great, what rod ends did you use to make them work.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:13 PM   #6
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Nice start! Ive always thought about the 4WS.
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This is lookin great! Love the styrene work. Very cool.
Thanks! Not bad for my first styrene work haha

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Really digging the wheels and the 4ws.
Thanks guys!!

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The new links look great, what rod ends did you use to make them work.
It was a combination of rod ends I had lying around, many of them were XR10 ends.

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Old 11-29-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
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I picked up some new springs for the wraith while I was at it, the stock ones are just too stiff for my liking. I picked up some axial blacks for the front, and losi whites for the rear. Painted them black since I hate mismatched spring colors

I had a Tamiya Hilux grill sitting for another project ill eventually get too, and thought it would look sick on the wraith, so I pulled out some fishing line and started cutting. And this is the end result




Painted up the seats, just sick of looking at the grey, so they are now red and black. dont really match anything right now as I am still figuring out what/how to paint my clear panels I got for it.

calle up Chaotic Crawlers, and picked up two of there Axial Wraith Steering Tierod Sets and wired it up for Moab.

Fried the esc 10 sec after plugging in the lipo to program the steering so I had to pick up a FXR. But no biggie, works great with the Rock Star 35t i picked up as well

Thats pretty much it on "building" so far
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:38 PM   #8
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Took it to Moab this past weekend, and had a BLAST with it! For its first maiden voyage, it sure was a riot, and it worked great!! The rear steer was awesome, and really was fun to play with, and see with the rig could do with it. Anyway, enough blabbering, onto the pics











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Old 12-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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Looking good CoCo. I'm dig'n the dash work. I can't wait to see it at the Ultra4 race next week.
You really need throw some paint on it.

Pics from the infamous Potato Salad no doubt?

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Old 12-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #10
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Rig looks great!! I noticed your in lehi! Maybe we could get together and run our wraiths ? pm me if your interested. I'm in orem.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:37 PM   #11
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Nice looking wraith. I like the black and red seats.
How do you mount the tail lights in the panel like that ?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:39 PM   #12
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Makes me want 4ws for mine!!!

Looks good sugar pie!!! Now get some paint on that beotch!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:12 AM   #13
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looking good but it needs some paint.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:56 AM   #14
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I really like what you did with the GPS and gauges nice work.
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Looking good CoCo. I'm dig'n the dash work. I can't wait to see it at the Ultra4 race next week.
You really need throw some paint on it.

Pics from the infamous Potato Salad no doubt?
You know it! PSH is a fun place for the RC's! I cant wait for the next race!!!

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Rig looks great!! I noticed your in lehi! Maybe we could get together and run our wraiths ? pm me if your interested. I'm in orem.
Ya man, I am always down to get out and run the wraith!

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Nice looking wraith. I like the black and red seats.
How do you mount the tail lights in the panel like that ?
Thanks! The rear lights come apart, inside the light, is a small screw holding the housing together, take it apart, trim your panel to fit, then "sandwich" it between the lexan, and screw it back together easy, and looks a million times better

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Makes me want 4ws for mine!!!

Looks good sugar pie!!! Now get some paint on that beotch!!
4WS is pretty damn SWEET!!! Thanks Sweet Cheeks!

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looking good but it needs some paint.
Definitly needs paint! Its coming

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I really like what you did with the GPS and gauges nice work.
Thanks man!! I am happy with how it turned out, and I am working on some more styrene work
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #16
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Been busy the last couple days!! Got some more work down on the wraith, the interior is nearing the complete stage now, got some more styrene work down, and painted up a good portion of the interior.













Chopped the top



and painted the panels. The hood didnt come out as well as I was hoping, but live and learn. you can kinda see the face I masked out in it, just gotta look hard. tried something different when it was time to paint the side panels, and they turned out much better



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Plans for tonight are to finish the chop, add some more scale goodies, and get her back up and rolling!
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #18
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Very very nice wraith, great detail an imagination went into this. Looking forward to more pics and updates.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:49 PM   #19
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Hit those seats with some flat clear!!!
They won't look so much like a plastic seat!

Looks good!!!
To bad I'm going to have to use you as a ramp after give you a pit maneuver!!!
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Very very nice wraith, great detail an imagination went into this. Looking forward to more pics and updates.
Hey thanks man!! Ya the stickers alone to me on the interior kinda bugged me, and while driving it around, it really sucked not being able to see the guages

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Hit those seats with some flat clear!!!
They won't look so much like a plastic seat!

Looks good!!!
To bad I'm going to have to use you as a ramp after give you a pit maneuver!!!
You do realize you will need to catch me first right?!?
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