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Old 09-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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I just couldn't resist any longer. I love go-fasts and with all the insane aftermarket offerings it was too much to resist. VP, you guys are artisans. Thanks Harley et. al. for all of the concise posts on how to make a Buck-Nasty Wraith with little effort and a little $. The first photo shows the bulk of it and here's my un-original, copy-cat, boiler-plate recipe:

Everything VP makes in badarse grey
SLW V2 0.7" (already had a pair so trick, scale beads will have to wait)
Hitec 7950
CC-MMP ESC
CC BEC
Tekin 3300 sensored 5mm
RPM gears
Revo/RPM 8 mod spur/pinion
TMaxx shafts
ProLine Swampers w/ stock foams
Crawler Innovations front output shaft
BWD motor plate (in transit)
Chaotic Crawlers 4 bend tie rog (in transit)
Big Bores (modified)
Max Amps 3S TBD
Futaba 4PKS
Axial HD gears (in transit)
All Ti and 7075 hardware where applicable
Berg steering bushings polished down for a super snug fit

I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions for y'all and I thank you ahead of time. She'll evolve a lot after the build as I tune it and sick my machine skills on it. The drive-train will get first attention. Photos posted as I go. Enjoy. And yes, it'll be fluorescent yellow.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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Axles look great. Is that their new color?

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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So it begins...





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Old 09-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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Very sweet man , you are gonna love this piglet Just don't drive It before or during comp days....I tend to forget that my Berg isn't my Wraith sometimes Hope to get out to see ya on your side of the country next year and do some bashin
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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I think you bought out the VP warehouse. Just so you know I'm coming over to see it in person. Good start so far.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
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Axles look great. Is that their new color?
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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Looks like a blast! Wraith builds are too much fun!
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You going to be ready for a 3 mile scale dash anytime soon?
Nice beginnings...
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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That grey does look bad a$$!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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did you have to sell your kidney to get those axles?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #11
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Just a little $....

Great start Joel, my busted wraith is envious!
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 PM   #12
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nice pile of parts there Joel cant wait to see this fine piece of VP goodness in person
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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get a blue star and sell these "thumbs up"



Or at least help one find a home in South Flooriduh.

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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You going to be ready for a 3 mile scale dash anytime soon?
Nice beginnings...
Not sure how "scale" it will be in the end given I want to keep the weight low and I'm not a big fan of running so the "dash" part might not happen either.

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did you have to sell your kidney to get those axles?
Nope, but I will give my liver some attention this weekend while I build.


Did some tinkering last night. As expected the drivetrain needed love. The output shaft had about 0.010 lateral slop due to the gear pin on the output shaft sliding in and out of the pin slot. Oh, and the stock pins are poo. So, I made a new pin from a 0.0605 hardend steel pin guage, lathed and polished off the ridge on the pin side of the gear and ground some shims to take the place of the ridge and fill the additional gap. End result is the pin won't fail and can't slide in and out of the groove laterally. There is absolutely no lateral or rotational slop in the output shaft now. Next up, the slipper mechanism...

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No rear steer?!?!

It's good practice for your upcoming super class build.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
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No rear steer?!?!

It's good practice for your upcoming super class build.
No time soon man!

Made a little progress this weekend. BWD motor plate arrived, really nice and worth twice the weight of stock. Bored the TMaxx universals to 0.199" to fit the trans/diffs. For reference I included a shot of various shafts (L to R), stock wraith, HD Slash 4x4, TMaxx and Revo. Finished the shocks and a shiny new 7950TH arrived from the gents at Hitech. I use this servo for all crawling and 1:8 applications.

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #17
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Looks like fun Joel. Curious as to why you decided on the tmaxx shafts rather than some MIP's?

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:48 PM   #18
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Not that you haven't spent a boat load of cash already, but how strong are the stock differential gear sets?

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #19
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I'll give you $20 for everything left over when your done
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #20
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Lookin sick man, I just love drooling over builds with budgets like this. Motivates me to wish harder กก
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