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Old 10-13-2014, 08:11 AM   #101
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Great looking Wraith bud.
Have been looking at your thread fro a while and it sure gave some inspiration on what to think of going forward.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:50 AM   #102
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Looking great, I may look into swapping over to that motor and esc combo.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:55 PM   #103
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Miss your threads over on the Rzr forum.

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Old 10-13-2014, 08:55 PM   #104
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Thanxs guys.

It's been a while since I have been on RZRForums...sold the machine a couple years ago. It's much nicer wrenching the RCs on my indoor workbench than wrenching on the RZR in the garage though!

Here's a couple shots from the weekend....

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Saturna_13

Saturna_03

Saturna_10

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Old 10-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #105
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Can't wait to do the fast back on mine.got some great ideas now. I already narrowed the front. Thanks for the good posts.can't wait for my new servo either,spares suck
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #106
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:58 PM   #107
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Your very welcome. I like that narrowed front end...well done.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:47 AM   #108
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I was getting too much wheel slop with the Axial CVD axles, so I got myself a pair of the new Vanquish Products Wraith VVD V1-HD 4mm Axles....no more slop. I also changed out the VooDoo's foams from the Pitbull foams to Crawler Innovations 5.5 Double Deuce Pair (2) - SOFT Outer - Comp Cut. My Wraith ran absolutely incredible crawling lines today.

Now I'm commencing the procedure of waterproofing the whole rig because in my part of the world, our winter consists of lots of rain, no snow!

Here's a few pics...

Mill_Hill_03

Mill_Hill_02

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Old 11-17-2014, 01:12 AM   #109
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You jinxed it, you said no snow, we can't say that out loud.....lol
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:37 PM   #110
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The Wraith received a few new parts and a new look...since the last post, it has been completely waterproofed. In fact, the whole rig has been pretty much been 100% submerged and no electronic glitches whatsoever (knock on wood!!!)

I added VP's CMS and 3 link Panhard kit.

I changed out the VP steering link for RC4WD's Superlift Adjustable Steering Stabilizer. I modded this part with better link ends and sleeved the adjustable rod with aluminum tube to further strengthen the assembly plus it covers any exposed threaded sections of the link.

New Axial 2.2 Falken Wildpeak tires.

New Axial Spawn body. Although I have modded my Wraith to a fastback, the body fit's perfect and seems to have lots of integral strength without the rear roof bracing. I like how the fast back can be seen through the rear "windows".

WraithSpawn_03

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Old 01-02-2015, 03:56 PM   #111
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Updated Mod List:

Tekin ROC 412 3100 kV Brushless Motor
Mamba Max Pro ESC
ESC Mounted Under Driver's Seat
Traxxas Waterproof Receiver Box (Mounted Under the Hood)
Custom ESC Aluminum Cover
HiTEC HS-7955TG Digital Servo
Vanquish Wraith CMS Kit
Axial Machined Aluminum Servo Arm
Castle 10 Amp BEC
Battery Relocated to Front
Robinson Racing Pinion (Various Sizes Used)
Axial 32P / 56T Spur
Robinson Racing Hardened Steel Idler Gear
Robinson Racing One Piece Steel Bottom Gear
MIP Drive-shaft Front
JunFac Drive-shaft Rear
Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set 38T/13T Front
Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set 43T/13T Rear
Vanquish Wraith VVD V1-HD 4mm Axles
Locked UP FI Spools (Front & Rear)
Beef Tubes (Front)
Vanquish AR60 OCP Machined Link Mounts Grey (Front and Rear)
Vanquish Wraith Axle CNC Machined Aluminum Grey (Front and Rear)
Vanquish Wraith Differential Cover Silver (Front and Rear)
Vanquish Wraith HD Aluminum Truss Silver (Front and Rear)
Vanquish Wraith Knuckled, C-Hubs & Lockouts Stage 1 Kit Silver/Grey
Vanquish Wraith Tie Rod Titanium
Vanquish Wraith Panhard Kit
Vanquish Products Wraith 8 pc 3/16 Titanium Link Set
Blue Monkey Stage 2 Trailing Arm Rear Suspension Kit
RC4WD Superlift Adjustable Steering Stabilizer (90mm-120mm)
X4 Racing 2.2 Voodoo U4 Tires (Silver Compound) w/ Crawler Innovations 5.5 Double Deuce Pair - Soft Outer - Comp Cut
Axial 2.2 Falken Wildpeak Tires w/ Axial Foams
Gear Head 2.2 Five Star EZ-Loc Wheels (4)
Gear Head 2.2 CAC EZ-Loc Wheels (4)
Traxxas M4 Serrated Nylon Lock Nut (Green)
Pro-Line SC Powerstroke Slash Rear Shocks (All Four Corners)
Pro-Line SC PowerStroke Shocks Rear Spring Assortment
Front Axle Shock/Suspension Link Mounts Flipped
Fastback Mod
RC Screwz Wraith Stainless Steel Screw Kit
Axial Spawn Body
Axial Spawn Interior

