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Old 10-21-2013, 10:39 AM   #141
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I'll measure them. They are the longest ones (W5198V). Kyosho measures shocks by the length of the shaft between the last thead and the first E-clip groove. On these its 46mm. The fronts are 38mm. I skipped the cap mod as Traxxas aluminum balls press right into the stock kyosho cap and there are no clearance issues. This keeps the shock shorter for better travel to length (low COG) ratio. Right now I'm using HPI blues (2.4 rate) and 10W oil with three hole diaphram.
Cool, like I said I have these from when I tried them on my comp truck thats why they have the modded caps, without them I would have to get longer shafts or they would be way too short for the wraith. I will try them like this and may have to change things up if it doesnt work out.
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Cool, like I said I have these from when I tried them on my comp truck thats why they have the modded caps, without them I would have to get longer shafts or they would be way too short for the wraith. I will try them like this and may have to change things up if it doesnt work out.
The cap mod will work too. I was going to make my own 7075 cap plates for the mod but the stock caps work well. I'll see how they hold up. No rod end is as tough as a Revo GTR shock end. They are the best.

What Kyosho # are your shocks?

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What Kyosho # are your shocks?
No idea, I bought them from Super Shafty probably a year or so ago.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #144
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No idea, I bought them from Super Shafty probably a year or so ago.
They are most likely the shortest ones (W5194V/30mm). I won two sets from him at Nats in 2012. Still have them. Will use for consumable parts. You'll definitely need the cap mod on these. Since they are short, your travel will be limited too.

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Old 10-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #145
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They are most likely the shortest ones (W5194V/30mm). I won two sets from him at Nats in 2012. Still have them. Will use for consumable parts. You'll definitely need the cap mod on these. Since they are short, your travel will be limited too.

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I will check the stroke tonight.
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Have fun with that.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #147
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I moved the servo rearwards and changed to vertical orientation. It took three iterations to get it right which was an absolute joy. I moved the drag link to the rear of the knuckle too...

...Much more to come.

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Your steering servo and upper link mount look very nice! I'm anxious to see where this steering and suspension setup goes. BTW, I'm running the HS7955TG on my Wraith and have seen people go through servos like candy when running ti steering links. Which Hitec servo is that and have you killed one yet?
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Your steering servo and upper link mount look very nice! I'm anxious to see where this steering and suspension setup goes. BTW, I'm running the HS7955TG on my Wraith and have seen people go through servos like candy when running ti steering links. Which Hitec servo is that and have you killed one yet?

Thanks.

I use 7950TH. I always use Ti steering links. I have a 7075 drag link in the pics for mockup purposes only. This servo was rebuilt when it went in and has been in the rig for 13 abusive months. It has a little rotational slop but still works great. Now, I do go through brand new 7950TH's every 3-6 months in my comp crawler depending upon drive time but that is a totally different story. Servos were not designed for comp rigs.

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #149
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Here's what I have Joel, overall length is a little shorter than stock (could be adjusted with a longer rod end) but the stroke is pretty much the same.

My Kyosho next to a stock shock off the wraith (I am switching the red parts out for blue to match my rig).

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Can you guys stop it already! Now I'm gonna have to buy a Wraith. And then another one 'cause my boy's gonna want mine all the time.

This whole thing's sick! Thanks for sharing man!

Cheers eh,

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #151
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Here's what I have Joel, overall length is a little shorter than stock (could be adjusted with a longer rod end) but the stroke is pretty much the same. My Kyosho next to a stock shock off the wraith (I am switching the red parts out for blue to match my rig).
Those are one of the longer two Kyosho shocks. I gave all of my stock stuff to my favorite Desert Hippie so I have nothing for comparison.

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Can you guys stop it already! Now I'm gonna have to buy a Wraith. And then another one 'cause my boy's gonna want mine all the time.

This whole thing's sick! Thanks for sharing man!

Cheers eh,

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Glad you liked. Grab a couple of these and mod' them to the moon. Fun stuff.

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Old 10-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #152
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Default Fan chop and rear-mounted receiver box

Last night I tossed the fan on my MMP. Not necessary since CC solder flows at ~259F. And I hate listening to it complain. A heated blade chops the ESC top off in two easy swipes. I inserted a piece of lexan to keep crap off of the caps.





I moved my receiver box to the rear.



And chopped off some more front frame to make way for a new support structure.



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Old 10-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #153
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Now its getting good.....
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'Oh and now the real fun begins!

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #155
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Ok. I had no idea the front end of this rig would be this solid after I installed my CF brace but...holy crap. There is no wiggle or sway anywhere even with some rather aggressive twisting. Wow. I'll put a couple of slots in it for my velcro straps to feed through and then glue my BEC to it. The brace is screwed upwards into the holes in the long cross bar in front of the windsheild. The brace is slotted around the two vertical posts for more support under frontal impacts.



Tonight I start on my new panhard (chassis) mount.

This is gonna be cool.....

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Default 7075 rocks!

Finished my CF brace by milling strap slots and attaching the BEC. I'll rewire the BEC and servo for better wire flow and ease of interchange on the trail should one unit fail.



And I got my 0.200" 7075 stock read to start on my chassis panhard mount tonight. Should be able to knock it out in a couple of nights. That is if I don't screw it up.



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Old 10-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #157
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Default Panhard Grill progress

Took the time to figure out the layout and workholding and got a couple of holes drilled. Should get some milling done tonight.



Once it is done I'll make the top grill mounts and mate them to the new inboard servo mount. Then it's time for a bunch of wiring changes and lots of front steering/suspension link modifications to say the least. Then more shock/spring changes and lastly custom hood and panels. The hood will be the real challenge. Should be pretty cool.


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Old 10-25-2013, 09:25 AM   #158
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Joel your a mad man, I like it!
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Nice custom touch!!! Very interested to see how it turns out.
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