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Old 06-01-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation ~TSS~ WRX10 Chassis Rail Build: Class 2 Legal 1.9



These new chassis rails will change the face of class 2 forever! Full length chassis rails for the Axial Wraith Cage making it SORCCA Class 2 legal.



Requires Axial Ridgecrest/AX10 skid #AX80118

FOR ADVANCED BUILDERS ONLY! Requires precise bending and custom links to complete. Bend locations come marked on chassis. Also requires miscellaneous hardware and custom build parts and know how.




Whats included: 2x flat chassis rails, 4x M3 screws, and 4x spacers.


first you need to start with a striped down Wraith cage. Remove the Wraith skid. Drill out the center two skid holes in the tube with a 1/8" drill bit.


the chassis rails come with marked ridges showing exactly where to bend the front of the rails. From left to right we will call these bent points #1, 2 and 3.


Bends #2 and 3 need to be done first. They will be approximately 40 degrees and closely mimic the Wraith tube next to it.
You MUST insure each bend is straight! Or you will end up with a pretzel. I used a piece of sheet metal to insure the rails were in the vise straight for each bend. Did this everytime i put it in the vise.
BEND VERY SLOWLY and 1-2 degrees at a time. If you bend too agressively or go past the angle needed and try to bend back the aluminum will snap.


i spend a good hour doing bends #2 and 3 on both rails. Take your time doing a little bit at a time test fitting in wraith cage each time. bends should be equal but opposite. front rail in front of 2 bends, and rear rail after bends should be parrallel.



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Old 06-01-2015, 01:10 PM   #2
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Once happy with bends (or to give a better fitment test) take your rails, Ridgecrest skid, supplied screws and spacers, and bolt up your rails to the center of wraith cage.


next bolt up front of rails if fitment is good, or tweak bends until they do.
Now here is where you have a choice. If you dont plan to compete in a SORRCA event you can simply cut off the front of the rails that are in front of the two front bolt holes behind the shocks.
However, if you plan to do SORRCA comps this little bit of chassis rail up front is required to meet the 3" rule for chassis rail length.
At bend point #1 bend the rails outward to clear steering servo. i beveled the ends of the rails to allow more angle and clearance.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:18 PM   #3
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rear doesnt require any bends. Rails slightly arc and mount to rear sway bar mount points. Bolt using M2/2-56 hardware not included.


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Old 06-01-2015, 01:34 PM   #4
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Works awesome. This was the super secret chassis I ran in my Wraith at Disney.
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Vary nice. Fitment looks spot on.

Those rear mounts double as a swaybar mount too?

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:37 PM   #6
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Looks good!
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Great idea


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Vary nice. Fitment looks spot on.

Those rear mounts double as a swaybar mount too?
This is a good idea also.

Could that rear mount be doubled up to put the sway bar mount slightly in front of stock?
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Default Re: ~TSS~ WRX10 Chassis Rail Build: Class 2 Legal 1.9

Anyway to add in a few more holes for upper link adjustments?
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That's a slick little piece Corey, I like the though there!
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:42 AM   #10
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Thanks Josh
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:14 PM   #11
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Are you not shipping pre shaped due to damage of the bends in transit caused by USPS?
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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no due to increased costs.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:06 PM   #13
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I would love a set of these if they were pre bent. I'm sure people wouldn't mind spending a fee extra dollars for it! Nice rails either way.

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:29 PM   #14
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Will an axle mounted servo clear the frame rails ?
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yes it should, the rails are at the same level as the lower tube of the cage.
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Default Re: ~TSS~ WRX10 Chassis Rail Build: Class 2 Legal 1.9

Any pics of this rig done ? Or as a roller ?
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Any pics of this rig done ? Or as a roller ?
Not yet, but expect some updates pretty soon!
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:12 AM   #18
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Not long ago I'd mentioned to Cory that I needed a rig that's more capable. Right now I've only got rigs in the Class Zero to Class 1 range. That's great and I love 'em, but I also want something that's more capable from time to time. And preferably something that's pretty tough so I don't have to worry about it. The problem is I'm wrapped up pretty heavily in other hobbies right now so I don't really have the time to do something totally custom. After giving it a lot of thought, a 1.9 Wraith really seemed to fit the bill perfectly!

The only issue is that I was hoping to have this rig be legal for Class 2, but as we all know the Wraith chassis goes to Class 3 because of the lack of conventional frame rails. So I contacted Cory to get a set of frame rails to make my Wraith C2 legal. After a little discussion we worked out a deal and I'm now the proud owner of a Wraith cage, TSS frame rails, and some other tidbits.

I had a set of SCX axles that were fully built with all the good stuff. But SSD has recently released their super scale looking SCX axle housings. So that was one of my first additions. There's currently an STRC CMS mount for the Hitec 7950 servo (486 oz.!) and some Gearhead shock mounts and an electronics tray up front. For the time being, I've sourced some stock SCX shocks to do the suspending and I finally had time to play around with all the links to set the wheelbase. I'll likely be building some custom lowers, but we'll see. I may try the smaller links first to see how they hold up.

So last night I got it into roller status. Biggest issue I see so far is the servo mount. It's a bit too far forward for the new axle location. I was able to make it work, but the drag link and track bar are both angled back pretty significantly. No bumpsteer, though, so it's possible it'll remain as is. It'll be getting more caster, too.






Here's the bottom side showing the (likely temporary) links. It also gives a good shot of the TSS frame rails!




And here's how it sits right now. Obviously, it's WAY too tall, but that'll change.


This is more of the ride height I'm shooting for...


More updates over the next couple weeks.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:08 AM   #19
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Default Re: ~TSS~ WRX10 Chassis Rail Build: Class 2 Legal 1.9

I should also mention that those Gearhead shock mounts are actually mounted upside down to provide a reduced ride height.

And another useless bit off trivia.... I bought those Pit Bull Rockers back when they first came out....in '11, I think? I ran them just one time on my old "Boring Toyota" so they're still practically brand new. They're my favorite tires and I've been dying to build a rig that could finally run them! Pretty stoked about finally making it happen!
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Well I pulled the trigger. My WRX10 rails are on their way.
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