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Old 01-05-2015, 11:34 PM   #112
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The next round of mods for my Wraith is completed!

I put her on a "Low COG Diet" by swapping in the new Wraith Spawn interior which is quite a bit lighter than the older version; also provides lots of room underneath to mount the electronics. The MMP got moved from the rear deck to underneath the driver's seat and my second electronics box was removed in it's entirety. I modified an AE-2 ESC mount to accept the MMP.

Since the above modifications pretty much required a full teardown, I also mounted Blue Monkey's Wraith Stage 2 Trailing Arm Kit. It's a really nice kit, but it definitely took time to tune properly and when using large bore Pro-Line (Slash Rears) shocks, I had to get creative to make enough clearance to use these shocks. I did have a quad rear shock set-up at first, and it was working pretty good, but decided I wanted to use the Pro-Line shocks to match the front...besides, these shocks perform awesome.

I also had to swap out the rear MIP driveshaft for a JunFac hardened steel driveshaft since they utilize smaller "bells" for the CV.

I was also considering going with the DMG rear Stiffy (trailing arm) kit, but decided I didn't quite like the looks of the sharp rear cut-off....not to mention the hefty price tag.

I can't wait to run this rig with all the recent mods....I gotta feeling it's going to kill the Rocky Mountains!

Here's the pics:

WraithSpawn_15

WraithSpawn_14

WraithSpawn_13

WraithSpawn_12

WraithSpawn_11

WraithSpawn_10

WraithSpawn_09

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Old 01-06-2015, 06:07 AM   #113
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Fantastic looking rig. Can't wait to get my VP axles now....
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:09 PM   #114
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As I suspected, this Wraith was outstanding in the rocks. The trailing arms' rear articulation was awesome and stabilized the rig when the front end was overcoming the rough terrain. I had no issues with the CMS / 3-link / Panhard set-up, worked perfectly.

The new Axial Falken Wildpeak 2.2 tires were fantastic (Axial foams). They performed incredibly well on the rocks and in the mud. They gripped hard in soft-pack and stuck really well when climbing our Rocky Mountain terrain, even in the wet. I may have to get another set for my other Wraith now!

The blue Poison Spyder Wraith in the video is my Son's (7 years old).


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Old 01-14-2015, 02:07 AM   #115
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I watched that Vid last night as I'm subscribed to NoStopin. Looked a fun trail. The Little Blue FJ always does really well in every video I see it in which is a surprise as most of the rigs have much bigger wheels than him.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:21 AM   #116
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I hear ya...the blue FJ is basically a stock SCX10 driven by a child and it pains me when it does better than mine in some areas!!!!
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:39 PM   #117
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Iv'e been following your threads for some time now. You definitely build some pretty nice wraiths too, looks like you have a few sweet collection of CAC E-Z lock wheels also. I always see different wheels on your rig and in your videos too.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:49 PM   #118
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For me, wheels and tires are like purses (or shoes) to women, can never have enough! lol
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:01 PM   #119
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For me, wheels and tires are like purses (or shoes) to women, can never have enough! lol
AGREED!!!!!
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:21 AM   #120
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My Wraith is now sportin' a new BGR Fabrications Stinger....

WraithSpawn_16

WraithSpawn_17

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