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Old 06-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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So I dont usually do build threads but I figured I would post this one up and see what we can come up with. The idea for this truck came to me from running my Super this past season. When we run the Supers at our local comps everyone loves watching them and always comment on the rear steer and how amazing the rigs are. Well as most of us know moa Supers are pretty expensive to build and I feel that is a BIG reason there arent too many of them. I wanted to come up with an INexpensive way for guys to have a rig similar to our supers without breaking the bank. What I decided to do was convert my Wraith over to an "Unlimted AR60". I am actually thinking we could have a class just for these rigs that LOTS of guys could afford to build. I see it as a 13" to 16" class. (Allowing stock length Wraiths to compete as well) Here is what I have done so far......

Unbolted the Wraith cage from the skid and upper shock mounts:


Bought a pack of Jato ends and changed out the upper and lower link ends.
Wheelbase just over 13.5" before:


After Jato ends appx 15.5"


While I had the tranny out I threw the axial dig kit on it


Got with Nick and Marc from Chaotic Crawlers and they designed a chassis for me. They had a few KILLER ideas for a chassis but I explained my #1 goal was to keep the rigs affordable and I would prefer to keep the stock skid intact so it would be an easy convert for anyone. Here is what they came up with.


Got the chassis in the mail yesterday and started to do the assembly. Everything went together very simply and fit was perfect.


So far the only thing I had to do was drill a new rear mount hole as the dig I installed got into the rear cross brace and I had to leave the center support out as it hits the trans. Keep in mind they cut this for me per my dimensions and its just a prototype right now. They also drilled holes for the upper links but I am going to run it with them mounted to the stock wraith mounts on the skid for now and see how it does with the stock links. (keeping with the cheap theme)




I threw my super tires on it just for now but I have some ideas for other wheels and tires in mind. Not quite as tall as these.


Of course I will have rear steer as well as the dig. Here is a list of some parts I used so far:

HH Brxl
13T Crawlmaster
Chaotic Crawlers upper links, tie rod and drag link
VP lower links (with Jato ends)
VP tie rod and drag link for rear
Hitec 7980 front servo
Hitec 7950 rear servo
Xr10 Shocks w/gold springs
BWD motor plate
Felsenfest lockers F&R
Axial underdrive rear gears



So basically I took my Wraith that I had already rtr and bought the jato ends and the chassis to get to this point. I will be on the hunt for the wheels and tires I have been picturing and my buddy Hardknockz has a body in the works for me. I believe it will be something unexpected.

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Wow, I like the lines man, looking forward to see how it come out!!
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Very creative..... I will be watching this one fo SHO........ looks killer so far, what do ya have in mind for the shafts?
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Very creative..... I will be watching this one fo SHO........ looks killer so far, what do ya have in mind for the shafts?
As of right now I am going to try and fit some MIP's on it. I saw a long male shaft for a Jato or a revo that I think may work but I am going to call MIP with the dimensions and see what they have available.
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Glad to see you got it going.

Those tires make that thing look tiny.
I think a 6.5" tire would work well on that setup.

We are looking forward to seeing how this pans out.
Thank you for the opportunity to help you out.

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Glad to see you got it going.

Those tires make that thing look tiny.
I think a 6.5" tire would work well on that setup.

We are looking forward to seeing how this pans out.
Thank you for the opportunity to help you out.

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Thanks Marc. I was actually picturing around a 6" wheel/tire combo. As it sits the rig weighs in at 5lb 8oz so Im curious to see what the total weight comes will be rtr.
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awesome job jim on a great idea i cant wait to see this thing on the rocks, i can see it now people showing up at our comps with super wraiths. bring it on
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what is the name of that chassis and how does one go about purchasing one.

killer setup too
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what is the name of that chassis and how does one go about purchasing one.

killer setup too

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