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Old 08-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Of all the Wraiths I've owned....this is by far my favorite build.
This Wraith is meant to be driven fast and hard on the trail.
I really don't care about crawling it, I have my comp trucks for that.

I'm naming her Low & Dirty. I wanted this Wraith to be as low as possible while maintaining just a little flex.
After buying RTR's when they came out, and a kit...this one was put together from left over parts and the for sale section.
I found a new chassis cage and started adding parts over the months.
It seems like it took me 4 months to get this one together....the longest build EVER!
The battery was left in the rear, stock tray.
I find it keeps the truck a little more planted for those quick maneuvers.
The rest of the truck (other than the replaced parts), are stock!

She finally had her maiden run a few weeks ago at Little Rock City. What a blast! All the guys wanted to drive it.

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Electronics

Tekin Redline 10.5 turn
Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro
Hitec 7955-TG servo with Robotronic arm
Futaba 4PL
Futaba R2006 GS 6 channel RX
Wraith RTR light kit
3s lipo

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Axial AR60 Universals
MIP Wraith driveshafts
Robinson Racing 1pc steel bottom gear
Robinson Racing steel idler gear
Robinson Racing Slash 56T Gen3 slipper clutch/spur
Robinson Racing 16t pinion
Supershafty Beefy Top Shaft
Brass inserts in motor case

Suspension/Chassis

DMG taller front shock towers
DMG bumper supports
Carter Fab rear crossmember with tow point
RC4WD rear tow hook
Gmade Zero shocks 94mm
Rear shock brace, flipped
Shock/link mounts (axle), flipped

Blingy strong parts

R2j Customs upper and lower stainless links with revo rod ends
VP Ti steering link
VP Ti drag link
VP knuckles
VP c-hubs
VP Rear lockouts
VP 3D front and rear diff covers

Wheels/tires

The Scale Shop Versante 2.2 wheels, lips custom machined by Carter Fab
R35 Ripsaws
Crawler Innovations Double Deuce closed cell foams front

Exterior/Interior

Freq-E-Dezigns custom skinz
Freq-e-Dezigns custom interior skinz
Team3Six seats
Custom electronics box/tray

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After its first few runs....






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Old 08-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Looking good young lady
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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Looking good young lady
Thank you! Maybe one day I can get some sick scale axles from you
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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what were the tires in the top 2 pics, those are pretty nasty lookin.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #5
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what were the tires in the top 2 pics, those are pretty nasty lookin.
OTTSIX Schisms if I'm not mistaken. How do you like them Britt? She looks amazing!
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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what were the tires in the top 2 pics, those are pretty nasty lookin.
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OTTSIX Schisms if I'm not mistaken. How do you like them Britt? She looks amazing!
Thank you. Yep Everett is correct. They need time to get worn in. But a good bashing tire. I have to get some better foams, didn't have any to suit them. I'll be looking forward to the next Schism in the new compound.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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Lookin pretty sweet I'm totally diggin the low stance. Hopefully mine will have the locker issues solved by Nats. I'm so looking forward to the day and the night run. Now back to finding a set of lockers I can't destroy See ya soon.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #8
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Looking good...love the wrap
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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Lookin pretty sweet I'm totally diggin the low stance. Hopefully mine will have the locker issues solved by Nats. I'm so looking forward to the day and the night run. Now back to finding a set of lockers I can't destroy See ya soon.
Later,
Farmer
Thank you! I hope you get your lockers figured out too. A night run is scheduled for Thursday night after the LCQ. Look forward to seeing you soon to Farmer!

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Looking good...love the wrap
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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Awsome! This thing does look low and mean.. And the skins are really cool
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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A night run is scheduled for Thursday night after the LCQ.
Sweet! I hope it's late night....we wont be starting our 12 hour drive until 6am or so...
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Sounds good so far, but what are?

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Brass inserts in motor case
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:20 AM   #13
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Awsome! This thing does look low and mean.. And the skins are really cool
Thank you

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Sweet! I hope it's late night....we wont be starting our 12 hour drive until 6am or so...
yep should be after sun down ~9pm

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Sounds good so far, but what are?
Brass inserts are pressed into the plastic housing so no stripping occurs . I use a little CA glue when pressing the inserts. I get them from McMaster.
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nice color choices
low & mean look-in
good job
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really cool... yeah i like low... NOW GET IT DIRTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hah...

some paddles and tear up the beaches!!!
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Brass inserts are pressed into the plastic housing so no stripping occurs . I use a little CA glue when pressing the inserts. I get them from McMaster.
Oh thanks, seen those before but never used them for RC. So you drilled the case slightly and pressed in with tiny drop of CA. I've always had good luck using 3mm machine screws from McMaster in the proper length. Did you do this for ease of repeated threading in/our, better strength or?
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Oh thanks, seen those before but never used them for RC. So you drilled the case slightly and pressed in with tiny drop of CA. I've always had good luck using 3mm machine screws from McMaster in the proper length. Did you do this for ease of repeated threading in/our, better strength or?
To prevent stripping. It's a common mod done on XR10 axles.

Wraith looks good. Needs some Colorado pinstriping!
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nice color choices
low & mean look-in
good job
Thanks Jerry!

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really cool... yeah i like low... NOW GET IT DIRTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hah...

some paddles and tear up the beaches!!!
Thanks!

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Oh thanks, seen those before but never used them for RC. So you drilled the case slightly and pressed in with tiny drop of CA. I've always had good luck using 3mm machine screws from McMaster in the proper length. Did you do this for ease of repeated threading in/our, better strength or?
Yes you have to drill the case ever so slightly to allow the insert to fit. I use them in my trucks to avoid screws pulling out or backing out.
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Very nice your avatar and wraith i have One similar and they handle pretty well i think!!
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i have One similar and they handle pretty well i think!!

Are you referring to the Wraith or the Avatar?
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