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Old 10-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Wraith just arrived yesterday and my other parts should be in early next week. I will be updating this thread as often as possible to chronicle the build.

My goal for the Wraith is for it to be a very capable crawler, but also able to bash/rock race when I feel like it. I typically take it very easy on my trucks but I obviously do have the need for speed occasionally.

I normally run on wooded trails with a lot of water and mud so I wanted to stick with a simple brushed setup and of course everything will be water-resistant. I like the simplicity of brushed and quite honestly, I'm confident enough in my knowledge of brushless to go with it yet. I also love Holmes Hobbies' motors and wanted to stick with them as I have had great luck with the TorqueMaster Pro in my SCX10.

Onto the good stuff...

INITIAL MODS
-2.2 R35 Ripsaws
-2.2 Axial VWS Beadlock Wheels
-BGR Fabrications' BGR Trailbar w/D-Ring & Winch Mount
-BGR Fabrications' Aluminum Rear Shock Tower
-HH BR-XL (waterproof)
-HH TrailMaster Pro (27t)
-VP Axle Housings (silver)
-Hot Racing SHD Lockers
-Axial Universals
-VP Stage I Kit (orange)
-VP Bearing Caps (silver)
-VP Axle Truss (silver)
-VP Lower Shock/Link Mounts (silver)
-VP CMS & Panhard Kit
-Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gears
-Solar D772 Servo
-Axial Aluminum Servo Horn
-VP Titanium Links

FUTURE MODS
-VP Aluminum Transmission Case
-32P Gears
-FlySky Radio

Once I get the parts in and the truck unboxed, I'll start posting some pics!

Cheers!

Fink

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Cheapest part of these builds is the Wraith kit, eh?? LOL Money goes out fast......I know it!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Cheapest part of these builds is the Wraith kit, eh?? LOL Money goes out fast......I know it!!
There's the truth of it! Good luck with the build

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Cheapest part of these builds is the Wraith kit, eh?? LOL Money goes out fast......I know it!!
No kidding! I just couldn't pass up the VP stuff. Too good looking. The Stage I Kit was actually a great deal, same price as the Axial stuff. The other stuff...well...I knowingly dropped some coin on it.

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There's the truth of it! Good luck with the build

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Thanks, T! I appreciate it. This is my first step into the Wraith world. From what I can tell already, I'm going to love it!

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
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Worked from home today and finally had the chance to at least get the Wraith unboxed. Yes, it's a standard Wraith, but I'm excited...







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Old 10-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Leave it to the boys at Holmes Hobbies to get their stuff here before anybody else.

TrailMaster Pro 27t
Extra Brushes
XX Springs
XXX Springs
Castle Creations 4mm Bullet Connectors



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Old 10-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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Nice parts collection! I just got my order from Vanquish too. The quality is definitely top notch.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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Nice parts collection! I just got my order from Vanquish too. The quality is definitely top notch.
Haven't gotten my stuff from Vanquish yet, but I am definitely looking forward to it. USPS never showed.

That just means I have three deliveries on Monday and two on Tuesday. Then it's just picking a battery and maybe a spare servo from HobbyPartz.

Thanks for the post!

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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nice! can you give a comparison between the stock 20t motor and the holmes? speed be slightly slower I guess? more torque?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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nice! can you give a comparison between the stock 20t motor and the holmes? speed be slightly slower I guess? more torque?
Thanks!

I haven't run Holmes' TrailMaster in the Wraith yet, but yes, more torque and control. Just an entirely different class than the stock 20t.

Once I get it installed in the Wraith and give it a test, I'll be sure to let everybody know how it does.

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #11
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Today was a big day for deliveries. Can't wait to see what my girlfriend says when I carry all this into our condo...









Axle housings and a few other little things should be here tomorrow and tires and wheels on Wednesday or Thursday.

Will be ordering my batteries as soon as they are back in stock and I should be set!

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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FUTURE MODS

-38P Gears


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Tell me more about these 38P gears your getting?
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #13
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Tell me more about these 38P gears your getting?


They're a new hybrid between 48P and fat fingers.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #14
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Well after looking at picture after picture and speaking with Bill, owner of BGR Fabrications & Welding, I pulled the trigger on his BGR Trailbar w/D-Ring & Winch Mounts and his NEW Aluminum Rear Shock Tower.

Thanks again, Bill!

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #15
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Can't wait to see how your OCD does with this build. Congrats Fink know you really wanted a Wraith.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #16
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Can't wait to see how your OCD does with this build. Congrats Fink know you really wanted a Wraith.

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Thanks dude! I'm so stoked!

Oh and by the way, a box from Vanquish Products just arrived...

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #17
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Pure beauty...



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Old 10-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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One of the last orders to come in.

I also have to brag that I got these R35 Ripsaws for $30 total! Thanks RPP!!



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Old 10-31-2012, 05:12 PM   #19
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heeeaaayyyy!!!

someone dropped some coin...


nice parts pile!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:51 PM   #20
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heeeaaayyyy!!!

someone dropped some coin...


nice parts pile!
Been saving for a while now! The Wraith was literally the cheapest part of this whole thing. I haven't had the courage to add it all up...

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