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Old 05-06-2015, 08:45 AM   #201
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The new bumper and those wheels just set it off even more. Just keep's looking better and better....
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:00 AM   #202
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Thanxs, this Wraith has been a classic case of "never being finished"!
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:52 PM   #203
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This thing is amazing!!! I just read through the whole thread and I can't wait to get my kit. I was planning on this weekend going to the LHS but now I feel the urge to leave work and go right now haha

Keep up the awesome work and thanks for all the awesome info.

Lastly and most importantly, thank you for your service!!! I served in the USAF and am proud of all the military brothers and sisters!!!
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:58 PM   #204
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Thank you kingfuzz. Thank you for your service as well and enjoy building your Wraith kit.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:03 PM   #205
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....and one more change: No more body pins, the aluminum hood is secured with the Pro-Line Body Mount Secure-Loc Cap Kit (6070-02). I added some rubber grommets to eliminate any potential rattles and to cushion the hood. When they are tightened down, the rigid hood adds a fair bit of needed rigidity to the forward upper chassis/frame. I've been using these on my basher Slash and they have been working flawlessly.

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Old 05-10-2015, 11:03 AM   #206
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Look's freaking sweet, i think i will build my self a Wraith Kit after this summer maybe for a winter project, tons of fun to work on during the winter!!
At the moment i am working on my Yeti kit, i just love the looks of and have tons of fun with it.

This one really looks dope.
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:10 PM   #207
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Small update...

I finally bit the bullet and replaced the HiTec 7955TG servo with the 7950TH....go big or go home right!!! What was supposed to be a 15 minute job turned into an all day event though. I went to program the CC BEC to 7.4v and the link wouldn't read the BEC. Although the BEC was sending power to the receiver, the BEC couldn't be programmed any more; not sure why though. I ran down to the LHS and picked up a replacement....but of course, my BEC is buried deep in the bowels of my Wraith, so I disassembled the machine and rewired everything and added mini JST connectors for easy replacements in the future. While I had it opened up, I added some amber LED lights to the rear of the machine.

I also replaced the Spektrum AVS receiver with the SR410 DSMR 4-CH RX....no sense using an AVC RX for a crawler, that will be transferred to my go-fast!!!!

Tested it out and the steering is top-notch now....very strong! Now I have to go buy a new RC for the 7955 servo because I can't have that laying around without a use!!!!

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Old 06-06-2015, 01:51 PM   #208
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Sometimes when the bec is soldered to the same connector as the esc you have to plug the battery in to program the bec. Now that you have the bec removed try to program it again and see if it works.

Add for the 7955tg why not turn it into a winch?
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:55 AM   #209
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Sometimes when the bec is soldered to the same connector as the esc you have to plug the battery in to program the bec. Now that you have the bec removed try to program it again and see if it works.

Add for the 7955tg why not turn it into a winch?
Novarider is right. Had the same problem. But when I removed one wire I could program it. Dude that is still one super nice looking rig...
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:01 PM   #210
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I tried with and without battery power, and I also tried it when it was removed and isolated by itself...no joy. I even tried a different Castle Link.

Great idea for using the servo for a winch; I've been wanting to add a winch to my SCX10.

Thanxs for the compliment...I appreciate it.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:00 PM   #211
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Just read through this thread. Nice work with everything! You've inspired me in many aspects and given some great info. I just picked up my first ever R/C, a Wraith Spawn, and am loving it so far. Thanks for all the great pics, vids, and info!
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:20 PM   #212
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Thank you and I'm glad I have been of assistance. Mine has taken a few years to get to where it's at now and I have enjoyed every minute of it so far!
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:46 AM   #213
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Awesome build have loved reading every part. Am in the process of looking into my first RC car. My bros have scx10's and have always enjoyed wheeling there's with them but now I need something of my own. What would you recommend as the better first few upgrades on a wraith spawn as that is what I'm going to get. Was thinking VP links straight up and some metal gears?? Or would i be better spending the $$ elsewhere at first?
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:25 AM   #214
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Awesome build have loved reading every part. Am in the process of looking into my first RC car. My bros have scx10's and have always enjoyed wheeling there's with them but now I need something of my own. What would you recommend as the better first few upgrades on a wraith spawn as that is what I'm going to get. Was thinking VP links straight up and some metal gears?? Or would i be better spending the $$ elsewhere at first?
Honesty, read Harley's threads stickied at the top of this group. Everything you need or want to know is in there.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:35 AM   #215
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Thanxs kruza....I would go C-hubs, knuckles and steering linkages first, as well as the suspension links. I wouldn't worry about metal gears until you start upgrading the motor. Move the battery forward if you are going to be crawling.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:14 AM   #216
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For me, wheels and tires are like purses (or shoes) to women, can never have enough! lol
What have you found to be the best all round tyre you have Tried?
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:17 AM   #217
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Honesty, read Harley's threads stickied at the top of this group. Everything you need or want to know is in there.
Thanks mate. Had a good look was just after a different opinion or idea as to what he thought was best. 100 people will have 100 different ideas so always good to hear a few different ones.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:32 AM   #218
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Hands down, the Sedonas have been the best. Not a scale tire, but definitely the best performance.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:12 PM   #219
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Tried out a new set of HPI Rovers with 2 stage CI foams today.....absolutely awesome is all I can say. I didn't think it could crawl any better and it continues to improve and amaze me! Went out with my son (PS Wraith) and a group of friends and tackled Mt. Doug; it was a five hour crawl from bottom to top and back down again. I ran with a 5000 mAh 3S battery and it lasted four hours....brushless efficiency at it's best and I wasn't easy on the throttle.

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Old 09-06-2015, 12:28 PM   #220
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As always one sweet looking ride. I wish there was somewhere close around here like that.
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